Dining and entertaining call for both casual and formal dinnerware - certain events are ideally suited for casual china while others require your good silver and fine china; it's nice to have a selection to choose from along with plenty of family and friends to share your home with. Everyday dining generally means using stainless steel or similar flatware sets while holidays and more formal affairs merit special silverware - be prepared with a plenty of serving sets and a good supply of table linens.
Placemats are fine for everyday use; dress up your table with tablecloths, table runners and table toppers coupled with chair covers - they help to make it a formal affair. Entertaining is always enhanced with the right beverages served in good quality bar and stemware. Barware can include an ice bucket, corkscrew, cocktail shaker and related bar accessories.