As Shakespeare so eloquently put it, a rose by any other name would smell as sweet. But it’ll certainly look lovelier when presented in the Bouquet Flower Vase by Philippi Design. This unique table centerpiece showcases your blooms with modern flair, and is sure to be the axis of attention in any room, in any setting, and regardless of what flowers you arrange in its 10 individual chrome-plated brass stems set on a thick glass base. Measuring 10 inches high by eight inches long by eight inches wide, this unique centerpiece is sure to garner some well-deserved ooohs and ahhhs. The Bouquet Flower Vase is available $134.99 at Overstock.com.
9 Jan 2009 | Tabletop Decor
For the entertainer at heart, the All-Clad round stainless steel Chafing Dish is an essential for formal and casual gatherings alike. Dinner at home can be every bit as elegant and delicious as a gourmet meal out on the town, with this commercial-quality serving piece. Crafted of heavyweight, mirror-polished stainless steel, this 3.5-quart chafing dish uses liquid or gel fuel to keep food warm as you mix and mingle before your meal. The removable dome lid makes serving easy, and once everyone has been fed and your final guest has thanked you for the fabulous feast, it is dishwasher safe, so clean-up is a breeze. Buy the All-Clad Stainless Steel Chafing Dish for $199.99 at Chefs Catalog or at Amazon.
8 Jan 2009 | Specialty Cookware
Just when you thought your cake couldn't get any sweeter, the Department 56 Krinkles Whimsical Cake Stand, Dome and Servers are sure to make your dessert as much a treat for the eyes as it is for the taste buds. Created by designer Patience Brewster, the set includes a footed cake stand, cover, and matching knife and server crafted of resin. A whimsical high-heel shoe motif is carried out in bright, bold colors that are sure to whet your appetite for the quirky and unusual. The stand measures 11.75 inches in diameter and seven inches in height, and retails for $85. The matching cake cover measures 10.5 inches in diameter and eight inches in height, and retails for $65. Topping off the cute collection, the Whimsical cake knife and server measure 12.25 inches in length and retail for $45. Buy the cake stand, dome and servers at Horchow or at Giftshop 1234.
8 Jan 2009 | Dessert Serveware
A new wave of dinnerware is changing the face of your tabletop. The aptly named New Wave Caffé dinnerware collection from Villeroy & Boch features a modern, Asian inspired design of soft curves in the otherwise square plates; cups with organically shaped handles; saucers with integrated cup-holders; and flatware with a modern twist. The unique shapes that define this cool collection, combined with a warm and creamy finishing glaze, bring a touch of exotic elegance to casual gatherings of lunch, dinner, dessert, coffee and tea! With pieces ranging in price from $13 to $57.50, it’s easy to mix and match the items you want with those you already have. Buy the New Wave Caffé dinnerware collection at Macy’s.
7 Jan 2009 | Dinnerware
If you consider French fries a food group, the Commercial French Fry Cutter from Chefs Catalog is the hot must-have gadget for your kitchen. Ideal for made-to-order servings at home or in a commercial setting, this industrial fry maker takes the tedium out of French fry cutting. Simply position your potato, pull the lever, and voila! You get restaurant-style French fries without the fuss. The cutter features heavy-duty cast-iron construction and a carbon steel frame that’s built to last. A non-slip silicone bowl and suction-cup feet create a steady base for this lean, mean machine. Two industrial vertical blades are removable for easy cleaning, and cut perfect 1/3- or 1/2–inch fries every time. Buy the Commercial French Fry Cutter for $99.99 at Chefs Catalog.
5 Jan 2009 | Specialty Cookware
Bring the cool taste of the tropics to every cocktail served in the Tropical Drink Glasses by Williams Sonoma. This gorgeous collection of barware features hand-blown green glass wrapped in hand-woven sea grass sleeves for an authentic beach-side vibe. All you need now is a slice of lime, a drink umbrella and someone to clink glasses with. The Weave Wrapped Glassware collection includes four-inch tall double old-fashioned glasses with a 12-oz. capacity; six-inch tall highballs with a 12-oz. capacity; and a 10 1/2-inch tall carafe with a 35-oz. capacity. For availability and pricing, visit Williams Sonoma.
5 Jan 2009 | Glassware & Bar
Taking a cue from the trendiest fashion runways, the new Lemon Toile Salad Plates from Pottery Barn are inspired by the timeless look of toile-printed textiles, done in spring hottest new hue. The real beauty of this fabulous dinnerware is in its versatility – dress up your basic white tabletop with a splash of color; or go all out by mixing and matching your favorite colors for a memorable, eclectic look. These durable earthenware salad plates feature a delicate lemon-yellow decal on white, finished in a clear glaze that makes the collection both dishwasher- and microwave-safe. The set of four 8.5-inch plates makes a bright, bold statement that says “fun,” “informal” and “elegant” all at once. Buy them for $39.95 at Pottery Barn.
4 Jan 2009 | Dinnerware
Inspired by nature and ornamented in opulent 14k gold detailing, the luxury L'Objet Gold Plated Rope napkin rings are a tabletop centerpiece all on their own. This set of four quality napkin rings features exotic enamel coral accents that bring a splash of vibrant color to each place setting. Also available with platinum plating, the rings are adorned with Swarovski crystals and come presented in a luxury gift box. Whether you’re giving them as a gift to someone, or to yourself, they’re sure to be warmly accepted and appreciated. The set of four L'Objet napkin rings is available at a price of $98.99 at The Kitchen Clique.
1 Jan 2009 | Tabletop Decor
Satisfy your sweetest style cravings with these vintage-style glass pedestal candy jars. The classic shape is fashionable and functional at the same time, made for sweet treats of all kind – candy, confections, nuts, chocolate, cookies, or whatever your sweet tooth desires. This traditional jar is poised on elegant footed pedestal and topped with inset dome lid with a knob for easy access. The imported glass pedestal candy jars are available in a range of sizes, including the Short (7 inches high with a 6 3/4-inch diameter), Medium (9 1/2 inches high with a 6 1/2-inch diameter), Medium Tall (12 inches high with a 6 1/2-inch diameter), Tall (15 inches high with a 6 1/2-inch diameter), and Super Tall (15 inches high with a 6 1/2-inch diameter). The candy jar price range is from $24.99 to $29.99, or you can buy a complete set for $179.99 at Chefs.
30 Dec 2008 | Dessert Serveware
You really can have your cake and eat it too with the Pavilion Footed Cake Plate by Ralph Lauren. Serving up function with an equal helping of style, the Pavilion Footed Cake Plate is inspired by classic English pierced serving pieces, featuring delicate scalloped detail and raised nubs around the perimeter of a 10 1/2-inch octagonal plate. Large enough to accommodate any pies, cakes or any culinary creations, it boasts a sturdy 5 5/8-inch base and a 5 1/4-inch pedestal to raise your dessert experience to new heights. Executed in elegant white fine china, this imported plate is on sale at a price of $29.99 (regular price: $40) at Ralph Lauren.
29 Dec 2008 | Dessert Serveware
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