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Entertaining for the Holidays: Kitchen Staples, Decor, and More

Entertaining for the Holidays: Kitchen Staples, Decor, and More

The holidays are perhaps the best times of the year all of us look forward to. The holidays provide joyful moments with family, friends and other loved ones as well as an avenue for bonding, and making good memories just like old times’ sake. Along the way, we find ourselves trying to contain that bubbly feeling of excitement and amping up the mood with crafts, decor and new recipes up our sleeves. As the days go by, the countdown begins, so with that in mind, let us show you a bunch of holiday stuff we got for you. Here are some holiday themed decor, kitchen equipment and dinnerware collections, all of which are absolute stunners, perfect for that wow factor when you entertain your guests. 

1. GREAT JONES Dutchess Quart Enamel Cast Iron Dutch Oven with Lid

Serve up your holiday meals in a classic, old fashioned style, and make everyone feel at home with the Dutchess Quart Enamel Cast Iron Dutch Oven from Great Jones. This enameled cast iron pot comes with a lid and sports a deep matte reddish hue, similar to your favorite Italian marinara. Smooth texture allows easy washing for both inside and out. Product measures 9.75″ x 15.75″ x 6.75″ and is oven and microwave safe, perfect for soups, stews and pasta dishes. Shop at Nordstrom.

2. CATHY’S CONCEPTS 5-Piece Monogram Cheese Board & Utensil Set

Plate appetizers, filling cups, butter blocks and cheeses with this fancy 5-Piece Monogram Cheese Board & Utensil Set from Cathy’s Concepts. This wooden cheese board is made from environment friendly rubberwood and a metal swivel top, allowing you to turn the board around and explore the wide range of appetizers and accompaniments being served. Measuring 8″ in diameter, it can come plain with a single letter of your choice engraved in the middle of the board, that will serve as a monogram. The product also comes with its own stainless steel utensil set which includes a cheese knife, shaver, fork and spreader. Shop at Nordstrom.

3. SPODE Portmeirion x Ted Baker Christmas Tree Set of 4 Polka Dot Plates

Merry mealtimes await! For a fun holiday gathering, bring out a bunch of themed tableware. Take a look at this set of Christmas Tree Polka Dot plates by Portmeirion x Ted Baker for Spode. Each plate features the iconic Spode Christmas Tree design, framed by a red rimmed circle, with the edges of the plate surrounded by a green polka dot design. Product is dishwasher, freezer and microwave safe and each set comes with four plates. Shop at Nordstrom

4 VIETRI Moon Glass Bowl

Go gold this holiday season and feast like the Kings and Queens you are! Lay out your scrumptious side dishes in golden glamour with this Moon Glass Bowl from Vietri. This shiny glass bowl is made with glass and gold leaves, giving the bowl a luxurious shimmer and a fissured texture and design. The product is available in three sizes, for different servings. Dimensions for each size as follows : 7 3/4″ x 2 1/2″ Small; 12 1/2″ x 3″ Medium; 15 1/4″ x 2 3/4″ Large. Shop at Nordstrom.

5. ESTELLE COLORED GLASS Set of 2- Stemless Wine Glasses

A colorful array of glasses is without a doubt, fitting for a cheerful holiday celebration! Check out these stemless wine glasses from Estelle. Made from colored glass, these are the perfect alternative to easily serve the alcoholic drinks in a more relaxing casual style. Each set comes with 2 glasses measuring 4.3″ x 3.5″. Product is available in the following colors: Yellow, Rose, Blush Pink, Lavender and Amber Smoke. Shop at Nordstrom.

Holiday Essentials for Impressing Guests at the Dinner Table

1. Lenox Dinnerware Holiday Collection 

It is always good to celebrate both the little things and the finer things in life. Celebrate the season with this Dinnerware Holiday Collection from Lenox. These ivory and porcelain plates have a gold trim and features miniature poinsettia flowers around wreath leaves,making it the ideal match for the festivities. The collection contains a holiday dinner plate, a 5 piece holiday place setting, a 3 piece set of serving utensils, a covered dish, a salad plate set with a salad bowl, pasta bowl, gravy boat and stand, as well as a wine glass set. Shop at Macy’s.

2. Le Creuset Noel Santa Oval Stoneware Serving Platter

Looks like Santa won’t just be on the chimney tonight! Where else could he be? Well he is the face of this gorgeous red serving plate! Serve your veggies and pastas with the Le Creuset Noel Santa Oval Stoneware Serving Platter for a vivacious display of meals cooked with love! This stoneware platter measures 14″L x 11″W and has a non-stick , scratch resistant surface, allowing no pesky stains and scratches when used and washed. Round, ridged edges also allow you to carry the platter without worrying about any food toppling out. Shop at Macy’s.

3. Martha Stewart ‘Sweet Holiday Wishes’ Lasagna Baking Dish

Let your loved ones see a surprise message as they take that last slice of lasagna onto their plate with this ‘Sweet Holiday Wishes’ Lasagna Baking Dish, from the Martha Stewart collection, created exclusively for Macy’s. This lovely pan is two toned,, with a white base and a red top, decorated with candy canes and snowflakes, and the phrase “Sweet holiday wishes” displayed on the bottom of the pan’s interior. Oven and dishwasher safe. Approximate dimensions are: 14.8″W x 8.9″D x 2.7″H. Shop at Macy’s.

4. Godinger Holiday Red Peppermint Tray

Line up your classic childhood Christmas candies and treats with this Holiday Red Peppermint Tray from Godinger. Made from colored non leaded crystal, this transparent candy tray is a giant replica of the crowd favorite red and white candy cane, with the edges adorned with twisted glass designed to look like candy wrapper. The product measures 9.5″ L X 4.25″ W X 1.35″ Ht and is frequently bought with the Godinger Bow Present Box. Available at Macy’s.

5.  Martha Stewart Gingerbread Cookie Set

Missing the smell of ginger, honey, cinnamon, pumpkin spice and biscuits? Time to get baking this holiday season! Check out this Gingerbread Cookie Set from the Martha Stewart Collection, created exclusively for Macy’s. The set comes with a cookie turner and a cookie cutter, made from nylon, silicone and stainless steel. This whimsical pair is definitely a must have if you want to create a whole new variety of the traditional holiday gingerbread cookies and explore creative cookie decoration ideas! Shop at Macy’s

Other Amazing Holiday Decor

1. Mackenzie-Childs Jolly Holiday Bottle Brush Wreath

If you are considering trying out the checkered motif for this coming holiday season, take a look at  Mackenzie-Childs Jolly Holiday Bottle Brush Wreath. This colorful wreath is made from a combination of glass, styrofoam, plastic, polyester and a bottle brush base, with a miniature Santa right in the middle. On top you can find a green ribbon with a checkered red and white candy cane design trim, and a checkered black and white ribbon with a gold trim. Product measures 9.5″ in diameter and is adorned with various shatterproof ornaments including the traditional red and green Christmas balls as well as black and white balls designed to resemble peppermint candy. Shop at Bloomingdale’s.

2. Mackenzie-Childs Patience Brewster Holiday Carolers Snow Globe

Add to the grandeur of your wonderful holiday scene setup at home with the Mackenzie-Childs Patience Brewster Holiday Carolers Snow Globe. Made from glass and resin, This snow globe features carolers in their holiday outfits, huddled around a Christmas tree, basking under the snow along with a little snowman. In addition, the base of the ornament has a music box themed design, with musical notes along black and white lines, upside down Christmas trees and gold accents. Product dimensions are 6 inches in diameter by 9 inches in height. Shop at Bloomingdale’s.

3. Villeroy & Boch Christmas Toys Memory Musical Santa with Deer Figurine

Get some Christmas tunes playing with this multipurpose decor from Villeroy & Boch. This Christmas Toys Memory Musical Santa with Deer Figurine is made from porcelain, painted with the holiday colors for a vintage look, and enhanced with three dimensional detailing. It also comes with a built-in music box which plays the jingle ” Santa Claus is Coming to Town, and an embedded candle in its own candle holder. Product measures 11.75″L x 9.5″W x 13.75″H. Shop at Bloomingdale’s.

4. Mackenzie-Childs Candy Cottage Nutcracker

Get into the holiday parade with this little guy leading the way! Check out this Candy Cottage Nutcracker from Mackenzie-Childs. This adorable fella is made from quality wood, with each piece specifically and intricately handmade. Multicolored and dressed in hues of green, red and checkered black and white, with a triple layered hat and a star to top it off,  as well as a green and gold base with peppermint candy decorations, this nutcracker ornament would definitely be a sure standout! Shop at Bloomingdale’s.

5. Mark Roberts Merry Christmas Fairy Figurine

Give out your holiday greetings with this limited edition Christmas collectible from Mark Roberts. This Merry Christmas Fairy Figurine is made from polyester, resin and paper and features a unique Christmas character dressed with angelic colors of white, red, green, gold and brown. The fairy figurine also holds up a green and gold banner with letters that spell out “Merry Christmas”. Product measures  6.5″L x 5″W x 16.25″H.  A registration card and a certificate of authenticity comes with each purchase. Shop at Bloomingdale’s.

The holidays are fast approaching. Editors at the Teelie Turner network are busy curating the best holiday ideas for entertaining family and loved ones this season. Whether you’re looking to throw a spooky Halloween bash or a luxe Christmas gathering, we’ve got great tips and tricks for you. Don’t forget to sign up for our weekly newsletter so you’re the first to know about amazing deals and discounts from your favorite brands.

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