Autumn is here and so are our fall collections!  Get inspired for new season entertaining with 2 of our favorite tabletop looks picked by our design team.

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Studio Craft

Studio Craft combines four tonal glazes in rich, earthy hues and takes influence from soft natural tones, raw textures and subtle glazes being introduced into ceramics in 2017. This artisan collection combines smooth and ridged textured pieces and features woody colorways in Elm, Birch, Walnut and Chestnut, creating a natural aesthetic when stacked or mixed with existing pieces. Shop Now >

“When creating the new Studio Craft collection, we took inspiration from the trend for natural textures, colors and materials… In addition, we wanted to reflect the trend for laid-back dining and the casualization of meal times due to global food influences, such as the rise of bowl food, which is changing the way we eat and serve food at home.”
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Natural Canvas

Natural Canvas is beautiful enough for special occasions, yet durable enough to use every day.  The warm white hue and subtle design looks just as appealing whether you’re serving up hearty comfort food or bolder global flavors.  The texture is inspired by the iconic ‘Chevron’ pattern of the 60’s and 70’s, and perfectly reflects the range’s earthy, artisanal roots. Shop Now >

“Our Natural Canvas range is simple, high quality stoneware with a quiet understated beauty, designed for the way we live, eat and entertain.  We wanted a range that was about contemporary living, with a nod to our past.” – Denby Design TeamCanvas_TeaCoffeeStory_1.jpg

 

Shop for fall entertaining at denbyusa.com before our New Season Sale ends on 9/24/17.

 

Wedding planning can be overwhelming at times, so we’ve made a guide that’ll make your gift registry a piece of cake.

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Prioritize

Who you are as a couple will decide which gifts make it to your registry.
When thinking of your new life together, prioritize the essentials – things you’ll need followed by items you’d both enjoy having.

Make a (Long) List

Don’t be afraid of creating a large registry – your guests might just thank you for it.
By providing a large gift selection, your guests can choose the gift that aligns with their personal taste while staying within their budget.

Split It Up

Save your guests time and allow them to easily view all gifts in their budget by separating your gifts into three cost categories: under $50, $50 to $150, and over $150.
Luckily, we’ve done some of the work to get you started:

Under $50

$50 – $150

$150 and Over

Taking inspiration from the above registry ideas will ensure that your guests can contribute to your home without going over their budgets.
A heartfelt and personalized thank-you note sent promptly to each guest should mention the gift that was given by name. This will let them know that their gift was acknowledged and is appreciated.

Create your registry here and get inspired by our collections.

How to Serve a Modern Rustic Laid-back Lunch

Food blogger Kym Grimshaw from On The Plate has created an exclusive menu of dishes for us inspired by the Modern Rustic trend and which are perfect for sharing with friends. Her recipes bring a taste of the outdoors to the table with colorful dishes featuring seasonal ingredients, finished off with foraged fruits and berries.

Here she shares with us her transseasonal chicken, blackberry and kale salad recipe, drizzled with a blackberry balsamic dressing and served in one of our latest Studio Craft Elm Large Ridged Bowls.

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Ingredients (serves 4)

For the salad:

• 2 chicken breasts

• 200g kale

• 50g walnuts, toasted

• 75g blackberries

• 1 lemon

• 30g shaved pecorino

• Sea salt

For the dressing:

• 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil

• 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar

• 100g fresh blackberries

• 1 tbsp honey

• Salt and pepper

Method:

1. For the dressing, purée all ingredients, then season with salt and pepper to taste. If the dressing is too thick, loosen with a little water. Refrigerate until the salad is ready for dressing.

2. Grill the chicken on a medium heat for 15 minutes, turning occasionally until the chicken is cooked through.

3. Massage the zest and juice of the lemon into the kale, along with a good sprinkling of sea salt.

4. Slice the chicken and arrange over the kale, add fresh blackberries, walnuts, shavings of pecorino and serve with the blackberry balsamic dressing.

Discover more from our Modern Rustic campaign here.

This beautifully refreshing drink is perfect to enjoy throughout the summer.
Served in our contemporary Natural Canvas Large Tumblers, they are the ideal shape and size for serving an infused liquor.

Only taking 10 minutes to prepare, it’s quick, easy to make and highlights the delicious taste and color of rhubarb.

Ingredients:

400g Fresh rhubarb

250g White Caster Sugar

700ml Gin

Tonic or soda water as preferred

1 Lemon

 

Instructions:

• Wash the rhubarb stalks and chop them into 2cm lengths. Place them in a jar and pour in the sugar

• Next, seal the jar and gently shake to cover the rhubarb – the sugar helps to release the juice from the rhubarb

• Add-in the gin and squeeze the juice from half a lemon

• Reseal the jar, shake again and store it in a cool place for up to two weeks until the mixture has turned a rhubarb pink color

• Serve in beautiful glasses straight from the jar or use a sieve and transfer to a bottle. Top with tonic or soda water for a refreshing taste and finish with a stalk of rhubarb in each glass.

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Throwing the perfect tea party is all about attention to detail. From tea time essentials to delectable macaron meringue cookies, tea parties are all about bringing old friends together and entertaining new ones in an elegant setting! Read on to learn how to throw the perfect afternoon tea party!


Invitations

Set the mood of your tea party by sending out invitations about a month in advance. Use delicate materials for your invitations, such as lace or unique paper. By sending true paper invitations via mail, it will make an impact, considering most invitations are now done online. If your tea party is formal, be sure to set place cards for your guests who RSVP’d!

Traditional tea parties take place in the afternoon. Tea parties are great for all ages but, if you prefer an adult-only tea party, be sure to specify that on the invitation. If kids are welcome, make that clear as well. Whether the party will take place at your own home or a venue, be sure to put an address.

Be sure to strongly communicate the theme for the party, along with a dress code, so your guests know how to properly prepare. This might be the only “dress up” opportunity that most people get. Consider business casual for a more relaxed vibe, or go more exuberant with intricate hats, skirts, and dresses. Who doesn’t love a good dress-up party?


Decor

Flowers, sugar, and glassware are the three necessities you need for a true tea party aesthetic. Traditionally, a cake stand is the center of attention at any tea party. It usually features scones, little cakes, and sandwiches and sits the highest on the largest table. Make yours truly unique with an upturned bowl and plate, sure to wow your guests.

Surrounding tables and surfaces should be filled with teapots and vases and filled with fun flowers, such as peonies or other delicate, pastel floral ideas. Alongside your flowers, be sure to fill other cups and vases with candy, pearl chocolates, and macarons! Chevrons, stripes, or floral patterns will keep a consistency throughout the decorations.

Tablescapes with large flower arrangements are a necessity. Perhaps consider a lace tablecloth. Muted colors and pastels create an atmosphere of peace. Of course, be sure to have several teapots, cups, and saucers. Feel free to mix and match patterns. Shop our dinnerware collections here.

Menu

Create a menu placed on each seat. The menu should feature quarter-cut sandwiches, tea, and a featured dessert. There are no real rules when it comes to what food you serve, so get creative! Consider cheese platters and salads, but try to stay on the lighter side.


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Cake and scones are the most exciting part of tea parties. Be sure to have an array displayed where it is accessible for people to get to at any time.


Tea

Last, but not least, the most important part, and why everyone is here: the tea! Serve both hot and iced tea. Have water available, as well, in beautiful glassware. Keep small bowls accessible with lemon slices, alongside cream and sugar. You can serve any type of tea that you think would please your guests.

Iced tea is also a great option. Consider making it a little fancier by freezing flowers or herbs inside of your ice cubes. Place in pitchers up and down the table with labels so your guests know which is which.

Be sure to enjoy along with your guests. You’ve worked hard for this party, so sit back, relax, and eat macarons! Also, be sure to shop Denby USA for the best teaware to buy. Cheers!

 

 

 

Treat Dad to a great gift this Father’s Day with our collection of tableware, cookware and glass. Find new pieces to inspire his cooking and smarten the dining table.

For Cooking

Our Cast Iron range is versatile, easy to use and strong. Designed for everyday use, cast iron makes a great gift. With its energy-efficient design, our Cast Iron heats up faster, cooks evenly and keeps food hotter for longer. Whether he’s slow cooking a one-pot dish or preparing a quick and delicious family dinner, our attractive and practical Cast Iron is ideal for use. It is also available in six different shapes and three distinctive colors, enabling you the make the perfect choice for him.

For Drinking

Give him a brand-new set of glasses and let him enjoy his favorite tipple this Father’s Day. From Small Tumblers to Wine Glasses, our selected range of glassware is ideal for serving his drink of choice.

For Serving

Available in a variety of collections, nesting bowls are a versatile serving piece that showcases food in the best light. Great for the summer season, nesting bowl sets are ideal for sharing and can be used to present nibbles, side dishes and even desserts. An original gift, the sets will allow Dad to get creative in the kitchen.

 

Find our full collection of Father’s Day gifts here.

Get inspired for spring with our latest trend edit. From subtle tones to dark, two-tone patterns, we have a range of tableware designs that promise durability and beauty.

Naturals

Use the calming tones of our Natural Canvas collection to update your table setting. Designed for modern living, Natural Canvas is a beautiful range in a neutral shade. The simplicity of its color ensures that it will complement any interior whilst the roulette detailing found on key pieces gives a considered look.

For another natural touch of color, our Truffle collection consists of two patterns: Truffle & Truffle Layers. Truffle combines our durable stoneware with unique glazes for a hard-wearing and beautiful finish. An ideal starter set, this range has been designed to be used and enjoyed every day.

Textures

A work of art, Halo gives a textured look with two tones of beautiful glaze. Utilizing the skills of our craftspeople to create this striking collection of tableware, Halo is able to bring depth and style to your home. Our most Instagrammed collection, Halo can be used to style your table or as a decorative collection to enhance the look of your interiors.

A lighter but equally eye-catching range, Azure is a refreshing blue and sea green collection. Layers of glaze produce a coastal effect that will modernize your table arrangement. To achieve the stunning aquamarine color, every item is heated in the kiln to a specific temperature.

Brights

With a focus on playful colors, Heritage is perfect for sunnier seasons. Featuring five contemporary pastel tones, Heritage provides a light and fresh feel as a standalone range or as additional pieces to complement your current tableware.

Shades of stunning blue dominant within our Heritage Pavilion and Fountain ranges. Inspired by glazes of the past, these bright collections will revive your kitchen with a true artisan quality.

Meet the French Press: A quick yet sophisticated way to start your day.

Pair with hot water and coffee grounds for the perfect brew.

 

It’s Almost Too Easy –

  1. Bring 4 cups of water to a boil and let sit for one minute (the ideal temperature for french press coffee is 195°F).

2. Pour coffee grounds into the french press followed by the hot water. Stir vigorously, using an up and down motion.

3. Time to steep – let the mix sit for four minutes. (If you like to experiment, you may find certain roasts may taste better with slightly longer or shorter steeping times)

4. After 4 minutes, press the plunger all the way down to the bottom.

5. Pour yourself a cup and enjoy.

Things to Consider:

If you find yourself with a little extra time, feel free to warm the french press beforehand by rinsing it out with boiling water.

If you brewed a little too much, pour the leftover coffee into a thermal carafe to keep it hot.
This prevents the coffee from sitting on the grounds and becoming too bitter.

Cheers!

– More about our French Press –

 

  • Our Natural Canvas French Press is handcrafted from high quality clay and designed with a beautiful chevron texture.
  • Like all other pieces from our Natural Canvas line, the French Press has been expertly glazed to prevent chipping and enhance durability.
  • This stylish and easy to care for piece is the perfect gift for coffee lovers.  Learn more here >

 

 

Cinco de Mayo is approaching quickly – here’s a quick guide to perfecting your party.

 

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Fiesta List

1. Food

Make a burrito / taco bar with:  flour and corn tortillas, chicken, carnitas, and sofrita fillings, and toppings such as: rice, Mexican cheese,  shredded lettuce, pico de gallo, corn salsa and of course, guacamole. Tres leches cake and churros for dessert, por favor y gracias.

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Our Natural Canvas Nesting Bowls are perfect for entertaining. View them here >

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 2. Drinks

The necessities: tequila, limes, and Mexican brews.
Add fresh fruit and your preferred margarita
ingredients and don’t forget the salt!

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3. Decorations

This is a celebration; decorations should be everywhere – on the table, the walls and even on you.  Make your fiesta the most festive by adding Bright Colors, Cacti, Cocktail Umbrellas, Flowers, Mexican Flags, Pinatas, and Sombreros. Anything that will make you smile, basically.

4. Music

This one requires only a decent pair of speakers and a wifi connection – you can find #CincoDeMayo playlists on your favorite music apps for free.

5. Stoneware

Our Limited Edition Tapas line from the Fire collection is bold, durable, AND on sale this weekend, along with a few other fiesta-defining pieces. Taco ’bout a party.

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Mother’s Day is the perfect opportunity to treat your mom and show her how much you care. By arranging a weekend brunch, family get together or afternoon tea, you can say thanks in style…Treat her to a relaxing Sunday brunch using our neutral Natural Canvas collection. Fill the contemporary bowls with berries and pour the perfect espresso in our roulette detailed espresso cups.

Arrange a family get together with her favorite dishes taking center stage. Incorporate our unique, two-tone Halo collection to showcase the dishes and combine varying shapes, including bowls, plates, and platters.

Make her a stylish afternoon tea with the bold tones of Imperial Blue. Set the table with our Imperial Blue Tea Set and let her choose from scones or cakes, served on our classic Imperial Blue plates.