Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Good china is good for everyday

Pizza on porcelain? Chinese take-out on fine china? Burger on Bespoke? Yes, of course! The trend today may be casual entertaining, but it’s all about doing it with elegance and style. So the next time you’re planning something as simple as a picnic, skip the paper and plastic and pack some fantastic plates to compliment your table or blanket. Dominio magazine shows us how to have a “posh picnic” by using Mottahedeh's charming reusable tin plate set.

If you love the Mottahedeh tin plates as much as I do, enter the Mottahedeh sweepstakes! Enter to win one of three sets online at Domino.com. The decorative box keeps your wares organized and easy to carry. "Lowestoft Rose" retail value: $45/set of six.

You don’t have to buy a whole 5-piece china set to gussy up your table, invest in standout dinner dishes that you can dress up or dress down and you can dazzle your guest on any occasion. Dressing a table is a lot like dressing ourselves. The “casual-chic” style pairs jeans with a dressy blouse, or a pair of boots with a cocktail dress. It's all in the way you put it together. The same goes for the table. These versatile dinnerware patterns are featured on Domino’s website and they’re perfect for use every day, as well as formally.

L to R: "Compagnie des Indes" $140 D. Porthault (212) 688-1660; "Real Plate" $85 Conduit Group

Love these white dinnerware plates with subtle accents. It’s easy to dress them up with accent plates.

L to R: "Butterfly Study" $56/set of four, Anthropologie; "White" $45/set of four, Rosanna

Tabletop is a larger fashion or decorating statement, these fashion-related looks would go with any home décor. I'll take 10 of the Hermès please!

L to R: Hermès "Chaine D'Ancre",$75 Michael C. Fina (800) 289-3462 ; "Weave" $45 Tiffany & Co.

"Mix and match" has been a trend for years, and it's only getting stronger. Start off with any of these plates and match them with great flatware, glassware or table linens. Bring your own personality to the table!

L to R: "Paseo", $35 Baccarat (800) 777-0100 for stores ; Isis "Exotic Animals, " $160 Bergdorf Goodman (800) 558-1855

L to R: "Tobacco Leaf" $150 Mottahedeh; Anita Tiburzi "Nesting"$38 Source Perrier

Yes, we know “we are what we eat”. But now we’ve learn “we are what we eat on!”

1 comment:

Mike said...

I'd love to eat Chinese food on these beautiful plates.