servingware roundup

when it comes to dinner parties and having people over, i prefer to serve food and snacks in non-traditional ways, using vintage pieces that aren’t necessarily intended for food (but of course, only ones that are food-safe). and if i do use servingware, i like it to be on either end of the spectrum: vintage and full of pattern or super simple and white (i use a lot of heath). i’ve gotten several of emails over the past few weeks asking for a servingware guide so i thought today would be the perfect day to post one. i’ve tried to include a range of plates, platters, bowls and a few utensils (in different styles, colors and price ranges) so hopefully you’ll find something in here that will be perfect for showcasing your hard work in the kitchen. enjoy! [there are many more photos after the jump so click here for the full roundup or click “read more” below]

another in the kitchen with recipe is coming up next…

[image above, clockwise from top left: katie brown orange serving plate $12.99, bayou platters $34.95+, michael aram dish $85, sarah cihat plate (i use these all the time for snacks and appetizers), ruffled cake stand $20, cork bowls $168 (for large), high-tea cookie stand $98, pod serving set $82, vertigo trays $750]

[image above, clockwise from top left: martha stewart maidenhair platter in blue $29.99, thomas o’brien serving bowl $19.99, sushi-time plate $50, lorena barrezueta dipping dish $45 (i use these practically every day), salad serving set $22 (one of two shown), mosaic platter $16.50, serpent tray $125, lorena barrezueta dish $80, white coral reef dish $155]

[image above, clockwise from top left: glass pedestals $8- $12, tampopo dishes set of 6 for $17.50, petite clanwilliam cake stand $98, americana galvanized tiered sever $26.24, robex dish $25, gratin serving dish $7.96, mosaic platter $25, classic century platter $52.95]

[image above, clockwise from top left: lucite tray with rocks $585, mist platters $52.95+, ibride squirrel tray $65, porcelain platter $230, pod nut dish $68, sugar bowl and creamer $28, katie brown serving bowl $14.99, egg bowl $75+]

[image above: beautiful porcelain ceramics (both sides) from mud australia. i use their small dishes for serving olives and small snacks. you can see their “in the kitchen with” recipe right here]

[image above: hungry serving bowls $94+]

[image above: nesting plates $620]

[image above: diana fayt dish $420]

[image above: mercury cake stand $34.99 ]

  1. maeve says:

    wow! great collection. makes me want to throw a party.

  2. Nothing melts me like tiered servers and pedestaled cake plates. A great collection, thanks for the eye candy!

  3. more than servingware… conversation pieces! Guest of honor, beware!

  4. Kristi says:

    I’m all about mercury glass right now. That cake stand is gorgeous.

  5. Pomegranate says:

    I probably live for your weekly servingware roundup! Its killing me, I’m going to be broke by the summer! Heck, more like spring..

  6. Lab Monkey says:

    It’s pretty rare for me to get excited about a dish, but that Squirrel Serving Tray is genius! Such color! Such whimsy! And a rodent to boot!

  7. Jenni says:

    I live for these round ups! You are a source of inspiration to us all.

    I’m looking for a good serving tray, nothing too expensive but if you ever get in the mood to do another tray roundup I’d be thrilled :)


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