Have fun setting your dining table. Try layering a runner or tablecloth with place mats. Mix different dishes from various designers. Tell a story- Mexican Fiesta, Aspen in Winter, Mardi Gras. Experiment! Play around in the butler's pantry (or cabinets) and re-discover what gems you have to create dynamic table settings. Create a tablescape using your favorite collectibles, like elephants. Remember, the dinnerware doesn't have to match the curtains and upholstery- it has to match your festive mood!