3 Ways to Set a Beautiful Holiday Table

Our friends at Kitchen Stories  came up with three unique ways to set a beautiful holiday table (using some of our favorite Villeroy & Boch dinnerware!). Check it out and be inspired to set gorgeous holiday tablescapes of your own:

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Create the Perfect Cold Weather Soup Buffet

By Guest Blogger Amanda Saiontz Gluck

Soup Passion Soup Bowls

I have been brainstorming some unique dinner buffet displays for my upcoming Fall and Holiday soirees for a while now, so when I was introduced to Villeroy & Boch’s Soup Passion Collection I knew I had found the perfect concept! Who doesn’t love a warm soup in the Fall? And with a few special touches, like unique bowls and specialty noodles, I knew the wow factor would be on point! Villeroy & Boch’s soup collection in particular, is incredibly elegant and sleek {I just love the white porcelain!}, while the functionality is totally nouveau! Take my favorite item, the small soup passion bowl which is actually two small bowls connected at the center, allowing you to serve a bowl of soup on one side and then place crackers or bread for dipping on thVilleroy & Boch Soup Passione other! Read on for how I styled my bar as well as my soup go-to’s this season!

To create my soup bar display, I lined my collection of bowls down my buffet table in my dining room. To create a Fall vibe I suspended an autumn wreath over my mirror, placed two large white faux pumpkins on one end of the buffet, and a long glass vase full of pumpkins and pinecones on the other end. I swapped classic white candles for ones with a texture of natural birch. And for flowers I filled a Villeroy & Boch white Numa vase with Kale Brassica!

For my soups, I have two new recipes I need to share. The first is a healthy butternut squash soup from my friend BeWellwithArielle.com – a tad sweet because of the syrup and almond milk rather than cream! Find the recipe on this health guru’s website here. I placed this soup in asia bowls which come with a small tray that I filled with crackers and sprigs of rosemary for color! Then my classic vegetable soup was a hit because I served it with festive Fall Leaf noodles; a crowd pleaser for adults and kids! {Note: these noodles are just as great with pasta sauce!} The Villeroy & Boch tureen, which holds up to four bowls of soup and has a lid, is the perfect place to store soup while guests decide which route to choose!

I hope this inspires a new selection of foods and tools to utilize at your next dinner party.

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The American Amanda Saiontz Gluck is an internationally successful blogger. Creator of the blog FashionableHostess.com, Amanda is a Decor Expert, Party Stylist, and Lifestyle Blogger followed by 30,000 fans per month on her website and 91,000 on her on Instagram. Amanda is a contributor to Style Me Pretty, Martha Stewart, and the AOL LifeStyle Collective. Recent press includes Elle Decor, House Beautiful, Bridal Guide, and Martha Stewart Weddings. She is known well among the world of bloggers; but has a special relationship to the brand of Villeroy & Boch through her participation in the Festive Table Styles Around the World campaign and continued collaborations on her Blog featuring our brand.

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Give Your Holiday Table a Fresh Look with Casale Blue

Article By Stephen Milioti
Villeroy & Boch Casale Blu

“The holidays hold so much meaning for so many people,” says Isabelle von Boch. “But beyond that, the holiday season — especially Thanksgiving — has become one of those rare times when entire families sit around a table for an extended period of time to enjoy a meal.”

Because it’s a rare moment for people to slow down, set their phones aside (hopefully) and enjoy time together, the table has to be memorable. And this year, Villeroy & Boch has reimagined the holiday table’s traditional aesthetic in a cooler set of hues. “It’ll make you look at the holidays in a different way, with fresh eyes,” says von Boch, the company’s brand ambassador and an eighth-generation member of its founding family.

Enter Casale Blu

Casale BlueEnter Casale Blu: defined by saturated-yet-subtle blue tones, it evokes the graphic decorative style of traditional Italian ceramics (specifically, those practiced in the Umbrian town of Deruta since the 12th century). But, as with so many Villeroy & Boch lines, this style, while historically relevant, is made contemporary enough to fit perfectly into any table or décor style. And we’d like to present it as the basis for not only the Thanksgiving table this year, but the rest of the festive season, including Christmas or Hanukkah.

“I’m always fond of formalizing the casual, and casualizing the formal,” says von Boch. And, ironically, Casale Blu will do both for the holiday table: Its bowls and plates, with their eye-catching color and graphic details, add European flair to any space you grace them with.

When it comes to setting your table with Casale Blu, von Boch’s advice, as always, is to mix and match within the collection. And this collection makes that very easy (and fun) to do. The primary blue color is peppered with accents of yellow or green in four distinct patterns. Mix plates, bowls, cups, and more in different patterns, even within settings, and you’ll evoke the Italian way of life — aesthetically beautiful yet effortlessly laid-back.

Into this “perfectly mismatched” look, add some bold blue or green glass accents (like the Verso vase, in the bold “Caribbean Sea” color). Beyond that, von Boch recommends introducing natural elements into the mix, for a richly textured, undeniably autumnal look and feel. Woven jute or sisal placemats, wooden serving bowls and utensils (like an acacia plate or salad servers from the Artesano Original line), and even stone accents will bring nature in, adding a relaxed tone to this inspired, global look. The result: a setting in which you’ll want to linger for hours, making memories — and setting some new holiday traditions.