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Cherry Creek guide to holiday decor shopping:tableware

Table setting prior to the State Dinner at the White House.
Table setting prior to the State Dinner at the White House.
AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

Welcome to the tableware guide!

A thoughtfully decorated table can make your holiday meal more special to your guests.  They will see you have put thought into all the details making the meal mean more than just those extra calories.  Even if the meal doesn't make a lasting impression, your table setting will!

  • When green is the theme: Arhaus carries vibrant green Wildflower plates which can be used to brighten up a crisp white tablecloth.  Use them as serving platters and add the Red amaryllis from Z Gallerie for a stunning centerpiece.
  • If you are going for a trendy Platinum holiday theme: I like the Silver Starburst Placemats at Z Gallerie. For a more contemporary look, HW Home carries a line of Dwell Studio table linens. Check out the Hedgerow Pewter placemats. Another great find that will impress you holiday guests is the West Elm Organic-Shaped salad plates. They would look great over a bold colored tablecloth and come in 2 patterns, lines and leaves, which are better together!
  • For a bold chocolate and gold theme: pair the Gibraltar Chocolate Runner from Z Gallerie with the HW Home Amber Light Martini Glasses.
  • True to the blue theme: I love the deep Blue Rimmed Dinnerware from Crate&Barrel. Top with the Fleur Napkin Rings from Z Gallerie holding bright blue napkins for instant glam. A few pieces from the hammered serving collection from West Elm will really make this look pop!

Be sure to coordinate your table theme with the holiday decor throughout your home. If your dining table is in the same room as your decorative tree, don't forget to add ornaments in the same color!