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Punch Power: retro entertaining made fresh in Traditional Home

Kimberly Schlegel Whitman sets a beautiful table in Traditional Home’s “Gatherings” feature in the May/June 2018 issue.  Amongst many other lovely elements of the tablescape, our Gloria Large Wines & Goblets and Fern Champagne Flutes help to set an elegant stage.

 

Kimberly’s latest book is Parties Around a Punch Bowl; in it, she extols the value of the punch bowl for “keep[ing] both guests and flavors moving”.  Serving punch is inherently festive and encourages social interaction – when you’ve finished a cup or glass of punch, you are prompted to get up to refill the glass on your own.  Kimberly points out that the flavors can change as ingredients run out and new ones are added to the mix.

 

At a luncheon thrown at her parents’ home in Beverly Hills, Kimberly shows us how formal needn’t be fussy – instead a formal setting using “relics of yesteryear” can make an event more special, while remaining festive and fun!  Pull out the punch bowl you inherited – or buy a new one you love, such as our Wisteria Punch Bowl – to add a bit of retro glamour to your next party!  The Wisteria Punch Bowl can also be purchased as part of a Punch Set, with cups and a ladle.

 

 

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