Holiday hospitality season is approaching, and three things ought to be well-dressed for the occasions: you, the turkey and the table. To set dinner tables with style and a few elements of surprise, consult some of the specialty boutiques and antiques sho
Specialty boutiques and antiques shops for sourcing smart holiday tableware
Bookend your occasion with a colorful theme by selecting matching invitations and take-home treat bags from The TomKat Studio (7131 W. Ray Rd., Chandler, 480.580.7314). Slide placecards into leather luggage tags from The Paper Place (4130 N. Marshall Way, 480.941.2858).
Tinted glass bottles or copper pitchers from Relics Architectural Home & Garden can be lled with ltered water and kept within easy reach (839 E. Camelback Rd., 602.265.7354). Beaded relish forks from MADE art boutique might remind guests to avoid divisive topics at the table; two tines of each are curled down, and two are upright and splayed like the “peace” gesture (922 N. 5th St., 602.256.6233).
ACCENTS THAT WORK
Fold sumptuous napkins from The Linen Tree and anchor each with a tealight to light or keep ( The Shops at Hilton Village, 480.483.2044). Put straws in a rustic vase from bungalow (15330 N. Hayden Rd., 480.948.5409). Use a lazy Susan from Two Plates Full to deliver dressings, mustards and hot sauces on demand ( The Shops at Gainey Village, 480.443.3241).
STEMWARE & SIDE DISHES
Celebrate with Champagne coupes and cheery cake plates from urbAna (5027 N. 44th St., 602.957.5066). Serve Scotch in footed rocks glasses and gelato in ne glass goblets from Found (7131 W. Ray Rd., Chandler, 480.733.6863).
Le Creuset’s Black & White Collection spans preparation, presentation and consumption.
Dessert vignette at urbAna