Saturday, November 21, 2009

Table Service

from anthropologie

i love this idea...antique silverware by the pound! From Napa Style
but I do need compote bowls! I do!

Laguiole steak knives from here

I imagine after the "first Thanksgiving", all those folks sat down to share a meal, and the chicks were wishing they had better tools than boat spikes to eat their oysters. After our dinner the other night we realized we had forgotten to ever acquire proper entertaining tools known to modern man as the "table service". We've collected many things over time but we never got smart things like real silverware and dessert plates. We don't even have a proper cake server. It was sad to serve the lovely desserts our guests brought, stilton and port and cheesecake and figs off of teacup saucers and paper napkins. Mom was right. It was like not having clean underwear at the hospital.

Now I have it in my head that I want cockle forks and salt cellars and berry spoons and fish forks. In the spirit of impending days of entertaining and large sit-down dinners, I will find time to give thanks. But today, I found some time to want. Who's with me?

12 comments:

Marie said...

...and saucespoons. And those beautiful little knives and forks for fruit after dinner.

Marie said...

Hey - I just digested that. Dessert was lovely, and a saucer can be a fine plate.

Bonbon Oiseau said...

oh yes marie, it's true...I know...but it feels like time for real dessert plates! (and knives and forks for fruit after dinner...)

cindy said...

we want so we can give. yeah, that works ;)!

chapot said...

I love everything it' so refined, the colour of the plates is wonderfull

alexkeller said...

i have dessert plates and a few of those little fish forks. but i've never used the fish forks.

bigBANG studio said...

Darling Deb- your truly are a girl after my own heart. I LOVE those Nathalie Lete ceramics for Anfro- I got the set of Paris-themed desert plates for my little sister last Christmas. They are most marvelous.

I *wish* I were on the east coast for your holiday soirees coming up! I wear my necklace all the time. I'm obsessed with it.

xo

jen laceda said...

I had dinner at a Quebec restaurant the other night with Laguiole steak knives. Everyone was making a fuss about those owl-logos!

erin said...

i don't know. cheesecake and figs? i think i'd deal with messy fingers for a little bit of that goodness! xo.

Elizabeth said...

The white plates in assorted designs from anthropologie are my favorites--very classy. And a prettier steak knife I never did see!

Amanda said...

I lub my salt cellars. That's all I'm saying.

(Happy T-Day, Bonbon.)

prashant said...

it feels like time for real dessert plates!

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