Pretty ironstone china casserole dishes or soup tureens are great presents on their own, but are better when filled with monogrammed linen napkins, silver napkin rings and some flatware. A collection like this makes a thoughtful gift for a newlywed or someone who loves to entertain.
This contemporary kitchen features a beautiful quartz countertop, synthetic ceramic backsplash tiles and an undermount sink and faucet. Colorful dishes seen in the metal drying rack are a fun accent to the predominantly neutral space.
These glasses are small in stature but big on style, thanks to the fun triangle pattern. Choose a low-profile option that will do dual purpose for water and juice. Choose glassware made from melamine for a stylish, non-breakable option.
The first-floor garrison room currently serves as an elegant dining room with its own fireplace and original, never-painted paneling and hard-pine flooring. Originally built in 1665 in Billerica, Mass., this Pilgrim-era saltbox garrison home is believed to be one of the oldest homes in the country. It was dismantled and reconstructed board-by-board in Gilmanton, N.H.
As in most all homes of this period, just past the kitchen is a small borning room. While you may not be inclined to use the room for its originally intended purpose, it could be a cozy spot for reading or napping. Originally built in 1665 in Billerica, Mass., this Pilgrim-era saltbox garrison home is believed to be one of the oldest homes in the country. It was dismantled and reconstructed board-by-board in Gilmanton, N.H.
Updating your kitchen island can be as simple as clearing it off and re-accessorizing. This chunky cutting board topped with an aqua pitcher and mugs brings the color of the dining area rug into the kitchen. The pop of green from the apples ties in the green from the rug as well, creating a visual flow.
Wintery white vintage dishes set the table for post-holiday meals and entertaining. Karin Jeffcoat of Cote Designs gathered paperwhite bulbs and pinecones, then added a hint of moss to assemble this casual, organic dining room centerpiece.
When you swap out holiday plates for items you use in your home throughout the year, look for new ways to display old pieces. Karin Jeffcoat of Cote Designs in South Carolina used vintage milk glass for this tablescape, including setting one bowl on top of a cake plate. The dishes already have a wintery white look. She filled them with paperwhite bulbs that complement the pinecones on the table, knowing they will bring even more warmth to the interiors when they bloom. “I love the texture of the bulb itself,” she adds.