The holiday season can be a wonderful way to reconnect with family and friends, sharing love and laughter during time spent together.
Gathering around the dinner table to enjoy a holiday dinner creates memories for everyone involved.
So this year, give your delicious feast an extra sparkle with a great centerpiece or table decoration. …
Christmas Dinner is probably the most significant meal of the year, as family gathers together to eat, drink and be merry.
If you’re hosting Christmas Dinner this year, here are some nice table tips that will help you set the scene.
The dinner table is the focal point around which these festivities take place, so dressing it well is very important.
Christmas has always been the time to get out your best china. If your plates are looking a little chipped and rough around the edges, you may want look for a new dinner set before Christmas starts. At TableAndHome you will find prestigious Dinnerware place settings such as Noritake, Lenox, Spode and many more…Browse our collections and don’t miss out on our special December discounts.
Christmas is that time of the year where families gather all around the world….Share this special moment with beautiful dinnerware, Crystal and flatware crafted by major brands in the tableware industry. TableAndHome carries a vast selection of Christmas lines by leaders in the Art of the table, but even more than that, with its selection of gifts and serveware Christmas items you can rest assured that your Christmas will be special. As it should be.
One of the leading dinnerware brands we carry is: Noritake. We are currently offering the Colorwave 4 Piece Place Settings patterns on sale: MSRP: $80 for only $37.99!. (Available in more colors, check out all the Colorwave patterns here.This is a limited time offer so make sure to order before the end of the summer!
Colorwave Raspberry has a matte-textured, deep, rich coloration on the outside suggestive of pomegranates, merlot wine, red velvet and a rose garden, and a glossy, cream-colored glaze on the inside. Mix and match the different shapes (available in coupe, rim, and square) and add a splash of color to your table!
About Noritake: Since 1904, Noritake has been bringing beauty and quality to dining tables around the world. Superior artistry and craftsmanship, attention to detail and uncompromising commitment to quality have made Noritake an international trademark during this past century.
The Noritake of today grew out of a trading company that was originally established by the Morimura Brothers in New York in 1876. This trading company imported chinaware, curios, paper lanterns and other gift items. In 1904, the forerunner of the Noritake Company was established in the village of Noritake, a small suburb near Nagoya, Japan. The goal of this first factory was to create western style dinnerware for export. It took until 1914, however, to create the first porcelain dinnerware plate that was suitable for export.
The earliest dinnerware plates were mostly hand-painted, often with liberal applications of gold. By the early 1920′s, Noritake introduced assembly line techniques which allowed for mass production of high quality, yet affordable dinnerware. In the ensuing decades, Noritake continued to perfect its production capabilities and expand to markets world-wide.
Today, Noritake is an acknowledged leader in tableware manufacturing and marketing with subsidiaries, factories and affiliates around the world. Our products are sold to customers in over 100 countries and are used in hotels, restaurants and airlines throughout the world. Join us in continuing the Noritake tradition…distinctive designs, innovative technology and superior product quality.
We are proud to partner up with Godinger Inc to offer the craziest deals ever! Until 8/30/2012, 115 items are discounted up to 80%. You can buy a magnificent Crystal Vase for $8.99, a beautiful 24% Crystal Candelabra for $134.99 (Retail: $224.99) and many more fabulous items. Click Here to browse the whole collection of discounted items…
This picture pretty much embodies what people think about when they think about Raggedy Ann and Andy — but there are a lot of things you probably don’t know about them. They’ve been around for a long time — nearly 100 years — so it’s natural that their history would take a backseat.
For instance, did you know that Raggedy Ann and Andy weren’t always a team? Raggedy Ann, created by Johnny Gruelle in 1915 as a doll for his daughter, was a solo act until 5 years later when her brother hit the scene. Raggedy Ann had already appeared in her own book, Raggedy Ann Stories, written and illustrated by Gruelle, in 1918 and in 1920, Raggedy Andy Stories was released.
Raggedy Ann, whose name comes from an amalgamation of the the poem titles, “The Raggedy Man” and “Little Orphant Annie” and Andy have gone through a number of design updates. Here’s what they looked like in Raggedy Andy Stories:
Though they share the same basic components — red yarn hair, matching blue outfits — you might not realize at first glance that the dolls above evolved from these storybook characters. Indeed, as Raggedy Ann and Andy have gotten older, they’ve gotten much less, well, raggedy.
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Happy Valentine’s Day! Ah, Valentine’s Day — a holiday that can mean so many things. To some, it means holing up at home and ordering Chinese; to others, it means a night on the town with the boo; to others still, it means setting out that formal dinnerware and sterling flatware.
I personally recommend cooking dinner at home, especially if your sweetie is the one to usually prepare the meals. (Of course, if you both do, by all means treat yourselves and go out, but really — how often does a couple split the cooking equally?) Fix up your boo’s favorite meal and have it all ready for when he or she gets home.
Set the mood with some candles and romantic music. Skip the Barry White for now — he might’ve been a musical genius, but keep the tones soft and dulcet, something that adds to the ambiance but doesn’t overpower it.
If you have kids, send ‘em off to a babysitter’s, or out with some friends whose parents are kind enough to look after them for you.
Make sure you look your best! Your honey will love arriving home to find you in a nice dress or jacket.
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What time, you ask? Time for Valentine’s Day! It’s time to move on from Christmas and pick out a gift for your special someone. Here are a few ideas from Table and Home:
Russ Berrie “Hooked On A Feeling” Singing Gorilla
Your sweetie will be hooked on this adorable guy in no time at all. This super plush gorilla sings and jungle boogies to “Hooked on a Feeling” — in silk boxers while he holds a velour heart. Who wouldn’t go ape over something so cute?
Gund Valentine Mugs
Adorned with the phrase, “Too H♥t To Handle!”, “L♥ve and Coffee Conquer All”, or “Warning: Contents May Be H♥t!” this is the perfect gift if your lover loves coffee. He or she won’t need to take sugar for coffee with someone as sweet as you around!
Set of 2 Nambé Chill Champagne Flutes
These Chill crystal champagne flutes from Nambe are the perfect fit for great champagne and a memorable toast. The contour of the stem curves sensually, and the inviting grasp is made to fit your hand. These are the perfect way to enjoy some champagne or wine during a romantic Valentine’s Day dinner!
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I know, I know, Christmas is the last thing on anyone’s mind right now. January is nearly over and I bet everyone is starting to think about Valentine’s Day. Well, maybe not quite yet, but I know the stores already have those heart-shaped candy boxes out. Even if you don’t want to see another reindeer or tree ever again, consider the fact that there are savings up to 80% at Table and Home. Yes, that’s right! Select Christmas items are reduced to nearly 80% off. Now is the perfect time to get those Lenox ornaments that you couldn’t quite afford. It’s never too early to shop for Gund plush toys for your little ones next year either.
Everyone knows the longer you wait, the deeper the discounts and these are some excellent sale prices. Stock up now on all the great items from Table and Home and store them away for next year. Table and Home already offer low prices on all your favorite home decor and table items, so imagine how great the savings are now!
This is really the best time to shop so don’t pass up the opportunity. There are a lot of beautiful ornaments from Lenox and Wedgwood on sale, so take a look and start adding to your shopping cart.
While continuing on my history lesson path of the major formal dinnerware brands, I discovered that Royal Doulton has quite a few famous collections. While it comes as no surprise that a major brand would team up with celebrities, I was still surprised to learn that renowned chef Gordon Ramsay is one of them. Although chef Ramsay doesn’t have the nicest reputation in the kitchen, there’s no doubt in my mind that he was a pleasure to work with on his dinnerware collection. (You have to be cruel to be kind to get great food!) His collection consists of a simple yet stylish dinnerware set that is durable enough for everyday use. He’s even created stainless steel pans.
For those more keen on the fashion world, Royal Doulton teamed up with fashion designer Monique Lhuillier. Together they created dinnerware, home decor, stemware and giftware. Trying to please the little ones? Royal Doulton has plates and mugs of everyone’s favorite Winnie the Pooh characters. For the collectors, they also have an assortment of Disney figurines.
With over 200 years of experience, it’s easy to see why Royal Doulton is one of the leading manufacturers in dinnerware.
One of the top dinnerware brands at Table and Home is Denby, so today I’ll give you a history on this leader of beautiful dinnerware. Denby got its start over 200 years ago in 1806 when local entrepreneur William Bourne found an exceptional piece of clay. In 1809 this humble company began producing salt-glazed pottery. They made jars and bottles to hold everything from ink to medicine to beer. The company was very successful, but with the introduction of glass bottles, less people wanted to pay for expensive pottery.
The company decided to put more effort into its kitchenware line instead. They became known for their rich colored glazes, which is still what they’re known for today. Throughout the 1900′s they made pie dishes, bowls and colanders. In the 1950′s, pottery was widely used for dinnerware and Denby followed suit. In the 1970′s they created serving pieces that could go from oven to table —everyone loves convenience.
Today Denby creates both casual and formal dinnerware, along with glassware. Their beautiful colors and patterns are sure to look exquisite in any home. Browse through their extensive collection at Table and Home to find dinner plates, mugs, serving pieces and accessories.