6 Local Table Accessories to Top Off Your Next Dinner Party

Forget the good china—these opulent, whimsical table accessories put the ‘art’ back in dinner party

This article appears in print in the April 2018 issue, as part of the "Favorite Home Shops" feature story. Click here to subscribe.

These American-made Caskata Blue Lucy porcelain canapé plates (above, $109.95 for set of six) feature a playful deep blue octopus image in keeping with Seattle’s nautical nature. Pick them up—as well as additional pieces introduced this spring—at Tim De Clue’s elegant showroom (downtown, 1124 First Ave.; 206.762.0307).

Photograph by John Granen Photography/Rosanna (salad bowl, bowles); Jonathan Adler (pitcher/butter dish); Susan Wheeler (glassware)

Put your vegetables front and center with this stunning porcelain salad bowl trimmed in gold ($120) from Tidal (above, left), available at Rosanna Inc. (Georgetown, 6755 East Marginal Way S; 206.204.0588). It’s special enough for guests, but so simple you could use it any day.

Jonathan Adler is a preeminent designer of quirky, colorful home decor; our favorite pieces right now are these high-fired stoneware whales (above, center) made in Peru and available at West Seattle’s Click! Design That Fits (West Seattle, 4540 California Ave. SW; 206.328.9252). The 72-ounce pitcher ($98) works equally well for water and big-batch cocktails, and the butter dish ($68) begs for some Sea Wolf Bakers sourdough beside it.

Colored glass can come off as gauche, but this vintage 1930s blue opaline glassware (above, right) from France has a modern appeal that adds a pop of color to any table. Susan Wheeler (Georgetown, 5515 Airport Way S; 360.402.5080) stocks a rotating assortment among her excellent antique finds; look for coupe glasses to fill with ice cream and berries for dessert, and goblets in various sizes, perfect for drinks.  

Photo by Brackish

You needn’t be a bona fide bartender to treat guests to a cocktail at home, but you’ll look like a professional if you have somewhere classy to store your booze. This made-in-Seattle industrial bar cart ($1,200) from Brackish (Capitol Hill, 1525 Melrose Ave.; 206.641.7646) is just the thing to wheel out before dinner. Reclaimed fir flooring and a blackened steel frame come together in customizable sizes and wheel options.


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