Are you one of those that brings out the ‘good’ dishes for holidays like Thanksgiving and Christmas? Maybe even a birthday or two? I do the same thing. When I got married I did the obligatory registration for china and crystal like a good little bride. I got a total of two place settings. (They’re really pretty and I still love them.) AND I got every single one of the crystal glasses that went with them! (twelve each water and tea) Yay for my sister-in-law! She’s awesome.
Luckily, I inherited a set of china from my Grammy (yes, that’s what I called her) that were almost an exact match for what I registered for. Probably why I liked mine so much. So now I have twelve place settings. Woo hoo! Whatever. I never use them because I don’t want my kids to break them (and they will).
So I will be using these on Thanksgiving.
Recently, I was designing a dining room and looking at place settings to go with the space. I found something great on the Cost Plus World Market website. You can mix and match their dinnerware, flatware and napkins to create your own place settings. Fun!
Here are a few that I like:
I like the square rattan charger for something a little different. You will see that I tend to go for white plates as a base. I also like this salad plate because of the pattern (and the blue and white). The yellow napkin goes with the blue and the orange in the plate.
This place setting is a little more formal, but not entirely. I like the mix of formal in the gold charger and flatware,and casual in the plates and aqua napkin. I have always liked this color combination. And ‘Yes!’ you can mix silver and gold metals.
You can see that I like the rattan chargers. I happen to have a set of them at home. I have had them forever and they don’t go out of style. All of these place settings can be great for Thanksgiving. You don’t have to go formal just because it’s a holiday.
I have one more place setting for you. This one is a mix of textures and pattern. Everything is from Ballard Designs.
I love the tortoise shell handle flatware. I think I may need this entire place setting for my house. What about you? How are you going to decorate your Thanksgiving table?
Feeling stuck or unsure how to go about transforming your space? Head on over to Diva by Design and let’s get started on your room transformation today! I even have Thanksgiving and Christmas mood boards to help you with your holiday decorating. Click here to see them. And, hey! Show me some love by leaving a comment or sharing my post with your friends on Facebook, Twitter, even Pinterest!
Copyright© 2014 Diva by Design. All rights reserved.