With its undone-looking edges, this linen Philippe Fringe napkin (18" by 18", in Gray, $11, linenme.com) is both laid-back and luxe.
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A spring laurel and welcome-tiding decal ($15, shannamurray.bigcartel.com) stuck on a zinc chalkboard ($28, mothology.com) invites visitors to make themselves at home.
Create an all-white tabletop vignette with these candlesticks: sandstone ($68 per pair, canvashomestore.com), Notary ($35 each, alderandcoshop.com), and Isis (by Astier de Villatte, $116 each, johnderian.com).
These 1815 green dinner plates (11.4", from $20 each, royaldoulton.com) are a subtle take on the paint-dipped trend.
The minimal matte white glaze of this Naturals Chalk pitcher (by Vera Wang Wedgwood, $94 each, wedgwood.com) really highlights its elegant profile.
For a bread-basket upgrade, try a galvanized baguette tray (by Lostine, $34, threepotatofourshop.com).
Letterpress laurel arbour cards (in Green, Peach Sorbet, and Gold, $16 for 8, shopparcel.com) work for informal invitations, place cards, and thank-you notes.
The Cora wineglass (8 oz., $11, crateandbarrel.com) is a gracefully modern take on stemware.
The Vino recycled-glass tumbler ($39 for 6, potterybarn.com) works for wine or water.
Dubonnet Rouge ($12, astorwines.com) gives our aperitif a cherry-chocolate note.
Garlicky Fabrique Delices saucisson sec ($20.50 for 7 to 8 oz., thefrenchybee.com) pairs nicely with predinner cocktails.
La Tur, a creamy blend of cow's, goat's, and sheep's milks, and Fourme d'Ambert, a spicy blue (from $12, murrayscheese.com), add up to a delicious dessert cheese plate.
Serve the cheeses with our fennel-infused honey or L'Epicurien lavender confit ($8, simplygourmand.com).
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