Table Setting of the Week: Featuring Match Pewter

If dinnerware can make you imagine a better future including financially freedom, daily home deliveries of cheese and meat by Savenor's--and, while I'm fantasizing, a cleaning lady, that fancy LG gas washer and dryer set in wild cherry red (that the cleaning lady will use), a large wine fridge with glass doors, a dishwasher, a library with those ladders that slide along a rail, a wrap around porch overlooking a medium sized lake--Match Pewter dinnerware does it for me. The first time I ever saw and used Match Pewter for the first time was during Dinner 5 of the Dinner Series. I didn't know plates could look that romantic. For more pictures of this event table setting featuring Match Pewter, go to our album on Flickr.

This week's Table Setting of the Week is Match Pewter all the way: all the way elegant, all the way superb Italian craftmanship, all the way romantic. To achieve this look for a romantic dinner for two, begin with the Libeco Frascati Linen Tablerunner in flax, overlaid with Chilewich Lattice rectangular tablemat in silver. The neutral color palette is given instant tactile interest with the silver mat and creates a restrained background to allow the Match Pewter Convivio dinnerware to shine.

Lay the Match Convivio dinner plate with the Match Convivio soup/pasta bowl and the Match Pewter Water Glass (which is actually crystal), at one o'clock.

Finish the place setting with the gorgeous Match Pewter Lucia 6 piece place setting with forged blade and the Libeco Polylin blend napkin in grass green. Both items were used in table setting for Dinner 11 last month for the Dinner Series. The pale green of the linen napkin provides a touch of color to the mostly flax backgound and wonderfully sets off the pewter.

Place a single Match Pewter Genoa candlestick at the center of the table and complete the table setting with the straight Match Pewter candle snuffer to put out the candlelight. Blowing it out is an option, I supposed, but you end up blowing the wax, too, on to you very lovely table linen, which can be a real pain to remove.

Finish the center of the table with an elegant salt and pepper service with the Match Pewter salt and pepper Shaker Set set on top of the small Match Pewter oval incised tray as seen in the photo above.