Elegant table settings delivered to your door

Elegant table settings delivered to your door

About Set the Table For Me

Elegant Table Settings Delivered to Your Door

Set the Table for Me was created from a love of fine china. The service offers everything you need to set an elegant table and design consultation for those planning a party or hosting a special event. We offer a selection of antique or vintage china for 2 to 20 guests in matching patterns, or up to 50 in mixed patterns, paired with high quality table linens, appropriate flatware, stemware, and a floral arrangement to compliment the table, all delivered to your door.

About The Set The Table Team

We grew up with pedestrian china service, and as the oldest of six, my job was to set the dinner table. I had trouble keeping my forks and knives on the correct side of the plate but, I gained a keen appreciation for the merits of a well set table. When I could, I purchased my own china, a practical white with a platinum rim that would serve me over the years. I call it my ‘hotel china’, But I noticed the difference at formal parties when beautiful china was used, and my passion for fine china began. After many years working in economic development activities, I opened an antique and fine art store in Centreville, MD and continued to collect china place settings. For me, they are little works of art.

When the pandemic forced a reboot on my business model, my friend Elise Murdoch, owner of Murdochs Florist, suggested I rent out the china. I thought this was brilliant and began setting up the business for Set the Table For Me.

Today, we rent over 25 fine china pattern place settings with the appropriate stemware, flatware and linens, and we offer a beautiful fresh flower arrangement that will be coordinated for your table.

We bring what you have selected to your doorstep and, because fine china deteriorates under high heat and abrasive soap in the dishwasher, we wash the dishes. My goal is to help hostesses celebrate their event with a memorable table.

All of our china patterns are available for review on our website, or stop by our location at 121 E. Water Street, Centreville, MD, Thursday, Friday, Saturday or by appointment to explore the possibilities of using fine china to set your table.