There are many more pieces from these and the other, equally beautiful collections. Find your style, and a retailer in your area, by visiting Match online.
I often remark that time is moving too fast for my tastes, but these days, Sunday’s can’t get here soon enough! The reason is the remarkable, stunningly beautiful, well acted PBS mega-hit Downton Abbey.One of my favorite things about the show is that every day family dinners are treated like special events. The lords and ladies all dress in exquisite clothing, and enjoy elaborate meals on beautiful dinnerware. People come over to dine with the Crawleys almost every night. The loyal household staff fall all over themselves making sure every detail is perfect.
This week’s episode featured a soup tureen full of…I think its best if I let Jenny at MFAMB handle that part of the story here.
Downton Abbey is set in early twentieth century England. Dinner time has changed tremendously in the last hundred years, but there are still a few companies out there who aim to make family meals important and elegant again.One of my favorite lines for such tabletop splendor is from the Italian company, Match. They specialize in pewter with an incredibly soft patina, that is often mixed with beautiful white ceramic dinnerware. The pieces are substantial and reasonably priced, and they don’t tarnish. (This is good news for your butler. I’m sure he’s getting tired of polishing all that silver!)
We will keep this gorgeous tureen away from your chauffeur.
Even poor Lang couldn’t spill the gravy while serving with this beauty!
This is a Parmesan bowl. I’m not sure how I’ve survived this long without one!
The engraved plates, platters and chargers help deter the wait staff from running off with the silver!
Coddled people, I mean eggs, party of five… What an elegant way to start the day!
The Convivio Collection features a beautiful pewter rim around white ceramic dinnerware. It is extraordinary.I’ve had the pleasure of meeting the owner of he company twice, and I must say he is a very elegant gentleman, who takes great pride in his product line. He would fit right in at Downton Abbey. I can envision Ladies Mary and Edith tripping over each other, trying to impress him. Sybil, of course, would be oblivious to his charms.
All of this elegance is enchanting. Don’t be surprised if you feel like someone’s watching you while you dine. It’s just your wait staff, and they already know all your secrets anyway!Do you make a point to have dinner together as a family? Do you break out the good dishes for everyday meals?