ON THE HUNT: Gold Flatware
With the holidays less than a month away, entertaining will soon be on everyone’s mind, and if there’s one thing I wish I had to put on my table, it’d be gold flatware. Over the past two years, I’ve spotted it everywhere. Magazines. Catalogs. TV shows. And during the holidays, when warm colors — orange, brown and red — reign supreme, it looks even more fitting and fantastic.
Surprisingly, the majority of options are offered in contemporary styles. Perhaps, they’re afraid gold would look too dated in a traditional guise — not that I believe it for a second.
My mantra when shopping is simple: Ignore the trends. Buy what you love.
That’s the only way you’ll be truly happy. So if you love gold and traditional, click through to see more stunning, shiny options.
1. Due Ice Oro by Mepra, $130
2. H Art Gold by Sambonet, $140
3. Gold Flatware by West Elm, $23
4. Domino Gold Cutlery by Canvas, $74
5. Marchesa Imperal Caviar by Lenox, $90
6. Night by Dianae Von Furstenberg, $105
If none of the flatware options above tickle your fancy, or pocket book, visit Horchow — they offer a number of styles — or try searching for gold flatware on ebay and etsy. You’ll be shocked by the selection.
1. Leopardo Gold by Ricci, $125
2. Elysee Vermeil by Puiforcat, $5,225
3. Raffaello Gold by Ricci, $125
4. Amalfi Gold-Plated by Ricci, $125
For the absolute best deal on gold flatware, I’d recommend the Hammered Flatware Service by Wallace Silversmith, pictured above. At only $210 for 12 place settings and a hostess set, it’s a score of a find.