Monday, October 17, 2011

Harvest Dinner Party Picks

Taylor Smith & Taylor Autumn Harvest will be my pick for setting the table this year!

Thanksgiving is just around the corner and it's time to start planning for the ultimate family dinner with classic Mid-century pieces. Once you've selected the perfect autumn color palette for your dinner you can get down to planning the menu.

Let's begin with this classic Swedish Bo Borgstrom cocktail set in chestnut brown. I especially love the stirring stick that ends in a fat teardrop to hasten mixing. Borgstrom began designing glassware pieces for Aesda Glasbruk in 1960 which has been out of business since 1974. The simple lines in this set is sure to set the mood of any autumn gathering.

The next piece is a Mid-century Modern chafing dish. The manufacturer and designer are unknown. Chafing dish fragments are a common find in medieval archeology sites. In fact chafing dishes have been a big part of American society since the 17th century. In fact cookbooks specializing in chafing dish recipes appeared in the late 19th century. Fannie Farmer's Chafing Dish Possibilities was published in Boston in 1898. Maybe you'll be able to find the perfect recipe for this classic piece! The warm wood tones of the sealed bamboo around the outside of the dish will perfectly compliment the autumn's harvest.

On the top of the pile is Taylor Smith and Taylor's, Ever Yours in Autumn Harvest. Featured is a close up of this stunning Mid-century dinnerware set. This set has been hosting Thanksgiving meals in America since the 1950s! So celebrate this year's bounty with Autumn Harvest.

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