Hosting 101: A Guide to Southern Hospitality and Entertainment Essentials


In the South, it's tradition to joyfully open your home to friends and family. The welcoming and polite nature of the South is known as southern hospitality. These ideals are passed down from generation to generation as a way of life, rather than just a saying. 

At Fig & Dove, we value gathering and building traditions with those we love in homes graced with beauty and meaning. Our curated collection of entertaining essentials simplifies hosting while maintaining intentionality and effortless style. Whether you're entertaining by your pool this summer or thinking ahead for fall game days and the holidays, take the guesswork out of hosting. Begin assembling your meaningful and manageable collection of items that can be reimagined throughout the home, now! 


A gathering wouldn't be complete without the food! Having serveware that makes your food presentation as fabulous as Southern cuisine tastes will impress your guest's eyes and taste buds. 

Nube Collection 

Our Nube collection has a sculptural shape and feel of high-end pottery but is melamine - so there is no need to worry about it breaking, and it is dishwasher safe. This versatile collection offers many serveware pieces, including bowls, trays and hostess utensils, perfect for year-round, indoor and outdoor entertaining. 

Silver Dove Bowl 

Created in collaboration with New Orleans entrepreneur Beatriz Ball, the small and large Silver Dove Bowls are a modern take on the elegant shape of a dove and perfect for nuts, dips or chilling wine.

Olive Branch Stainless Steel Collection 

Our Olive Branch collection trays, cheese knives, bowls and a matching wine stopper will prepare you for any last-minute entertaining, displaying snacks and dips, or serving as a catch-all. 


Beautiful linens are a great way to add style and charm to your home while making guests feel luxurious and welcome. 

Table Runner 

A table runner is a simple option to add visual interest and protection from scratches/spills to your table. Fig & Dove offers our classic style customizable embroidered runner and variety of other options that are easily dressed up for a formal dinner or down for a casual Sunday lunch. 

Our Chinoiserie Boarder runner features a a chinoiserie inspired border in champagne and gold thread- a way to create an elegant tablescape year round. 

Can't choose whether you want gold or silver on your next table setting?  How about both!  We have solved your decorating dilemma by creating beautiful speckled or grain reversible runners with one ivory and gold side and one silver and white side.

Celebrate the Carnival Season in style with a festive crown embroidered Mardi Gras gold, purple and green ivory table runner! 

Let your tablescape be a work of art with Fig & Dove exclusive Windy O’Connor runners available in two playful patterns. 

Dolce Cocktail Napkins 

These ready-to-monogram, easy-care linen cocktail napkins combine a traditional hemstitch with a modern flair and are available in silver, gold, chartreuse and turquoise. 

Beverage Napkins 

Adorned with a gold ink dove hand-drawn by New Orleans artist Alexa Pulitzer these signature napkins are perfect to style your bar space. 

Personalized Embroidered Cotton Bath and Hand Towels 

Elevate your guest bathroom with personalized embroidered, plush towels available in hand and bath size. 


A toast to the host! Fabulous barware is a practical and timeless addition to your collection to use with and without guests. 

Acrylic Ice Bucket 

This stunning and functional piece is a clear winner for chilling drinks or styling a bar cart indoors and outdoors.

Highball glasses 

New Orleans, Palmetto or Dove style highball glasses are timeless drinkware perfect for whiskey, water, or whatever you fancy. 

Decanters and Wine Coasters 

Add functionality and complement your highball glasses with a Palmetto decanter and wine coaster or New Orleans style decanter and wine coaster

Finishing Touches 

It's all in the details! Make a stellar first impression with curated home decor that stands alone or can be styled to add elegance to your home. 

Hurricane Vases 

Available in two sizes, this beautiful vase with a unique undulating edge and the Fig & Dove logo as a center medallion is one of the easiest vases to style year-round with fall foliage, LED pillar candles, seashells or bright blooms. 

Porcelain Sculptural Bowl 

Add a one-of-a-kind work of art to your home with one of our sculptural bowls hand-crafted by Louisiana ceramicist Gretchen Murchison. We love incorporating seasonal elements with this bowl - hand-painted ornaments during the Christmas season, Easter eggs in the spring, and even painted monochromatic mini pumpkins in the fall.

Glazed Ceramic Pots 

Glazed in a soft light gray and available in three sizes, these pots look stunning on their own or can be styled on the porch with fern or as a centerpiece with a floral arrangement. 

Acrylic Stackable Candle Holders 

Designed in-house and produced exclusively for Fig & Dove, our acrylic candle holders are a fresh take on classic taper holders that blend seamlessly in modern and traditional settings. 

Outdoor Accessories 

Sunny afternoons spent outside are one of the best parts of living in the South, so don't forget this part of your home when planning for guests. 

Pool Floats 

These oversized, inflatable pool floats with interior-inspired prints & premium finishes are authentic, unique, and designed with style and quality in mind. 

Beach Towels 

Whether lounging by the pool or watching kids run through the sprinkler, Block Pareo Fouta Beach Towels are beautiful and functional, making them the perfect summer accessory. And did we mention how soft they were?! 

Happy Hosting! 

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