Trendspotting: Nine Items for Effortless Entertaining

Staff Writer
Columbus Monthly

Natural Elegance

This striking olive wood serving bowl from Fleurish Home in Marble Cliff is sustainably produced from trees that no longer bear fruit. $265, bowl; $30, serving set,

Hot and Cold

This salvaged soapstone serving stone from Fleurish Home helps keep your food at temperature-just place it in the freezer or in a warm oven for a few minutes. $25 and up,

Mix It Up

No home bar is complete without the right tools, and this wood-accented set from Happy Go Lucky Home in the Short North is as beautiful to look at as it is to use. $86,

Midas Touch

Head to Cosecha in Grandview Heights to find this gold leaf decanter and matching glasses-they make any occasion feel more refined. $40, decanter; $17.50, glass,

Lovely Linens

This colorful set of imported French table linens from Caterina Ltd. in German Village is made to last, meaning it will brighten your holiday table year after year. $94, tablecloth; $8, napkin,


Set a festive mood with these silver, stamped drink stirrers from Happy Go Lucky Home. $49, set of six,

Rustic Charm

Pair Fluerish Home's polished pewter cheese knives with a natural serving board (like this one from Cosecha) for a rustic-meets-chic look. $28 each,; $19,

Inspired by Italy

Caterina Ltd.'s handcrafted ceramic serving set from Italian maker Vietri is designed to mimic the overlapping wooden mold used to make Parmesan and other cheeses throughout Italy. $55, bowl; $39, platter,

Dine in Style

When an occasion calls for the good silverware, turn to Caterina Ltd. for this Italian Vietri flatware, which uses high-grade acrylic to mimic the look of natural horn. $120, per 5-piece place setting,