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Take a Dip
These 1815 green dinner plates (11.4", from $20 each, royaldoulton.com) are a subtle take on the paint-dipped trend.
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The minimal matte white glaze of this Naturals Chalk pitcher (by Vera Wang Wedgwood, $94 each, wedgwood.com) really highlights its elegant profile.
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For a bread-basket upgrade, try a galvanized baguette tray (by Lostine, $34, threepotatofourshop.com).
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Write on Your Laurels
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.
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The Cora wineglass (8 oz., $11, crateandbarrel.com) is a gracefully modern take on stemware.
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Recycling Made Easy
The Vino recycled-glass tumbler ($39 for 6, potterybarn.com) works for wine or water.
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Dubonnet Rouge ($12, astorwines.com) gives our aperitif a cherry-chocolate note.
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A Savory Start
Garlicky Fabrique Delices saucisson sec ($20.50 for 7 to 8 oz., thefrenchybee.com) pairs nicely with predinner cocktails.
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The Cheese Course
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.
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A Sweet Bouquet
Serve the cheeses with our fennel-infused honey or L'Epicurien lavender confit ($8, simplygourmand.com).
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