27 Jul

urban chic

Gotta love Urban Outfitters – hip, funky style at an affordable price! Check out this cool Graphic Plates Set and wrapped cocktail shaker from their Kitchen & Barware collection. Vintage vibe + sleek shapes = perfect vintage mod! To play up the modern factor, pair the plates with solid table linens in extra-bright hues like […]

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“unfed loves you” is their tagline…and guess what? we love them back! How could we not when they have such cool stuff – like these funky linen table runners and matching napkins. The dark olive cotton twill runner (aptly named “oh they are a runnin”) has funky printed deer in vivid orange and bright aqua, […]

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Now here are some blues I’d love to have! These delicious blue & white porcelain dessert plates each come in sets of 4 mix & match designs! The porcelain Sausalito Dessert Plates from uncommongoods.com boast mod floral designs inspired by pop art ($35/set). Or check out Crate & Barrel’s Blue and White Plates – inspired […]

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These minimalist “floating” platters are a seriously fabulous find! Sleek glass with polished aluminum and chrome – guaranteed to take your hors d’oeuvre display to the next level! Cubist Platter and Chrome Ring Platter – $38/each at chiasso.com

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When I get an email from West Elm that boasts “up to 75%” off, it’s a great start to the day! Check out the great deals at their Summer Sale – like this brilliant turquoise Capiz Serveware crafted from colorful capiz shells. Both the round platter and the serving bowl dropped from $29 each to […]

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Designer Stefano Giovanni really knows how to shake things up with his line of modern, playful objects for your kitchen and table! This “lilliput salt & pepper set” is a guaranteed conversation starter – cute little characters with magnetic feet that stick to their metal base in a variety of configurations. Go ahead…play with your […]

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When everyone is setting their drinks down on the same coffee tables, kitchen counters, or patio tables, drink mix-ups and abandoned “still-practically-full” bottles are sure to follow. Never fear – help is finally hear – in the form of 2 great “drink claimer” gadgets! “Mine” beer bands are stretchy, molded rings sized to fit your […]

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17 Jul

Orange Zen

Orange and black is such a great color combo – why should it’s only appearance be at Halloween?! Add some bold splashes of yummy orange to a sleek black and white palette and you’ve got the perfect setting for your next Asian-themed dinner party! For an affordable and very appropriate centerpiece, simply fill a large […]

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14 Jul

Table Talk!

At some point in time, you will inevitably encounter those moments at dinner parties or casual get-togethers that the conversation starts to lull – or maybe it never really got off the ground in the first place. Well, awkward silences be gone! This conversation-starter game is such a great invention. Funny and thought-provoking topics to […]

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Move aside, plastic wrap and boring food containers – these French Bull serveware/food storage containers are SO much more fun! With their heat-resistant, shatter-proof melamine structure and bold, splashy patterns like striped Cabana and funky Mosaic, fashion and function are in perfect synch! $32 for a set of 3 (Large, Medium, & Small) at plumparty.com. […]

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These mod candles by Skeem Product Design ($18 each at Plush Pod) will add some serious spark to your table whether they’re on or off! Arrange 3 or more down the center of your table in a straight line for a super easy but ultra-cool centerpiece. The fun, lively Circledots collection is available in 3 […]

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More and more black and white dinnerware sets seems to be popping up everywhere – and with their bold, sleek patterns, the black and white combo gives even the simplest patterns a striking appeal. You won’t miss the color on these fabulous dishes at all! Here are a few of my favorites:1. Pinney’s Beach from […]

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Make a splash at your next get-together with creative carafes! The “JOY” Series from Boda Nova features sleek glass carafes in 4 colorful abstract patterns that coordinate with their original “Joy” glass sets. The names of each pattern say it all: (pictured above from left to right) FUN, HAPPY, PLAY, and SMILE. Both the carafes […]

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03 Jul

Hip Sips!

Think "tea-time" means dainty doilies and everything prim and proper? Think again! Every generation will love this funky-chic "Chandeliers" Tea Collection by Rosanna Bowles. Sleek white porcelain splashed with lively colors for lively conversation! Best of all, this high-design style comes without the designer price tag: Teapot – $25, Set of 4 Teacups/Saucers – $35, […]

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Looking for an easy and affordable away to create a great-looking tabletop? Then check out these great modern designs from Caspari™ and the French Bull™ Paper Collection ! Caspari’s green "Basketweave" design is perfect for a cool "preppy mod" summer dinner party…or throw a funky mod cocktail party with the "Delight" set from French Bull. […]

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Who couldn’t fall in love with these adorably funky japanamation-inspired plates? Available at sparkability.com in both Monster and Superhero patterns that are too cute for words! Plus – sturdy melamine means stress-free entertaining. A super-cool tabletop for “kids” of any age: Start with Monster and/or Superhero plates. For a cool centerpiece, mix 1 or more […]

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