Five Festive Tablescapes with Fortessa

The holidays may be over, but we’re keeping the celebratory spirit alive with five festive tablescapes for you to try at home! Check out our simple tips to make your table stand out, and get the look with table settings from Fortessa — with their dinnerware and silverware lines now debuting at Williams-Sonoma!

Styling: Jesse Tombs of Alison Events.  Photography by Christina McNeill.


Nautical Tablescape

To add a touch of soft femininity to a nautical-inspired spread, pull in a potted plant. Fresh fruit is an inexpensive way to add color and seasonal flair to your table!

Christina McNeill, Alison Events | Snippet & Ink


Nautical inspired tablescape: Fortessa’s Bone China Taura Gold Banded Plates // Fortessa’s Arezzo Brushed Gold Silverware // Schott Zwiesel Tritan Distil Grey Skye // Williams-Sonoma Washed Linen Napkin // Menu, Oar Place Card: Yonder Design // Linen: Ralph Lauren Home Collection // Potted Plant: Whole Foods


Desert Tablescape

This tablescape is both rustic and elegant. For texture, consider a unique tabletop or linen, pair it with a few potted cacti and bold napkin! Fortessa’s tableware, silverware and glassware add an element of understated elegance.


Christina McNeill, Alison Events | Snippet & Ink


Desert inspired tablescape: Fortessa’s Coupe Plates // Fortessa’s Dragonfly Silverware // Schott Zwiesel Distil Aberdeen Barware // Schott Zwiesel Special Saucer Champagne Coupe // Printed Menu: Yonder Design // Napkin Ring: Williams-Sonoma


Napa Valley Wine Country

Try bunching up your favorite table runner instead of laying it flat…it’s a one-second way to add depth and texture! For the floral centerpiece, we purchased peonies from Whole Foods for a simple single floral centerpiece.


Christina McNeill, Alison Events | Snippet & Ink


Napa Valley & Wine Country inspired tablescape: Bella Vita Provence Plates // Fortessa’s Bistro Flatware // Schott Zwiesel Tritan Stemware // Menu, Place Card: Yonder Design // Peonies: Whole Foods


Spring Farm Table

No vase? No Problem! Simply laying freshly cut florals on a table adds a simple, unfussy and fresh look. Pair it with a favorite table runner (or fold a linen down to size) for a polished finish.


Christina McNeill, Alison Events | Snippet & Ink


Spring farm table inspired tablescape: Fortessa Bone China Purio Plates // Fortessa’s Lucca Faceted Flatware // Schott Zwiesel Tritan Pure Barware


Tropical Tablescape

This tropical-inspired tablescape gets an extra-special touch from a unique candle holder. Don’t be afraid to feature your most unique table accessories. Don’t have any flowers on hand? Incorporate your favorite fruits for a bold look!

Christina McNeill, Alison Events | Snippet & Ink


Tropical inspired tablescape: Fortessa Rim Plates // Fortessa’s Forge Flatware // Schott Zwiesel Tritan Pure Stemware


DON’T FORGET.  Fortessa has an amazing sweepstakes happening right now!  Enter by Jan. 31 — you can win a delicious trip to Sonoma, California! We took the same exact trip this fall and had an absolute blast. Thanks to Alison Events for helping us with these festive table arrangements, and to Christina McNeill for all the lovely photography!



Fortessa and Schott Zwiesel products can be found at Williams-Sonoma stores and online, and at Shop Fortessa. This is a sponsored conversation written by Snippet & Ink on behalf of Fortessa. The opinions and text are all mine. Thank you for supporting the partnerships that we believe in and that help to keep Snippet & Ink running.

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1 comment

  • These are absolutely gorgeous. One of my favorite parts of being a designer is being able to play with many different designs and themes, this post is a great example of how gorgeous different looks can all be. Love it!

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