Four fabulously different ways to decorate your table for a holiday dinner party.

FUNKY PARTY: Espresso Cup and Saucer, $40 for set of four, (800) 243-9810, www.mxyplyzyk.com; Cayman Dinner Plate in Hi-Gloss Slicks Silver, $6, Cayman Dessert Plate in Hi-Gloss Slicks Red, $4, Cayman Appetizer Plate in Hi-Gloss Slicks Silver (shown under candle), $3, and Little Cayman Plate in Red (shown under candle), $1,
(800) 606-6252, www.cb2.com; Capiz Gold Brick Square Plate, $6, Talousse Cordial from Talousse Decanter Set, $30 for set (includes decanter and six cordials), Lucca Flatware Dinner Fork (twist), $50 for 20-piece setting, and Beaded Charcoal Placemat, $132 for set of six, (800) 908-6748, www.zgallerie.com; Mercury Flatware Dinner Fork (hammered), $68 for 20-piece setting, Napkin, $5, and Chunky Square Pewter Napkin Ring, $2, (877) 967-5362, www.worldmarket.com; Nambé Kissing Salt and Pepper Shakers, $79, (800) 289-6229, www.macys.com; Porcelain Mini Vase, $18, (800) 777-0087, www.barneys.com; Candle, $8, (866) 337-7100, www.pacificacandles.com.

FORMAL: Coupe Silver Charger, $5, and Taj Mahal Pewter Flatware, $85 for 20-piece setting, (877) 967-5362, www.­worldmarket.com; Lauren Ralph Lauren Equestrian Braid Platinum Dinner Plate, $20, and Soup Bowl, $16, or $80 for five-piece setting, (800) 345-5273, www.dillards.com; Lenox Laurel Leaf Placemat, $9, and Napkin (both in Platinum), $8, and Waterford Lismore Salt and Pepper Shakers, $135, (800) 289-6229, www.macys.com; Savoy Wine Glass, $6, Metal Rope Napkin Ring, $3, and Placecard Holder, $8 for set of four, (800) 967-6696, www.crateandbarrel.com; 3-Square Divided Server, $20, (800) 245-4595, www.pier1.com; Vine 2 Tier Cake Stand, $165, (866) 792-2726, www.michaelaram.com.

TRADITIONAL: Peacock Dinnerware Cereal Bowl, $66 for set of six, and Inca Dinnerware Salad Plate in Amber, $40 for set of four, (800) 908-6748, www.zgallerie.com; White Paisley Dinner Plate, $36 for set of four, Bison Block Print Napkin, $3, Antique Hammered Copper Napkin Ring, $2, ­Copper Willow Cocktail Flatware, $85 for 20-piece setting, and World Traveler Wine Charm, $20 for set of six, (877) 967-5362, www.worldmarket.com; Snob White Wine Glass by Arik Levy for Gaia & Gino, $48, www.unicahome.com; Eucalyptus Branch Candle Holder, $285, and Poppy Platter (shown under Paisley Dinner Plate), $110, (866) 792-2726, www.michaelaram.com; Gold Crinkle Runner, $30, (800) 245-4595, www.pier1.com.

HOLIDAY: Noble Excellence Silver Tone Charger, $16, Noble Excellence Candy Apple Red Dinner Plate, $7, Kate Spade Peppermint Twist Accent Plate, $22, and Kate Spade Festive Peacock Tidbit Plate, $50 for set of four, (800) 345-5273, www.dillards.com; Red Candy Stripe Ornaments, $30 for set of 10, Silver Favor Box, $3, Sydney Flatware, $25 for five-piece setting, Leaf Appetizer Plate, $20 for set of four, and Crystal Garland, $5, (800) 967-6696, www.crateandbarrel.com; Majestic Flute, $60 for set of six, (800) 908-6748, www.zgallerie.com; Lenox Laurel Leaf Napkin, $8, (800) 289-6229, www.macys.com; Flower Napkin Ring, $15 for set of four, Green Ornaments, $3 to $5, and Ketchup Table Runner, $60, (800) 245-4595, www.pier1.com.