Setting your Holiday Table

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When it comes to the holidays, we all look forward to settling around the table and digging in. From locally grown succulents and florals to simple and extra soft linens, plates with personality, and candles to set the mood, we are fully stocked with everything you need to achieve that picture-perfect table you saw on Pinterest.

Go Green with Festive Florals
The foliage on your holiday dinner table should be fresh, gorgeous, and natural. Start with succulents, greenery, and arrangements from Bristol Farms floral department. Locally-grown poinsettias or noble fir wreaths can make perfect centerpieces, while small twigs or branches can be tucked away throughout the table for consistent festive greenery. We love adding a sprig to our napkin rings!

A Toast for the Host
Say cheers with Riedel performance series glasses. Specially designed, all Riedel glasses bring out the unique aroma and flavor of the wine or spirit served. As a bonus, Riedel glasses are dishwasher safe and easy to clean! Unsure of what to serve? We’ve got you covered with our Perfect Pairings!

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Mix and Match
Pull your table together with elegant napkins and linens from Now Designs. All 100% cotton, Now Designs tablecloths are available in three sizes and numerous gorgeous designs. Fun, festive placemats and napkins can add a personal touch to each guest’s spot.

Something Old, Something New
We’re taking a page out of the wedding playbook for this one. Wipe down Grandma’s favorite china but pair it with holiday decorations and linens from Hester and Cook, like their “Thankful List” table accent, to seamlessly blend traditional heirloom pieces with modern additions for a delightfully festive dinner table.

Paper Perfection
Going more casual? Dining al fresco? Then, let us introduce you to Caspari paper tableware. These gorgeously designed paper plates, bowls, and napkins are festive, sturdy, and best of all: perfectly suited for your holiday table.

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Way to Glow
Bring a warm glow to your holiday table with Thyme Candles. Beautifully designed and splendidly fragrant, these candles add a pop of elegant festivity to your dinner table.

Feeling like you want to bring some formal tradition to your gathering? We’ve got the scoop on how to set the perfect table:

– Start with a crisp tablecloth or placemats. In the center of the seat, roughly two inches from the edge of the table, add your dinner plate. A charger plate is optional.

– Then comes the salad plate, which is set directly on the dinner plate.

– Bread plates, if used, are placed at the upper left-hand corner, with the butter knife resting upon it.

– The dinner fork is placed directly at the dinner plate’s left. If needed, a salad fork is placed furthest left.

– To the right of the dinner plate should be the knife, and to the right the spoon, if required. The knife blade should always face the plate.

– Dessert cutlery should be placed horizontally above the dinner plate.

– Wine and water glasses should be situated to the top right of the plate.

– Finalize your setting with a napkin, which can be folded or rolled with a napkin ring and placed upon the plate or to its left.

With these tips and a bit of DIY magic, we hope that your meal is just as warm and inviting as pie. Play around with color, give traditional heirlooms a modern feel, and scatter candles and items from the garden around the table for a rustic look. Feel free to share your own tips and tricks in the comments below!

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