I love holiday entertaining. I'm no Martha, but I love to cook and have friends and family over to enjoy delicious food, fine wine and good times. For everyday dining, I have plain white dishes, but at the holidays, I want something with a little more pizzazz. What's my secret to being the hostess with the mostess? Setting a beautiful table (and having plenty of that wine I mentioned)!
For all of you lovely ladies getting married, why not go beyond the basics of plain white dinnerware and splurge a little on your registry with Mikasa dinnerware? You can register online at Macys.com – they have a wonderful selection!
Tip: To create a beautiful tablescape, you'll want to register for 12 place settings, which include five pieces each – a dinner plate, salad plate, bread & butter plate, cup and saucer. Round out your registry with a matching platter, vegetable bowl and serving bowl. While you're at it, I highly recommend Mikasa's Cheers glassware – I was given a set of the wine glasses when I got married 7 years ago, and I still get compliments to this day!
Mikasa's Jayden and Hammersmith Gold in particular are chic choices for holiday entertaining, yet they can still be used year round for both formal and casual tables. After all, isn't black and gold the perfect color palette for New Year's?
Jayden is inspired by luxurious jewelry and makes a bold statement on your tabletop with its combination of dramatic black and platinum accents. The striking black rims are adorned with a platinum chain design that circles each piece. Made of porcelain with a mix of mica.
Hammersmith Gold transforms your tabletop into a sophisticated, elegant platform for entertaining. Simple yet striking bands of gold encircle a clean white center. The contrast is enhanced by the unique hammered design on the lush gold rims. Crafted of porcelain.
You can register for Hammersmith Gold at Macys.com.