Avva’s answer to the “bigger than a breadbasket?” query depends on when you’re asking. The colorful 100-percent wool felt container arrives flat-packed, but come dinnertime, its corners fold up and slot into place for carrying your loaves to the table.
It's just about turkey time so in the spirit of the holiday, we've put together some of our favorite tableware and serving plates to ease the kitchen-to-dining room heavy lifting.
An excellent bread bowl option is this piece by Bambu, a Chinese manufacturer committed to fair labor practices and renewable materials. The rest of the year it makes a lovely, low-profile fruit bowl.
These handmade, bias-cut beech wood Avva serving boards from Teroforma are so simple, we imagine they'd go perfectly with any interior decor, hors d'oeuvre, or main dish. Easy clean-up-- just wipe and rinse-- strengthens the case for these beautifully plain platters.
A departure from the traditional silver gravy boat, Ikea's modern rendition is more like a tea pot—and will hold up to 24 ounces of the good stuff. The best part: its double walls will keep the gravy warm throughout the meal so they'll be no need to run to the microwave or turn on the elements again.
When you're in trouble with a lack of trivets, this ovenproof porcelain dish will come in handy. The handles do double duty to keep the hot pot off the tabletop and also let you hold it with one hand and serve with the other should the occasion call for it.
This serving-carving tray is a piece you'll be thankful for throughout the year. It acts as a carving station (catching the juices below), a cold plate (you can insert an ice pack between the top and bottom pieces), and a serving tray (when you use the pieces separately).
A silver (stainless steel) platter for the star of Thanksgiving dinner: the turkey. This 19.25-by-13-inch serving plate by Ettore Sottsass for Alessi should hold just about every bird fit for stuffing.