Mother’s Day Gift Guide

Gifts for mom

The soul of every family is Mom. And the heart of every home? The kitchen. This Mother’s Day put all of the heart and soul she deserves into her present and give her a gift that will be centerpiece in memories made in the kitchen and dining room for years to come.

Whether you are shopping for your mom, your wife or your daughter, here are our editors’ top picks for Mother’s Day gifts this year based on her interests and style.

 

If she loves to entertain
If your mom is always hosting, then an update to her serving style will be a welcomed gift this Mother’s Day. An eye-catching chip and dip bowl, or chic hobnail cocktail glasses are just the ticket!

cocktail glasses

If her baking is to die for
Mom’s delectable baked goods deserve an award! …Or at least to be displayed on a stylish pedestal. Give her a serving piece that’s worthy of her dessert masterpieces.

cake plate

 

If she is expecting flowers
It’s tradition for you to give her a beautiful floral arrangement every year? Elevate this year’s bouquet by gifting her flowers in an eye-catching vase that she can cherish well beyond the holiday.

vase

 

If She deserves some “me time”
For all that she does, Mom deserves to unwind and enjoy calming moments. A beautiful coffeepot or teapot will give her a stylish reason to brew a pot, curl up on the couch and relax for a bit.

teapot

 

For the mom who has it all
Mom has her dream dinnerware set. She has all the barware she could dream of. And her baking stash? Unbeatable! So what do you get the mom who has it all? A classic soup tureen is a unique luxury item that will add instant elegance to mom’s table settings. Wow her with an heirloom piece that she will cherish for many dinner parties and years to come.

soup tureen

 

Shop more gift ideas for mom on www.villeroy-boch.com/shop.

Villeroy & Boch’s order deadline for guaranteed delivery by Mother’s Day is May 3, 2017.

Isabelle von Boch’s Tips for Adding a Spring Look & Feel to Your Table: Think Green

It’s the time of year we all look forward to: winter’s chill finally gives way to the vibrant bloom of spring. Outside, things get a little sunnier and brighter. So why not bring that vibe inside? Here, Isabelle von Boch shares ideas for you to make sure your table is ready for the welcomed seasonal transition.

Isabelle’s number-one tip: add green. “Color impacts our emotions and feelings. And green, in particular, symbolizes vitality, health, prosperity and energy, and connects us with nature … so it’s essential to bring it into our homes to usher in spring.” The goal, Isabelle notes, is simple: to “bring the forces of life and nature into your space — and your heart.”

What’s more, green’s especially popular this season, as Pantone named “Greenery” (a spring-perfect light-green shade) its 2017 Color of the Year!

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Below are more ideas from Isabelle for giving your space a fresh face for the new season:

 

Get set with spring patterns. Classic floral patterns are perfectly cut out for spring. Villeroy & Boch’s Mariefleur, for example,“…creates a whole ‘meadow effect’ — that of a true abundance of flowers,” says Isabelle. Use dinnerware that features florals, fruits, foliage and greenery, or even beautiful butterflies. These will be perfect for the warming season! One way to add these touches to your table with ease is to purchase salad plates or bowls in these vibrant patterns and to layer them atop your everyday dinnerware- and viola!- you are spring-ready.

mariefleur

 

Charge it up. Glass and porcelain chargers instantly add depth, dimension and visual interest to your table. Choose green glass chargers or premium porcelain chargers with vibrant patterns for a spring-perfect dose of color.

Featured: Artesano

 

Add a vase (or a few). Vases are an easy way to add color to your table and your home “A vase, to me, has to be beautiful enough to be kept out always, and look beautiful even when flowers aren’t in it,” says Isabelle. Opt for vases in solid spring pastels, or with vibrant patterns to really enliven the atmosphere.

Villeroy & Boch vases

 

Master the mix. Spring is the best time to curate a lighthearted tone. That means forget being matchy-matchy, and vary patterns and textures — just like you would in a spring outfit. “Put a plaid or stripe tablecloth against the floral-pattern dinnerware and solid chargers,” says Isabelle. “It’ll instantly give dimension to your tablescape.”

Mix and mnatch featuring Mariefleur

 

Finish the look. Placemats, runners, napkins and even napkin rings are the perfect plus to put touches of green throughout. And don’t forget to add an element of actual nature with decorative grass or a bouquet of spring flowers. Lastly, embrace the shapes of nature and opt for porcelain pieces that mimic the forms of leaves or other natural elements.

Featured: Villeroy & Boch Spring patterns

Make Love Count: Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas to Take the Holiday Up a Notch

Looking to make things a little more special this Valentine’s Day? Look no further. We have a few gift ideas and date night tips to take the holiday from good to great.

Pasta Passion valentine

First, the gift: flowers. They’re are a classic part of Valentine’s Day. Add color and style to a fresh flower arrangement with a sophisticated vase like Villeroy & Boch’s handcrafted vases available in an array of vibrant hues. Pick a hue that either complements, or, for maximum effect, contrasts with the flowers you choose (like hydrangea blossoms in the blue version, or orange gerbera daisies in a red vase for a fiery aesthetic). Whether you choose this vase or any other, just make sure it’s unique, colorful and beautifully crafted.

While flowers are a Valentine’s Day classic you really shouldn’t skip, the common plan of dinner in a restaurant is something you certainly can skip … in favor of a romantic dinner at home. Remember, even if you’re not an incredible cook, it’s the thought that counts. And, on that note, put some thought into your table: Beautiful glassware and dinnerware is essential for setting off your feast. Against a simple backdrop of white (like clean, modern Artesano), add some red accents … and don’t forget the flowers in that aforementioned vase.

For a uniquely romantic date, you could skip a formal dinner entirely and opt for a wine-and-fondue evening instead. A lot of major home stores offer easy-to-use cheese and chocolate fondue sets. Just make sure you have elevated serveware and special wine glasses — and you’ll be ready for a romantic — and sophisticated evening. (Not attached this year? The fondue party is also perfect for a Valentine’s Day gathering of single friends!)

At Villeroy & Boch, we celebrate love — in all its shades. And whether or not you choose to include our pieces in your celebrations this year, we hope you have a fantastic Valentine’s Day.

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Post By Stephen Milioti