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The Art of Entertaining at Home

Goodbye backyard BBQ’s; hello holiday parties! Whether you’re hosting the entire family at Thanksgiving, having friends over for an ornament exchange, or planning a swanky cocktail soirée, you want everything to be perfect. A beautifully set table, aromatic candles, festive decorations, and appropriate barware will ensure that every special occasion will make a great impression. And let’s not forget the perfect outfit and accessories!

Happy hosting!

 Thymes frasier fir candle, $32; assorted candles, $6–$60;  Homewood Nursery & Garden Center  10809 Honeycutt Rd; homewoodnursery.com

Thymes frasier fir candle, $32; assorted candles, $6–$60; Homewood Nursery & Garden Center 10809 Honeycutt Rd; homewoodnursery.com

 Caspari gold marble napkins, $4.99–$6.99; Autumn cloth table napkins $7.99 each; Napa garden sparkle bead napkin rings, $5.99 each; Sullivan’s gold candleholders, $39.99–$49.99; LED candles, $29.99;  Lloyd & Lady Boutiques  8847 Six Forks Rd; lloydandladync.com

Caspari gold marble napkins, $4.99–$6.99; Autumn cloth table napkins $7.99 each; Napa garden sparkle bead napkin rings, $5.99 each; Sullivan’s gold candleholders, $39.99–$49.99; LED candles, $29.99; Lloyd & Lady Boutiques 8847 Six Forks Rd; lloydandladync.com

 Currey & Co Maximus rectangular chandelier, $1,870;  furnish  8724 Glenwood Ave; furnishnc.com

Currey & Co Maximus rectangular chandelier, $1,870; furnish 8724 Glenwood Ave; furnishnc.com

 ‘Bar’ Marquee, $225; Bar cart, $995; Crystal decanter, $18; Set of 5 glasses, $16; Chalkboard, $16; Wood Tray, $42;  revival antiques  1505 Capital Blvd #14; revival-antiques.com

‘Bar’ Marquee, $225; Bar cart, $995; Crystal decanter, $18; Set of 5 glasses, $16; Chalkboard, $16; Wood Tray, $42; revival antiques 1505 Capital Blvd #14; revival-antiques.com

 Custom wood plantation shutters, prices vary;  Southern Accent Shutters & Blinds ; 5684 Wilsons Mills Rd, Clayton, NC 27520; SouthernAccentShutters.com; 919.934.4050 (photo by joe reale)

Custom wood plantation shutters, prices vary; Southern Accent Shutters & Blinds; 5684 Wilsons Mills Rd, Clayton, NC 27520; SouthernAccentShutters.com; 919.934.4050 (photo by joe reale)

 Costa Nova soup bowl, $21.85; Costa Nova pasta plate, $36.80; Costa Nova chargers, $59.80 each; Costa Nova chalkboard w/ easel, $2.74;  steven shell living ; 2030 Clark Ave; stevenshellliving.com

Costa Nova soup bowl, $21.85; Costa Nova pasta plate, $36.80; Costa Nova chargers, $59.80 each; Costa Nova chalkboard w/ easel, $2.74; steven shell living; 2030 Clark Ave; stevenshellliving.com

 Ottoman (09) in P/K Lifestyles Belgian linen fabric, $450; Chair (450) in P/K Lifestyles Belgian linen fabric, $950;  dexter furniture  8411 Glenwood Ave #101; dexterfurniture.com

Ottoman (09) in P/K Lifestyles Belgian linen fabric, $450; Chair (450) in P/K Lifestyles Belgian linen fabric, $950; dexter furniture 8411 Glenwood Ave #101; dexterfurniture.com