Replacing the tools you eat with is not only a practical upgrade, it's a super satisfying way to make a big statement on your table (Check out my Top Dinnerware Picks here). Your flatware is a utilitarian expression of who you are. If you've been thinking about trading up your old flatware or getting everything to match again, this post, with an array of finds, is for you.
Tip #1 - Buy the best you can afford and keep it for a long time.
Tip #2 - Only buy/have one set of everyday flatware that you LOVE. If it's great for you, it's going to be great for company.
1. VERY HIGH
Wallace Silversmiths Hammered Gold
- 5 Pcs. for $300 (on sale now for $185)
- Neiman Marcus
Carrs English Collection in Rumbled Silverplate
- 5 Pcs. for $129
- Restoration Hardware
- Castiglioni Pier Giacomo, et al - 1930's
- 5 Pcs. for $100
- Alessi Shop
Almoco in Black, Silver, Copper or Gold
- 5 Pieces for $53
- Design Within Reach
Note to readers: I updated this post with all links and choices and made additions to my selections last year, but kept many of the great comments, which you'll see down below because I thought they were helpful.