Serene and Centered
The subtle shades and textures of marble (or stone) dinnerware make a great backdrop for a concept cut from a similar cloth. Personalize smooth river rocks with each guest’s name, spelled out in gold stickers. Then up the zen glow further with shining cutlery, sepia-tone glasses, and soft oatmeal- colored linens. When the meal’s over, encourage everyone to slip her keepsake in her pocket.
THE DETAILS: Wedgwood Vera Wang Vera Venato Imperial dinner plate, $ 33; and salad plate, $22, macys.com. Mepra Linea Italian flatware, in Gold Brushed, $160 for a 5-piece set, food52.com. Libeco Fjord washed napkin, in Flax, $ 29, libecohomestores.com. Hobbylinc .com Extended Gothic R.R. letters, 1∕ 16" to ¼ ", in Gold, $6, hobbylinc.com. TableArt small tumbler ( left), in Chocolate, $ 14, tableartonline.com. Michele Varian Cinch glass, in Grey, $148 for 4, michelevarian.com.