Want to set a formal table for a dairy Shavuos meal, yet the only options are a hodgepodge of breakfast bowls or, dare I say it, paper goods? Let us help you.
Weekday to Holiday - White porcelain is the "black dress" of dinnerware and it's also the best way to show off, or rather showcase, your food.
Mix it Up - Formal & Rustic pieces come together to form an eclectic scheme.
Supplement your dairy dinnerware with versatile pieces, paired together.
Add Accents - The addition of bold accent plates dresses up the table.
Scallop-edged stormy gray-blue stoneware dinner plates add rugged charm
(Anthropologie, $20, anthropologie.com)
Gold filigree and scattered blossoms crown each setting regally
(Aureus by Villeroy & Boch, avilable kitchenclique.com)
Floral Disarray. Casual bunches of freshly picked flowers, garden or grocery, in repurposed jars.
Perch a decadent cheesecake atop a rustic whitewashed wooden cake stand (Williams Sonoma, $59, williams-sonoma.com)
Glass petaled bowl - Anni Glass, $76
Tulip serving spoons of aluminum and enamel poetically capture this fleeting flower.
(Michael Aram, $75, available at kitchenclique.com)
Source: Naomi Weinstein from the 2011 May/June issue of Joy of Kosher with Jamie Geller.