Accentuate your dinner table with goods from regional makers, shops
A meal—be it an intimate family dinner or a festive dinner party—isn’t just about the food. Create the perfect ambiance by pairing the meal with dinnerware, serving pieces, and decorative accents you and your guests will enjoy. Cliffs Living sourced these beautiful pieces that will be sure to enhance any gathering around the table.
END GRAIN WALNUT & SOUTH CAROLINA SERVING BOARDS by Ballew Woodworks—these boards, made from locally-sourced wood, provide a beautiful canvas for displaying food. The family-run business based in Inman and Greer, South Carolina also offers pepper mills, dessert stands, and custom furniture. You can find them at artisan markets, including the TD Saturday Market in Greenville, South Carolina and at ballewwood.com.
FLOWER ARRANGEMENT by Sassafras Flower Farm—these blooms make a gorgeous centerpiece. Choose your own flowers by visiting the farm in Easley, South Carolina for one of their U-Pick events or buy an arrangement in Greenville, South Carolina at The Cook’s Station, M.Judson Booksellers, or the TD Saturday Market. A full schedule of events and offerings is at sassafrassflowerfarm.com.
DINNER & SIDE PLATES by East Fork—these plates are as beautiful as they are functional. The plates—along with bowls, mugs, and serving pieces—are handmade by potters in Asheville, North Carolina. Choose from their six muted earth and jewel tones or try one of their punchy seasonal colors. Go by their storefront in either Asheville or Atlanta or visit eastfork.com.
CHAMPAGNE FLUTES by Terrane Glass Co—these hand-blown glasses make an elegant addition to a dinner party. The company, based in Spruce Pine, North Carolina, designs glassware inspired by the Blue Ridge Mountains. Learn more about Terrane Glass Co’s offerings, including decanters, pitchers, and rocks glasses at terraneglass.com.
PITCHER, COFFEE MUGS, PLATTER by Wild Sol Pottery—these items are emblematic of the functional, fun pieces created by Asheville, North Carolina potter Sophie Miller. Millere uses a combination of wheel thrown and hand built techniques to bring her nature-inspired pieces to life. See more of her work by visiting 2nd Story Potters in Asheville’s River Arts District or at wildsolpottery.com.
JUTE ROUND PLACEMAT & NAPKIN HOLDER from The Nested Fig—It’s the little touches like this warm, natural placemat and the classic napkin holder that enhance your spread at a dinner party or family gathering. The Nested Fig, located on Augusta Street in Greenville, South Carolina, specializes in the finishing touches for any part of the home. The designers on staff can help you find pieces catered to your taste. For more information visit thenestedfighome.com.
TABLECLOTHS & LINEN NAPKINS from The Cook’s Station—tie your table together with a beautifully-woven tablecloth and classic linen napkins. Whether you’re a fan of neutrals or a pop of color, The Cook’s Station in Greenville, South Carolina, has you covered. The store is a great place to visit for seasoned chefs or foodies offering everything from a full line of Le Creseut to an array of spices, wines, coffees, and more. Shop online and learn more about their offerings at thecooksstation.com.
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