Registry Essentials for a Gorgeous Tabletop

Dine in style with these key pieces for brunches, dinner parties and everything in between.
by Suzanne D'Amato
table setting with flowers, dishes and cheese plate
photo by The Jewels of New York

Registering for tableware can feel a little daunting—If you’ve been using hand-me-down plates and logo mugs since college, how do you wrap your head around the concept of a grown-up table? It’s easier than you think! Start with simple, neutral dinnerware: One solid set (we like ultra-versatile gray) and one coordinating patterned set will give you ample room to mix, match and experiment. Then work in texture via glasses, napkins and flatware in complementary tones: Polished glass, nubby linen and shiny silver all add depth and richness. These must-haves from Macy’s will help set your table for brunches, dinner parties, holiday feasts and the many everyday meals you’ll share with family and friends in the years to come. Below, check out two different table styles we love.  

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