Portland, ME, October 06, 2013 --(PR.com
)-- When planning for a dinner party, it is wise to take a look at the coordinating table textiles currently on display. For a more formal gathering, try the clean, crisp look of cotton. Or, for a more casual feel, quilted pieces will enhance the ‘homey’ sensation. And remember, not everything has to match; gather table linens with similar color schemes and brighten the dining area with colorful coordinating textiles that will make guests feel welcome. Placemats and table runners offer instant updates when time is of the essence. With reversible options like the Danforth Placemats and Runner, updating the dining room is easier with double duty fabric patterns.
Setting the table with themed items that are true to the season can be achieved with the made in the USA Leaf Harvest Table Runner, or the Maple or Aspen Leaf Placemats. Fall is a season for gathering around and appreciating the bounty that nature has to offer us. Bring a bit of the outdoors inside with these sophisticated autumnal pieces.
The guest list is planned, and the menu is arranged. It is now time to think about guests of a different variety: sculptures and collectibles to form the table centerpiece. Just in time for Thanksgiving, Sturbridge is offering Shawna, a Joe Spencer designed soft sculpture perfect for placing on a mantel, or as the focal point of a centerpiece. Other guests, such as the USA-made Turkey Gourd Bowl, act as both a functional and decorative piece, holding shelled nuts or potpourri.
Have you ever noticed that when hosting a dinner party, guests tend to congregate in the kitchen? The kitchen, it has been said, is the most popular spot for folks to gather. The smells of supper alone are usually enough to entice visitors towards the food prep area; keep them comfortable by offering appetizers or drinks with seating made for entertaining. Sturbridge has a wide range of options, including made in the USA Farmhouse Stools and American-made Country Chair Pads. Guests will appreciate the hospitality, and the cook will certainly appreciate the company.
When invited to a dinner party, Sturbridge recommends bringing a gift for the hostess that will speak to the season and offer functionality in the kitchen. Bottles of wine are a fine treat, but something more substantial, and still cost effective, like the Pumpkin Potholder, or the Pumpkin Salt & Pepper Shakers will make the host feel quite thankful, indeed.
The entire holiday season is about more than gift giving and lighted trees. Spend some time this year around the dinner table with family and friends, enjoying the season’s best treat: the company of others.