Our Favorite Things: Deck the Tabletop!
You’ll want to slip Chilewich’s new Mod place mats ($12) composed of glimmering oval links beneath your holiday plates. The only question is which color to pick: brass, gold, gunmetal or silver? For a posh, portable mood setting, pair these mats with the new Manhattan tray ($85), as pictured above. The coated metal trays, available in black or white, are made to fit any of Chilewich’s rectangular placemats so that you can create a whole host of different dining vignettes. Look for these chic pieces at Stuhlbergs (Queen Anne, 1801 Queen Anne Ave. N; 206.352.2351; stuhlbergs.com) and Digs (Ballard, 2002 NW Market St.; 206.457.5709; digsshowroom.com).
RING IT IN
Bringing a seasonal flourish to your table is easy with Williams-
Sonoma’s (multiple locations; williams-sonoma.com) new
artisan-crafted cloisonné napkin rings (set of four, $39.95–$79.95), with designs ranging from plump pumpkins to sprigs of holly. Or try Table Top and Home’s (Bellevue, 1105 Bellevue Way NE; 425.454.7322; tabletopandhome.com) gauzy and glittery beaded napkin rings or elegant brass and silver styles, all from Bodrum, which will make your table linens sparkle ($12–$22 each).
SERVE IT UP
As the weather cools, you can still bring the beach inside with these driftwood and ceramic serving spoons ($34) from Butter Home (Capitol Hill, 1531 Melrose Ave.; 206.623.2626; butterhomeseattle.com). Artist Linda Fahey crafts creamy white porcelain bowls to fit pieces of found driftwood to create these
one-of-a-kind pieces. They range in size from 6 to 11 inches. Serving knives ($34) are also available.
From sugarplums to wine, rich purples are made to
dress holiday tables, and you can add these handblown
amethyst double old-fashioned glasses (set of four, $35.95) from Williams-Sonoma (multiple locations; williams-sonoma.
com) t o that list. Made of recycled glass, they’re solid yet light, and are guaranteed to glam up your beverages and décor. Add the matching pitcher ($39.95) or bowls ($32.95–$39.95) and your
other pieces may start to languish in the back of your cabinets year-round.
These rustic, hand-dyed and contrast-stitched linen napkins by Love, Daniella (aka Seattle artist Daniella Lekach; etsy.com/shop/lovedaniella) are so perfectly Seattle: Cool colors, including aqua and lavender, and soft patterns recall cloudy
skies, rippling water and snow-tipped mountains (set of four, $60). Lekach will also custom-dye pieces, and in addition to napkins, matching runners and tablecloths are available, along with
gorgeous handmade gold-rimmed serving bowls and platters.