The holidays are here. It’s time to take down that platter or roasting pan you keep on high shelves or in the back of the cupboard. One of things I love about Thanksgiving, besides the license to stuff myself silly, is that it provides an excuse to use seemingly impractical, single-purpose items like gravy boats, table runners, and brandy snifters. Unique vintage items, like those pictured below, suggest a time when people didn’t eat dinner in front of the TV or lunch hunched over a desk. It’s as if they say, Sit down. Linger. This is special. Stay awhile.
That’s the kind of holiday spirit I can get behind.
Clockwise from top left: vintage rosewood candlestick holders from RefinedHome, vintage Dansk ceramic fish gravy boat from elefantdesign, vintage cobalt Viking bowl from TwoGuysVintage, vintage Russell Wright pitcher from bergenhouse. All on Etsy.