Posts Tagged ‘tableware’

Miss Blackbirdy black flower print plate

Wednesday, October 31st, 2012
Miss Blackbirdy ceramic designs

Contemporary black plate

It’s somewhat unusual to find plates that are predominantly jet black in colour, but that’s the case with this one.

The black plate is part of a sophisticated black and white ceramic collection by Miss Blackbirdy (aka Merel Boers).

The jet black of the centre of the plate is offset by a delicate white contemporary floral border design around the edge, which adds just the right amount of colour.

The black flower print porcelain plate measures 16.5cm in diameter and is priced at £7.50 from Liberty. Other coordinating pieces are available.

Eames House of Cards placemats

Monday, August 27th, 2012

Contemporary table place mats Eames contemporary placemats

Does your table need livening up? These colourful placemats could do the trick.

The House of Cards placemats feature a range of designs by Charles and Ray Eames, including crayons, matches and pills.

The rectangular placemats come boxed as a set and are £35, from Liberty. A set of six matching coasters is also available for £18.

Perfect picnics: Matilda tableware from Zara Home

Monday, May 28th, 2012
Melamine picnic tableware

Melamine tableware

As picnic weather is now in full force, here’s some pretty tableware to liven up your picnic or outdoor dining experience.

The Matilda tableware, in summery shades of pink and white, is made from long-lasting melamine.

The mix and match range includes dessert plates, bowls, tumblers and dinner plates, with the items being sold in sets of six and prices from £5.99.

This fresh contemporary tableware range is available to purchase from Zara Home. A matching laminated tablecloth is also available.

Hexagonal beehive tray from John Lewis

Thursday, May 10th, 2012
Hex hexagonal trend in interior design

Hexagonal tray

We’re loving hexagonal designs at the moment and they seem to be everywhere in interior design and homeware products – have you spotted the hexagonal honeycomb decals on the walls in this year’s Apprentice house?

So when we found this hexagonal beehive tray at John Lewis, we couldn’t resist it!

The serving dish style tray is made up of seven mini hexagonal compartments. They each lift out, so that you can arrange the segment colours as you wish or use them independently if you don’t need to use the whole tray. It’s perfect for serving dips and nibbles with and is an attractive and eye-catching design.

The hexagonal beehive tray is yours for £45.

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Crown Hill Peacock Platter from Watts London

Monday, December 19th, 2011
Bargain Christmas party food platter

24 carat gold platter

This lovely peacock feather design platter would be perfect for serving up some delicious Christmas party canapes on.

The white china porcelain platter features a reproduction of an original peacock feather embroidery design by Keith Murray, a Watts designer. The design is finished off with touches of 24 carat gold.

The Crown Hill Platter is currently reduced – it was £35.95 but is now only £19.18, from the Watts London store on Bouf.

If you like the design, snap it up now, as we understand this particular design may be being discontinued.

Set of four rectangular tapas plates

Friday, April 1st, 2011
Bargain tapas plate serving set

Serve tapas in style

What would you expect to pay for a set of four small serving plates?

We think this set of white china rectangular plates, which are the perfect size for serving tapas or canapes, are a bit of a bargain, as they cost only £12.90.

The plates are elegant in design and the white colour will mix and match easily with other tableware and crockery.

The four piece tapas serving set can be purchased from Bon Prix.

Oriental black flower porcelain dinner set

Monday, May 10th, 2010
Square dinner set

Square dinner set

Square dinner plates are a pleasant change from the traditional round design of many tableware sets and help produce a more contemporary look.

This porcelain dinner set comes with 16 pieces – four dinner plates, four side plates, four bowls and four mugs – and is decorated in a striking black and white oriental flower design. The edges of the square plates are slightly rounded, producing a soft look.

Everything is dishwasher and microwave safe and the 16 piece oriental flower dinner set is only £29.89 from Argos.

Half price Denby white 16 piece dinner set

Tuesday, April 6th, 2010
Denby tableware set

Denby tableware set

Denby is a name that’s well associated with quality tableware. Although it’s available in a host of different colours and designs, for a modern look that will go with anything, regardless of your decor or table cloth colour, white is the perfect solution.

This 16 piece white Denby tableware set is a great buy, especially as it’s currently half price. The set consists of four dinner plates, four cereal bowls and four stylish mugs made of white porcelain. They’re all oven safe, freezer safe, dishwasher safe and microwave safe and the set comes nicely boxed, making it perfect for giving as a gift too.

You’ll find the half price set available from Debenhams. If you’re looking for other white porcelain Denby pieces, then they have lots more items with 50% off too, including a lidded sugar bowl, a white oval dish, a large white Denby bowl and a white tea plate.

M&S Ruby 12 piece dinner set

Monday, March 1st, 2010
Stylish tableware

Stylish tableware

If you missed the previous offer we featured, for the Maxwell and Williams Cashmere Allegro dinner set, then this Ruby range from M&S is almost identical.

Better still, it costs considerably less for a 12 piece set than the full price of the Maxwell and Williams version. Available in the same black and white or red and white choices, the stripy dinner set includes four dinner plates, four side plates and four cereal bowls.

Matching Ruby cups and saucers are £7.50 each and extra side plates are £6 each. Get the look and style, without breaking the bank!

Stylish tableware for alfresco dining

Thursday, June 25th, 2009

If you’re dining outside or planning on going on a picnic, then melamine plates and serving dishes are the sensible option.

They’re durable and practical and won’t suffer too much if accidentally dropped (and we’ve all had one of those dropping moments when eating outside). Plus, there are some really stylish melamine sets available these days.

Take the Quest Tulip Melamine set, for example. Available as a 16-piece tableware set, it comes with four dinner plates, four tea plates, four bowls and four mugs and, rather than the usual round, its styled as a fashionable square design. The set is available from Amazon.

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