Hi guys! I’m so happy to be here today on Girls of Lincoln Park to talk shop with you! My name is Erin from House of Earnest and I write about entertaining and home decor - all with a hand made touch. With the holidays sneaking on up, there is never a better time to stock up on cute and functional pieces for entertaining. I find that I’m always in need of things that are small are cute to add character and pieces that are large enough for serving a crowd without being commodity. Natural colors can be dressed up with other fun, seasonal items to make these pieces useful year-round. So eat, drink, and get shopping! When entertaining, I love registering big platters, lots of shine mixed with natural elements, and height variation to create dimension. ONE three tiered wooden stand $55 from Merchant no. 4; TWO senna 19” platter $40 (on sale) from Crate & Barrel; THREE nickel plated artisan cake stand $44 from Wayfair; FOUR mini creamer (would be so cute for gravy!) €6.50 from Room for Emptiness. Pretty metallic accents and quirky details make cocktail hour a moment to remember. Along with your signature drink, serve up some cocktail picks, darling decanters, and fun coasters. Top it all on a reusable fabric napkin (that you’ll love using all year!). ONE striped cocktail napkins $18 from Society Social; TWO silver street coasters $30 for 4 by Kate Spade; THREE gold dipped totem pitcher $50 from Zara Home; FOUR cocktail picks $18 for 12 from Cocktail Kingdom. Thank you for joining me for my little dish on holiday entertaining! Stop by House of Earnest and say hi!