The holidays are a time to embrace tradition, whether that means baking up dozens of cookies for the school bake sale, hosting the neighborhood cocktail party or adding new heirloom pieces to your dishware set. As for me, I will be doing it all (including tackling a new egg nog recipe that I can’t wait to try out!)

Today, I will show you some of my favorite holiday displays featured on our Pinterest board. Then, break down each display by item and show you how to get the look with Emilia Ceramic’s gorgeous Gialletti Giulio collection.

Run by third generation brothers, the Ceramiche Gialleti Guilio studio is in the heart of Deruta, a picturesque medieval hilltown in Umbria, Italy. Ceramics are a typical product of Deruta and there is a century-long history of spectacular craftsmanship and beauty. The Gialletti Giulio style of ceramics combines tradition with original, innovative designs; the dishware sets are fun to mix, match and combine.

Here are just a few ideas for highlighting these colorful pieces.

Red with Turquoise

Love this look! It’s modern, fresh and still holiday-ish. Red and turquoise from designer Kathryn Greeley. Take the red and turquoise color trend even further by coordinating tree ornaments and other home decor items.

Letting the Plates Shine

The simplicity of the natural setting of this table allows the beauty of these stunning plates to shine (image by Premier Table Linens.) I like the natural feel of this look and would even jazz it up with more natural elements such as adding evergreen tree branches and sparkly pine cones.

Orange and Blue

Who doesn’t love orange? Orange is a happy color, and goes wonderfully with darker blue. It’s no surprise they look so great together, on the color wheel these are complimentary colors that are on opposite sides (which means they really pop when put together).

You can see how Gialletti marries a refined, sophisticated look with the authenticity of visible brushstrokes, which is a true Italian characteristic.

The combinations of these pieces are endless and can allow for a unique table setting year  after year. Check out all the options on the Emilia Ceramics website here.

What Ceramiche Gialletti Giulio color combinations will you enjoy this year?