It’s time to bring out the china, silver, and crystal, and set holiday tables that sparkle and twinkle like the season.

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Five gold rings! Bright gold such as this five piece place setting of J. Seignolles Fil D’Or china, mottahedeh.com.
On Ashley Wiltshire Spotswood’s table, crystal, china and silver sparkle around a small, ethereal arrangement of amaryllis ‘Tarantula,’ anemones, mixed eucalyptus, painted plumosa, and foraged bits in an antique silver piece.
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A bird's-eye view of Alex Hitz's Christmas Eve dinner table set with Royal Crown Derby Kings Imari, Reed & Barton Francis I flatware and a centerpiece of red apples.
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This dining table shows off a masterful grouping of more contemporary elements such as the wooden charger plates and marble cheese board joined by formal china and elegant white linens trimmed or monogrammed in gold from Table Matters, one of the designer Marjorie Johnston's go-to shops. “A lot of people have fine china they never use because it feels so formal, but if you mix it with more rustic pieces, you can create a whole new look. We had metallic elements throughout that tied this table setting together,” says Wendy Barze of JoJo Home.
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Bernardaud Constance dinnerware decorated with acorns, oak leaves, and laurel leaves, brightens a holiday table. Available in rouge (seen here) and green.
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A casual Christmas breakfast gets a lift from monogrammed napkins and cheery holiday thoughts in place card holders. Connecticut designer Carmiña Roth gravitates toward amaryllis during the holidays. “The red amaryllis is one of my favorite choices when decorating for the Christmas season,” she says. Photo by Tria Giovan
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Simple, streamlined Nordic style is served up with pieces from marimekko. Oliva serving platter, $78, marimekko.com