Like a great pair of jeans, these textiles can work on many an occasion. While cooking, they act as an impromptu potholder or can wipe up a sudden spill. Short on linens and serving pieces? They make an ample napkin for guests and can be used to line a basket of bread.
Prep-to-Serve Cutting Board
A solid wood cutting surface is a counter to table basic. While prepping, it’s the surface to chop veggies, slice cheese or dice garlic. Give it a quick wash than arrange a pile of grapes, some crackers and Brie and you have a rustic, hors d’ouevres tray. And unlike many things, the more you use it, the better it looks.
True Blue Tumblers
The simple, classic design can do the work of a cabinet full of glassware. They can hold juice or milk in the morning or be filled with lemon or cucumber water to reach for all day. For an unexpected use (employed by many chic restaurants), pour your favorite chinon or chardonnay in a tumbler for a relaxed bistro feel.