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All That Glitters is Gold

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In my dinner party dreams for this holiday season, I'm imagining friends gathered around a table flickering with festive gold-accented accessories. Whether you want to build an entire metallic theme or work in small accents among other bold colors (or mixed metals!), here are some gilded pieces to incorporate.

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1. I love this hand-glazed porcelain serving bowl that can be dressed up or down, depending on the meal. Plus, it's dishwasher safe. (Michael Wainwright, $244)

c2ce64222243128174c6095df0e8b2ef_best2. This luxe placemat is gorgeous and its lacquer top makes it easy to wipe down. (Jay Fleet Designs, $72 each)

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3. Sure, you could go for the gold-rimmed plate but why not have some fun? And the starbust pattern allows you to easily integrate silver into the table palette.(Crate and Barrel, $7.95 each)

michael aram acorn salt and pepper4. Michael Aram is always a go-to when I want to add natural elements with a twist. Here he mixes oxidized bronze with goldplate and copperplate for a salt and pepper shaker you won't want to hide in the kitchen. (Michael Aram, $109)

PD_16945_MAIN5. So easy and elegant. (Design Within Reach, $30-$50 for a five-piece setting)

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6. If you want to fast forward the process and get a whole matching gold entertaining set, here's your answer.(Martha Stewart Collection, ranges from $76 to $32 per piece)

img28b6. A little bit luxe, a little bit natural, what's better than foliage napkin rings? (William Sonoma, $39.80 for set of four)

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Comments (1)

  • Hi Kevin, I love love your choices. Gold is one of my favorite colors, love it.
    Last week while shopping, I saw beautiful golden metal Bead Placemats and loved them, for our large glass tempered circle shape dinning table in our Kuwait house.
    Wish you a warm and great weekend

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