21 August 2012

Exotic Tabletop. Yes? No?

While it is not an easy task to find the Lauren by Ralph Lauren "Desert Hollywood" Fine Bone China collection, (shown above), it is a far easier task to find many the Lauren by Ralph Lauren "Crocodile" Flatware collection that was designed to complement the reptilian patterned dinnerware. A table set with this flatware and china would be anything but typical and expected. The bone china dinnerware draws inspiration from the glamourous 1940s. The charcoal gray on white bone china is punctuated by a simple platinum band and is really quite handsome. That is, if you don't mind dinnerware with a pattern that looks very much like snakeskin.

Because the dinnerware is available in such limited quantities, my focus here is primarily on the Lauren by Ralph Lauren Crocodile flatware collection. I like this flatware for it's whimsical and unique design. It is not often that you will find flatware with a crocodile print! However, this is flatware that I would consider "fun", everyday flatware. It is quirky. However, it is also elegant and sophisticated in the true Ralph Lauren tradition. I think it could look just lovely with simple white china that one may use everyday. If the flatware really grabs your attention, there is a hostess collection in the same pattern.
This is an adventurous tabletop collection. Would it work for you?

Lauren by Ralph Lauren "Crocodile" Flatware