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A Place at the Table

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Welcome your loved ones to the table with place settings that reflect the warmth and style of the Southwest — whatever the occasion

Photography by Kate LeSueur, styling by Ann Edgerton

If You’re Hosting a … Weekend Fiesta

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Mix bright colors with natural wood pieces for a laid-back, I’ll-have-another-margarita-please vibe.

Get the look: Wood platter, $30; nesting bowls, $70/pair; pitcher, $120; all available at Spartan, Austin. Silverware, $115/five-piece set, available at Breed & Co., Austin. Wood riser, $30; corkscrew, $48; glass with wicker cozy, $115/set of six; all available at Wendow, Austin. Striped table linen, $54; embroidered coaster, $62; both available at JM Drygoods, Austin. Wine glasses, available at By George South Congress, Austin, $45. Place setting box, Jan Barboglio, stylists’ own.

If You’re Hosting a … Tapas and Wine Happy Hour

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Deep blue paired with white and gold is perfectly classic, while pops of tie-dye keep it interesting.

Get the look: Large plate, X plate and bowl, $32-$38; available at Logan Wannamaker, Taos. Water glass, spoon rest, and brass fork and spoon, $12-$135; all available at Spartan, Austin. Stone bowl, $115; available at Wendow, Austin. Bread plate, $5; available at Crate & Barrel. Cutting board and wine glass, $42-$150; available at Saint Cloud, Houston. Cheese knife, $23; available at Breed & Co. Butter knife, vintage. Salt cellar, $48; available at By George South Congress, Austin. Linen square, $24; available at JM Drygoods. Serving spoon, $30, set of two; available at Sur La Table.

If You’re Hosting a … Sunday Brunch

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Bring the outside in with greens and earth-tones, plus a few well-placed pieces of foliage.

Get the look: Charger and plates, $38-$265; pitcher, $47; teacup, $85; wine glass, $35; all available at Breed & Co., Austin. Small gray glasses, $7; marble flower, $50; table linen, $28; linen napkin, $30; salt cellar, $10; all available at Wildflower Organics, Austin. Sterling silver compote, $160; olive forks and spoon, $130-$200; glass creamer, $135; all available at Wendow, Austin. Christofle fork and spoon, $107, available at Bering’s, Houston. Laguiole steak knife, $49.95/set of six, available at Crate & Barrel.

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