A Mod Meal
7:00 AM: RISE TO A MID-CENTURY MORNING
Shapely dishes and serveware with classic silhouettes from Design Within Reach pair with handsome matte flatware and a punchy tablecloth in a spread that’s worth waking up for.
Granit Teapot and Five-Piece Dinnerware Setting by Eva Zeisel, $24-60, Design Within Reach, Denver, dwr.com; Almoco Flatware in Black Matte, $40 for five-piece setting, Design Within Reach, Denver, dwr.com; Black Serving Bowl by Donna Karan Lenox Collection, $425 for seven-piece set, Neiman Marcus, Denver, neimanmarcus.com; Maillard Sugar & Cream Set, $70, Design Within Reach, Denver, dwr.com; Chilewich Oval Placemat, $16, Design Within Reach, Denver, dwr.com; River Fabric in Slate by LuLu DK, to the trade, The Shanahan Collection, Denver Design District, shanahancollection.com
5:00 PM: RAISE YOUR GLASS TO A HIGH-STYLE HAPPY HOUR
Distinctive cocktail glasses and accessories, a sculptural shaker and a cheery tablecloth, and an umbrella in your drink (what else?) all offer a lively way to end the workday.
Cocktail Cup by Schott Zwiesel, $12.95, Sur La Table, Denver, surlatable.com; Orange Glass Dish by Art Glass, $285, Neiman Marcus, Denver, neimanmarcus.com, Montgomery Cocktail Shaker, $195, Ralph Lauren, Denver, ralphlauren.com; Sterling Appetizer Plate, vintage, private collection; Bodega Vino Milk Glass, $14, Anthropologie, Denver, anthropologie.com; Iced Tea Glass in Amber by Mariposa, $18, Hutch & Fig, Denver, hutchandfig.com; Broughton Double Old Fashioned Glass, $115, Ralph Lauren, Denver, ralphlauren.com; Vintage Chase Chrome Cocktail Cup, price upon request for set
of four, Mod Livin’, Denver, modlivin.com; Cordial Cup (used as toothpick holder), vintage, private collection; Linen Monogrammed Cocktail Napkin by Anichini, $16 plus embroidery, The Brass Bed, Denver, brassbedofdenver.com; Lysette Fabric in Linen by China Seas, to the trade, The Shanahan Collection, Denver Design District, shanahancollection.com; Paper Cocktail Umbrella, $2 for 12, Sur La Table, Denver, surlatable.com
7:00 PM: SIT DOWN TO A SWINGIN' SUPPER
Vintage meets present-day in this smart spread: classic orange Russel Wright dishes provide the perfect complement to patterned Noritake plates from Lee Alex Decor—which mingle with textured Crate & Barrel linens and contemporary silverware by Donna Karan.
Dishware in Bauer Orange by Russel Wright, Lug Bowl ($23), Salad Plate ($22), Bauer Pottery Company, Highland, CA, bauerpottery.com; Green Glass Photo Transfer Bowl, $65, HW Home, Denver, hwhome.com; Plates and Dishes from Mardi Gras Collection by Noritake, $6.95-14.95, Lee Alex Decor, Denver, leealexdecor.com; Donna Karan Wrap Flatware, $70 for five-piece set, Neiman Marcus, Denver, neimanmarcus.com; Vintage Teak Salt & Pepper Shakers, $14.95, Lee Alex Decor, Denver, leealexdecor.com; Frosted Orange Hi-Ball Glass, $5.95, Lee Alex Decor, Denver, leealexdecor.com; Cotton Yellow Napkin, $2.95, Crate & Barrel, Denver, crateandbarrel.com; Dotty Wooden Placemat, $12.95, Crate & Barrel, Denver, crateandbarrel.com; Catalan Fabric by Designers Guild from Osborne & Little, to the trade, The Shanahan Collection, Denver Design District, shanahancollection.com
8:30 PM: INDULGE IN SOMETHING SASSY AND SWEET
Russel Wright pieces in chartreuse (including a fabulously curvy celery tray) jibe with vintage jewel-like flatware and a tablecloth that’s as appealing as dessert itself.
Dishware in Chartreuse by Russel Wright, Celery Tray ($37), Salad Plate ($20), Dinner Plate ($25), Chop Platter ($48), Bauer Pottery Company, Highland, CA, bauerpottery.com; Sterling Silver Serving Pieces and Fork Vintage Georg Jensen, private collection; Showboat Fabric by Nina Campbell for Osborne & Little, to the trade, The Shanahan Collection, Denver Design District, shanahancollection.com; Turquoise Cotton Napkin, $2.95, Crate & Barrel, Denver, crateandbarrel.com; Monogrammed Stemware, vintage, private collection; Individual Pastries Gateaux Specialty Cakes and Pastries, Denver, gateauxpastries.com; White Jordon Almonds, Lola’s Sugar Rush, Littleton, lolassugarrush.com
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