Every year around this time, we get so focused on food and elbowing our way through the grocery store to nab choice ingredients before they’re sold out (at least in our crazy urban neighborhood), we tend to overlook the actual presentation of the meal itself. But part of what makes the holiday season really fun and sets it apart from your average dinner experience is getting the table all gussied up with centerpieces, candles, décor and sparkly things.
We have to admit, table accents and dining finery are one area where our personal inventory would probably qualify as more along the lines of minimalist and lackluster — basic utilitarian dinner and serve-ware, standard issue silverware and utensils, virtually nonexistent tabletop decorations and fine china in deep storage. So this year we are ramping things up! The objective is to do the holidays justice and make the season as festive as can be, especially for the kids, who just love seeing the table all dressed up and ready to party. We’ve rounded up a completely comprehensive list of tabletop items that will makeover any holiday scene. Let’s just hope we all get a chance to sit down and actually enjoy it for once.
There is no better way to get the holiday ball rolling than with this stunning gold candelabra.
Izon Mirror Silverware Set
This flatware set with a gold mirror finish on stainless steel definitely brings some drama—and you can always use them to be sure there is nothing stuck in your teeth! Bonus.
Yuletide Accent Plates
These festive porcelain accent plates can be used to layer your everyday dishes with a little flair.
Thistlewhit Dinner Plates Set
Or you can go bold and completely jazz things up with these gold stunners made from soda lime glass.
Forbell Four Piece Charge Set
These chargers come in a wide range of colors and will add tablescape intrigue.
Livinia Table Runner
No need to upgrade to an expensive holiday tablecloth, this shimmery runner will bring a touch of elegance to your basic one. And you can use it throughout the year.
Contrast Edge Napkins
These garment-washed linen napkins take any occasion up a notch.
12 Days of Christmas Napkin Rings
Each one of these napkin rings depicts a scene from the Twelve days of Christmas and is detailed with gold trim. The set makes a great gift as well!
Composite Agate Cheese Board
Crafted from natural agate, this stunning serving board will give some pop to your hors d'oeuvres.
White Embossed Leaf Fiore Serving Platter
Embossed fern leaves elevate this rustic platter. Your main dish never looked so good.
Glam Serving Stand
This glamorous five-tiered stand can be layered with cookies, nuts and nibbles or adorned with festive holiday greenery, or both! Either way it is a standout.
Metallic Confetti Glassware
Who wants to drink out of basic wine glasses on the holidays?
Aspen White Pine Tree Place Card Holders
What makes it a truly special occasion? Assigned seats!
12 Days of Christmas Canapé Plates
This canapé serveware collection comes adorned with scenes of the twelve days of Christmas—and will become an instant heirloom.
Mccullough Vase Set
This understated vase set will let your greenery shine or you can use them with firefly lights to bring some real sparkle.
Metallic Pinecone And Berry Garland
Sometimes all you need is a bit of garland strewn along the center of the table to really liven things up. This metallic version will catch the light and make the season even brighter.
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