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William Yeoward’s ethereal Fern goblets are etched in botanical designs inspired by a 19th-century vase ($290 each; williamyeowardcrystal.com, 212-532-2358). Harry Allen’s hand-shaped resin wall hook, Grab, adds a touch of the surreal ($85; unicahome.com, 888-898-6422).
The Isabella chairs, Italian updates of traditional ladder-backs, have beech frames and natural rush seats ($149 each; potterybarn.com, 888-779-5176).
floral plates
Personalize your table with vintage china: For a dash of floral, Villeroy & Boch Old Strasburg bread and butter plates; for a bit of fauna, Thomas Elsmore Parisian Granite dinner plate; ($30 each and $12; Jane N. Slater Antiques, 508-645-3378).
These decorative bird cages are more suitable for tea lights and pillar candles than finches (wire iron cages, $175 and $48; conranusa.com, 212-755-9079; whitewashed bamboo cage, $88; anthropologie.com, 800-309-2500).
SimplyLite glass baker
Corningware’s SimplyLite glass baker weighs half as much as ceramic ones ($19.99; corningware.com, 800-999-3436). In Britain these pub glasses are considered the perfect shape for beer ($4 each; conranusa.com, 212-755-9079). Round “World” spoons were meant for cream soups, but we like them just as well for ice cream ($2.99 each; fishseddy.com, 212-420-9020)
buffet plate
Frances Palmer’s oversized scallop buffet plate goes from oven to table ($60; bergdorfgoodman.com, 212-753-7300). Spode’s Woodland china pairs game animals with elaborate floral borders (dinner plates, $33.60 each; dinnerwaredepot.com, 941-342-8242).
muse of comedy and poetry
Thalia, the muse of comedy and poetry, is depicted in this cast-marble reproduction of a 2nd-century Roman head ($425; metmuseum.org, 212-570-3894). WMF’s stainless-steel Manhattan cocktail shaker is also a classic ($56.25; conranusa.com, 212-755-9079).
rugged cookware
This rugged cookware suggests pioneer kitchens: GSI’s coffee pot has a baked-on porcelain coat, so it’s scratch-resistant ($43.95; lehmans.com, 877-438-5346); the tin ladle and enamelware pie pan are vintage ($45 and $12; Jane N. Slater Antiques, 508-645-3378).
Asiatic Pheasant line
Ever popular, Burleigh’s Asiatic Pheasant line has been in continuous production since 1827 (from $15 for the dessert plate to $29 for the dinner plate; annmarie.com, 800-706-9993); the darker blue Wood Ware lunch plate is an original from 1884 ($28; Jane Neuman Antiques, 508-645-9017).
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