Mar The orchard fruit motif is ripe for the picking, with the enchanting Eden dinnerware set from Portmeirion. This timeless and tasty fruit theme brings classic color and authentic country... more »
Mar Raise a glass to these sweet Venetian Style Champagne Flutes, from Napa Style. These elegant Champagne flutes are a unique and sparkling addition to any special soiree. The modern... more »
The Luigi Bormioli Trifle Bowl with Lid is an elegant way to serve up a side of style with your beautiful summer desserts. The clear glass of this elegant trifle bowl showcases the delicate colors and flavors of fruit layered with custard and cookie, while the handy clear lid makes serving and storing your sweets simple. This trifle dish measures 8 1/2 inches high with a 48-oz. capacity – that’s enough to serve a group of guests and dish up some seconds too. This stylish glass serving dish is made in Italy, and is available for $35 at Macy’s.
Check out this delish Summer Berry Trifle recipe, courtesy of FamilyFun.com.
23 Mar 2009 | Dessert Serveware
Give peace, and cake, a chance with the decorative Biscuit Centerpiece – the Cake of Peace from Koninklijke Tichelaar Makkum. Celebrate every day with a “peace” of cake with this cool cake dish, which hails from the Netherlands-based company’s Biscuit collection. This one-of-a-kind creation by designer Studio Job will bring some fun to your next birthday party, casual get-together or chic soiree. This unique cake stand features a funky relief pattern of peace signs on delicate, detailed white porcelain. This elegant entertaining essential almost steals the spotlight from the sweet indulgence concealed beneath the lid of this 7.5-inch footed pedestal cake stand. Buy this centerpiece at Koninklijke Tichelaar Makkum.
19 Mar 2009 | Dessert Serveware
Your sweets are all the sweeter when displayed in this beautiful covered glass candy jar, from Juliska. The perfect display for your colored candies, flowers and household treasures, or a stunning showpiece all on their own, these covered urns boast the elegance and delicacy of glass. These jars are executed in clear glass, and feature Juliska’s signature details from the top of the cover right down to the bottom of the pedestal base. Made of lead-free and dishwasher-safe glass, they’re as functional as they are beautiful. The Graham Small Urn measures 11 inches tall by 7 inches wide, and retails for $325. The Harriet Large Urn measures 14.5 inches high by 9 inches wide, and retails for $395. Buy these gorgeous covered glass candy jars at Juliska.
15 Mar 2009 | Tabletop Decor
The chic collection of glamorous Black Glass Tableware by Juliska puts a modern, extraordinary spin on the ordinary. After all, who says a bowl is just a bowl? Give your home a unique look with the contemporary appearance of black glass, complemented by ornate shapes and daring details. Transform your tabletop into an artful display. This urban line includes everything you need to complete the contemporary look – slim and full vases; small, medium and tall footed compotes; tall candlesticks and small tealight holders; a hurricane; and a covered urn for your hidden treasures. These modern glass centerpieces range in price from $55 to $695, and are available at Juliska.
12 Mar 2009 | Tabletop Decor
Your dreams of a swish spring time soiree will soon become a reality as the weather grows warmer and the styles get hotter! I’ve hand-picked these fresh, fabulous table decorations – the latest and greatest from Crate & Barrel. The colors are cool, and the motifs are fun, and these Essential Eight are all you need to decorate for a small party arrangement or for yourself: tabletop linens, napkin rings, flower vase, candles, plates, tea set, and a centerpiece to steal the show. Individually or together, they will look great and create a beautiful, playful, inviting ambiance. Celebrate the season with these table decoration ideas for spring.
8 Mar 2009 | Tabletop Decor
The stylish Encore Candle Holder Centerpiece from Crate & Barrel deserves a hand. This two-part centerpiece can be arranged in a variety of configurations, together or separately. The contemporary half-circle design lets you place this piece in a circle formation, in an “S” shape winding down your tabletop, around the umbrella in your patio table, encircling a vase of fresh flowers – the possibilities are endless – all the while enjoying the soft, romantic glow of candlelight. This chic contemporary centerpiece is made of sheet metal with a modern grey finish, and accommodates seven glass tealight candles per piece – a total of 14 flames for your tabletop. But why stop with one pair? You can combine multiple pieces to suit the length of any tabletop or counter. Ideal for indoor and outdoor use, the Encore Candleholder measures 13.25 inches long by 3.25 inches high. Buy it for $39.95 per set at Crate & Barrel.
4 Mar 2009 | Tabletop Decor
We like the famous Lemon Ricotta Crepes with Blueberries and Bananas recipe by Tyler Florence. It serves 4. Here are the ingredients:
1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
1 large pinch salt
1 3/4 cups milk
2 large eggs
10 tbsp (1 3/4 sticks) unsalted butter, melted plus a little more for cooking crepes
1 (15-oz.) container ricotta cheese
Finely grated zest of 1 lemon
1/4 cup confectioners' sugar
1 large egg
2 tbsp unsalted butter
2 pints blueberries
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1 tsp cornstarch
juice of 1 lemon
2 ripe bananas, quartered lengthwise into long spears
Add flour, eggs, milk and salt in the blender and mix it on medium speed. Then add butter (melted) and blend it for one more second until the batter is shiny. Cool it in refrigerator for 2-3 hours. When making crepes use nonstick skillet brushed lightly with melted butter over medium heat. Pour 1/4 cup batter into pan and swirl till it's paper thin. Any excess should go back into bowl. Cook every crepe for about 30-45 seconds until the edge turns golden brown, then flip it and cook it for another 30 seconds until the crepe is the same color. Remove it and continue the same process until all the batter is used. To prevent crepes from drying out cover them with plastic wrap...
3 Mar 2009 | Fine Dining Recipes
The new Slice Margarita Glasses from Crate & Barrel are just the thing to quench your thirst for style! Serve up your cool summer cocktails and make a statement at the same time. These funky, chunky glasses simply scream "celebrate," featuring straight-sided hand-blown green-tinted glass decorated with citrus slices, and a clear-glass pedestal stem and base. Made in Mexico from 100% percent recycled glass, the glasses measure 6.25 inches high, with a capacity of 13 oz. The Slice Margarita Glasses retail for $9.95 each, available only at Crate & Barrel.
2 Mar 2009 | Glassware & Bar
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