íTis The Season

Tips and tricks for dressing your home for the holidays and entertaining your nearest and dearest.


Above: Alicia Adams alpaca throw (used as a tablecloth), Past Basket; napkins and Juliska placemats, dinner and salad plates and stemless wine glasses, The Home Market; flatware and one-of-a-kind votives, Inspired; salt and pepper shakers, stylist’s own

Left (Appetizers, clockwise from top left): Fresh floral pieces, Pocket & Posey; large wooden serving board, Inspired; bread, fruit and jarred condiments, Onesto; hors d’oeuvres (prosciutto and blue cheese flatbread, Brie cheese and cranberry phyllo bites, and risotto bites), Shully’s Cuisine and Events; antipasto assortment, Onesto; vintage appetizer plates, Curated Home Décor; Simon Pearce Barre slate serving platter, Past Basket; vintage votive holders, Curated Home Décor; gold lantern and dual candle holders in background, Inspired. Beverage service details, following page.

Above: Serving jars and revolving wooden condiment tray courtesy of Onesto.


Left: Wooden tray, glassware, gold muddlers and bottle opener, Inspired; gold drink shaker and tea light holders, Curated Home Decor; liquor bottles, Discount Liquor Inc.; ferns and red beaded branches, stylist’s own

Above (Dessert and cheese area, clockwise from top left): Marble and glass serving piece, Curated Home Decor; chocolates, toffee and caramels, Sweet P’s Pantry; vintage dessert plates, Curated Home Decor; coasters, Inspired; Juliska champagne flutes and hurricane, The Home Market; Champagne bottle, Discount Liquor Inc.; tablecloth (used as a runner) and Stinson Studios wooden serving piece, Past Basket; red beaded branches, stylist’s own; gold faux antler, Inspired; cocktail napkins, stylist’s own; Simon Pearce marble serving plate, Past Basket; cheese knife, Inspired; artisan cheeses (from left to right: Cahill’s cheddar with porter, Roelli red rock, Marieke Foenegreek gouda), Larry’s Market; petite desserts, Shully’s Cuisine and Events

Thank you to Tanya Thorson and family for the use of their home, and to all the local businesses that contributed products.

Curated Home Decor, curatedhomedecor.com
Discount Liquor Inc., discountliquorinc.com
The Home Market, shophomemarket.com
Inspired, inspiredmke.com
Larry’s Market, larrysmarket.com
Onesto, hospitalitydemocracy.com/onesto
Past Basket, pastbasketmilwaukee.com
Pocket & Posey, pocketandposey.com
Shully’s Cuisine and Events, shullyscuisine.com
Sweet P’s Pantry, sweetpspantry.com