We are not the couple that has people over to our place on a consistent basis. In fact, we’ve really only had a handful of dinner parties in our almost 7 years together. Now, I can generally blame space as the reason for this (we’ve only lived in apartments in NYC, Nashville, and now Los Angeles). But we’re also total shut-ins on the weekends and generally like to spend them cozying up with a good movie or book. With that said, we love to cook and on the rare occassion when people do come over, we like to go all out.
So when we were due to have our neighbors come over for dinner a couple weeks ago, I found myself desperately running around shopping for entertaining basics we don’t seem to have. First stop was Pottery Barn, where I picked up a set of rattan chargers (which I now love and will write about in another post) and a ton of candles. Next up was West Elm to search for a few bowls/platters. It was there I stumbled upon their line of serveware that was done in collaboration with dbO Home.
I instantly fell in love with the natural shape of their plates and bowls, and the sizes were exactly what I needed. Score.
I’ve been researching dbO Home ever since, and their entire collection is stunning. It’s also expensive, with bowls from $45 to $70 and plates close to $100. Which means you’re looking at prices that are similar to china from places like Tiffany.
With that said, if you’re in the market for gorgeous dinnerware and serveware that you can hopefully use for years to come, I would take advantage of the dbO Home registry that’s on their website. If you’re looking to spend a lot less, then head over to West Elm ASAP and pick up the dbO Home collection before it’s sold out (but wait a few minutes so I can buy a few more plates first). Prices range from $6.99 to $39.
Before you register, check out my handy guide to dinnerware and serveware.