While we love the moment we pull out our serveware to prepare for a dinner party, we always feel a bit guilty we aren’t using these pieces more often. They feel more special than our everyday plates – and while at some point that was a reason to reserve their use, we’ve decided that should no longer be the case. These pieces are durable, can withstand more regular wear and add a special touch to even the most routine of meals. So, why deny ourselves the pleasure? From now on, if we can elevate an everyday meal by using our serveware – or show it off with another everyday use – we’re all for it.
Study in Versatility
Topped by either acacia wood or white marble, our Abbey Adjustable Servers let you add various heights to your dessert display or family buffet, which benefits both serving and visual appeal. Rather than storing your servers in a cabinet post-dinner party, display fresh fruit on them on the counter.
Each of the six pieces in our Teigen Wood & Rivet Serving Collection has potential for everyday use. Used together, the collection provides a cohesive, neutral base for a harvest, spring or summer tablescape. Separately, some items could be used to keep everyday kitchen essentials attractively stored within reach. While a small bowl might house sea salt near the stove or at the dinner table, the tiered server could hold a variety of fruits nearby. The silverware caddy could be used at the breakfast nook for quick and easy mornings, along with the serving stand filled with muffins or pastries. And for a more refined, less rustic kitchen, use our ceramic and iron Weston Serving Collection or Larkin Servers in a similar fashion.
A Standout for Alfresco
With its Italian-inspired blue and white motifs, our Piazza Ceramic Serving Collection makes every outdoor gathering feel like a getaway. Whether serving a pitcher of cocktails and tapas for happy hour or making a full meal of it, your guests will want to linger. And while the Piazza is certainly dressed up enough for entertaining, we like the idea of designating it for all your outdoor dining purposes, even if it’s a quiet breakfast for two on the patio.
There are many other uses for our versatile collections… such as how Amelie Servers double as a vanity tray and a table centerpiece. (Fair warning: You may find you need more than one!)
Are you ready to take your serveware off the shelves and into the kitchen and dining room (or beyond)? Show us how you’re using it in your home by following @frontgate and using #frontgate to share your photos.