The Finishing Touch

Patricia Boyer, Lois Bloom - October 2013

Unique and refined accessories complete the look of your settings. Lois Bloom and Patricia Boyer assemble choice embellishments for your table wardrobe.


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    Libbey Foodservice From Spiegelau, the glimmering “L & S Diamonds” Martini glass stands 4 7/8" H and holds 11 1/2 ounces.


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    Guy Degrenne The oval, porcelain “Boreal Satin” gourmet appetizer plate has a textured-matte finished rim and is thermal resistant to stains. The 11.8" by 10.2" plate has a 6 ounce center and is shown with the 10 ounce gourmet bowl and 5.8" stainless-steel cloche for a stunning presentation.

    Villeroy & Boch The “Stella” 6 1/4" freeform amuse-gueule bowl is thin and light in shimmering brilliant white bone china with excellent edge strength. It’s accompanied by the new 6 1/4" flat coupe plate, which functions as an underliner or doubles as a B&B Plate.

    Izabel Lam The elegant “Rain” round cup/vase in porcelain with silver glaze, reinforced with magnesium for whiteness and durability, is 3" D and 4.5" H. It’s great as a holder for French fries, bread sticks, or flowers.


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    Riedel The mouth-blown 65 ounce, 13 3/4" tall “Boa,” with “double-decanting technology,” was created by Maximillian Riedel to celebrate the Chinese Year of the Snake. Its tightly coiled body speeds aeration even faster than other serpentine decanters, by creating a vacuum within.

    Oneida Foodservice “Flame” lead-free crystal stemware from Stolzle features drawn stem technology and sheer fire-polished rims. The 9 1/2" flute holds 7 3/4 ounces; the Bordeaux holds 20 1/2 ounces and is 10" tall.


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    Alessi The “La Stanza Dello Sirocco” tray in 18/10 stainless steel measures 23 3/4" by 13 3/4" by 2 1/4". Its whimsically geometric design by Mario Trimarchi is inspired by rooms constructed as shelter from the sirocco winds of the Mediterranean.

    Sambonet “Gio Ponte Conca” 18/10 stainless flatware is a dramatic reworking of the original, to feature offset bowls and tines, in tribute to the famous Italian architect and designer.


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    Steelite International “Welsh Slate Dressed” features hand-dressed edges which enhance the rich natural textures of each piece. A slight central recess prevents run-off, while low feet facilitate service. The 8 1/4" square starter plate is shown.

    Richard Ginori 1735 (recently acquired by Guccio Gucci SRL) From the “Vecchio Ginori Sanremo” collection, the 6 ounce sake cup contains no aluminum and is high-fired for strength.

    RAK True to its name, the “Minimax” sauce bottle with lid stands at 3 1/2" and holds 4 ounces.


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    American Metalcraft Washable “Canvas Bags” with rolled-over tops highlight the rustic appeal of artisanal breads. Available in cream/gray and cream/brown, sizes range from 6 3/4" D by 3" H (shown in cream/gray) to 9 7/8" D by 3 7/8" H.

    Orion Trading & Design The glamorous “Moon Shadow” votive captures the romance of moonlight on clouds, creating great atmosphere for the table. Made of mouth-blown recycled clear glass with white splashes, it is 3 1/4" D and 4" H.


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    Rosenthal The “Nendoo” étagère is 12.6" high and holds four 6" plates.

    Carrol Boyes The fanciful “Tri-Bowl Balanced” is formed in aluminum with powder-coated lining and measures 11.61" x 11.61" by 7.09". Use it for snacks or condiments at the bar or table.