Put a Festive Spin on Audun This Christmas

One of our readers commented on a previous post about the Audun collection, asking for ways to make it festive for Christmas. With help from our brand ambassador and eight-generation founding family member, Isabelle von Boch, we’ve come up with a few ways to bring the Audun collection to your holiday table!

Audun dinnerware with red Verona charger

Using a red charger from our Verona collection, make dinner plates from our Audun Chasse collection and salad plates from our Audun Promenade collection really stand out. Dress the table with a light grey tablecloth and accent this with V&B yellow cocktail napkins. Add in flatware from our Mademoiselle collection and colorful glassware from our Colour Concept collection. Finish this look off with gorgeous lead-free crystal white wine glasses from our Grand Royal collection. For fun table accents, add in a mini deep cherry vase from our Nek collection, as well as a clear Coloured Delight tea light holder with a red candle.

Audun dinnerware with clear Verona charger

Make the Audun Chasse collection pop using a clear charger from our Verona collection to set the stage. Pair this look with a neutral tablecloth and a Chilewich bamboo placemat in “Poppy.” A red cocktail napkin, Mademoiselle flatware set, red Colour Concept tumbler, and La Divina white wine goblet (all from Villeroy & Boch) help to complete the look! For other festive additions, add a red candle to a V&B Helium hurricane lamp or clear tea light holder from our Coloured Delight collection.

Audun dinnerware with silver Verona charger

Outfit your holiday table with a deep grey tablecloth accented with a Chilewich bamboo placemat in “Cranberry.” Next, using a silver charger from our Verona collection, make Audun Ferme dinnerplates and Audun Fleur soup bowls stand out–pairing them with red V&B cocktail napkins and our Mademoiselle flatware. Add in colorful glassware, like the red goblets from our Boston Coloured collection, and finish it off with beautiful crystal & classic wine glasses from our Miss Desiree collection. Keep serving platters clean and simple–we suggest using our Manoir oval serving platter. Dress up the table even further using a V&B candelabra with red candles and a clear Coloured Delight tea light holder with a red candle.

Audun dinnerware with platinum Belissimo charger

Make our Bloomingdales-exclusive Belissimo charger in platinum pop against a red tablecloth. Pair dinner plates from our Audun Chasse collection with appetizer/dessert plates from our Audun Promenade collection and dress them up with green V&B cocktail napkins and flatware from our Mademoiselle collection. Add in green goblets from our Boston Coloured collection and classic champagne flutes from our Allegorie crystal collection. Add in other pieces from our personal Audun collection–like the Audun Ferme oval platter! Complete this cheerful holiday look using a mini vase from our Numa collection in “Juicy Lime” and make it stand out by adding in red roses. Next, place green candles inside a Coloured Delight tea light holder in “berry.”

Warm Up with Hygge Vibes – A Cozy Trend

When temperatures begin to drop and the holiday season rolls in, there’s nothing quite like snuggling up indoors. This is nothing new for the Danes—they’ve been taking part in the practice of hygge for decades. Hygge is the Nordic art of creating a cozy home atmosphere! In fact, it’s defined as “a quality of coziness and comfortable conviviality that engenders a feeling of contentment or well-being.”

Artesano Montagne by Villeroy & Boch

From warm lighting to wonderful smells and good conversation, hygge is all about mastering that warm and fuzzy feeling. Picture it: a crackling fire burning in the fire place, snow falling outside your window, a cup of sweet hot cocoa (topped with a toasted marshmallow, of course!), a fuzzy blanket, a good book, the smell of holiday cookies wafting from the kitchen, and the soundtrack from Irving Berlin’s “White Christmas” on the record player.

Artesano Montagne Brings That Warm Feeling to Your Table

With the Artesano Montagne collection from Villeroy & Boch, you can easily bring some hygge vibes into your home. Artesano Montagne sets the stage for a cozy, cabin-like feeling. The design of the collection is inspired by traditional Scandinavian knitting patterns—featuring the timeless snowflake and little diamond pattern in warm grey and deep red hues on premium white porcelain. Artesano Montagne is both rustic and modern.

Artesano Montagne | Villeroy & Boch

The collection includes a range of plates, mugs, and bowls that are dishwasher- and microwave-safe—and pair perfectly with the grainy acacia wood and cork products from the Artesano Original collection. Accent your table with gorgeous goblets from our Boston Coloured collection (we recommend Smoke and Red) to complete a chic winter chalet look.

Choosing the Right Dinnerware

Having a fine china collection used to be thought of as something you’d use only for special occasions. While it is nice to have designated tableware and serveware for such instances, why not also enjoy the patterns and styles you love to inspire your everyday table? Beautiful dinnerware and crystal can bring a touch of glamour to your daily life that you surely deserve. Think of dinnerware as a little black dress—you can dress it up for formal occasions or dress it down for a more casual look! Whether you’re moving into your first home or apartment or starting your life as a newlywed, you can make selecting a dinnerware collection easy with these tips from Villeroy & Boch!

 

Choosing the Right Dinnerware

There are quite a few things to consider when choosing your dinnerware. It’s more than just picking a pattern that suits your personal style. You have to consider the material that it’s made from as well. Think of it as an investment—something that you’ll use every day, have for years to come, and may even pass down to future generations!

 

The Right Material

Dinnerware can be made from a variety of materials, like stoneware, earthenware, and porcelain. When you hear the words “porcelain,” or “china” the words “fragile” and “delicate” may come to mind, but the reality is that porcelain is actually the strongest and most durable material when it comes to tableware—especially everyday use tableware. If you invest more money up front, you’ll spend less in the long run; settling for a cheaper set means that it will most likely need replacing, and as a result, you’ll be spending more than if you were to invest in a more expensive set from the start.

 

Newlyweds: Choosing a Pattern You & Your Hubby Can Agree On

With so many patterns on the market, how are you supposed to choose just one? It may seem like a daunting task—especially finding a pattern that the both of you can agree on, but Villeroy & Boch makes everything a whole lot easier. Villeroy & Boch offers a variety of dinnerware patterns that incorporate both feminine and masculine designs, with a number of different design elements. You can mix and match patterns, and even come up with an eclectic-looking tablescape using just one V&B collection! The Audun Collection, for example, includes a number of different patterns within it. Audun Ferme features a farm vignette, Audun Chasse features designs depicting the hunt, Audun Fleur features a feminine floral garland around the inner rim, and Audun Promenade features a masculine black and white trellis pattern on the rim. The choices are limitless. Choose from patterned, solid, classic, or modern and get creative!

 

Audun Chasse

The Audun Chasse collection features designs depicting the hunt.
Villeroy & Boch Audun Chasse

Audun Ferme

The Audun Ferme collection features farm vignettes depicting the beautiful French countryside.
Villeroy & Boch Audun Ferme

Audun Fleur

Audun Fleur includes a feminine floral garland around the inner rim.
Villeroy & Boch Audun Fleur

Audun Promenade

The Audun Promenade collection features a masculine black and white trellis pattern on the rim.
Villeroy & Boch Audun Promenade

The choices are limitless. Choose from patterned, solid, classic, or modern and get creative!

 

Why Villeroy & Boch?

Villeroy & Boch offers a variety of dinnerware collections, featuring different patterns and styles—all made from first-rate premium porcelain and premium bone porcelain. Villeroy & Boch plates are created by using a complex manufacturing process that creates top-quality, and a lasting final product. Choosing dinnerware from Villeroy & Boch is a long-term investment, as your collection can be passed down through generations—to your daughters, sons, granddaughters, or grandsons!

The brand has been placing the highest demands on its own products for more than 250 years! Villeroy & Boch continues to place huge importance on traditional craftsmanship; in fact, many of the collections are painted by hand and are individually inspected by the master craftsmen before they leave production.

 

Gone Are the Days of Cracked & Chipped Plates

Anyone who chooses Villeroy & Boch is sure to be impressed with the good edge strength of our shock-resistant premium porcelain and the aesthetic beauty of our fine premium bone porcelain. Whether you’re looking for formal or everyday dinnerware, Villeroy & Boch offers an array of options—from classic patterns to modern styles to whimsical designs!