Preparing a meal for others is a way to extend your heart. Dining together allows us to get to know each other better and connect with those we love. You can let your table setting speak for you. People will forget what you did and what you said, but people will always remember how you made them feel.
For brunch, I like to use my blue and white mixed matched patterns. Remember that sometimes less is more. Preferably use a tablecloth or placemats is determined by the occasion. As well as what food will grace it.
When having the girls over for tea, I would dress the table with a tablecloth, cloth napkins, breakfast plates, cups & saucers, and a platter of finger foods as a centerpiece. That is all that is needed.
For a romantic brunch for two, I like to have two place settings. The main course would be in the kitchen and desert in the sitting room. I want to have music in a different being vaguely heard from both chambers.
Romantic kitchen setting will have four placemats completed with two table settings and cloth napkins. The other two placemats will display main courses — flower arrangement as a centerpiece, fresh fruit, and bread.
A romantic, sitting room setting, displayed on the coffee table with candlelight, breakfast plates, and cups & saucers and cloth napkins. I would bring the rest of the fruit from the kitchen — also, toppings to put on the fruit and the central desert.