KRIS Likes … Easter Tablescapes

I don’t think it comes as a huge surprise that I love any occasion that requires the setting of a table.  I find it to be one of the most cathartic and creative activities.  Since I will not be setting a table this Easter – I created a list of items that would make up my dream Easter tablescape this year….  Enjoy!

Botanical Napkin by Juliska at Michael C Fina

Table Art Pussy Willow Napkin Ring | Barneys New York

Kate Spade New York “Tomkins Street” 5 Piece Place Setting

Blue Italian Salt and Pepper by Spode 

Jasper Conran Chinoiserie White Espresso Cup from Michael C Fina

Sao Paulo Bread and Butter Plate by Poc A Poc

Set of 2 Quadrado Azure Spreaders by RabLabs 

Waterford Crystal “Lismore Nouveau” Stemware 

Jardins Du Monde Grande Charger Plate by Juliska 

 Soa Paulo Dinner Plate by Poc A Poc

Jasper Conran Chinoiserie Green Salad Plate by Wedgwood

Sao Paolo Dessert Plate by Poc A Poc

Jardins Du Monde Beehive Pitcher by Juliska

First Image: Home of Valesca Guerrand-Hermes Elle Decor October 2007

KRIS Likes… Mae Mougin Ceramics

While attending the trade show for Kora this week another vendor by the name of Mae Mougin Ceramics caught my eye.  Founder Mae Mougin started her career as a stylist until 1999 when she converted her Southampton garage into an art studio where she began molding and firing her functional, one of a kind ceramic pieces.  Each one is handmade by Mae from a brick of porcelain and are done on a commission basis – so can be personalized!  I found her pieces to be very creative and charming.  Below are a few pictures from the trade show but for more information on Mae, her fantastic ceramics, and the selective retail shops where her pieces can be purchased – go to her website at  Enjoy!

These asian inspired bowls with their gold interiors reminded me of my various trips to Thailand, Cambodia and Laos.

I loved her pieces like this little tray to hold your keys.  They are so clever, simple and fun!

KRIS Likes… Porcelain

Porcelain – Why do we call Chinaware “Porcelain”?  The word is French Porcelain – and literally means “like a pig.” The back of cowrie shells looks something like a pig’s back and so these little shells were named “little pig” shells.  Chinese earthenware has a white glossy look like the inside of these shells-and so it to was given this name. -Dictionary of Word Origins, A History of Words, Expressions, and Clichés We Use, by Jordan Almond.

J. Chew Porcelain

Lattice Blue/Orange by J. Chew

J.Chew Lattice Dinner Plate

J.Chew Lattice Dinner Plate

Malaysian born and New York resident, Jamie Chew, creator and designer of the J. Chew Porcelain line, has some of my favorite porcelain patterns. Her dinnerware is geometric with a colorful, modern edge and unmistakable individualistic style. The unique combination of asian infused motifs paired with the fine mastery and tradition of Limoges Porcelain, gives this very fresh & energetic collection an air of sophistication and informal elegance.  Available for purchase at Michael C. Fina.

Haviland Limoges 1842

Laque De Chine Orange Gold by Haviland Limoges

Haviland Limoges began in 1842 when David Haviland, enthralled with the fine China coming from the Limoges region in France, moved across the atlantic to start his own company. The Laque De Chine collection, rimmed in 20 different exquisite and vibrant hues, and edged in 22 karat gold (platinum option available as well), is chic and exuberant.  Individually painted and decorated by Limoges artisans, this dinnerware exudes both a sense of luxury and spirit. Available at stores like William Sonoma Home and Neiman Marcus.

Eventails Blue and Orient Dinnerware Collection by Haviland Limoges

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Dishwasher safe, the whimsical, ocean inspired pattern in vibrant blues, and gold detailing, make this Eventails Blue and Orient collection hard to resist.  It seems to capture a sense of playful novelty that would make setting any table fun.


Renaissance Gold Fine Bone China by Wedgewood.

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This Wedgwood pattern, with its bold blue and gilded detailing, inspired by the Neo-classical architect and designer Robert Adam, and the Wedgwood Archives, is seeped in historical influences. The collection is both timeless and current, decadent yet fresh, and simple. I especially love the creamer!

Vera Wang Golden Grosgrain Fine Bone China for Wedgwood.
Golden Grosgrain Fine Bone China
A Grosgrain ribbon inspired collection designed by Vera Wang for Wedgwood is everything you would expect it to be and more.  True to form, Vera provides an exquisite blend of simplicity, romanticism, delicate detail, and modern grace.
Philippe Deshoulieres

Arcades dinnerware collection by Philippe Deshoulieres

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A seventh generation family owned company, Philipe Deshouliers has been a leading french porcelain manufacturer since 1862.  The green and gold arched embellishments, said to be inspired by the manicured gardens of France, are distinctive, fresh, and fun.  Available in stores such as, Barron’s and Bed Bath and Beyond, along with many others.