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Let’s talk tablescapes again with Missie Crawford. Today, Missie shows us how to take our traditional china and mix in a few modern touches to give it some new pizzazz. (And here’s a bonus: if you’re thinking ahead to your New Year’s table, some of these ideas today might just be the ticket for your end-of-holiday-season entertaining!)

Don’t be afraid to mix your traditional china with more modern accents!

Here Missie takes her own china, my china, some traditional goblets and mixes in some gold flatware, modern linens and glassware, along with white floral arrangements on a silver tray.


A white flower arrangement works with any table setting.


Add in some modern napkins.


Place flowers on a silver tray to elevate the elegance.

Instead of using just one vase of flowers, Missie grouped together several smaller glass containers with flowers and greenery of differing heights to add visual interest.

The bar area is inviting.

Missie set up a bar to allow mingling guests to serve themselves before dinner.


On table:
Purple plastic tumblers on table: Table Matters
Gold flatware: Mulberry Heights
Placemats and napkins: Table Matters
Napkin rings: Pier One
Crystal Wine glasses on table St. Louis: Brombergs
On bar:
Green plastic goblets: Table Matters
Black twist glasses: Table Matters
Silver tray: stylist’s own
Clear plastic pitcher: Table Matters

For more amazing tablescapes by Missie, see our previous posts Burlap & Bittersweet and Mercury Glass and Vintage.


With over 20 years of experience in the world of styling interiors, fashion, beauty, food and entertaining, Missie Crawford has worked for J. Crew, Cindy Crawford, Southern Progress and Oxmoor House, just to name a few.  To learn more about all the ways Missie can make your life easier when it comes to party planning, organizing, location scouting and just about anything else you could possibly need help with, visit her website:


Thank you for sharing yet another beautiful tablescape, Missie!

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