When the warm weather finally arrives we eat outside whenever possible. It is an easy transition as we have a small deck off the kitchen and I keep the table setting simple and relaxed. Tricia Foley has more than a few items at The New General Store online that I would like to have for this summer.
Most of my table linens are beige, and they need to be replaced from time to time. These Natural Linen Placemats are just my style.
The Slate Placecards would be fun for a party. Spell out your guests' names with chalk and they are infinitely reusable.
By potter Barbara Eigen, the Earthenware Oval Platters and Low Serving Bowl are as beautiful as they are practical.
Mr. H takes advantage of every opportunity to fire up the grill; this Stoneware Condiment Set is perfect for the homemade tomatillo salsa and hot sauce that accompany anything cooked over flames.
I would use these Glass Tumblers for wine or water. They would also make pretty votive candle holders.
For clean-up, White Sponges. OK, I know they are totally impractical, but they would look so pretty beside the sink. I'll tell myself they are durable and dye-free and give them a try.