‘Tis the season to celebrate with family and friends. The dining room becomes the hearth of the home this time of year, where food and conversations fuel the festivities. Are you ready to gather round your table?

Before you take a seat, dig into your favorite comfort food and pop the champagne, let’s set the table.

Giving Thanks
Thanksgiving is centered on a joyous feast. For your table, think big plates, glasses and platters. Let the food do the talking and opt for white china, like our Marquis set. We recommend our 10.5″ dinner plates , serving platters and bowls and over-sized (of course) wine glasses. Our Monarch Bordeaux Wine Glass holds 22 ounces of deliciousness. The Metropolitan flatware is the perfect accessory to help you indulge in your fair share of turkey, green bean casserole and sweet potatoes. Don’t forget dessert plates for everyone’s favorite treat, pumpkin pie. For the finishing touches, grace the table with our burnt orange polyester napkins, colorful green water goblets. Add in matching centerpieces and make homemade place cards, and you’ve created the perfect table for sharing thanks with family and friends.

Merry, Merry
The “most wonderful time of year” deserves a special table! We think holiday dinner requires more formality than a traditional five-piece place setting, and therefore we recommend going with a full table set. This includes a salad, dinner and dessert fork, bread and butter plate with a butter knife, salad plate, dinner plate, charger, dinner knife, soup spoon, cocktail fork, water glass and red & white wine glasses. The table should look elegant, and there’s no better way to make that impression than by using our elegance china. To complete the look, pair the tableware with a gold bead charger, gold rim stemware, and add in our Lucca gold-hammered flatware. Our holiday red majestic linen with ivory majestic napkins add the perfect touch for this occasion. Keep the evening festive and bright by accenting your settings with candles, berried branches or leafy garland. Now, all that’s left to do is eat, drink and be merry!

Ringin’ in 2015
Start the New Year off with a ‘pop’! Create a modern buffet table for your party-goers with a bold color – think metallics. Try our silver majestic linen for that extra shine. Be sure to stock the bar with classic crystal glassware to suit everyone’s drink preference, including martini glasses, champagne flutes or saucers and the increasingly popular stemless wine glasses  A beverage trough stocked with craft beer is always a fun addition for guests. For the serving dishes, keep the silver theme with stainless serving trays, perfect for arranging hors d’oeuvres. Stack 4″ square bowls and tapas plates, we paired white and coblat blue for the festivities, at the front of the buffet line with Lucca silverware. Add in an assortment of themed decorations, think crystal votives, and voila – you’ve created the perfect table just in time for the 2015 countdown!

Long before a dish is served or a bottle poured, your table will make the first impression this holiday season. Now your table should be set.