Well-chosen flatware is a crucial element of your home—both in style and in function

Hostess Set

Also known as a serving set, a hostess set typically refers to four pieces: a pie server, gravy ladle, serving fork and serving spoon. If you like to entertain, register for one or two extra sets to use on buffets or at large dinners. "Bel Chateau" sterling-silver pie server, $100; gravy ladle, $150; cold-meat fork,$160; and pierced tablespoon, $130, all by Lunt