A reason to celebrate should not end up being a cause of stress and frustration. That totally defeats the purpose! But sometimes entertaining becomes just that ~ stressful. Pulling simple elements together to create big impact is key. Having a few go ~ to entertaining pieces on hand will make it all the more effortless.
No one needs cabinets that are cluttered with unused stuff. Thinking first about your habits will help determine your needs and help you build a collection of items that won’t be dust catchers. Here are a few Feast Vintage favorites:
Do you often find yourself popping a bottle of bubbly? Investing in a set of pretty champagne flutes might be worth it. Flutes are also perfect for serving mimosas at brunch or a holiday breakfast. Or how about for Bellini’s? The long, lean shape feels less obtrusive in hand and let’s face it: they’re kind of sexy.
A high sided punch bowl can do double duty as an ice bucket or a vessel for a floral centerpiece (like that magnificent one you just saw on Pinterest) and more than earn its CPUs (cost per use). Serving a yummy punch at a party is more cost effective than a self serve bar or playing bartender. It’s an easier way to serve up the good stuff and enjoy the party alongside your guests.
I buy vintage jam jars every time I find them because they are perfect vessels for flowers, candles, storing flatware and having on hand when it’s time to put up some jam or jelly.
From mantle to table to party, you can never go wrong having a small collection of classic candleholders on hand. A mix and match grouping brings visual interest and eclectic style.
It doesn’t matter what you are serving for dessert, you need a small size plate to serve it on. Dessert plates that measure around 7″ are perfect for serving salad and keeping the dinner plate clean for the main course. A dessert plate is also the perfect excuse to add fun pattern and color to the table and they don’t need to break the bank. There are so many affordable vintage options that will make your tabletop truly unique.
A small size tray, whether silver, brass or any other fabrication elevates your presentation when entertaining and can also be used for displaying a small grouping of flowers or candles on a coffee table. Perhaps as a catchall for keys and mail in the foyer or entryway. Or for serving small bites or sweets. There are so many ways you can utilize a pretty tray around the house.