Pictured: Serving Tray and decorative accent by Mary Jurek Design ~ Dinnerware by Skyros Designs ~ Linens by Bodrum Linens
Hosting a stylish holiday dinner is a creative way to give the gift of beauty to your guests. Dressing a beautiful table is so much fun and after some practice, you will soon be a pro. If you are not sure where to start, we’ve got three no-fail party essentials “tips and tricks” to help you design the most amazing table settings.
Party Essential #1
Table linens set the stage and we recommend having at least a couple of sets for year round entertaining. Invest in the highest quality cloth or linen napkins you can afford. They are worth the expense and much more durable over lifetime use. Beautiful table linens are one of home’s little luxuries, like fresh flowers. Fine tableware stores stock many styles and exquisite fabrics, it is wise to shop there. Gorgeous fashion colors such as the vibrant persimmon in the photo above transform the look of your dinnerware and elevate every meal into a special occasion. Along with the elegance factor you will be helping our planet. By cutting down on wasteful paper napkins, you become an active participant in the preservation of our precious forests and lowering our landfills. Good going!
Party Essential #2
Shine, shine, shine. There will certainly be cutlery and serving accessories, make sure you give them a good polishing from time to time so they are sparkling clean. We love our stainless steel collection for its radiance and ease of care. Different size bowls and platters are always on hand for serving main courses, side dishes and sauces. Stainless steel candle holders and salt & pepper shakers add lustrous glimmer to the fête table. For celebrations with extra drama, our MJD Paloma Round Serving Tray finds perfect purpose as a charger. The graceful braided edge complements most dinnerware patterns. See how it perfectly accents the beaded detail of the dinner plate in the photo above. Try to “mix n’ match” several patterns for a fresh exciting look and your table will be like no other.
Paloma Round Tray
Party Essential #3
We created this flower design specifically as an object of beauty to admire- anywhere, any time. The soft metal finish is understated and elegant, never out of place wherever it sits on your table. Whether you arrange several metal flowers around the centerpiece, or set one at each place setting as a napkin holder, the Ginger Blossom is an exquisite decorative accent for your soiree. For those who care to send guests home with a special party gift, the Ginger Blossom fits the bill. Your guests will be thrilled to receive the “never fading” bloom. The extraordinary celebration and amazing dinner party at your home will be remembered for many years to come.
Brass Ginger Blossom
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