notes on design....
How To Set a Modern Holiday Table
So let's make it modern. Let's make it shiny. Let's make it beautiful and earthy and extremely user friendly.
But no matter which holiday we are focused mainly on the food, right? The eating and drinking are the focal points of the parties, and making sure our table looks lovely and the ice bucket stays full is our primary concern.
Burke Decor has such a wide range of aesthetics in its holiday collection for 2017, there's something to appeal to a vast assortment of personal styles. These table settings, serving pieces and barware sets take us from the elegant and formal to the millennial casual, from playful and hip to glamorous and vintage.
Paired here with the Abstract Geometry Glassware in which an arresting, abstract geometric pattern is cut by hand into the clear glass and punctuated with triangles painted with 24k gold.
You could also use these shakers to great effect with the Alexandria Glasses, made in the classic shape of tea glasses, and adapted to champagne and larger wine glass sizes. They are hand-painted in two patterns of black and turquoise or saffron and embellished with gold stripes; case pack includes six each of the two patterns.
The Roost is still to come! Below are three more bar must-haves by one of our favorite vendors.
One more from Roost because they are so so good.
Brass bottle openers have your choice of rosewood or teak handles carved and polished in angular shapes.
The Gold & Platinum Fade Glassware from BD Home is the glitter and the gold.
These 1948 Canape Plates by Jonathan Adler are exquisite. Named for the temperature at which gold melts, the porcelain dinnerware is splattered with real gold. Chic and classique. Gilded and giftable in luxe packaging, our 1948° Canapé Plate Set is perfect for parties, desserts, or diminutive snacks.
Serving it up!
Sea Urchin Chip N' Dip Plate & Bowl Design by Twos Company is elevating your chip and dip game to new modernist heights.
Think about serving something all white and then adding a pop of color with some cranberry chutney, pickled radishes or globe grapes.
These heavy weight plates, bowls and platters are made from a revolutionary new food contact-grade thermoset plastic called ThermoSāf ® that is multi-oven capable (microwave, conventional and convection), FDA, NSF and EU approved for food contact. They may be safely washed in a home or commercial dishwasher and can be placed in 300 degree oven for up to 90 minutes directly from the freezer. These products contain no harmful chemicals - such as formaldehyde, BPAs or DEHPs and are 100% manufactured in the U.S.A.
Their simplified classicism, expressed in facets and grand curves, convey a modernist ethos, and their generous proportions give them presence while serving drinks, holding flowers, or standing proud on the mantel.
The Salt / Sugar Dish includes a brass or copper spoon (to match the base) for easy service, and is hollowed to a semi-spherical shape for easy pinching.
Below, the Carnaby Zebra Stacking Dishes and Harlequin Tray, both from Jonathan Adler, bring a pop glamor to your dessert spread.
includes four unique works. Order by theme, or consider blending all three to encourage considerate discourse at the dinner table.