Awaken your dining room with hearty flavors and warm decorating tones this holiday season. November brings with it the promise of a home full of family and friends. Gear up to greet your loved ones and usher in Thanksgiving with beautiful Fall dinnerware among a luxurious tablescape. With new pieces from designers like Simon Pearce, Baccarat, Herend, Bernardaud, Buccellati, and William Yeoward Crystal, you’ll be ready to prepare your Fall table for the heaps of food and fun that await. The best part is, you can also use these pieces all-year-round to liven and warm up your everyday tablescape.
First, let’s start by setting the scene. Surrounding your guests with comforting lighting is a great way to make everyone feel at home. It’s a good idea to give each room at least a quick refresh as you throw open your doors. While you’re at it, consider some redecorating beyond the main dining room table. Try out some vintage-chic glass lamps from Simon Pearce, like this elegant bottle shape, or this tall, candlestick style stand for an easy room makeover. Select from shades in various linen and cream-colored tones, to cast a cozy glow. Increase the heat with large Simon Pearce hurricane candleholders like the Hartland or the Echo Lake. Side tables, foyer furniture, and bookshelves: rejoice! Even just a few candles around the home can add a little magic to your autumn events.
Draw guests into the dining room with a gorgeous centerpiece for your table. Catch their eyes with a low, large, luxurious crystal bowl filled with fruit, pumpkins, or gourds. Either the 12-inch Harlequine Bowl or the 11-inch Crystal Lily Bouquet Holder from William Yeoward Crystal can help you to paint a pretty picture on your table-top. Set out tasty appetizers in matching William Yeoward pieces such as the Harlequine Olive Dish or Nut Bowl, and get ready for dinner’s debut.
Clinking glasses and reciting “Cheers!” kicks off any meal on a positive note. Bring this warmth to your table with luxury stemware by crystal designer Baccarat. This maker hails from a quaint French village. The French know better than most that toasting and sipping from a fine glass elevates the dining experience. Adding merriment to your table with set of champagne flutes, white or red wine glasses, and cocktail tumblers that can be used year-round could be the best investment you’ll ever make. For instance, the Grand Bordeaux pair is shaped with the enjoyment of this fine grape varietal in mind. Ice cubes sound even better tinkling into the smartly cut Harmonie Tumbler #1. Mille Nuits Flutissimo flutes lift those bubbles up to the gently curved brim of this fancy pair. The crystal Vega Martini glasses add half the fun of your classic shaken-not-stirred! Fall dinnerware should make your guests want to linger through another pour. Baccarat crystal does the trick.
Next, serve up that delicious dinner on surprising and eye-catching plates. The Kintsugi Sarkis 12-piece dinner plate set makes an impression not soon forgotten. Created by Bernardaud, these dishes play off of the 16th century Japanese art of kintsugi, which fuses broken ceramics back together with gold. Reaching to the side, hopefully your guests will find well-weighted, comfortable silverware, such as the luxury dinnerware made by artisan designer Buccellati. Pieces such as the Torchon sterling silver dinner fork, with a swirling handle, or the Laura sterling silver dinner knife, tapered with an intricate leaf at the bottom, make the act of eating even more pleasurable.
Finally, dessert should come out on plates as sweet as the treats that are being served. The Rothschild Bird pattern, hand-painted on porcelain by Herend is one of our ultimate favorites. This pattern was first created in 1850, and it depicts the story of pearls found by a gardener, and mysteriously lost by a Baroness in her garden. Romantic, royal, uncommon choices are some of what Herend does best. The Queen Victoria plate pattern comes in porcelain with various tones available, such as green painted butterflies and leaves, or with a pink border and colorful flora. Mixing and matching your Thanksgiving dinnerware with updated plates is a fun way to add spontaneity to your table, not just at the holidays, but all year-round.
Setting out your Fall dinnerware is an exciting event when you think of all there is to look forward to. Friends, family, laughter, stories, and jokes abound when the celebration gets started. Sharing treasured and meaningful objects together for your Thanksgiving meals will make this Holiday, and many to come, all the more enjoyable. Not to mention, everything tastes great on a beautiful plate. Shopping the extensive, designer Home and Entertaining collection at Lux Bond & Green is a fantastic place to begin planning this season’s tablescape!