Not Your Grandmother’s Dishes

This holiday entertaining season, look beyond your stark white china and think about Grandma’s dishes in storage! Consider a mix and match aesthetic, introducing vintage pieces to your tabletop. In designing, focus on sizing and patterns to create a luxurious masterpiece for all your guests to enjoy.

Mixing Patterns

Don’t be afraid to mix patterns and pieces manufactured in different eras. Although Great Grandma’s Edwardian butter boat and Granny’s mid-century pieces may not be as harmonious as a perfectly matched set from Bergdorfs, they are certainly more interesting when layered together. Classic designers like Richard Ginori, Minton and Jean Luce create timeless, quality pieces that are certain to be the star of your holiday table. Stick with colors in your palette, whether it be shades of gold, or touches of green. Play with patterns, and you may surprise yourself with what ties the look together.

Create a Layered Look

To create a showstopping table design, think about scale and accent pieces. We love using a mix of platters and bowls alongside our chargers and plates for a formal and lush design. Introduce fresh greens and berries, and layer until you achieve the preferred aesthetic. The more you layer, the more of a cohesive finished look you can achieve.

True Opulence

We love creating a grand experience for a holiday celebration. Whether you sprinkle in a few vintage pieces with your classic pieces, or go full lavish vintage—designing with timeless tabletop pieces will bring your overall design to another level. It’s sad to think that people are refusing their grandmother's china. With a little imagination, these pieces can have a second act for another generation.