Entertaining Ideas

These pieces will serve you right.



square one

Because it’s made of marble, this little angular dessert dish by Roost never loses its cool. $38

heavy metal

With their pewter and gold beads, Kim Seybert’s placemats and napkin rings lend gleam and glam to a sophisticated table.  placemat $118, napkin ring $21

bowl model

With its decorative stoneware bowl and a cast-aluminum base, the Forét Pedestal Bowl and Stand by Chris Madden for JCPenney Home truly stands and delivers.  $79.99

 

 

natural wonder

Handmade with hammered texturing, Michael Aram’s stainless-steel Botanical Pod salad bowl sits on bronze twigs; silver-plated leaf salad servers are finished with a tarnish-resistant coating  bowl $280, servers $59

place track

This stainless-steel placecard holder can also hold recipes, photos, and buffet-table food labels  $1.95 each

see shell

Serve au natural with this iridescent shell dish with a matching Mother of Pearl spoon. Both are perched atop a rectangular hammered tray by Mary Jurek  tray, $130, dish, $42, spoon, $5

 

 

a good start

These Terra Toscana handpainted ceramic appetizer plates give a new twist to a square meal. set of four, $33.99

 

 

apron strings

Jessie Steele’s hostess apron in onyx creates a whole new category in entertaining: vintage chic.  $30

 

crack up

Fine china comes into the 21st century with the Shatter teapot and teacup and saucer, designed by William Harvey for Umbra.  teapot $47.50, cup/saucer $28.50

 

say cheese (or chocolate!)

Parties are painless with this 17-piece stainless-steel fondue pot by CasaModa. Collapsible handles and stackable parts nest neatly in a reusable space-saving box.
 $29.99

good wood

Created by New York designer Neil Cohen, Dansk DesignArt’s ice bucket and bread tray (in American walnut and European beech woods) mesh both rustic and modern styles.  ice bucket, $136, bread tray, $36

 


 

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