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Here’s a peak at some of our favorite photos from the Bitayavon Magazine + Silver Spoon photoshoot:

Dinnerware: Lattice Gold by Nikko; Napkin Jewels Band by L’Object

Spice Jewels by L’Object; Vases by Tozai

Dinnerware: Floral Majesty by Lenox; Bowl: Agean Gold by L’Objet; Napkin Ring: Topaz Blossom by Bodrum

 Aegean by L’Objet

Dinner and Salad Plates: Laque De Chine by Haviland; Accent Plate: Floral Majesty by Lenox

Pantone, the official “color people” have picked Honeysuckle to be the color of the year, it was chosen to represent optimism and confidence in these stressful and trying times. It is a pink that is playful without overwhelming, whether it is in fine china in your dining room or a sofa in your living room. Here are some samples of Honeysuckle done right:

Honeysuckle AccentsIf you’re worried about going overboard with the pink, Honeysuckle can be used as the perfect accent color. It fits comfortably with a broad range of colors including neutrals such as grey, taupe, beige, tans and caramel as well as black and white. Try Honeysuckle in napkins, chargers, and candleholders, as seen above.

Lenox Floral Fusion

Lenox Floral Fusion

Lenox incorporated Honeysuckle quite beautifully with their Floral Fusion pattern that can be used during any season to leave you feeling summery.

Petite Fleur Pink pattern If Honeysuckle is a bit much for your tastes, here are some tamer versions of pink tableware. Shown are: pink glass iced tea goblets in the Arlington pattern by Mosser. Cup and saucer in the Petite Fleur Pink pattern by Laura Ashley for Johnson Brothers, vintage dinner plate in the Lollipop pattern, Pastelle line, by Mikasa, and Somebunny mug by Hallmark.

Every once in a while you come across something so startling beautiful, so completely different than anything you’ve ever seen before that it makes you stop in wonder. Prouna‘s breathtaking take on fine china and dinnerware is definitely one of those things. A short five years ago, back in 2005 Prouna discovered a how to bond Swarovski Crystals to fine bone china in a way that is so secure, that, get this, makes it dishwasher safe. In fact, they are so confident in their new method of bonding that they guarantee the crystals will last through the life of the piece.

The Stunning Prouna Jewelry Princess Collection

So what does this magical dinnerware look like? Exactly like a fairy crashed straight into a pirate carrying a treasure chest of precious jewels. In other words, a luxury dinnerware collection that is at once intricate but simple, modern yet fairytale worthy, and of course, each one sparkles with just the right touch of Swarovski Crystals.

Prouna Jewelry Persia Collection

Prouna Jewelry Persia Collection

In addition to their jewelery collections, Prouna also has some gorgeous handpainted pieces that make functional dinnerware a work of art.  Fusing form and function, Prouna has taken on the fine china industry already cluttered with amazing designers and comes out a winner each time.

Handpainted Prouna Selene Collection

Handpainted Prouna Selene Collection

Glass is probably the most underrated of all tableware materials. Doomed to be sanctioned as the least formal of dinnerware, this sturdy stock has been the wallflower of tabletop. That was until Annie Morhauser came along and realized that glass was the perfect canvas for her artistic creations. And thus Annieglass was born.

Annie’s first collection, the Roman Antique, a plate of thick glass with a widely painted rim of pure gold, was “a spoof of traditional fine china”.

Since Annie’s first glass masterpiece 30 years ago, glass has risen straight to the head of the class, showing the world it can compete with the finest of fine china, and the loveliest of crystal.

Looking to add some glamor to your holiday table? Annieglass has just the right amount of glitz to make every dinner an event. Here are some of our most favorite pieces:

Annieglass Arabella

Annieglass Roman Dinnerware

Annieglass Hearts Collection

Click here to see the full Annieglass collection. Here’s to a beautiful holiday!

Monique Lhuillier for Royal Doulton "Femme Fatale"

Monique Lhuillier for Royal Doulton "Femme Fatale"

Do you know what happens when celebrity fashion designer Monique Lhuillier teams up with dinnerware powerhouse Royal Doulton? Magical things, naturally.

In this stunning collaboration of fine dinnerware, Lhuillier translates her elaborate wedding dress creations into dinnerware that blends luxury, glamour and sophistication in an effort “to inspire the modern woman to use fashionable tableware everyday!”

Our favorite from the collection is the “Femme Fatale” that is at once sultry and sophisticated, carrying a raised croc pattern in a warm pearlescent grey rimmed with bright platinum band. The rich yet neutral tones set against pure white centers are subtle and timeless, while the fashionable motif makes the look “très chic.”

The Monique Lhuillier for Royal Doulton collection carries the tagline: “Life is short, use good china.” We couldn’t agree more.

Want to see Monique Lhuillier for Royal Doulton? Check out these great patterns: Atelier, Charms, Dentelle, and Modern Love.

With over 150 million pieces sold and produced worldwide, Royal Doulton’s Old Country Roses is probably the most popular bone china pattern of all time. Designed by Harold Holdcroft in1962 for Royal Albert (who merged with Royal Doulton in 1971) its iconic pink and yellow roses were inspired by a 1921 Holdcroft design called King’s Ransom.  The classic design features a lavish 22-carat gold border and has an enduring appeal for those with a passion for florals and a taste for nostalgia and vintage-chic.

Meet Old Country Roses younger sibling: Country Rose Buds. The newest edition to the Royal Doulton dinnerware collection, Country Rose Buds embodies the classic beauty of the Old Country Roses collection, but with a casual, modern feel. Crafted of bone china, the Royal Albert Country Rose buds china pattern features a sprinkling of tiny pink and gold blossoms on a white background. The Royal Albert Country Rose Buds china collection has everything you need to bring this beautiful look to your table, with coordinating sets of dessert plates and mugs.