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A Beautiful Table

Fall dinner parties and holiday gatherings are on the horizon, which means there will be plenty of opportunities to celebrate around a table—which our proprietor Mary Celeste knows all about. Here are her quick tips for a classic table:

1. Tableware tells a story.

Whether you’re using heirloom china or modern handmade pottery, the tableware you choose is the soul of your table setting. Don’t be afraid to mix patterns, colors and styles! I love to pair old with new, and I often start with my grandmother’s china.

2. Use quality linens to accent.

Natural fabrics and antique linens add softness and beauty to the table. Consider the style of your tableware when setting out linens and layer accordingly. Your local fabric shop can be a great source for a new splash of color.

3. Bring the outside in with flowers.

When making floral centerpieces, cuttings from your garden can add another dimension. Mix in loose vines and branches for an organic, natural look. Whatever you select, remember to keep arrangements low to encourage conversation across the table.