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Holiday Entertaining Essentials

The Most Versatile Entertaining Pieces of the Year

Since holiday entertaining starts now and lasts well into the new year, why not make the most of it? To get your money's worth out of each place setting, we found four key elements suitable for any occasion. From the centerpiece to the table linens, here is what you need to host an array of seasonal dinners now and later!


Now: To incorporate color, leave your white dishes alone, and opt for this olive place setting ($385, originally $428). It's great for both rustic and more formal tablescapes too.

Later: No need to put this dishware away after Thanksgiving. Pair with red linens and a few poinsettias for a seasonal dinner that is sure to impress.


Now: While a centerpiece is key to any occasion, it can get pricey. Keep it affordable by purchasing these glass hurricanes ($29-$59) that look stunning filled with Fall foliage.

Later: Gold can do no wrong, especially in December. Set a cozy scene during dinner by adding candles to create a soft glow around the room.


Now: Holiday entertaining doesn't just call for any ordinary flatware. For a special touch to Fall feasts, bust out the gold flatware ($42-$170). It looks great against Autumn tones and will really make your place setting stand out.

Later: Gold flatware for holiday entertaining adds a glamorous touch that is right on trend. It's a great option if you're looking for a standout piece to pair with holiday colors like reds and greens.


Now: Linens like this burlap table runner ($15) are a great way to bring texture to a table, especially when layered over a patterned tablecloth.

Later: Use this runner during the Winter by styling it with pinecones and branches for a natural setting.

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veronicaraye veronicaraye 9 years
great post
aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
Jeeze no wreath?? Tisk tisk. ;)
Bettyesque Bettyesque 9 years
I still need a wreath believe it or not!
emalove emalove 9 years
I wish I had a fireplace :(
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