Classic Tableware: Eva Zeisel's Century Collection

111808_crate.jpgFor dishes we try to stick to a neutral palette to keep the table simple. This way we can accessorize with a turquoise bowl here, a lemon yellow salt shaker there. We've got a set of white dishes but we're thinking of adding some classic pieces from the Century Collection originally Designed by Eva Zeisel in 1952. Its elegant lines and neutral color make it a perfect backdrop for a Thanksgiving dinner:

111808_gravy.jpgThe gravy boat is probably the most iconic member of this dish family, so if we were gonna go for one piece, this would be it. Otherwise, if you're looking to upgrade your everyday dishware you can invest in a 5 piece setting which is currently on sale for $69.95 and will last you longer than that $20 set from Ikea!

See the whole collection at Crate and Barrel.

UPDATE July 2104:
While Crate & Barrel still offers a few pieces from the Classic Century Collection, if you're looking to purchase an entire set of the dishware, her 101 Collection (a set of tableware designed in connection with her 101st birthday), or any of her furniture or home accessories, the best (and only) place to do that is at Eva Zeisel Originals

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