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POPSUGAR Must Have Box items: Runner / Star Party Picks / Nest Wire Bowl (c/o)

 I am getting so excited for all the dinners coming up – Thanksgiving and Christmas. We host every week for our small group – and by hosting I mean we are in charge of cleaning our home, and setting out the dishes, flatware and drinks.

I figured now would be a good time to update a few things since hosting is a regular occurrence around here.

Dishes + Flatware

I’ve been wanting new holiday plates – but not necessarily holiday specific – I had gold rimmed plates but and though quite pretty, super unrealistic when it came to inability to reheat food in the microwave. You can’t put a plate in a microwave? That’s like wearing a swimsuit you can’t get wet!

Pretty is great, but pretty and practical always wins in my book – so, these New Norm dinner plates – in smoke, was such a timeless style I’ve been wanting and it checks out for the microwave – like all plates should.

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I love how they set in one another, saving space. I also wanted a color other than white because I think it can add more personality, and I also already have white dishes – these are hand-painted! Burke Decor carries outdoor furniture to bathroom accessories, every type of decor for your space.

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I found these wood utensils at a boutique in Costa Mesa. I threw away the packaging but here are some comparative ones here and here.

Fresh florals

Since I feel like I’ve neglected Thanksgiving, here’s an idea for a hostess gift – send it to your hostess before your arrival – also works great when you meet parents of who you’re dating for the  first time (I was pretty smooth as a girlfriend when I was young *wink*).

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Or, send it to yourself for instant decor that you can enjoy and not have to find storage space for next year. Florals are just genius, these from ProFlowers. I cut them unevenly on purpose to give it a more romantic look – you should try it when you get a bundle of flowers let the fillers be long and droop for personality.

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Additional touches

I think the small touches are often neglected and shouldn’t! This includes the cute accents of picks, a seasonal runner, new bowl – that can double for fruit, bread or decor.

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POPSUGAR sent me the November Must Have box which is what I look forward to every month – for a girl who loves fashion and hosting, and well, blogging. I can use these things for styling my shots and hosting, wearing a trend or decorating my home. If you often showcase lifestyle or just love life and style products (I’m guessing you do since you’re here), you should definitely check out the Must Have Box and use code: SHOP5 for $5 of your first box.