The holidays are nearly here, and we’re helping you get ready for a busy season of entertaining! We love the ceremonial feel of taking out your favorite china pieces at the start of this festive season — whether that’s your holiday pattern, your grandmother’s china, your wedding pieces, or your favorite everyday collection. Traditions are an important part of what makes this time of year special, but we also love the idea of picking a few new pieces to complement your tried and true entertaining favorites.
For the place settings below, we mixed our tabletop pieces (dinnerware, flatware, and glassware, oh my!) with fine china and vintage pieces to show you how easily our favorite collections can mix with what you already have.
Metallics & Neutrals
Approach your table setting like you’d approach your wardrobe — invest in neutrals that can mix and match with each other. That’s why we love our Rochelle Table Linens and Bunny Williams’ Bamboo Tortoise Flatware. They work with everything, and we love the way all of these patterns in the same colors (marbleized metallics, tonal plaid, and warm tortoise) create an interesting place setting that would be perfect for Thanksgiving.
It doesn’t take much red to give your table setting a Christmas feel. We used a red plaid table runner and a sprig of berries at each place setting. One fun way to mix things up? We created an envelope fold where we tucked in our flatware. So cute!
Elegant Gold & Silver
Gold and silver are a natural combination during this time of year, and we can’t help but love the freedom an all-metallic theme gives you to mix and match any pieces you may have. Here we used a mixture of gold and silver with white and gray linens to create a classically elegant table setting that’s fancy but fun!
Dinnerware // Flatware // Glassware // Placemat // Napkin // Tablecloth // Ornament // Place Card Holder
Red and green for Christmas is classic, but there’s something about a blue and white color palette that still feels festive during this season of tradition. We let a chinoiserie tree ornament inspire this place setting by running with a blue and white theme.
Warm hues are a natural fit for Fall, which is why we love how festive these pieces look together. Browns, oranges, and beiges all work together to create a table that’s casual enough to say come sit down but special enough for guests.
Classic with a Twist
You can never go wrong with a classic Christmas table. Red, white, and gold never fail to evoke the Christmas spirit, but we kept things interesting by blending casual elements with fancier pieces. Bunny Williams’ Gold Star Dinnerware has a decidedly elegant feel, but we gave it a more inviting backdrop of red plaid.
During the Fall, we love incorporating rustic, natural accents into our place settings. Wooden Accent Plates are the perfect way to warm up your table, and we especially love the way they pair with our Tortoise Glassware and Bamboo Tortoise Flatware.
Mixing Old & New
For this table setting, we used a vintage fine china collection with Bunny Williams’ Campbell House Collection. The combination of spa blue and cobalt feels incredibly elegant, and with the addition of a rope of garland down the center of the table, you’ve got the perfect table for feasting with family and friends.
A dazzling plate is the perfect inspiration for an entire table. This bread and butter plate has a gold starburst pattern in a deep plum, so we used repeated that color in the glassware and flowers. With the starburst plate, we used Bunny Williams’ Gold Star Dinnerware which layers beautifully.
Cornucopia of Color
Persimmon crochet-edged placemats create the perfect backdrop for this layered, Harvest-inspired place setting with brown, red, and orange accents. We blended an heirloom bread and butter plate with Bunny Williams’ Melange Dinnerware and Bamboo Tortoise Flatware. Together they create a table that makes the perfect space to enjoy your Thanksgiving feast.
Chalk It Up
Ornaments are a fun way to dress up your table. Here, we used a chalkboard ornament as a place card, a quirky detail your guests will love! We kept the rest of the table simple with a crisp, white table cloth and red linen napkin.
Never Change Your Spots
Have a favorite fabric? Use it as a table cloth. We simply use a couple yards of fabric off the bolt and finish the edges with iron-on tape to create a quick and easy custom table cloth. Our Dodie Fabric is the perfect backdrop to a glittery gold place setting. Woven placemats ground the whole look and emphasize the gorgeous gold dishes.
Robin’s Egg Blue
Woo your guests with a gorgeous place setting in gold, silver, and robin’s egg blue. A dinner plate in a lattice pattern mixes beautifully with Bunny Williams’ Gold Star collection, Estate Flatware, and gold rimmed glassware. This table is utterly glamorous, especially during the holidays!
Rose gold flatware inspired this table setting, accented with red and orange dinnerware, a persimmon napkin, and even amber-colored glassware. We love the way these pieces feel perfect for Thanksgiving while being versatile enough to use year round.
Blue and Gold
Bunny Williams’ Campbell Collection works any time of year, but when mixed with gold china it feels festive enough for your holiday feast. We used cobalt accents (glassware and napkins) to create depth and ran a strand of pine garland down the center of the table.
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