/Get Inspired/Food and Design

13 Tabletop Goodies Worthy of Thanksgiving Dinner

Join us as we give thanks this season for designy yet affordable tableware (available online now)

By Tory Healy

Whether you’re celebrating with loved ones this Thanksgiving or spending it alone, add some spice to your table with this special selection of dinnerware sourced from some of our favourite online shops. With drink ware, cutlery, serving tools and even textiles, we’ve covered your wish list of modern tabletop goodies.

Thanksgiving

Best for Bubbly

Soapstone is not only gorgeous but the material is also capable of holding a temperature for an extended period. Keep your champagne chilly – and looking good – in this wine cooler designed by Swedish design studio Claesson Koivisto Rune. $240 at Mjölk.

How crazy-adorable is this lilac-coloured coupe glass by Bitossi Home? Hand-blown in Italy, these dishwasher-safe, perfect-for-Thanksgiving glasses are meant for serving martinis, but we say live it up and use them for any cocktail, a spritz of champagne or even as an ice cream dish. $23 each at Good Neighbour.

Thanksgiving

Carve Appeal

Handcrafted here in Toronto by Stephen Redlich (Heri Furniture), this solid walnut serving board – with black trim detailing – is the perfect presentation tool for whatever you need to bring to the Thanksgiving feast, including fresh bread, a charcuterie spread, and more. $150 at Fabrique1840.

“There’s nothing like a fantastic Sujihiki for Thanksgiving,” says Knife Toronto owner Eugene Ong. This investment piece will see you through Thanksgiving after Thanksgiving as its double-bevel stainless steel blade is quick, nimble and sharp – it’s the perfect slicer. $380 at Knife.

Thanksgiving

Portion Perfection

Founded by young entrepreneurs in Vancouver, Fable produces small-batch, zero-waste and artisan-crafted ceramic plates and bowls. Made in Portugal, the dishes are organic in form and pleasing to the eye and to the touch. $205 for 16 piece set at fablehome.co.

On a Terra

The minimalist handles of the Terra Cotto casserole dish make transferring your meals from stovetop to table a cinch. Made of dishwasher-safe, enamel-coated cast-iron, food stays warm longer, too. And good news: it’s currently on sale. $71 at DWR.

Designed by George Sowden for HAY, this salt and pepper mill features an adjustable ceramic grinder – you decide how coarse you like your seasoning – inside its tough-as-nails stainless steel body. Simply pop the top to add the flavouring. $55 at Goodroom.

Text-Styles

Newly released from Marimekko, the Pieni Hyhma apron features a delicate winter floral pattern by Aino-Maija Metsola. Made of cotton, the good-looking clothes-saver comes complete with a front pocket for easy-to-reach tools and an adjustable neck strap. $47 at EQ3.

Add a little colour and uniqueness to the table by mismatching your guests’ napkins. We love these made-in-India cotton cloths by Dusen Dusen with their pinwheel, twist, moon and check patterns. Each is two-tone reversible. $65 for 4 at 313 Design Market.

With the Flow

The way your coffee is presented often determines how you drink it. Will you pound it back or pause and savour? This pretty-in-peach French press will have your guests lingering over its sleek ceramic design and delightful copper pull detailing. $160 at Rose City Goods.

Made of both smooth and striped borosilicate glass, the Transit water carafe makes for a stunning addition to the table setting. Designed by Tsukasa Goto of Japan for the German hand-blown glass manufacturer Ichendorf. $59 at Average.

Doling it Out

Cutipol’s Moon salad servers are handmade in Portugal using stainless steel with a matte black titanium finish. Ergonomically pleasing and minimal in design, these elegant utensils make dishing out even the most basic greens a pleasure. $110 at Hopson Grace.

Thanksgiving meals usually include an heirloom, something special handed down through generations that, just by being there, adds something special to the occasion. Make modernist cutlery – like Artik by iitalia (shown above) – your new tradition. $125 for 5-piece set at Bergo Designs.