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Warm Weather & Seaside Entertaining

Mariposa Seaside Tableware Summer has officially arrived! Whether entertaining at seaside or simply throwing a beach-themed dinner party in your backyard, having the perfect serveware adds just the right touch to your get together. FX Dougherty Home & Gift has the perfect serving pieces for your warm weather celebrations this season!

Mariposa Brillante serveware is recycled aluminium rendered from sand casting and then hand polished by Artisans in Mexico to reveal detailed textures.

The Mariposa Oceanus Collection , characterized by stylized designs of ocean waves, bubbles and sea creatures bring the beach to your table. Pair the Oceanus Coral Spreader with the Small Oval Seahorse Server- Aqua …. a collection brushed with an aqua-colored enamel glaze, sure to be a conversation starter for any get together.

Mariposa Seaside - Starfish CandleThe Mariposa Seaside Collection features a variety of beach-themed accents including starfishes, seashells, sand dollars, crabs and flip-flops. From the deep blue sea right to your table, these pieces are perfect for any summer celebration. Light up your backyard barbecue with the By the Sea Starfish Candle Set and serve fresh pasta salad or greens with the Seahorse Salad Servers. Looking for that perfect gift for someone who loves the beach? The Starfish Serving Bowl accented with gentle aqua enamel is the perfect gift! The Scallop and Shell Wine Set or the Sand Dollar Sauce Dish Set are both great choices for a hostess gift.

Michael Aram also offers some great serving pieces for outdoor entertaining! The Fig Leaf collection is inspired by the Northern California lifestyle where outdoor entertaining is a part of everyday life. The Fig Leaf Serving Bowl features handcrafted nickel and a mesh lid, perfect for covering food outside before serving. The Fig Leaf Kebab/Skewer Platter Set is ideal for serving shrimp and vegetable kebabs at your backyard dinner party.Michael Aram Fig Leaf Serving Bowl

Whatever your style and preference for seaside or summer entertaining, FX Dougherty Home & Gift has you covered. Our wide variety of seasonal pieces will help brighten any outdoor party or provide a perfect gift for the beach lover in your life. Stop by our store in Doylestown, Pa or browse our online store. If you have specific questions about any pieces, please feel free to contact us by calling 800-934-3797.

Simple Tableware Designs

FX Dougherty Simple GlasswareThe other day a friend and I were discussing an ad layout for a local designer house here in Bucks County. We discussed the importance of negative space within the ad. Negative space and simplicity can make more of an impact than something fancy or contrived and overdone. That concept carries over into all elements of design and since our focus at FX Dougherty Home and Gift is on tableware I want to share some of our favorite simple designs with you.

Christofle Commodore Silverplate Flatware was first introduced in the thirties and just last year was FX Dougherty Simple Tablewarereintroduced by the iconic silver brand. It is just as beautiful, simple and timeless as it was then.

William Yeoward Crystal made their name in the world of luxury brands with their beautifully executed reproductions of antique Georgian glass, yet some of our favorite patterns are the simple ones.

We love coupe soups at FX Dougherty! Coupe refers to the simple shape of a bowl that has no rim or border, it simply sweeps up from the base. Raynaud’s Allee Royale pattern is a classic Limoges favorite and the coupe updates the look. Raynaud’s Attraction pattern is a more contemporary pattern on the same coupe shape. Coupe shape bowls are available in many brands and patterns.

Simplicity in design is the philosophy on which Simon Pearce created his beautiful collection over 32 years ago and is still the mantra of the brand today.

FX Dougherty Dinnerware ChefMy sister and I have more than 60 years of combined tableware experience. We have more tableware than we know what to do with and we still love it! We recently ordered some small ramekins for ourselves from Raynaud’s Lunes collection designed by Anne – Sophie Pic, the famed Parisian Chef. They are small, perfectly scaled, have a fabulous glaze, are so white, and so simple. The thing I should fill you in on is that we have each commented on how much we love owning and using them, almost on a daily basis for so many uses. So simple… so well done, and so pretty!

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