Fine Dining

by Lauren Setum

Last week, a friend brought my attention to Kate Spade’s Wickford Dinnerware Collection (shown below) featuring a fantastically fun wiener dog motif. I love the combo of kelly green and navy that the collection utilizes, very fresh and chic. The set inspired today’s post which showcases a handful of dinnerware collections that I find endearing, each for a different reason. Imagine the tablescapes that could be created with these…


  Airplanes Kip O’Krongly at Northern Clay Center: Functional and artful all in one. I love that the design isn’t overly feminine and nods to a vintage aesthetic.

 Blue floral Blue Fluted Mega by Karen Kjaelgaard Larsen at Bloomingdale’sClassic blue and white with a modern twist. I find this line simply stunning. Each piece is slightly different; unexpected yet definitely cohesive.  

  Wiener dog set Kate Spade at Macy’sThe catalyst for today’s post. A wiener dog motif plus stripes; can’t go wrong there!

 Orange floral AnthropologieThis is a smaller, salad size plate, but I think the pop of color it has to offer a more neutral table setting is just delightful. Not to mention the unique shape.

 Taxi Kirk Lyttle at Northern Clay Center: If you prefer a more handmade look, this plate is a great option. The taxi illustration sets it apart from other run-of-the-mill handmade pottery items. A great conversation piece.                                 

 Classic white set Montes DoggettBecause classic never goes out of style. I totally understand having a set like this as a staple item in your kitchen. Plus, it’s a great backdrop for different pops of color throughout the year. I selected this particular set because of the bowl design. I think the pedestal is so elegant; quietly intriguing. 

Summer Sales You Don’t Want to Miss!

by Lauren Setum

The beginning of each season is always, in my opinion, something to look forward to. I find a new season to be rejuvenating time and time again, year after year. Plus, with each new season comes the end of another, and that means…you guessed it…end of season sales! Don’t dismiss the sale racks…they can be full of items perfect for the upcoming season, not just the previous one, during which they debuted. Skeptical? Take a gander at the looks below, they’re both composed of ‘on sale’ finds!


Black flower earrings: Anthropologie   Red print maxi dress: Lovers + Friends    Jean jacket (perfect for making this look work for fall): Neiman Marcus or Bloomingdale’s   Bracelet: Grandmother’s Buttons   Sunglasses clutch: Rebecca Minkoff   Sandals: Neiman Marcus    Non-toxic nailpolish: Scotch Naturals


Necklace: Elva Fields    Green leather jacket: Nordstrom    Jeans: Henry and Belle    Wedge sandal: Nordstrom   Patterned blouse: Rebecca Taylor