Entertaining Ideas

Set your table — and bring on the holly-jolly this year — with inspiring new tableware, giftware and accessories

Gather “Deer Friends”

Left | Nothing beats the warmth of a rustic wood table and soft candlelight. It’s set with Casafina’s “Deer Friends,” a fun collection from the company’s Casa Stone Collection featuring assorted deer scenes. Casa Stone patterns are oven-to-table-, freezer-, dishwasher- and microwave-safe. 
Top right | Each plate is decorated with festive reindeer and falling snow. 
Bottom right | Coordinating drinking glasses include a Wine Stem glass (16 oz.); Short Tumbler (8 oz.); and Tall Tumbler (16 oz.). www.CasafinaGifts.com.

Make an Annual Connection

Top left | The Spode Christmas Tree 2021 Annual Collection features the iconic Spode Christmas Tree surrounded with a border of winter greenery accented with pinecones and red berries. Makes a great gift to mark any special moments of the year, from weddings to anniversaries. Items include: 8-inch Collector Plate, 14 oz. Mandarin Mug, 6-inch Revere Bowl, Holiday Bauble and five-piece Mug & Tin Set. Bottom left 
| The new Christmas Tree Polka Dot Collection features a playful polka-dot border surrounding the iconic Spode Christmas Tree. The collection includes a 16-oz. Mug, set of four stackable mugs, set of four dessert plates, 12-inch Dessert Tray, Tiered Server and three-piece Mug & Tray Set. 
Right | Spode’s 20-piece Christmas Tree flatware Set is crafted of stainless steel and features an embossed Christmas Tree motif on each handle. The set is dishwasher safe and includes four each of the following: dinner fork, salad fork, diner knife, tablespoon and teaspoon. www.macys.com; www.Spode.com.

Let Nature Sing

Left | Set your table for the season with Profile Snow Day — a new 12-piece collection from Lenox that celebrates the joy of a serene snowy scene. Top right | The dinnerware set comes with four dinner plates, four accent plates and four bowls. Everything is dishwasher and microwave safe for easy convenience when you’re heating up a warm bowl of soup or cleaning up after making snow angels in the backyard. Bottom right | Leave Santa a sweet treat! The Hosting the Holidays Cookies for Santa 2-Piece Set comes with a mitten-shaped dish and mug topped with festive accents like a Santa hat and iconic holly motif. www.Lenox.com; www.neimanmarcus.com.

Make Spirits Bright

Top left | Maestro artisan Gianluca Fabbro re-creates a Christmas classic with bright colors and a cheerful holiday design for the Nutcrackers Collection, inspiring new family traditions with a collectible to be passed from generation to generation. www.bloomingdales.com; www.chinacabinetrumson.com; www.chelseagiftsonline.com; www.vietri.com. Top right | Large oval platter. Bottom | Gold Four-Piece Place Setting.

Add Seasonal Scents

Top | A classic tartan tablecloth and aromatic candles from Floral Street set the stage for a tablescape that smells as good as it looks. “I always think of the total aesthetics when designing a tablescape and what mood I want to create, before amplifying with ‘clean’ scents and seasonal accessories,” says Michelle Feeney, founder of Floral Street. “Smell is the strongest trigger for memories and a beautiful way to enhance the moment.” Bottom images | The iconic black tulip forms the centerpiece of the Midnight Tulip Candle and Mini Scented Candle, a darkly brooding blend to while away the night. Made with a 100% natural soy wax and natural cotton wicks, the vegan candles come tucked in planet-friendly packaging. www.floralstreet.com; www.nordstrom.com.

Keep Your Act Together

Top | The Nutcracker Collection from Casafina reproduces beautiful scenes from the much-loved classical ballet, bringing music, dance and magic to the table. www.CasafinaGifts.com. Bottom left | Soup/Pasta Bowl. Bottom right | Set of four bread plates.

Channel Christmases Past

Top | Create a nostalgic festive atmosphere in your home with the Christmassy Toy’s Delight Collection from Villeroy & Boch. Dinnerware and serving pieces in playful ruffled shapes are embellished with intricate patterns, classic toys, trees, cookies and other holiday treats that evoke childhood memories. Bottom left | Select Toy’s Delight motifs — stars, snowflakes, Christmas trees and other Christmas motifs — are rendered on clear crystal glass. Bottom right | A design object and stackable dinnerware set in one, the LaBoule porcelain sphere from the Toy’s Delight Collection consists of a compact set for two people, with two premium porcelain bowls, shallow dishes, universal plates and a serving platter. www.macys.com; www.villeroyboch.com.

Elevate the Mood

Top | Waterford’s Giftology Collection features the brand’s best crystal gifts in elegant gift box packaging. Shown is the Giftology Lismore Sugar Bud Vase, Lismore Candy Bowl and Lismore Candlestick Pair. Bottom left | The new four-piece Decanter & Tumbler Set from Waterford’s Winter Wonders Collection represents the pinnacle of festive ambience, handcrafted and hand cut by master craftsmen at the House of Waterford in Ireland. Bottom right | Intricate crystal patterns replicate the beauty of a frosty Irish winter on the Winter Wonders Mastercraft Low Bowl. www.Bloomingdales.com; www.Macys.com; www.Waterford.com.