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With the holidays right around the corner, we thought it would be a perfect time to share some of our favorite party essentials with all of you: Mariposa String of Pearls

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 Will and I registered for this pattern when we got married seven years ago and have been adding to our collection ever since.

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 There aren’t too many things we love for seven, entire years(well, I mean, we still love each other… 🙂 ) but these pieces have been a go-to entertaining essential for all that time, and we certainly can’t see getting tired of them any time soon!

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 It’s pretty without being too fancy, durable, easy to clean and so, so fun! Plus, it’s made out of 100% recycled aluminum, which is so cool! It was perfect for this little “Apres Shopping Sip” we did.

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 Because, after a long day of early holiday shopping, a girl needs a cocktail…

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 And a cupcake! This cheese tray is actually a fish platter, but we use it for everything. It’s so versatile because it has a board in it that can be removed. It’s great for cheese because it gives people a surface to actually cut on.

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 And this wine bucket is probably the most-used item. It is so perfect for a smaller party because it chills three bottles of wine (well, champagne… for us it’s always champagne!) without taking up too much space.

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 This cute pitcher is another favorite. We use it daily for water or orange juice, but, of course, it’s also fantastic for mixing mimosas or Bloody Marys. Best of all, it looks great on the shelf!

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Do you think it’s too early for a little champagne right now?

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 We love cranberries in a champagne flute because they are the perfect festive color without being too delicate. We like raspberries too, but they fall apart very easily in the glass and can get kind of yucky looking.

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 Cupcakes. Chocolate chip cookies. Cheese. Champagne. Crackers. I think we might have had “c’s” on the brain. (Although, there was some Prosecco in there too!)

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 This cupcake tray is another piece that we use all the time — not because we eat cupakes all the time, but because it’s perfect for serving any dessert at all! And it looks so adorable on the buffet in the dining room.

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 Lemons, peanuts, party mix, dipping sauce… This bowl has served it all!

If you’re in the market for new pieces to wow your family at Thanksgiving, Mariposa is doing this fabulous promotion from November 3-18 where you get a free gift with any String of Pearls purchase!

Spend $100 on String of Pearls product and receive a FREE Pearled Individual Bowl ($44 retail value). Use promo code SOP100.
Spend $250 and receive a FREE Pearled Gift Set, including a Pearled Long Oval Tray, Condiment Bowl and Spoon ($127 retail value). Use promo code SOP250.

Valid at www.mariposa-gift.com and select Mariposa retailer partners from November 3 – 16, 2014, or while supplies last.


I’ll be using my String of Pearls casserole caddies, platters and bowls. They can be warmed in the oven to 325 degrees, which was a major selling point for us!

What will you be using to serve your Thanksgiving meal?

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