Good news! Cottage style is pure comfort and it's still wildly popular. That means that all of the flatware doesn't necessarily have to match — in fact, it's trendier if it doesn't. You'll want to keep the color, size and style similar while you skillfully mix the patterns. For example, you can choose several different floral patterns to mix together, or go with clean Art Deco designs. By choosing open stock flatware and serveware available at stores like HomeGoods, you will be able to create a unique, one-of-a-kind gift that will last forever.
There are many categories of flatware that people don't normally think about. What about a set of espresso spoons for the coffee aficionado? Some of the pieces that are available to finish a flatware collection with style are:
These are large-bowled spoons used in a sugar bowl. The bowls may be scalloped or look like a shell, or they may have some other decorative characteristic. They would make great stocking stuffers!
These make entertaining Italian-style a breeze. Tucked as a gift into a pasta bowl with some artisan pasta and an Italian cookbook? Perfect.
If you have someone on your list who loves the gracious tradition of afternoon tea, sugar tongs are a great choice. They look a bit like giant tweezers and are used to pick up sugar cubes. You could even create a tea gift basket with a cute teapot, artisan decorated sugar cubes, some sugar tongs and your pal's favorite tea.
These handy items are not just for weddings! The pastry chef in your life will love having special serving pieces when she showcases her talents in the kitchen. Get a cute, retro hostess apron and tuck the servers into the pocket for a fun, useful gift.
Giving a gift of fancy flatware doesn't have to be ho-hum. Use your imagination and add a few related items to create a memorable and useful gift that you may get to enjoy at her next party!
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