Dining: White Tabletop by

Issue 19 · Shelving Solutions · May 8, 2008

Dining: White Tabletop

Issue 19 · Shelving Solutions · May 8, 2008

A white tabletop is the definition of adaptable. It fits any occasion, indoor or out.

Below: Matteo Table vintage wash 100% linen napkins and tablecloth. Highest quality Italian linen sewn in Los Angeles. $95 for 4 napkins; $575 for tablecloth and eight napkins at Bobby Berk Home.

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Below: Heath Ceramics Chez Panisse Shallow Salad Bowl in jicama, $130 at Heath Ceramics.


Below L: Jasper Conran for Wedgewood large milk jug , $75 at Chef’s Corner. Below R: Sophie Conran for Portmeirion white pitcher, $21 for the lmedium size at Amazon. Also check out 10 Easy Pieces: Perfect Pitcher for more.

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Below: Line up a suite of Glassybabies in shades of white. Although they're most commonly used as votives, Glassybabies work as gorgeous water glasses (and they're dishwasher safe). $40 each at Glassybaby in Seattle. (Also see our Shopper's Diary: Glassybaby post.)

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Below: A Simple White Cake Plate makes a great table serving dish. $14.95 to $24.95, depending on size, at Sur La Table.


Below L: Marin Candlesticks; $50 at Bliss Living. Below R: On the other end of the spectrum is Ted Muehling's Branch Candlestick, sculpture for the table; $1,299 at Rose and Radish in San Francisco.

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Below: Or a pair of Harry Allen Ristorante Candlesticks, a subversive take on the traditional Italian trattoria wine bottle (also available in chrome); $70 at Design Public.

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