These colorful tapas bowls are really making me want to throw a tapas party, or at least put together a few small appetizer servings. I love the design and the clear glaze. How great would they look spread out on a table?
You may not think you know Normann Copenhagen, but chances are you'd recognize a few of their classic pieces. (Remember this peeler? Or this tea egg? Or these fun beater whisks?) Fans of modern design also know that you can find Normann Copenhagen pieces at stores like Horne, Huset, and The Modern Shop, but the brand has its own online webshop as well where you can peruse and purchase the full beautiful line.
How do you store your dishes? It's probably most common to keep plates, bowls, and cups in overhead cabinets, but if I had the option, I think I'd much prefer a deep drawer, particularly one that's divided by a few wooden dowels, like you see here. Neat, organized, and generally easier to lift a bunch of plates out rather than get those plates down. What about you? Do you have deep drawers in your kitchen?
You put a lot of love and care into preparing a meal, so why not eat that meal off a plate that's been just as lovingly created? That is precisely what's so special about handmade dinnerware, and I just love the collection from San Luis Obispo-based potter Christine Silbaugh.
Q: I live in a 1950's ranch with knotty pine cabinetry. We just got new dishes and they're much heavier than our old dishes. It got me wondering — how much weight can these old cabinets hold? Is there a rule of thumb? The cabinets are one long unit with three shelves and a wooden back.
It'd be hard to succumb to the winter doldrums if you had such a bright, cheerful plate on your table! Aren't these so fun? NYC-based designer Nicole Porter creates all of her hand-painted beech wood plates, trays, and spoons with a food-safe, non-toxic, zero-VOC paint. I love how the plate design is slightly different from the bowl design, creating an off-kilter mix-and-match when you put them together. More
A beautifully set table is a lesson in balance, the shaping and bringing together of both the practical and the decorative. Our tabletop and dining posts this year focused on that delicate balance, with recommendations on everything from our favorite no-fuss serving dishes to pretty polka-dot table linens, from classic carafes to gorgeous gold flatware. We also had a shopping guide to colorful dinnerware, a roundup of nautical-inspired tabletop, and a few creative ways to display all your tabletop collections! More
Want to make your gift of homemade cookies a little more special? Wrap them up on a pretty vintage plate specially chosen for the recipient, and make the plate part of the gift. And while they add a ton of class, small, charming plates like this don't cost much — just a couple dollars tops at a local thrift store. More
Why use porcelain facsimiles of pumpkins to serve seasonal soups when you can go right to the source and use real pumpkins? Carve a large one as a terrine or hollow out several mini pumpkins for individual serving bowls. More