A certain amount of ceremony is needed to turn a great meal into a celebratory feast or banquet: grandma’s prized silver; a wedding gift saved for special occasions; those platters and trays that one finds and collects over the years. Each and every one of these items has a special meaning – be it because of the person who gave them, the family history they embody or the stories they carry with them from special, faraway places and those special, loving artisanal hands that made them.
$228| 18 pieces set |
Hand carved and painted in the Florentine style, this gorgeous wooden tray comes from La Bottega del Legno, a family run artisanal shop founded in 1855 and based in the northern Italian village of Bellagio. Perfect for coffee, hors d’oeuvre or as a centrepiece to a tasteful setting, there’s no end to the tray’s uses.