Last week, we dug up the best cheap (but expensive-looking) bedroom décor you can buy on Amazon. This week, we’ve tackled the dining room, everything from napkins, to silverware, to a salad bowl, to the damn table.
This jadeite water pitcher is very 1950s’ TV family, but in a chic way.
We like how slender and elegant this stainless-steel flatware from Fortessa is.
This tablecloth looks like something Nancy Meyers might have prop-styled for the It’s Complicated dining room.
If you’d rather not commit to a table cloth, there’s this linen runner, with a subtle line of red stitching, from Amazon Handmade.
It’s no secret around these parts that we love us some enamelware. This bowl is great for holding, say, a salad or a side of Brussels sprouts.
And pick up some matching tumblers while you’re at it.
Serve your deviled eggs on this lettuceware tray. (Lettuceware, you ask? Yes, it’s a thing.)
This lovely “blue wave” plate makes a good serving dish as well.
A 16-piece stoneware dinnerware set from the Food & Wine for Gorham collection.
A set of five leaf-shaped dessert plates in a lovely shade of millennial pink.
Set the mood with this Champagne-scented candle from Jonathan Adler. (Here’s another candle we love.)
How delightful are these juice glasses decorated with a pair of ripe cherries? Added bonus: They come in a reusable tin.
If you’re in the market for slightly more traditional glasses, try these stemless, shatterproof cups.
A set of white Carrara-marble coasters that would make a great hostess gift, incidentally.
If you’re serving coffee, bring out this sleek, white ceramic and beechwood cream-and-sugar set (spoon included).
Here’s an idea: Get these gingham napkins in a bunch of different colors, and mix and match them at your next dinner party.
In the world of salad bowls, there is little that is classier than a tried-and-true Dansk tulip bowl (like the one your parents got as a wedding gift in the ’70s). Pair it with these incredibly stylish Dansk salad tongs.
Note: This is almost sold out, but here’s another Dansk wood salad bowl with a slightly different shape.
Whether you’re serving bagels, muffins, or brownies, they’ll look great atop this two-tier cake stand from Yamazaki Home.
This Menu wire bowl is less appropriate for a dinner party, more appropriate for displaying bananas, say, or avocados.
A set of maritime-themed cereal bowls from Thomas Paul.
Note: The set of bowls is sold out, but you can still get a lobster serving tray by Thomas Paul here.
A salt-and-pepper grinder that is designy, but not too designy.
A salt-and-pepper shaker (not a grinder) created by Swedish furniture, interior, and product designer Anton Björsing.
Heck, you can even get a dining-room table and chairs on Amazon! These chairs come with a variety of cushion options, but we are partial to the mint green.
Most of the relatively inexpensive dining-room tables on Amazon were crummy-looking. However, this writing desk we found is handsome, and could definitely work in the dining room. (And would look great with the chairs above.)
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