If you've been with us here at Dendwell for some time, it won't be news to you that we are obsessed with tablescapes. A tablescape, AKA table-setting, is a dinner scene that showcases your tableware both functional and decorative. We believe that a well-dressed table is an altar, meaningfully combining textiles, ceramics, silver, etc., in service and celebration of a deserving meal.
When styling a table, people tend to start with a choice of placemats or plates — with good reason, as these properties occupy center stage and take up the most space visually. That said, their prominence extends into the market with so many vintage or contemporary shapes, patterns, and makes available for purchase. The same cannot be said for those unsung heroes, the supporting characters waiting in the wings and engaged so deeply in the activity of dining: flatware.
While vintage silverware is reasonably available online and in antique shops, the most widely available selection skews rather plain, lacking frills for the sake of functionalism. It takes a keen eye and much patience to source the kind of cool, rare vintage flatware that packs as much flavor as your other tableware. Lucky for you, we take hosting dinner very seriously. We've scoured the landscape of vintage flatware to serve you both personality and practicality in every bite.
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