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Jinnie Templin

Jinnie Templin

Jinnie is the Marketing Strategist at Bright Settings. She geeks out over all things social media, and spends much of her time browsing the internet for fresh new ideas. Jinnie finds crafting therapeutic and has been trying to bring some of her craftiness to the table top on the Bright Ideas blog. She's often been referred to as a "social butterfly," and in her free time, she enjoys cooking for friends as well as hosting parties and get-togethers-- she's always looking to try out a new recipe.

"Be able to blow out a dinner candle without sending wax flying across the table." -- Marilyn vos Savant

In Growing Up: A Classic American Childhood, Marilyn vos Savant, author and Parade columnist, suggests that there are certain things it is ideal to be able to accomplish by the time one turns 18.  One of the things Marilyn vos Savant suggests is being able to blow out a dinner candle without getting wax all over the... More

Table Linen Fabric Catalog from Bright Settings

We've recently released the newest version of the Bright Settings Catalog, and this one's all digital. This is our first ever all digital catalog. For years, many of our customers have requested our catalog. Despite the fact that we're an e-commerce company, we've always prided ourselves on offering service in whatever way our customers prefer--... More

"It's the sense of what family is at the dinner table. It was the joy of knowing mother was in the kitchen making our favorite dish. I wish more people would do this and recall the joy of life." -- chef Paul Prudhomme

Celebrity chef Paul Prudhomme recalls gathering around the dinner table with his family. Take a moment to appreciate the sense of family you get from eating together at the dinner table. And a special shout out to all the moms who never fail to make our favorite dishes with love and joy. Happy Mother's Day!

5 Tablecloth Fabrics for a Patriotic Event

With Memorial Day and 4th of July sneaking up, we pulled together a list of 5 fabrics that are perfect for a patriotic party. 1. Stars Stars fabric is covered with various sizes of white stars and comes in either a blue or red background. 2. Flag Nothing says "America" like the grand ol' flag!... More

actress Jennifer Jason Leigh talks about hanging out around the food table at parties.

Even experienced Hollywood party guest Jennifer Jason Leigh admits to retreating to the food table to escape awkward conversation at parties. I have to admit that I sometimes hang out around the food table at parties, too, but I usually do it for the opposite reason-- to meet people. It's much easier to start a... More

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Table Padding

At Bright Settings, we sell two types of table padding to go underneath your tablecloth. You can browse the available options by clicking "Table Padding" under "Other" on the "Table Linen Sales" menu. We do not rent table padding. 1. Table Pad Table Pad is a 100% polyester fabric that looks and feels like a sturdy... More

A.N. Wilson on working at the corner of the dining table

Table Talk: A.N. Wilson

Do you ever do work at the dining room table? I do, from time to time. My desk in my office collects piles of papers and notebooks in the blink of an eye, and I love having the option to sit down at a cleared table and spread out my work. Thanks to Mr. Wilson,... More

Aprons & Bibs

In addition to tablecloths, napkins, placemats, table runners and all of the other table linen products we're known best for at Bright Settings, we also sell aprons and bibs. Our aprons and bibs come in over 100 different fabric options, giving you over 500 colors and prints to choose from, in three different styles of... More

Tablecloth made from Allure fabric

We've got 5 new fabrics for you, just in time for summer! So whether you're planning a wedding, prepping for your annual neighborhood BBQ, or just need a new tablecloth for your dining room table, check out our hot new fabrics! 1. Floral Fantasy 2. Shalimar Damask 3. Allure This textured fancy fabric will make the table it... More

"I'd rather have roses on my table than diamonds on my neck." -- Emma Goldman

Table Talk: Emma Goldman

Would you rather have roses on your table than diamonds on your neck? Emma Goldman would.

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