A large stone fireplace from Renaissance anchors the dining room, giving it the air of a medieval castle. A double-pedestal dining table in burl walnut and olive ash from New Classics can seat up to twelve. An organic wooden tureen filled with flowers is a lively centerpiece.
Create this simple, classic centerpiece with dishes and ornaments you have on hand. Top sprigs of fresh greenery with sparkling sliver and white ornaments, trees and mercury glass candle holders. The soup tureen in the center is both beautiful and functional. Photo by Marian Parsons.
Pretty ironstone china casserole dishes or soup tureens are great presents on their own, but are better when filled with monogrammed linen napkins, silver napkin rings and some flatware. A collection like this makes a thoughtful gift for a newlywed or someone who loves to entertain.