Mottahedeh’s Duke of Gloucester china, a perennial favorite, lays the foundation for a tableau that trades traditional holiday hues and motifs for a mix of gilded finery and radiant ripe fruits. Pair the dinnerware with a gold-rimmed plate and a crystal clear charger etched with an artful lattice border, anchoring each setting with a gilt place mat. Heirloom silver goblets and flatware top off the scene.
On sideboards and additional surfaces, fashion vignettes that bring the beauty of the tabletop full circle. A towering bouquet of white snapdragons presides over a treasured tea service and cup-and-saucer sets festooned with berries and other bounty.