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Mediterranea dinnerware collection by Studio Natural for Marino Cristal via Atticmag

Healthy Habits Dinnerware

Encourage healthy eating habits while setting the table. Studio Natural designed the Mediterranea collection for Marino Cristal based on the Mediterranean diet.  Each dish helps the cook serve a healthy and balanced meal by using the dish rim for food portions.  The bone china is color-keyed to the heart-healthy Mediterranean diet food pyramid [below]. Tossing […]

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informal table set with organic-feel wooden plates, pottery bowls and birch-wrapped candles

Holiday Table Thoughts

Six tablescapes offer a range of attitudes toward festive style. The holidays will be very low key at our house. It’s been a somber twelve months filled with family loss and illness that hasn’t left me feeling super celebratory. But the calendar has its own reality which should never be ignored, plus I’ve learned that […]

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blue and white country table setting from laurel leaf farm

Mixed Pattern Tablescapes

Various patterns are combined in both the tableware and cotton napkins selections Next time you set the table, mix dishes, silverware and linens to create a unique dining experience.  A unifying thread will pull things together.  This outdoor table is set for a casual afternoon meal with handmade dinnerware by Austin ceramicist Claudia Reese.  Various […]

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red and white settings on Arpad Baska's architecture-inspired table

Natural Designer Tablescapes

For Earth Day, a group of tables inspired by nature. Some 45 fantasy tables were created by New York designers in March at the “Dining by Design” benefit for DIFFA (Design Industries Foundation Fighting Aids)  associated with the Architectural Digest Home Design show. Each was created by a different sponsor and no two were alike. […]

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pink dogwood, white and purple hyacinths from the spring garden

Swedish Heirloom Tablescape

On a Spring table, I mix of Swedish dishes, American crystal, Venetian linens and flea-market silver. Five years ago I fell in love with dishes I saw online at an auction. Stacked and glittering, the lot featured more than 100 pieces plus a variety of serving plates that would take a lifetime to collect. It […]

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