Tips on Holiday Entertaining!

Festive  & Elegant Gatherings with Coastal Style

driftwood on beach

With the Holidays coming up we love to make entertaining festive while still giving it a coastal twist. Mixing Natural Seagrass Placemats with polished gold bamboo flatware does just that....natural materials with a little sparkle of sophistication! Add the glam of the bone and gold beaded napkin rings to complete the look.

Table Top & Serving

"Small cheer and great welcome make a merry feast." - William Shakespeare

The holidays are all about enjoying time with friends and family... Small details make a big impact. Add sparkle and richness with our Handmade Teak Plank Serving Tray.  Guests will love mixing up special cocktails at Happy Hour with the Gorgeous Shiny Brass Finish Barware Set. Presentation is everything!  Each piece is beautifully made to last and your guests will love the attention to detail. 

driftwood mirror

The Handcrafted Wood Plank Tray is inspired by the deck of a luxury vessel and adds an understated elegance to any gathering. Whether you are out for a sunset cruise or dining on your backyard deck, impress your guests with great style. Perfect for serving cheeses, shrimp cocktail or steaks off the grill.

shiny metal barware

The Shiny Brass Etched Metal Barware Collection has a crisscross pattern to give it depth and richness. It makes cocktail-making fun.


Dinner plate white porcelain with gold trim

dinnerware, centerpieces and placemats

An elegant Holiday - Inspired Dish Collection in White Porcelain with Gold Trim with the optional Holly Design, makes a simply elegant table setting.  

Candle Centerpiece & Crisp Napkins

The Brilliant Finish of the Hammered Gold Candle Holders will add simple elegance to any table setting. The White Canvas Napkins are crisp and fresh. The rich texture of the handwoven charger plate pairs perfectly with the glamor of gold or casual accents. We love the antique brass lobster napkin works any time of year.

dinnerware centerpiece bowls and seagrass placemats

Table Accessories and Accents

drift net decanter set
whale serving dishes
clam shell centerpiece with gold
gold finish hurricane wall sconce

Add Coastal Accents: The Drift Net Decanter set is made with a metal chainmail mesh overlay...fill with your favorite libation.    

The White Clam Shell filled with glass balls or Christmas ornaments for a Nautical Touch,  Just off the boat, the Hand Crafted Silver Finish Whale Dishes are perfect for filling with crackers or nuts.  Wall sconces with flickering candles are a beautiful way to add a warm glow to the room. The Gold finish on this large Hurricane sconce is stunning.


What is the best way to keep entertaining easy and less stressful?

The best way to take the stress out of entertaining is to prepare as much as possible ahead of time so that you are not doing all the work when your guests arrive. Everything from cooking dishes ahead of time to setting the table and sprucing up your entertaining space well before, will make things much easier. Consider ordering food already made if time is tight and you don't like to cook. Let guests help you. Enlist a friend or family member to help you set up. When it's time to clean up let guests assist. Sometimes our best conversations are at the kitchen sink. Most importantly, relax. Everyone enjoys themselves much more if the host is relaxed including the host.

What can I do to keep guests entertained?

Guests love a beautiful table setting, comfortable places to sit and talk, a firepit to relax by, good music and even some great games. Some games that we love are Conversation Starters - Table Topics, Charades. If it's a casual afternoon, Croquet, Corn Hole and Bocce are favorites.  Maybe someone on your gust list plays the guitar? Ask them ahead of time if they would play a few songs. That makes it so festive and fun. I have many memories of childhood family gatherings where my grandmother played the Mandolin and my grandfather played the accordion. Those are memories I will never forget. That is what makes gatherings unforgettable.

We always choose soft soothing colors for bedroom walls. Some of our favorite paints for bedrooms are Benjamin Moore Seafoam, Benjamin Moore Chantilly lace, Benjamin Moore Silver Cloud and Sherwin Williams Sea Salt.