Thanksgiving dinnerware ideas from Sunset and Healdsburg SHED show how setting a beautiful table is about both the food and the dishes.
Do you ever see a gorgeous food photo and think, man, I wish I had that bowl? Setting a beautiful Thanksgiving table is partly about the food, partly about what you put it on. If you’re looking for Thanksgiving dinnerware, you can’t go wrong with these ideas from our November issue and the owners of Healdsburg SHED.Called a modern grange, SHED won a James Beard Award in 2014 for restaurant design. SHED’s owners Cindy Daniel and Doug Lipton showed us their flair for style at their home in the Dry Creek Valley with dishes from SHED and their own collection.
1. This turned oak salad bowl ($95 to $275) is generously sized for Chicory Salad with Persimmons, Pomegranates, and Walnuts.
3. Richard Carter ceramic trays range from 15 to 26 in. ($350 to $850); order from SHED at 707/431-7433.
4. Shed bay laurel boards ($225 to $275) have a beautiful grain and can be used for cutting, serving, or displaying.
5. A hand-formed stoneware bowl sets off Roasted Beet Hummus. Options at SHED include ones from Eric Bonnin Ceramics (4 to 13 in., $25.00 to $90.00) and from Clair Catillaz of Clam Lab (6 in., $50.00); 707/431-7433.
6. Linen-lined wicker proofing baskets ($36 to $48) aren’t just for letting bread rise; fill them with crackers and bread for the table, too.
8. Linen Me tablecloth in “Lara slate” looks striking with autumn colors. Other colors and matching napkins are available; call SHED at 707/431-7433 for sizes, prices, and ordering.
9. Check out selvedge linen napkins ($22) in natural online and at SHED’s retail store.
10. Bread from M.H. Bread & Butter in San Anselmo and at SHED: While it’s not dinnerware, the individual breads set on each plate set an architectural note and invite guests to dive in.