The Perfect TableseT The sTaGe wiTh sTyleOf everything in your gift registry, tabletop is the life of the party. Celebrate holidays, dinner parties and special occasions-as well as everyday meals-with charming colors and inspired designs that communicate your personal style. bRanDs to looK FoRSur La TableRevolLe CreusetFortessaSchott ZwieselJean DubostChilewichEmile HenryBodumWaechtersbachPeugeotExpress yourself. If you like simple elegance, the crisp, clean look of white porcelain is a classic choice for your registry. It's great for formal dinners and easily complements most décor and table linens. But don't stop there-you'll fi nd colorful collections in solids and patterns perfect for entertaining and versatile enough for everyday use as well. And if you decide to dress things up, you can mix and match with formal accent pieces.table for two. When it comes to table linens, glassware, serveware, fl atware and dinnerware, you'll need a set for entertaining and a set for everyday. If space allows, register for additional dinnerware collections for more fl exibility when entertaining.work the numbers. Think about the size of the party. How many guests will you entertain on a regular basis? If intimate settings are more your taste, you'll most often be safe with table settings for eight. We recommend twelve to make sure you have enough settings for larger occasions. If you often host larger parties, tailor your registry to fi t your needs.Complete the look. It's easy to get wrapped up in the individual elements of table settings. Make sure you register for table linens, glassware, serveware, fl atware and dinnerware that complement each other, too.it's a wash. For items you'll use every day, think about how much time you can spend cleaning them. If you want to keep it ultra-simple, keep it dishwasher safe.
Essentials for EntertainingCarafe & Pitcher A decorative vessel for pouring beverages at the table. Chrome-plated versions are great insulators while glass shows off the beverage inside. Dinnerware Set A set most often consists of four pieces including a dinner plate, salad plate, soup bowl, cup and in some cases a saucer as well.Flatware Set A typical set is made up of a dinner fork, salad fork, soup spoon, teaspoon and knife. Choose two designs: one for everyday and one for entertaining.Linens Add stylish touches by coordinating your table with linens from tablecloth and runner to placemats and napkins for each setting.Platter Platters of various shapes and sizes are a perfect way to serve and display appetizers, meats, poultry, fish and other dishes. Serving Utensils The serving spoons, forks, ladles, pasta servers, spreaders, tongs, cake servers and salad servers required for dishing up food.Serving Bowl A larger bowl that's both decorative and functional- perfect for serving salads, pasta, gratins and more at the table.Tiered Stand Multiple tiers of trays display treats, fruits, appetizers and more. Perfect for conserving space, tiers make more room at the table.Tray A tray easily transfers many items at one time from the kitchen to the table. It can also function as a decorative accent on the table. Tureen A decorative vessel for serving soups, sauces and other dishes at the table. Includes a lid for keeping contents warm.Cake Stand Elegantly displays cakes, fruits, cheeses and more on a pedestal. Some include a dome cover to help keep foods fresh for longer periods.Cheese Board A wooden board or ceramic platter for slicing and presenting cheeses. Some boards are equipped with a built-in wire cheese slicer. Cheese Knives Cheese knives are available in many blade shapes that are specifically designed to serve and slice soft, semi-hard and hard cheeses. 48