From mid-December to the stroke of January, counters are filled with holiday occasion spreads: office parties, neighborhood ornament exchanges, cookie swaps, a Christmas feast, a New Year’s buffet—the list goes on. It’s a time to break out the silver and dust off the grand platters reserved for large gatherings and fill the table with piles of pastries, roasted meats, and a few spirited punches. Or, perhaps you’ll treat yourself to a few new pieces of holiday tableware for upcoming gatherings and entertaining, and embrace all things merry and bring with festive dishware from metallic trays to crystal-cut bowls.
Sertodo Copper Thessaly Rectangle Tray
There is no such thing as too many trays when it comes to entertaining. We make it a point to incorporate a new one every few years doubles as decor when not stacked with Christmas cookies or round of bloody marys. This pure copper platter made in Austin, Texas comes in three sizes and can be monogrammed as a thoughtful present to the consummate host/hostess in your life.
($107-$279 | sertodo.com)
Godinger 10-Piece Punch Set
A grand punch bowl makes for a showpiece at any gathering but feels especially festive this time of year. Fill it with an effervescent gin punch or a cinnamon apple punch with floating star anise pods for the ultimate wow factor. This elegant etched crystal bowl is a staple piece that comes with the ladle and eight matching cups.
($150 | neimanmarus.com)
A beautiful sculpted piece from pottery company Haand, this clay bowl anchors a table as a centerpiece. You could alternatively fill it with a heap of veggies. All of Haand’s pieces are handmade using sustainable materials in Burlington, North Carolina.
($75 | haand.us)
A holiday season splurge that we love is a decadent caviar service, and this piece from classic European crystal company William Yeoward is no less indulgent. Give the etched crystal caviar server set with mother of pearl spoon to yourself this Christmas just in time for a glitzy New Year’s Eve treat.
($210 | us.williamyeowardcrystal.com)
Is any 2021 gathering complete without a visually astounding charcuterie board? 2022 will be no different, so invest in a board that will support all of those prosciutto roses and endless wedges of brie. Boardsmith’s Walnut Cutting Board artisan made in Dallas, Texas makes easy work of it from prep to display. Shop it and other styles on localpalatemarketplace.com.
($150 | localpalatemarketplace.com)
Dress up a classic New Year’s dish with a stunning oyster platter fitting of the delicacy. Ceramist Alison Evans hand makes purposefully designed dishes at her studio by-the-sea, each piece inspired by the Maine seashore. The platter serves six oysters on the half shell and can be placed in the freezer for the ultimate chill or in the oven for decadent oysters Rockefeller.
($142 | aeceramics.com)
- by Erin Byers Murray