Try combining old and new china, silver, crystal, and linens for the holidays. There are so many artful china patterns in beautiful colors that will change the entire mood of the table even before adding the centerpieces and flowers. Enjoy Grandma’s china and silver with contemporary chargers and stemware. Many lovely vintage china, crystal, and silver patterns are available at antiques stores and consignment shops at a fraction of their value. Collect special dessert plates to add to simple gold- or silver-edged china to create an entirely different table. Add place cards, napkin rings, menu cards, and pretty stems, cookies, or small gifts. Enjoy setting a pretty table for the holidays.
Jay “Gold Rim” glass charger, Doulton & Co. Limited “Baronet” dinner plate, Annieglass “Roman Antique” bread and butter plate, Herdman “Spiga Brushed Gold” stainless flatware, vintage black goblets, L’Objet “Gold Chain” napkin ring.
Fortuny “Alberelli Green” service plate, vintage dinner plate, Royal Crown Derby “Aves Gold” fluted dessert plate, Reed and Barton “Francis 1st” sterling flatware, Moser “Lady Hamilton” and gilt-edged goblet and Fortuny “Plumette Green” tumbler.
Jay “Gold Rim” glass chargers, Castleton “Laurel” dinner and dessert plates, antique sterling flatware, Crate and Barrel glass goblets.
Annieglass “Ruffle Gold” charger, Bernaraud “Eden Lourquoise” dinner plate, vintage gold-etched compote, vintage hand-painted nut dish, antique pearl-handle knife, Rogers Brothers silver-plate flatware, Arte Italica “Vetro Gold” water goblet and compote.
Anna Weatherley “Green” charger, Herend “Rothschild Garden” dinner plate, Herend “Rothschild Bird Green Fishscale” salad plate, Rogers Brothers silver-plate flatware, vintage goblet.
Mottahedeh “Red Lace” service plate, Castleton “Jubilee” dinner and dessert plates, Rogers Brothers silver-plate flatware, “Spring Leaf” crystal goblets, Table Art “Holly” napkin ring.
Studio Ten “Gold-edged” chargers, vintage Old Paris hand-painted dessert plate, Reed and Barton “Francis 1st” sterling flatware, vintage silver-plate goblet.
Fitz and Floyd Inc. “Palais” charger, Spode “Blue Colonel” dinner plate, Muirfield “Magnificence” dessert plate, Gorham “Strasbourg” sterling flatware.