Don’t the frantic holidays seem like a fitting time to adopt a “keep calm” mantra? Hang this hugely popular WWII slogan in a prominent place as a reminder.
Decorative Things | Buy
Mini versions of the classic martini glass, these are perfect for serving dessert samples or tiny ‘tinis at your annual tasting party. And, these glasses won’t break the bank if a few get broken.
Crate and Barrel | Buy
That store-bought cake will look fabulous on this elegant pedestal stand. You might even be asked to bring dessert again next year.
Pottery Barn | Buy
Add a touch of panache to pizza night. Divvy up slices of deep-dish with this efficient pizza cutter by eco-friendly Epicurean. Your friends will be captivated by your swift pizza cutting skills.
Sur La Table | Buy
This flour sack dishtowel doesn’t scream holiday- the hand-screenprinted antlers merely suggest winter, and the soft cotton is perfect for drying all those extra party dishes.
Terrain | Buy
Let’s all be adults about this: Sometimes, you read in the bathroom. No big deal- just please don’t leave a stack of magazines on the floor next to the toilet. Gross. Be discreet and tuck your periodicals -or spare toilet paper- in a Lotta Jansdotter fabric bucket. Her fun and whimsical prints add color and charm, and keep the floor tidy.
Lotta Jansdotter | Buy
A bird on the pillow is worth two in the…uh…Anyway! This sweet printed pillow by Bark Decor is sure to brighten up your sofa, living room and day.
Bark Decor | Buy
Gobble, gobble. There’s always room for more turkey- only instead of doping you with tryptophan, this driftwood bird/bowl serves as a nature-inspired centerpiece for your holiday celebration.
Seaside Inspired | Buy
A seasoning bomb just hit the dinner table. Look out below!
thabto | Buy
Get tipsy with whimsical beverage-inspired throw pillows. From Marrimeko’s new online shop, this fun pattern livens up the living room and gets the party started.
Marrimeko | Buy
Grind up herbs in a sleek and smooth orb-shaped mortar and pestle. The lid also doubles as a hand-held mortar for small doses. As a bonus, you can stump dinner guests in guessing what it actually is.
Willow And Brown Co. | Buy
Keep your head in the clouds while toiling away in the kitchen.
snugstudio | Buy
Throwing a last minute dinner party? Keep a roll of MYdrap napkins on hand and always be ready to entertain. MYdrap makes lovely cotton napkins in a rainbow of color choices that come on a roll of 50- just tear off what you need. The best part is these napkins are biodegradable, compostable and recyclable.
MYdrap | Buy
No, you haven’t had too much to drink, that candlestick really is topsy and turvy. This artfully playful design from Areaware is made of crushed marble, making it a substantial, albeit crooked, stick.
Gretel | Buy
Jonathan Adler’s whimsical white candlesticks are the perfect combination of function and fun. Whale, squirrel, elephant- which animal suits you best? Mix and match creatures for an utterly zoological feel.
Macy's | Buy
Amber glass candleholders will cast a soft and warm glow, encouraging your dinner guests to linger over dessert and indulge in some more cozy conversation.
Pier 1 | Buy
(Price is for small size; $28 for larger size)
Heavy iron makes for a great candlestick- not so easy to knock over and terribly difficult to break. This sturdy stick is slightly distressed which adds to its industrial charm.
CB2 | Buy
Not only is this the greatest deal- $15 for a set of 3!- these are clean-cut, unfussy and timeless candlesticks that you can use endlessly. Clear glass is an elegant look which can easily blend in with any decor or table setting, and this set has a slight modern vibe so they will never feel dated.
Ikea | Buy
Let there be light, at both ends! A taper fits perfectly into this handcrafted porcelain light bulb. A humorous and artistic addition to your dining room table.
Revisions Design Studio | Buy
So, not technically candlesticks, but this tea light holder is a very cool way to reuse a set of pool balls. A great gift for a game-loving family or a swinging bachelor who likes to entertain.
At West End | Buy
A matte rubber masterpiece that is completely configurable and bendable- shape it to suit your dinner party needs or flickering whimsy.
A+R Store | Buy
With a nifty built-in ice chamber, your summer vino will stay cool-and tilted- all cookout long.
At West End | Buy
Use the Babell to serve, store or display in cool retro form.
Gone Shopping | Buy
Slice some precious minutes off of your morning routine by guillotining your bananas for cereal, snacks, children, etc.
Sur La Table | Buy
Sweet Matryoshka folk art faces smile up as you carefully measure out your ingredients. Since every cook needs measuring spoons, might as well make them as charming as possible, right?
fred flare | Buy
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