Didriks

Tableware, Home Decor, Outdoor Furniture

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Didriks is an independent locally owned business located on Observatory Hill, just northwest of Harvard Square, in the heart of Cambridge, MA. As of Spring 2014, we also have a second showroom at The Mill at Newton Lower Falls.

Since 2004 our collection of fine outdoor furniture, tableware, floor coverings, and kitchen supplies has grown to include many of the premier brands from throughout the United States and Europe.

Match Pewter Barware

Father's Day is approaching, and we're stocked with all kinds of things Dad would love. Elegant barware is a wonderful gift option, and some of our favorite designs come from Match Pewter, a brand handmade in Italy with traditional silhouettes and a weighty, mature aesthetic.

A serving piece like this Martini pitcher can blend in seamlessly with an existing glassware set, the cocktail stirrer alone can be a great touch, adding traditional sophistication to a plain pitcher.

There is something undeniably chic about a full-on pewter cocktail shaker (though the ultra-modern bartender might like something more like Alessi's futuristic mirror-polished Chiringuito shaker). A range of pewter-stemmed glassware is also available, from champagne to brandy, with the martini glasses a clear customer favorite.

Perhaps the bestseller in Match's barware range is the simple double old-fashioned glass. Clean, elegant lines and a beautifully weighted base make this a treat to use. Those preferring smaller or neat portions can go for the rocks glass instead (this is also great if you have smaller hands). Whiskey and bourbon aficionados will love both!

Still hunting for the perfect gift? Check out our gift guides for more options!

-Meghan

 Didriks is an independent, locally owned tableware and home furnishings store located on Observatory Hill in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and at The Mill at Newton Lower Falls.

Sleek Storage from iittala

We are always on the lookout for contemporary storage solutions, and these mouth-blown glass jars from iittala definitely fit the bill. A simple, modern silhouette makes these both versatile and  unobtrusive. Available in clear and light blue, the jars are available in three sizes (3", 4.25", 8") and come with an airtight plastic lid.

I can imagine these in the kitchen, bathroom, office...stackable and easy to see what's inside and maintain a system of organization. Finnish brand iittala often does a wonderful job of keeping designs clean and functional.

The elegant simplicity of these jars reminds me also of their beautiful glass Vitriini boxes, perfect for storage with added emphasis on presentation.

If you're doing some spring cleaning these might be useful!

-Meghan

Didriks is an independent, locally owned tableware and home furnishings store located on Observatory Hill in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and at The Mill at Newton Lower Falls.

Match Pewter Desktop Accessories

For a beautiful, vintage aesthetic, Match Pewter is a great brand to keep in mind. While you may be familiar with their elegant ceramic and pewter tableware, you may not have seen the massive range of other home accents. They offer some beautiful desktop accessories that make wonderful gifts (ahem, Father's Day coming up!

Match Pewter footed tray, feather paperweight

Match Pewter footed tray, feather paperweight

Add a traditional, formal touch to your desktop with pewter accessories. The satin-finish of Match Pewter is soft and gently luminous, beautiful in any light.

Handmade in Italy, Match Pewter offers superb craftsmanship. Select one of their charming motto boxes, or engrave your own (lead time for engraving is 4-6 weeks and many items qualify for the service, all done by hand by a master engraver, contact us for details!). 

Match Pewter Engraved Pencil Cup

Match Pewter Engraved Pencil Cup

Match Pewter footed tray, vintage key paperweight

Match Pewter footed tray, vintage key paperweight

Didriks is an independent, locally owned tableware and home furnishings store located on Observatory Hill in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and at The Mill at Newton Lower Falls.

Glassware feature: Gusto Riesling

Didriks has teamed up with the superb wine retailer Lower Falls Wine to pair their wonderful wines and spirits with the ideal glassware. Didriks is featuring a new glass every week so check back next week for more of our favorite glassware and follow us on social media to hear about weekly glassware promotions!

When we heard that Lower Falls Wine* would be tasting rosé, we knew immediately that we had to pull together some blue accents for the shoot. This is Garnier-Thiebaut's coated table linen in Mille Wax Ocean. 

The classic glass for serving rosé has a delicately flared tulip shape like this, but glasses for aromatic white wines are equally suitable. I chose to pair these beautiful rosés with the elegant Gusto riesling glass.  Schott Zwiesel's Gusto collection is mouth-blown in Germany and features incredible lightness and delicacy. Appropriate for the most formal of tables but not so tall as to be exclusively formal (for a similar lightness and quality but more height and formality, check out their Enoteca collection). The bowl tapers gently into the stem for a comfortable and approachable aesthetic. There isn't a glass I don't like in this collection,  absolutely stunning glassware.

Going to a dinner party? A bottle of rosé and a stylish coaster make a wonderful housewarming gift. Throwing a dinner party yourself? Garnier-Thiebaut coated cotton table linens come in dozens of stylish patterns and make for effortless cleanup. Stop in to see for yourself!

-Meghan

Recommended wines: 

Truro Vineyards 2014 American Rose - old friend and Wellesley native Dave Roberts is crafting some really good stuff at his winery on Cape Cod. Grenache sourced from California, lovely easy sipper.

Pampelonne 2014 Cotes de Provence Rose - Classica Provencial, dry, light, with lovely watermelon tones, you will wish you had a few more bottles at the ready.

Amestoi Txaklina 2014 Rubentis - from the Basque region of Spain, slightly spritzy and quite lively on the palate. A cult Rose.

Whispering Angel 2014 Cotes de Provence Rose - our number one selling Rose for the last few years. Lovely mild dried cherry notes, long refreshing finish.

Pampelonne 2014 Cotes de Provence Rose LEGEND - our favorite food rose (other than Bandol) deeper hues, more flavor intensity. Bring on the lobster rolls!

*Lower Falls Wine has tastings every Saturday from 1:30-4:30pm, go and check out their excellent selection!

Didriks is an independent, locally owned tableware and home furnishings store located on Observatory Hill in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and at The Mill at Newton Lower Falls.

Glassware Feature: Simon Pearce Hampton Chardonnay Glass

Didriks has teamed up with the superb wine retailer Lower Falls Wine to pair their wonderful wines and spirits with the ideal glassware. Didriks is featuring a new glass every week so check back next week for more of our favorite glassware and follow us on social media to hear about weekly glassware promotions!

This past week Lower Falls Wine* was tasting Chardonnays, and it wasn't hard to choose a favorite glass to feature for light white wine. The Simon Pearce Hampton collection was designed in response to their customers requesting lighter stemware with thinner glass while keeping their hearty, handmade American design aesthetic, and the Vermont glassware designer delivered. 

The Chardonnay/Pinot Grigio glass is a wonderful all-purpose wine glass, weighted without being dramatically heavy, and large enough to serve for light red wines as well. This clean, simple design features a perfectly straight stem and minimal embellishments at the base and bowl. The bowls are traditional and gently rounded.

Garnier-Thiebaut Mille Panache coated cotton table linen

Garnier-Thiebaut Mille Panache coated cotton table linen

The solid, sturdy quality of Simon Pearce glassware makes it an excellent choice for outdoor dining, and I love pairing them with the easy-care Garnier-Thiebaut coated table linens, so ideal for open air service. Add a beautiful cheese board and you have a party.

Ready for outdoor dining this season? We've got all the essentials!

[And the Big Green Egg is available at The Mill at Newton Lower Falls, if you want to step up your grilling game, call us or stop in for details!]

Recommended wines:

C & V Dureuil 2012 Rully 1er Cru "Raclot"
        Classic Whaite Burgundy, crisp apple and pear notes, minerality, and a long dry finish.

Elio Grasso 2013 Chardonnay Educato
        Piemontese Chardoonay is a rartiy. Leaning toward the French style, great texture and length.

Hamilton Russell Vineyards 2013 Chardonnay
        The richness of the New World meets the structure and texture of the Old World.

Varner 2013 Chardonnay ElCamino Vineyard
        Cooler climate Chardonnay, quite layered and nuanced, the oak is in check. Nice balance.

Lapostelle Cuvee Alexander 2012 Chardonnay Atalayas Vineyard
        You'd mistake this for classic Napa Valley Chardonnay. Rich, full and hedonistic but not over blown.

*Lower Falls Wine has tastings every Saturday from 1:30-4:30 pm, go and check out their excellent selection!

Didriks is an independent, locally owned tableware and home furnishings store located on Observatory Hill in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and at The Mill at Newton Lower Falls.

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