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SETTING THE HOLIDAY TABLE

There is sometimes no greater pleasure than planning for holiday get-togethers and the excitement that goes along with them. Many of us have traditions we look forward to all year, and family or friends that we only see on special occasions. There is meaning to be found in the —smallest things, from preparing a dish or setting the table—or doing the dishes together. You wash, and I’ll dry.

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In an effort to get things just right, it is possible to let preparations overshadow the occasion, shifting the attention from the people to the scenery. The easiest way to avoid this is to involve more people in the process—to allow the event to become more of a collaboration. It really is okay to let someone else choose the napkins, and even really young children can set the table with just a little help.

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The table will never be the most important part of a holiday, but it is our gathering place. Mismatched plates can make as beautiful a place setting as your grandmother’s wedding china, as long as there is a seat for everyone. Our newest home goods collection is designed for almost anyone’s table (holiday or not). These new machine-sewn items are meant to be practical, but beautiful and are available in an array of colors and designs. Our new offerings include: Top-Stitch and Colorblock Coasters, Top-Stitch and Colorblock Placemats, Patchwork and Colorblock Oversized Tea Towels, and Colorblock Napkins. Shop our updated home collection, alongside other carefully curated kitchen and dining items here.

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P.S.: Mix and match your place settings with our Heath Ceramics dinner and serving ware—and soon to come Shelter Glassware collaboration with The Commons.

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