Let's face it, as green as we try to be, sometimes disposable dinnerware is really the best option. From potluck parties that are just too big for dishes to outdoor entertaining where you want the simplicity of disposable plates, we found a few options that let you remain green while keeping it easy.
The new traditional table nods to classic designs that have withstood the test of time, but cleans them up a bit, or gives them a slight twist with an even slighter sense of humor. This is a mix of simple modernist pieces and time-honored vernacular favorites, made just a little bit new in subtle ways that will last for years to come:
One way to set a stunning holiday table is with accents of silver and gold. If you're looking to wow your guests this season, look no further than these glittering picks from one of our favorite sources for all things vintage, Etsy.
With Thanksgiving this week, the start of the holiday dinner party season is officially upon us. Make sure you're the host with the most by having your tabletop planned and ready to go. To help you along, I've rounded up 20 of our best tabletop shopping guides – from budget dinnerware to modern table linens.
The natural beauty of wood can be absolutely gorgeous when used for tabletop items. And if you're thinking of those old wooden salad bowls of yesterday, you've got another thing coming. Today's wood tabletop is modern, with dashes of color and clean lines.
Caroline Harding was born into the dinnerware design industry. Her mother started off designing in Staffordshire and Limoges and, after graduating from art school, Caroline decided to join her in the ceramic design business as well. Four years ago Caroline started Ink Dish with a collaboration with tattoo artist Paul Timman. Since then Ink Dish has added more artists to their roster of designers.
What's a meal without dessert? I'll tell you - incomplete! Unlike regular dinnerware, which, being used every day and for multiple meals, you'll want to choose for longevity, you can have a little fun with dessert plates. Luckily there are plenty of colorful, patterned and holiday themed options out there!
Earlier this week I took a look at budget dishware sets but if you're ready to upgrade to something a little more special, this list is for you. The exact opposite of mass produced dishes, the shops and designers on this list specialize in handcrafted tabletop.
The holidays are the time to dust off your china and invest in some new pieces for years to come. One of the latest trends in dishware takes its style cues from the 1960's with geometric patterns and textures. If jumping into a whole geometric place setting is a bit much, go for a nice serving bowl to add a bit of mid-century modern style to your tableware collection.