Easy Ways to Update Your Table with Every Season

Changing your tablescape often is a great way to bring seasonality to your home and keep your décor scheme fresh throughout the entire year. With these three easy steps, you can transform your table’s look for every occasion.

Villeroy & Boch tablescape

1. Create a Versatile Base

First, you must create a versatile base. All-white dinnerware is the perfect solution for a hostess who constantly wants to change her table’s appearance. White dinnerware will never go out of style and you will be able to transform its look with other china patterns or by simply swapping in accessories. This versatile dinnerware can be dressed up or down to fit the theme of any dinner party, from casual to formal.

 

2. Layer in Decor

Salad Plates from Villeroy & BochNext, add a few accent pieces. Layering in decorated salad plates and bowls will add a special look to your table whether you are mixing it up from season to season or even meal to meal. Start to collect salad plates and bowls (whether they be pasta, cereal or rim soup bowls) in patterns that speak to you. If you love a classic pattern, grab six salad plates in that décor for an easy elegant dinnertime swap. If you come across a country-chic pattern that makes you feel at home, grab a few bowls with that décor. Simply layering these items atop your white dinner plates will transform your table’s look instantly.

 

3. Accessorize

Finally, accessorize away! Linens, textiles, crystal and silver will add new life to your table time and again. For the spring, opt for pastel linens and blooming flowers in glass vases. In the summer, mix in blues and beach-themed centerpiece items such as seashells. In the fall, start to mix in warmer colors and natural elements. In the winter, capture the elegance of the season with crystal candle holders and silver accent pieces.

 

With these effortless steps, you can bring your dining table from season to season, mood to mood, and into holidays with ease. You’ll keep your guests guessing and will never grow tired of your table’s look!

 

5 Mimosa Recipes to Try at Your Next Brunch

As the weather gets warmer and warmer, brunching gets better and better. When it is your turn to host, kick it up a notch by adding an exciting new spin on a brunch staple, the mimosa. For your complete enjoyment, we have gathered our favorite elevated mimosa ideas below- and they are all extremely simple to make. Cheers!

Mimosa Glasses

Unique Mimosa Recipes

 

Blushing Mimosa

This mimosa is a tropical vacation for your taste buds. Enjoy!

  1. Fill each glass ¾ the way with champagne
  2. Add 2 parts orange juice
  3. Add one part pineapple juice
  4. Add a splash of grenadine

 

Grapefruit Mimosa

Simply substituting orange juice in a classic mimosa gives it a truly enjoyable tropical twist!

  1. Fill each champagne glass ¾ the way with champagne
  2. Top off with fresh-squeezed grapefruit juice

 

Mimosa Punch

This delightful spin on a classic mimosa is a nostalgic nod to childhood parties and non-alcoholic punch  bowls. We are liking the adult version even better!

  1. Add one small scoop of orange sherbet to each glass
  2. Pour champagne over the sherbet
  3. Garnish with an orange slice

 

Mimosa Margarita

This mimosa will really get the fiesta started! You can even serve this is a margarita glass for an authentic feel.

  1. Dip each glass rim in water, then in salt
  2. Fill the glass half way with champagne
  3. Add orange juice nearly to the top of the glass, but leave a bit of room
  4. Top with a small dash of tequila
  5. Garnish with an orange slice

 

Blended Mimosa

We love the blended mimosa because it is a wonderful refreshment in the summertime and it can take on any flavor!

  1. Combine frozen strawberries, raspberries, cranberries (or any other frozen fruit your desire) in a blender with orange juice
  2. Blend to the perfect consistency
  3. Pour the mixture into your glasses and top with chilled champagne

 

We would love to hear how you enjoyed these five fun and unique mimosa recipes. Tag us on Instagram @VilleroyBochUSA with your beautiful beverage creations! And remember, always serve in style with the perfect glass.

How to Go Green in the Kitchen

Going Green in the Kitchen

In the spirit of Earth Day this Friday, we think now is the perfect time to evaluate how we all can do our part to be conscious of our impact on this beautiful world we call home. To help you on your quest to incorporate eco-friendly habits in the kitchen, we have gathered five easy ways that you can go green in the kitchen today.

Skip the paper, and the plastic

Opt for reusable dinnerware and flatware rather than paper plates and plastic utensils. Bring your own reusable bags to the grocery store. Use dish rags instead of paper towels. All of these small steps will drastically cut back on the waste you create in the kitchen.

Filter your water

Similar to the last tip, investing in a water filter will reduce waste by eliminating the use of plastic water bottles. This also has an added bonus of saving you money. Plus, it allows you the freedom to store a water pitcher in your refrigerator, which you can add lemons, mint leaves, basil or cucumbers to for tremendously tasty hydration.

Use Your Dishwasher

You may not believe this, but running a full dishwasher actually saves more water when compared to washing dishes by hand. That’s good news for all of us!

Buy Quality

An initial investment in high-quality pots, pans, cutlery and dinnerware may cost you a bit more originally, but it will save you money in the long run because you will not have to replace these items down the road. This in turn is eco-friendly, as it will save on waste and also on the resources needed to create these products, package them and ship them.

Eat Sustainably

Buy locally grown produce and sourced foods. If possible, you can even plant yourself an herb garden or vegetable patch for fabulously green eating!