Lighting is crucial to the perfect setting. I prefer to kill the overhead lighting and use lamps – and plenty of candles (unscented) of course - for an ambient glow.
It’s never too late to write a thank you note. Always remember to thank your gracious host.
Make sure you pull extra seating into your living spaces. Ottomans and benches work as well as small chairs from a bedroom.
Delicately tinted crystal is the perfect way to add color without overpowering your table.
Tips and Rules to Live By For Everyday Entertaining
Use beautiful pieces. Life is more beautiful with things you love.
Monogrammed cocktail napkins never go out of style. Always have some on hand.
Greet guests with a drink in hand. They will immediately feel welcome and at ease!
Mix up your serving pieces. Think pottery and porcelain in the same color scheme. White is always a winner. For holiday occasions, I like to break out my sterling pitchers and trays to add sparkle.