Five Must-Have Antiques For Your Holiday Meals
Let’s consider what it takes to put together a truly fantastic holiday meal for you and your guests. You have your menu, breaking down the main course, side dishes, desserts, and even drinks. For some dinner hosts, the menu may need to be planned around the unique tastes and dietary restrictions of the guests.
Afterwards, you make a trip to the store, purchase all the ingredients, and spend hours cooking up the fantastic recipes that are sure to please your guests. But wait… what will you be serving the meals on? This is not an occasion for your everyday serving utensils. This is a holiday meal, a celebration of the joys of the season and the end of another year, while enjoying the company of people you may not get to spend much time with throughout the year.
Sterling Flatware Sets
If you are serving a meal with multiple courses, there is no question that a sterling silver flatware set is essential for the success of your meal. When purchasing antique sterling silver flatware sets, you have the option to choose an extravagantly designed set or something more simple. The Lancaster design by Gorham is a great example.
You can also customize the number of pieces in your set, ranging from three pieces and up. A sample set of five in a sterling flatware set typically includes:
The number of pieces in the set depends on the kind of meal you are going to be serving but you simply cannot skip out on the flatware when it comes to putting together the best holiday meal yet.
Sterling Silver Spoons
After you have spent hours cooking away in the kitchen and making an amazing meal, you are going to need the right utensils to serve your food. Having the correct sterling silver spoons on hand for each of your menu items will keep dinner running smoothly, and no one will lose their meal spoon to the serving dishes. Consider having sterling silver spoons for scooping servings of vegetables, sauce and most importantly, desert. You will need to make sure that each dish has it’s own utensil so that way you are not combining different parts of your meal with the others. No one wants a pea to end up on their chocolate cake!
Sterling Salt and Pepper Cruets
No meal is complete without salt and pepper on the table, and to enhance the look and feel of your dinner, it is worth considering investing in sterling silver salt and pepper cruets. Matching sterling silver salt and pepper shakers became popular in the late Victorian era, and it was during this time that unique designs and ornamental shakers adorned dinner tables everywhere. Antique sterling salt and pepper cruets add a special touch to your holiday meal, making it an element you should not overlook.
Sterling Tea Sets
There is something special about sipping on a warm beverage after an exquisite meal. Having a sterling tea set on hand to serve your guests hot tea is another way to make the occasion unique and memorable. A full sterling tea set provides all the essentials, including a serving plate and cups, for your guests to enjoy while sitting around a fire, watching a holiday movie, or simply enjoying each other’s company.
Sterling Punch Bowl
No holiday gathering is complete without great drinks. If you plan to create a festive drink for a special occasion, it is essential to have a stunning vessel to serve it in. A sterling punch bowl is a perfect addition to your holiday meal and complements the dishes used to bring the whole meal together. With a sterling punch bowl, your guests can enjoy a fantastic holiday drink served in a unique manner that sets it apart from the typical gathering and celebration.