At the Table with Oscar

I love a beautiful table setting. It elevates your soul and puts you in a happy and excited mood as anticipation builds for a delicious meal. If you have beautiful plates, stemware, flowers and salt and pepper shakers (and good wine and company!) you are bound to enjoy the next few hours. With a pretty table it doesn't much matter how the food is. Oscar de la Renta's home and entertaining pieces are simple, chic, practical.  They are the kind of things I would use over and over again, not just on special occasions.  Here are some of his table settings for inspiration-

These last peony plates are spectacular right?  I admit I have been lusting over them since a while ago

Here are some of my favorites-

[images via Oscar de la Renta]