Entertaining Essentials

Entertaining season is upon us! Before you know it, you’ll be opening up your home for guests  to celebrate Easter, Mother’s Day, graduations, Father’s Day, baby showers, and wedding showers. Whether your style is formal dining or casual entertaining, Cottage Grove has everything you need to be the host with the most!

Let’s start with dining rooms. Whether you have a separate room in your home or its open to all spaces, this room can occasionally get neglected. Now is the time to finish and complete the decor.

Dining Chairs and Tables

You can never have enough dining chairs. Whether you need a set for your casual family eating space or a formal dining room, having extra chairs is essential to entertaining crowds. It’s common to pull up those extra chairs on the wall next to your china cabinet; or maybe you wish you had chairs so you could do that! Even if you’re not dining, having a few chairs to pull around for showers and casual get togethers make additional seating easy. A bench can offer the same benefits and break up the monotony of chair after chair.

Classic buffalo check with white…and all 4 have arm rests! Offered by  Cottage Grove Vintage Market .

Classic buffalo check with white…and all 4 have arm rests! Offered by Cottage Grove Vintage Market.

Cane back chairs with blue and white fabric from   Cottage Grove Vintage Market  .

Cane back chairs with blue and white fabric from Cottage Grove Vintage Market.

This classic chair can work with all traditional styles.   Cottage Grove Vintage Market

This classic chair can work with all traditional styles. Cottage Grove Vintage Market

A dotted fabric updates this classic indigo bench.   Cottage Grove Vintage Market  .

A dotted fabric updates this classic indigo bench. Cottage Grove Vintage Market.

Mid-century modern vibes from this table and chair combo.   Cottage Grove Vintage Market

Mid-century modern vibes from this table and chair combo. Cottage Grove Vintage Market

Fresh sea salt with crisp green.   Cottage Grove Vintage Market

Fresh sea salt with crisp green. Cottage Grove Vintage Market

A rare find—the modern tulip chair.  Hill & Grey

A rare find—the modern tulip chair. Hill & Grey

And if you’re in the market for a dining table, many of these chairs have the coordinating table available, too.

Furniture Pieces

Break up all the wood tones of matching table and chairs with a pop of this coral buffet.

This china cabinet is the perfect petite size for small spaces. Just enough open shelves to display your beautiful plates and functional storage below.

Moving right along to the accessories. These smaller items add personality to the party!

Extra China and Plates

Use your china! Just because something is labeled “formal,” doesn’t mean you can’t use it! Perhaps, you don’t have enough in a particular pattern. We have an assortment of plates to help you mix and match and coordinate. Why not serve salad or dessert on a different plate? Something fun to add to the mix! Or if you’re casually entertaining, small plates stacked beside a buffet are always helpful!

Having an assortment of small plates is always a good idea—perfect for salad, dessert, biscuits, etc.  Hill & Gray

Having an assortment of small plates is always a good idea—perfect for salad, dessert, biscuits, etc. Hill & Gray

These egg plates are perfect for Easter!   Four Corner Finds

These egg plates are perfect for Easter! Four Corner Finds

Every one needs a set of crisp white plates and the scallop detail and shape make these unique!   Cherry Rumba

Every one needs a set of crisp white plates and the scallop detail and shape make these unique! Cherry Rumba

Hip at Grove   has a plethora of vintage china to set any table style you could want!

Hip at Grove has a plethora of vintage china to set any table style you could want!

Serve beautiful salads in rustic, wooden bowls.   Syd & Lou

Serve beautiful salads in rustic, wooden bowls. Syd & Lou

Gorgeous Glassware

Nothing says amateur like disposable, red, plastic cups. And if you’re hosting your grandmother, please, don’t go the one-time-use route. We’ve got any type of glassware you need! It doesn’t necessarily need to be glamorous, but coordinating glasses take your party to the next level--whether that’s setting a table to match your china or arranging a beverage area for guests to serve themselves.

Set a rainbow of a tablescape with these vintage glasses.   Crazy Daisy Finds

Set a rainbow of a tablescape with these vintage glasses. Crazy Daisy Finds

All that’s missing is the sweet tea and the front porch and we bet you have those covered.    Four Corner Finds

All that’s missing is the sweet tea and the front porch and we bet you have those covered. Four Corner Finds

Hand painted!  King’s Classics

Hand painted! King’s Classics

Pro tip: chill these in the fridge (or freezer on hot summer days) and it’s the perfect way to keep that sangria at optimum temperature.  VBC

Pro tip: chill these in the fridge (or freezer on hot summer days) and it’s the perfect way to keep that sangria at optimum temperature. VBC

These pastel sweetly scream spring!   Vintage Curations

These pastel sweetly scream spring! Vintage Curations

The glamorous way to sip champagne.   Upstated Vintage

The glamorous way to sip champagne. Upstated Vintage

This can create a beautiful blue and white coffee/tea bar.   Upstated Vintage

This can create a beautiful blue and white coffee/tea bar. Upstated Vintage

You can’t go wrong with classic, clear glass and the modern shape adds interest.  Hill & Gray

You can’t go wrong with classic, clear glass and the modern shape adds interest. Hill & Gray

Cobalt blue to go with all the blue and white dinnerware.   Fox Hill Vintage

Cobalt blue to go with all the blue and white dinnerware. Fox Hill Vintage

Flatware and Servingware

How many times have you had friends bring a dish to share and they forgot the servingware? It’s practical to have additional pieces available for such dire times! There’s nothing worse than trying to serve the macaroni and cheese with a basic tablespoon….guests will be grateful for a larger spoon to scoop up a proper helping of everyone’s favorite side dish.

Mother of Pearl handles!   Fox Hill Vintage

Mother of Pearl handles! Fox Hill Vintage

A beautiful way to serve a salad.   Syd & Lou

A beautiful way to serve a salad. Syd & Lou

Bamboo is everywhere and this set is very versatile! It’s perfect for outdoor entertaining and can add a chinoiserie touch to your formal settings.    Cottage Grove Vintage Market

Bamboo is everywhere and this set is very versatile! It’s perfect for outdoor entertaining and can add a chinoiserie touch to your formal settings. Cottage Grove Vintage Market

Centerpieces and Accents

Florals are a beautiful touch for table centerpieces or on a buffet, but let’s think outside the box!

How gorgeous are these large brass candlesticks! They add height and drama, but still able to see around them on the table.   Cottage Grove Vintage Market

How gorgeous are these large brass candlesticks! They add height and drama, but still able to see around them on the table. Cottage Grove Vintage Market

How fun is this green glass candelabra for votives? It could also make a great way to display flowers; or even dessert--how about cupcakes on each pedestal?!    Grey Street Market

How fun is this green glass candelabra for votives? It could also make a great way to display flowers; or even dessert--how about cupcakes on each pedestal?! Grey Street Market

Finishing Touches

Once you’ve got all the necessities taken care of, the finishing touches of napkin rings, coasters, and salt and pepper shakers will make your table fit for entertaining Martha Stewart--a little extra goes a long way!

These bird print coasters make a gorgeous addition to your formal table.  VBC

These bird print coasters make a gorgeous addition to your formal table. VBC

All the spring and summer colors in rose medallion.   Upstated Vintage

All the spring and summer colors in rose medallion. Upstated Vintage

Napkin rings are better than folding a napkin—just a small touch that makes a statement.   Fox Hill Vintage

Napkin rings are better than folding a napkin—just a small touch that makes a statement. Fox Hill Vintage

If you’re hosting a crowd, you’ll be grateful for salt and pepper shakers at either end of the table or on multiple tables.   Upstated Vintage

If you’re hosting a crowd, you’ll be grateful for salt and pepper shakers at either end of the table or on multiple tables. Upstated Vintage

Salt and pepper cellars for individual place settings—your grandmother will be so impressed.   Upstated Vintage

Salt and pepper cellars for individual place settings—your grandmother will be so impressed. Upstated Vintage

Traditional glass and silver coasters pair well with your crystal and silver at home.   Upstated Vintage

Traditional glass and silver coasters pair well with your crystal and silver at home. Upstated Vintage

Are you even a southern host if you don’t own a deviled egg tray?   Cape Cameron Exchange

Are you even a southern host if you don’t own a deviled egg tray? Cape Cameron Exchange

Whether you’re starting from scratch with dining room furniture or need some small items to complete your entertaining aesthetic, Cottage Grove Vintage Market has all the essentials for your hosting demands.