NICE & NOURISH – 7 Great Serving Platters for THANKSGIVING!

One of the most important things about THANKSGIVING dinner (or any dinner) is presentation. You’ve got to have some good platters to serve up the festive goodies. Even if you like things simple and natural, you can get a visual boost from a great serving dish or platter.

Here then are 7 different looks (all have a bit of country luxury in their style) from some of my favorite places to shop. Remember what the French say ” On mange avec les jeux d’abord” (You eat with your eyes first)! Bon Apetit! -VLR

These exquisite, individually HAND PAINTED OVAL PLATTERS come in three different sizes and are the creations of FARMHOUSE POTTERY in Vermont. It’s a family business and Zoe and James, the owners, are two of the nicest people that I have ever met. Platters are from $165 to $365.
The epitome of Country Luxury Chic is pretty much everything at MATCH PEWTER. I will say that this
CONVIVIO OVAL SERVING PLATTER is quite stupendous (or awesome, if you prefer). It’s a big (22.8″ x 14.8″) impressive piece that will WOW everyone who sees it. Handmade in Italy by very skilled artisans, it sells for $420.00
For some slightly avant garde whimsy added to your festivities (Just think how great this would look in your kitchen just hanging around with nothing on it!) get this LARGE PIG PLATTER, an exclusive collaboration between Astier de Villate and those very talented guys at PATCH NY. It is completely hand made in France and sell for $228.00. A total keepsake treasure.
This absoluement French style MARGUERITE PLATTER is by the ultra-talented couple at Astier de Villate and is available at JOHN DERIAN (another creative genius – yes I’m saying it!)
This absolutely lovely PILLYVUIT BASKET WEAVE PLATTER is actually on sale at WILLIAMS SONOMA for $79.96. Don’t be fooled by copies, I have a full set of Pillyvuit dishes and they last forever and contain no lead or cadmium. I’m a BIG fan (Even if it is one of the most difficult French brand names to pronounce!)
This very original TOLOUSE PLATTER by JARS is available at CRATE AND BARREL for $89.95. Quantities are limited so get on it folks!
This quintessentially Swedish high-style IKEA VARMER TRAY is not really a platter per se BUT… I just had to include it, as you can see how perfect it is for that cheese course (or desert maybe?). It’s totally new and will probably sell out immediately (especially at $29.99)

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