Set Your Holiday Table in Style

Tips and tricks for the perfect setting
Chris Edwards
From top: Thomas O. Brien Green Fandy Goblet, $62; Country Bay Wine Glass, $60; Green Samoa Tea Bowl, $20; Green Samoa Dessert Plate Tourron, $31; Tiago Salad Plate, $20; Green Samoa Dinner Plate Tourron, $33; Metallic Band Napkin, $27; Green 16-inch Round Placemat, $22

For a holiday party that breaks away from the everyday, inspire your table settings with unexpected colors and textures and unusual centerpieces. We made local design haven Mrs. Howard and Max & Company our muse, creating a seasonally festive scene with rustic accessories that pay homage to the good earth. Then we asked some of the city’s top hosts and hostesses for suggestions on how to make your soiree the best in town.















Table Top: Shop around town for a few more original additions to make your holiday table stand out from the crowd


1. Parisian Candlesticks, $125 each, Acquisitions, 704-334-2478

2. Bone Carving Set, $220, Luxe Home Couture, 704-370-2644

 3. Feather Napkin Ring, set of four, $95, Hotham, 704-366-3440

 4. South American Hand-blown Glass Pitcher, $145, B. D. Jeffries, 704-364-4004

 5. Vintage Bronze Gamecocks, $300, Hotham

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