Effortless Entertaining with Vietri

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When it comes to designing tabletops for dinner parties I tend to go in one of two routes – casual or elegant. One thing that I strive to do with each is to make sure that it is effortless. No one wants to be a stressed out hostess. This fall I’ve made it a point to fully embrace doing more casual tabletops that have a few key details that guests notice and want to use themselves when hosting dinner parties this fall.

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To kick off the entertaining season I thought I’d share a few tips to making your next dinner party go off without a hitch.

1.) Pick a palette thats seasonal – whether it’s neutral (like this tabletop) or something colorful.

2.) Once you’ve figured out your color palette decide which dinnerware you want to use. I wanted to add plates that had rustic edges to them, Vietri is a great source for beautiful dinnerware.

3.) Add pattern with napkins.

4.) Seasonal touches – I decided that little white pumpkins would be the perfect way to embrace the fall season. Then guests can take them home as a parting gift.

5.) Layers are key, by adding branches down the center of the table adds that extra details that finishes off the entire look. Here I used magnolia branches, but you can use anything – olive branches, eucalyptus, see what your local flower shop or grocery store has in stock.

6.) Lastly, and this might be the most important tip – set everything up the night before. It’ll be one last thing to think about the day of and then you can focus on everything else you have to do. Plus, it always gets me excited to see my guests when it is already set.

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Wondering how you can get this same look – pop over to Vietri for these essential items. I hope that this has inspired you for when you host your next dinner party.

Fall Entertaining with Vietri | Sacramento Street

1.) Lastra Grey Salad Plate | 2.) Optical Clear Champagne Glass | 3.) Lastra White Dinner Plate | 4.) Grey Medallion Accent Napkin | 5.) Aladdin White Antique Five-Piece Place Setting

This post is a partnership with Vietri. All opinions are my own. Thanks for supporting sponsored posts that keep Sacramento Street doors open.

Photos by Ashley Batz for Sacramento Street

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  1. Patricia

    Such a beautiful table, Caitlin! I haven’t been entertaining much lately, but this really inspires me to plan a dinner party 🙂


  2. Annie

    I have those plates! Definitely going to have to copy some of this for my next party.

  3. Julie

    Love this – subtle beauty – those magnolia branches made the table!

  4. Molly {Dreams in HD}

    oh my gosh what stunning dinnerware!
    thank you for introducing us to vietri, definitely going to be checking them out.

  5. Kira


    What a beautiful set up. I love and admire the fact that you kept seasonal neutral. The layers are perfect and the flowers are so soft and pretty. You nailed casual and elegant, if you ask me! Am excited to check out Vietri! Thanks for sharing.


  6. Agoprime

    nice photos!

  7. Sharon

    Hi Caitlin,
    beautiful table, can you tell me where can i get that runner?

    1. Caitlin

      Hi Sharon, thanks! I bought this linen at a fabric shop. It works with so many different looks. I highly recommend going to a local fabric shop.

      1. Sharon

        Thank you!

  8. Sarah Derrig

    One of my favourite things to do when entertaining is the dressing of the table before the guests arrive. I tend to use a neutral palette when it comes to plates & cutlery and then change it up with different table clothes and napkins to suit the mood of the evening I want.

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