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How To Set A Table

How To Set A Table

If you're hosting for the first time, setting the table is a big deal. It can be really overwhelming to figure out what goes where and how to make it look good. Fortunately, you can put your best foot forward with some of our recommended favorites that take your dinner table from drab to FAB!

We've rounded up alllll of our favorites - from Pilluvuyt dinnerware to Simon Pearce trays and Wolf & Irving linens so we can make sure your hosting game is top-notch for spring.

First, you'll want to make sure you have the right dinnerware and we highly recommend Pillyvuyt because it's effortlessly timeless. Try our Dinnerware or the 5 piece set and add on our Steak Knives & Everyday Flatware for an extra touch.

For appetizers and mini-bites, our Wood Feasting Board is great for serving cheese & charcuterie. Just make sure to grab our Cheese Storage Bags to preserve your cheese for later.

Then, we'll focus on drinkware - because we all need a drink...whether it's water or whiskey doesn't matter personally. Our favorite drinkware for everyday is our Farmhouse Glassware and Antoine Glassware. For martinis, we love our Ascutney Martini Glasses and for the whiskey drinkers, you absolutely need the Ascutney Double Old Fashioned.

After that, we'll focus on serving dishes (because who wants a gorgeous table topped with tupperware?!) We personally can't live without our Big White Cecil Bowl and Rectangular Stacking Dishes when serving guests. And, if you're serving a salad, a good salad bowl & serving utensils are necessities.

Add our Pepper Mill and Marble Salt Keeper to your table to ensure your guests have exactly what they need to spice it up a notch.

And, don't forget to add the linens! Our personal favorites are our Tracks Navy Napkins with our gorgeous coral Greta Napkin Rings (pictured above with our Bamboo placemat) by Wolf & Irving. We even have the fabrics available in mini mitts & tea towels to ensure you match to a T.

Just add a few of our hurricanes as a centerpiece and voila!

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Entertaining with @StoreBoughtIsFine

There are lots of things I love about summer in NYC: long days of sunlight, fresh peaches, playing "identify that smell" on the streets...but the thing I don't love is my inability to entertain in my apartment. I can't imagine torturing my friends by using the oven or stovetop, creating a sauna in our sixth-floor apartment. So when the weather cools, I immediately plan the meals I've been thinking about for months... 

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Ina Garten 'Get The Look'

No one can set a table for entertaining quite like Ina Garten. She’s a master at making the table both elegant and comfortable. Sophisticated, yet welcoming you to sit, eat, and stay a while. With some of our favorite food-centered holiday celebrations coming up, we thought it was time for a quick ‘Get The Look’ with an autumn table setting.

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New Product - Pillivuyt Round Tart Dish

During this time of year we spend a lot of time entertaining or preparing food to take with us to parties or get-togethers. Our new Pillivuyt Round Tart Dish has been getting a lot of holiday love. Pillivuty pieces are known for their even heat conduction, versatility, and durability. In Cooking For Jeffrey, Ina Garten uses it to make Prune Armagnac Clafouti. Whether breakfast, brunch, dinner or just desserts, we think this dish will be an all-star in the kitchen.

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Ina Garten – ‘Get The Look’

Do you love Ina Garten’s classic and effortless style as much as we do? Then you’ll love our new blog series Get The Look, where we feature photos from Ina’s house and kitchen and connect you with products, tableware, and decor to help you achieve Ina’s look in your own space. Just scroll below to see the featured pieces and click on the links to be directed to shopping options.

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Memorial Day Sale - 20% Off Today

Memorial Day Sale - 20% Off Today

In honor of Memorial Day, enjoy 20% off your order today, Saturday, with code MEMORIAL20.
Sale will continue with 15% off Sunday and Monday using code MEMORIAL15.

We hope you have a wonderful holiday weekend!

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Our Visit with Hôtel Silver Collector Ginger Kilbane

Earlier this month, Cassandra and I had to opportunity to visit Hôtel Silver collector and dealer, Ginger Kilbane. We get lots of questions about the silver Ina Garten uses and displays  - we're thrilled to be able to offer Ina fans and our customers these same incredible pieces, but we also wanted to give you a glimpse into the passionate woman responsible for bringing you (and Ina) Hôtel Silver.

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Table Setting with White Dinnerware

October seems to be flying by and I'm starting to get excited (and slightly overwhelmed) that Thanksgiving is almost here (33 days!). I love having my family together and of course, I love cooking up a feast (at least part of it). This year, I'm happy to say that I will be setting my table with our white dinnerware. And I love it.

We searched far and wide to find a simple, beautiful product line that would hold up to daily wear while maintaining its simple charm. We decided on Pillivuyt Porcelain, made in France. FRANCE! So they may look delicate, but they're sturdy. I use them in my microwave and my oven. They're freezer safe as well (I haven't yet had a need to put a dish in the freezer). Yes, they are more expensive than some of the popular lines from home good or department stores but let me tell you, they are worth every penny. Unlike my previous dinnerware, no chips. And the look is timeless and classic - they're both my formal dinnerware and my everyday settings - and they coordinate with other patterned pieces for any look or occasion.

For special occasions, I've been adding different pieces from the Hotel Silver Collection. So far I've used the pitcher for flowers and serving spoons, and I've used the footed bowls for nuts and dried fruit as well as decorative elements (to add color).

While I was visiting Cassandra a few weeks ago, I took these quick photos to show how the dinnerware looks paired with just a few items (and a couple stems of gorgeous hydrangea). Simple, beautiful, and elegant without being uninviting or stark.

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