Spotlight: Footed Bowls

What makes us fall in love with our dinnerware? First comes pattern design and color, then the overall body shape and lastly it’s the details. Ahh, the details! Those unique touches that show craftsmanship and artisanal design…that special flair that shows care and thoughtfulness.

One detail that we live for is the footed bowl. The larger serving pieces add height and function to your tablescape. (great for flowers, candles, ornaments, fruit and family style dining). The individual pieces are comfortable, easy to handle and perfect for everyday dining (ice cream, chili, cereal, soups).  Whether your style is classic, country chic or modern, footed bowls are a charming detail to your collection.

Villeroy & Boch Farmhouse Touch

Farmhouse Touch Relief Individual Bowl

Villeroy & Boch Farmhouse Touch Blue Flowers

Farmhouse Touch Relief Blue Flowers Individual Bowl

Villeroy & Boch Audun Lion Bowl

Audun Individual Lion Bowl

Villeroy & Boch Althea Nova

Althea Nova Serving Bowl

Villeroy & Boch French Garden

French Garden Centerpiece Bowl

Villeroy & Boch Modern Grace

Modern Grace Individual Cereal Bowl

Villeroy & Boch Boston Crystal

Boston Crystal Individual Bowl

Villeroy & Boch Boston Crystal

Boston Crystal Color Individual Bowl

Villeroy & Boch French Garden Stemware

French Garden Individual Fruit Bowl

Villeroy & Boch Modern Grace Crystal Compote

Modern Grace Crystal Serving Compote

Villeroy & Boch Urban Nature

Urban Nature Pasta Bowl

Recipe: Blueberry White Chocolate Blondies

The fabulous Sommer Collier from A Spicy Perspective is at it again. She has created a yummy blondie recipe with blueberries and white chocolate. These sweet treats are easy to make and well worth the simple effort. Moist, chewy, sweet and satisfying. We love the milk pairing, too!


These blondies look extra yummy on our Althea Nova dinnerware. (pickle dish and sandwich tray)

Spotlight: Althea Nova

If we think spring it will get here faster.

And what better way to “think spring” than our Althea Nova pattern? Like traditional botanical prints, these porcelain gems are adorned with paintings of coriander, sage, caraway, lovage and chervil. I love this pattern because it is happy and full of positive energy.

I also love the balance of color and design. Notice that each piece has a different herb on it. The play of color and mixing of design is quite avant-garde, as nothing truly matches, yet, as in nature, it all “goes” together. You can easily play up the color with linens and glass, or keep it modern with clear stems and wooden or straw placemats. My mind is swirling with centerpiece ideas, oh we’ll have to come back to Althea Nova for “herbal centerpieces”. My family and I are really into fresh herbs. They are so healthy for you. So, I love that this is more than just beautiful, it’s harmony with health and nature.

And the serving pieces! One hero piece after another. Before we go and peg this pattern as a spring/summer fashion, I can’t help but imagine October cocktail parties, Thanksgiving dinner and New Year’s brunch with these gorgeous pieces. Plus the sizes are generous in proportion and super functional.

Can we all take another look at these serving bowls? Decorated INSIDE & OUT!!! I’m in love. And when not in use, I’ve got just the perfect spot on my bookshelf to highlight one of these works of art.

Happy spring to all.

Isabelle von Boch