Outdoor table finds that are worthy of the indoors
When you plan your outdoor dining event, there’s an extra thrill knowing your outdoor supplies are beautiful enough for any indoor dinner table. You won’t forfeit style for function when you purchase these outdoor table finds that are worthy of the indoors as well.
Whet your appetite
Serving appetizers outdoors can be tricky -- it's hard to keep cold appetizers cold and warm appetizers warm. If you've been looking for a handy way to solve this problem, look no further than the stainless steel appetizer trio tray from Home Infatuation. The stainless steel looks sleek and beautiful both indoors and out, and the tray rests in a bowl that allows you to use either warm water or ice to keep your appetizers at the right temperature. Your $80.00 purchase will last you through years of dinner parties and special occasions.
The perfect serve
Serving bowls and platters should be beautiful enough to create chatter among your dinner guests. The Pier 1 sable serving pieces incorporate beautiful swirls of gold, copper, black and brown, perfect for either an indoor or outdoor occasion. The bowl and platter cost $35.00 and $30.00, respectively. If you're looking for serving platters to match your other table wares, check out your local HomeGoods store. They have a wide variety of designer and one-of-a-kind pieces at discounted prices with shipments of new items each week.
Wine and dine
When your family and friends want to take their drinks both indoors and out, you want glassware that won't crack, break or shatter if it's accidentally dropped. For a classic, clear glass perfect for wine or mixed drinks, pick up a set of six monogrammed duraclear stemless wineglasses from Williams-Sonoma. The six glass set ranges in price from $72.00 to $92.00 depending on the personalization you desire.
Stick a fork in it
No table setting is complete without attractive flatware to hug your plate. For a lightweight option that's perfect for a picnic or a unique indoor party, pick up reusable bamboo flatware from Crate and Barrel for $5.00 per three-piece set. The bamboo wood is harder than hardwood, so you don't have to worry about your fork breaking or your knife being too weak to slice through a cut of meat. You can also feel good about the fact that bamboo is an eco-friendly alternative to other indoor/outdoor flatware.
There's nothing quite as elegant as fine champagne adorning a dinner table while kept cool in a bucket of ice. For an unbreakable option that looks as nice indoors as it does out, pick up a clear acrylic ice bucket from World Market. You can choose a small bucket perfect for a single bottle of bubbly for only $10.00.
The B. Smith acacia wood utensil caddy from Bed, Bath and Beyond is perfect for taking your napkins and utensils outdoors, but it also looks beautiful sitting alone on your indoor dinner table. The durable material will last for years, but make sure you hand wash the item to keep it from wearing down. Pick one up for only $15.00.