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Settled In: Home Entertaining Options Take The Stage

Gourmet store buyers attending the summer gift markets will discover a variety of products to not only set the table, but to create a home entertaining statement within their store. Everything from beaded napkin rings and glittered tea warmers to granite cheese boards and marble coasters will be showcased. Patterns found range from the rustic to the whimsical.

ON THE TABLE™ previews just some of the introductions that will be featured at the Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market (July 11 to July 18), the Las Vegas Market (July 30 to Aug. 3), and NY Now (Aug. 19 to Aug. 23).


Abbiamo Tutto is focusing on its Woodlands tableware collection, featuring varying shades of green in a forest and deer motif. The collection includes gift and tabletop items such as canapé dishes, carafe, covered beverage dish, serving platters and bowls, as well as traditional tabletop items. Made in Italy.

Market: Las Vegas


Annieglass has added an extra large size to its Grove plank cheese boards. This redwood tree-inspired line features wood grain and knot designs incorporated into the glass.

The Elements line of organically shaped trivets and trays, made from Annieglass glass scrap, now also features charcuterie boards that are available in 24 karat gold or platinum.

Annieglass is also adding a wine cooler, available in gold or platinum, to its Ruffle glass collection. The Roman Antique line now features a square cake server, while its holiday Evergreen collection now has a 16-inch oval server.

Markets: Atlanta, Las Vegas, NY Now


Arcadia Home will introduce new textiles and napkin rings. The napkin rings include hand beaded glass butterfly designs, available in silver/white, silver/gold, silver/red and red/orange. The company’s flower-sequined napkin rings are hand- beaded with sequins. It is also featuring napkin rings made of recycled glass in beach themed designs.

Arcadia Home is also debuting its Tree of Life silk Table runner that is embroidered, hand beaded and appliqued. It comes in navy or ivory, edged with clear glass beads. It is also showcasing its hand beaded berry runner and a hand felted wool snowflake trivet in white.

Market: NY Now


Arte Italica will debut new dinnerware and expand its holiday tableware selections.

The company said that its Semplice dinnerware collection features a simple, sophisticated design with gold bands hand-painted in 24 karat gold. The charger is hand-etched along with the gold rim.

Eight new pieces join the company’s holiday Natale collection, each designed with entertaining in mind. Its Bella Natale features evergreen boughs and snowy trees on the winter white background, which layer in with its Bella Bianca collection.

Arte Italica will also expand its Giorgio barware collection to include a double old fashioned and highball glass, as well as a wine coaster and ice scoop.

Markets: Atlanta, Las Vegas


Among Badash’s offerings will be its Ruffles European mouth blown, lead free large centerpiece bowl, which can be used as a punch or fruit bowl. The company is also showcasing looks in white alabaster glass, such as a four-piece set of serving plates and a 12-inch bowl.

Markets: Atlanta, NY Now


Beatriz Ball expands its colorful and casual Vida Collection with the new Organic Pearl assortment in “luxury” melamine. Featuring rims of cascading pearls, the pieces include trays, bowls and platters in five vibrant colorways. It is also debuting a new Mid-Century Collection of metal serving pieces and a holiday giftables collection, with each gift item individually boxed and priced at $50 or less.

Markets: Atlanta, Las Vegas, NY Now


Christian Art Gifts is debuting inspirational mugs as part of its Watercolor Collection. The flowing scripted text compliments the soft watercolors and messages of faith, hope and love. Each 12-ounce ceramic mug is packaged in a gift boxed with a coordinating design.

Market: Las Vegas


CDI Furniture is featuring a set of four marble coasters. It is also showcasing round and square marble platters in white or gray. These naturally cool platters can be used as serving boards, keeping cheese and charcuterie assortment at an ideal temperature, according to the company. It is also showcasing a set of six ceramic bowls with vibrant blue, white and green motifs.

Markets: Las Vegas, NY Now 


Demdaco is debuting Gatherings, a new collection of entertaining accessories that incorporates uplifting sentiments into the design of each functional piece.

Organic shapes give the serving pieces and textiles a natural, artisanal style. Pieces are crafted from mango wood, hammered metal, ceramic and cotton/linen blends featuring inspiring words that have been debossed or printed into each product.

Markets: Atlanta, Las Vegas


The introduction of the Individual Bistro Crescent Plate rounds out Fiesta’s collection of bistro pieces, including the three-piece Bistro place setting, serving bowls and tapered mug. The Crescent Plate can be used for serving side dishes, dips, nuts and appetizers, the company suggested. The plate is available in all 15 Fiesta colors.

Market: Atlanta


Kata Golda’s ceramic cups feature the namesake’s designer’s simple drawings and are said to “make a perfect gift for the lover of fine, little things.” The hand-thrown stoneware cups have a soft-white glaze, and each hold approximately eight ounces. Dishwasher and microwave safe, the mugs are sold separately and are available in
19 designs.

Market: NY Now


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