14 Items for Your First Dinner Party


THE FIRST PARTY you host as a married couple will be for friends, and you won’t be pulling out the sterling and fine china. Make sure your bridal registry includes tableware for a relaxing evening at home. These pieces from area boutiques sparkle with an upscale vibe.

Clockwise from upper right: 1. Peonies pillar candle, $42, Bedside Manor, 704-442-4006  2. Tamara Child gold-leaf vase, $34.50, John Dabbs, Ltd., 704-334-5040  3. Julia Knight tangerine lily bowl, $65, John Dabbs, Ltd.  4. William Yeoward wisteria tumbler, $74, Elizabeth Bruns, 704-365-3700  5. Vagabond House antler-handled knives, set of six, $195, B.D. Jeffries, 704-364-4004  6. Beyond orange-stripe napkin, $25, B.D. Jeffries  7. Mary Jurik hammered, square tray, $125, John Dabbs, Ltd.  8. Pom Pom Olivier napkin, set of four, $89, Bedside Manor  9. Napkin ring, set of four, $24, Elizabeth Bruns  10. Jars green fruit bowl, $32, Brock Moran, 704-341-6264  11. Terrafirma cobalt braid platter, $152, Elizabeth Bruns  12. Salad servers, $29, B.D. Jeffries  13. Bar set (additional pieces not shown), $84, Elizabeth Bruns  14. Nambé three-dip server, $195, John Dabbs, Ltd.

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