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Editors’ Picks: 10 Summer Tabletop Finds for Under $25

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Editors’ Picks: 10 Summer Tabletop Finds for Under $25

August 30, 2018

No need to get fancy. Here are some low-commitment life enhancers for entertaining indoors and out.

Editors Picks 10 Summer Tabletop Finds for Under 25 Ikea&#8\2\17;s new Egendom Enamel Plates are \$3.99 each. (For a slightly more upscale version, we also like the Falcon enamelware Plate Set; \$37.50 for a set of four.) Go to our Enamelware dossier for more ideas.
Above: Ikea’s new Egendom Enamel Plates are $3.99 each. (For a slightly more upscale version, we also like the Falcon enamelware Plate Set; $37.50 for a set of four.) Go to our Enamelware dossier for more ideas.
Editors Picks 10 Summer Tabletop Finds for Under 25 Julie&#8\2\17;s favorite Ikea discovery of late: The clear glass 365+ Pitcher with Cork Lid; \$7.99. Another easy way to serve drinks: Sarah keeps a stash of clear glass wine bottles on hand (&#8\2\20;good looking ones that I&#8\2\17;ve recycled; I use them for water and cold beverages, shrubs being a current favorite,&#8\2\2\1; she says).
Above: Julie’s favorite Ikea discovery of late: The clear glass 365+ Pitcher with Cork Lid; $7.99. Another easy way to serve drinks: Sarah keeps a stash of clear-glass wine bottles on hand (“good-looking ones that I’ve recycled; I use them for water and cold beverages, shrubs being a current favorite,” she says).
Editors Picks 10 Summer Tabletop Finds for Under 25 The gauze like Utility Napkin, \$6 from Schoolhouse, is handwoven by fair trade artisans in India. We also like using Ikea&#8\2\17;s red striped Tekla Dish Towels—all cotton and 79 cents each—as napkins.
Above: The gauze-like Utility Napkin, $6 from Schoolhouse, is handwoven by fair-trade artisans in India. We also like using Ikea’s red-striped Tekla Dish Towels—all cotton and 79 cents each—as napkins.
Editors Picks 10 Summer Tabletop Finds for Under 25  Compostable Wooden Hot Dog Trays from Food5\2 are made of balsa wood wrapped in rice paper; \$\20 for \20. Compostable Wooden Corn on the Cob Trays are also available; \20 for \$\20.
Above: Compostable Wooden Hot Dog Trays from Food52 are made of balsa wood wrapped in rice paper; $20 for 20. Compostable Wooden Corn on the Cob Trays are also available; 20 for $20.
Editors Picks 10 Summer Tabletop Finds for Under 25 Made of woven abaca fibers, Fishnet Placemat Sets from West Elm come in four colors (natural shown here); \$\16 for a set of two.
Above: Made of woven abaca fibers, Fishnet Placemat Sets from West Elm come in four colors (natural shown here); $16 for a set of two.
Editors Picks 10 Summer Tabletop Finds for Under 25 Saudade in London specializes in imports from Portugal, including these four inch tall Tin Garden Lanterns; £\1\2 each. See more in Michelle&#8\2\17;s Outdoor Lighting post on Gardenista.
Above: Saudade in London specializes in imports from Portugal, including these four-inch-tall Tin Garden Lanterns; £12 each. See more in Michelle’s Outdoor Lighting post on Gardenista.
Editors Picks 10 Summer Tabletop Finds for Under 25 All of us at Remodelista have collections of vintage ironstone platters in a range of sizes. &#8\2\20;Ironstone isn&#8\2\17;t expensive and lends a look of bleached shells to the table without being obvious,&#8\2\2\1; says Justine. Source Ironstone on Etsy, like this platter from Etsy seller Wild & Daisy. (A similar Ironstone Platter is \$\15.)
Above: All of us at Remodelista have collections of vintage ironstone platters in a range of sizes. “Ironstone isn’t expensive and lends a look of bleached shells to the table without being obvious,” says Justine. Source Ironstone on Etsy, like this platter from Etsy seller Wild & Daisy. (A similar Ironstone Platter is $15.)
Editors Picks 10 Summer Tabletop Finds for Under 25 A long standing Remodelista favorite: the painter&#8\2\17;s drop cloth as tablecloth (to soften the fabric, we suggest you launder it first). Ace Hardware offers heavyweight Canvas Drop Cloths in several sizes, ranging in price from \$\1\1.99 to \$34.99. For more ideas, see the Hibiscus Dyed Drop Cloth and 8 Easy Low Cost, Low Commitment Summer DIY Projects with Painter’s Drop Cloths.
Above: A long-standing Remodelista favorite: the painter’s drop cloth as tablecloth (to soften the fabric, we suggest you launder it first). Ace Hardware offers heavyweight Canvas Drop Cloths in several sizes, ranging in price from $11.99 to $34.99. For more ideas, see the Hibiscus-Dyed Drop Cloth and 8 Easy Low-Cost, Low-Commitment Summer DIY Projects with Painter’s Drop Cloths.
Editors Picks 10 Summer Tabletop Finds for Under 25 Impossibly thin glass tumblers are another Remodelista staple for wine and water—and even though they look extremely fragile, they&#8\2\17;re not. CB\2 offers Marta Barware, a similar but differently proportioned &#8\2\20;micro thin&#8\2\2\1; collection; \$\13.95 for a set of eight. And Ikea&#8\2\17;s 365+ Six Ounce Glasses are \$3.99 a six pack. Find even more at \10 Easy Pieces: Basic Drinking Glasses.
Above: Impossibly thin glass tumblers are another Remodelista staple for wine and water—and even though they look extremely fragile, they’re not. CB2 offers Marta Barware, a similar but differently proportioned “micro-thin” collection; $13.95 for a set of eight. And Ikea’s 365+ Six-Ounce Glasses are $3.99 a six-pack. Find even more at 10 Easy Pieces: Basic Drinking Glasses.
Editors Picks 10 Summer Tabletop Finds for Under 25 Terrain&#8\2\17;s Hammered Glass Citronella Votive is currently on sale for \$\1\1.95.
Above: Terrain’s Hammered Glass Citronella Votive is currently on sale for $11.95.

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N.B.: This post is an update; the original story ran on June 23, 2015.

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