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Let the quiet sheen of your favorite silver pieces sparkle in a softly elegant outdoor entertaining tablescape.
Give each place setting personality by using silver cordial glasses for individual floral arrangements. Blend the elements: Use different cordials with the same flower, or fill a matched set with a mix of small summer buds.
Casually stack compotes and bowls as a pretty, casual centerpiece before filling them with piles of berries, vegetables, or bread and their dipping sauces or spreads.
Dessert forks become identifiers for a cheese plate with handwritten cards intertwined through the tines. Use this idea to label salads and desserts as well.
A hodgepodge collection of old silver serving pieces, such as cranberry spoons, pickle forks, and fish servers, does double duty for whatever serving function you see fit. They'll easily serve relishes or spear barbecued chicken. Escargot tongs can grab big summer strawberries; asparagus servers aren't limited to picking up those long spears. An old cup lovingly holds your selection.
The oval shape of this champagne bucket easily accommodates a party's worth of summer's frozen treats or drinks. Sprinkle the ice with berries for a dash of color.