Employ a mix-and-match philosophy, combining plates and glasses of different hues and sizes in one place setting. Try a colorful charger in lieu of a place mat, and use a vintage cocktail fork to hold a handwritten place card.
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Place setting: SL Dinnerware Set; Dinner Plate in Blue (BD395) and Salad/Dessert Plate (BD391) in Green, both in sets of four, from the Southern Living Collection through Ballard Designs; ballarddesigns.com.