Kay Elle White (@justkayelle) shares her holiday hosting tips as we head into shared time around the dinner table. 

 Napkin & Plate


Old Time Pottery offers a wide variety of plating options that are great for any occasion. Since it is the holidays, red charger plates make for a great base. Having a charger plate under your dinner plate elevates the dining experience for your guests. To complete the setting, add a decorative napkin with a holder. I chose a metallic red napkin with a pearl napkin ring to coordinate with the charger and my centerpiece.




Whether you will be entertaining for a small, intimate group of friends or for a large family, having a beautiful centerpiece display is a must to pull your tablescape together. Because I am preparing for 3 guests and will be at a smaller table, I opted for a tall, red lantern with two accent silver pots with greenery and berries. If you will be hosting a bigger group at a larger table, you can add more items such as candles or even decorative ornaments to achieve a flawless tablescape.


Polar Bear Coasters 


With guests going from the dining room and kitchen to the living room, it is important as the host to protect your furniture. No need for regular boring coasters, instead have holiday themed ones available for your guests to use. The Polar Bear Coaster & Caddy Set comes with a few coaster options. This set is a great option because while you’re using your coasters, the polar bear doubles as a piece of holiday decor.


 Decorative Cookie Trays

Decorative Cookie Trays

No matter if you have kids or if you and your guests are kids at heart, holiday cookie trays are always a great idea. Because Old Time pottery has such a wide selection of tray options, it was a little hard for me to narrow it down so I selected two: “Cookies for Santa” and “Have a Merry Christmas.”


Hosting for the Holiday is made easy thanks to Old Time Pottery. They truly have everything you need including dishware, utensils, beautiful Christmas trees and more. Be sure to stop by your local store for your hosting needs this holiday season.

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