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How to add blue into your home for a modern and relaxing vibe

How to add blue into your home for a modern and relaxing vibe

Blue is a versatile color: it can match with every color (as black does too). It is associated with harmony and creates a comfy vibe wherever it is used. Blue is the “king” of colors for vases, plates and artistic objects, from the ancient times up to now. So, check out our suggestions to add blue into your home and make it chic and unique. Make a great contrast with pink Pink brings light to a blue space. If you have a blue couch, use a neutral rug, or plants, to create a cozy space. White elements are a perfect combination to add freshness and joy to the room.     Add yellow accents in your living room Blue and yellow create the perfect contrast in your modern or retro home.  Resin tableware can be the right choice to match a vintage velvet sofa, as well as a modern fabric chair.     Breakfast in bed Blue creates a relaxing vibe that is perfect for your sleep. It is also a perfect color for layering. So add white pillows, grey covers, vanilla sheets in your bedroom to give it a warm feeling. We suggest to have your breakfast served in this adorable small porcelain bowls.     Add neutral colors for a summer feeling Beige, old lace and ivory blend in great with blue, recalling the sand with the sea.  For a stylish summer feeling we suggest textile textures in lavender, amethyst, and green. Use handmade ceramic plates to set an al fresco party, surrounded by a beautiful Mediterranean bougainvillea.     Give an artistic touch to your dining...

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Trends 2018 💜

Trends 2018 💜

A new year has just begun and we are already invaded by compelling trends and must haves that will characterized the year 2018, not only in fashion and home décor, but also in food, health, technologies, travel and our daily life. According to the most reputed media and research institutes, in 2018 women will hold key roles in politics, as well as in businesses. The #metoo revolution will redefine the relationship with males. We will shop from our self-driving cars. Thanks to the progresses of augmented reality (AR), we’ll visualize furniture in our home before buying them. We will plan a trip around the moon with our space travel agent, and, through Blockchain, we will pay with Bitcoins. We will go jogging in the morning and get alerts from our shoes to go and pick up our son at school. This is only one of the IoT  applications. Back at home, we will find all the house cleaned and dinner served by our friendly “Bot”.  He will ask us about our day and chat about the latest news on the paper. Research in the artificial intelligence (AI) field will flourish like never before. Mushrooms and purple sweet potatoes (Ultra Violet!) will be the new trends in food, obviously produced in our neighborhood urban farm, with no OGM. And what about tableware trends? The award-winning star of 2018 is Pantone Ultra Violet. It is everywhere. At DishesOnly we could not be unprepared for this latest trend. This is our curated selection of items for a stunning 2018 table setting. Modern or retro? Choose your style!   Trendy in dining: Zoo platter:  🔝 Acqua...

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An year in pictures: best photos of 2017 📷✨

An year in pictures: best photos of 2017 📷✨

December is a time of assessment. We all think about what we have achieved and what we could have done better. We go through the ups and downs of the past year. There were times when we wanted to close the Company because of poor sales, and times when we received an appreciation from a customer and we thought that we should have gone on. This short post is meant to thank all our customers and followers who have supported us during 2017. A big thanks to our blogger partners and friends, in particular to: Alice, Saghar, Giulia, Cristina, Alessandro. A special mention to Barbara and Rossella. We decided to use some images, which are more powerful then words, to remember this year and to express our gratitude. We have selected some of the pictures that you have most liked on our Instagram and Facebook profile. Twelve photos, one for each month, to celebrate the “best of 2017” collection. Almost every day, we shared love for handmade products and beauty through our social media post and blogs. We tried to make you feel happy and relaxed, surrounded by dreamy table settings and cozy atmospheres. We believe that one could understand what beauty really is only when elegance is added to it. This is what we look and work for. This is our aim for the year 2018. Wishing you and your Family a fun and colorful 2018, full of beauty and love. Follow your dream and follow DishesOnly 😉  !! Featured Image by...

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Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo: set an enchanted Holiday Party table

Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo: set an enchanted Holiday Party table

There is magic in the air during the holiday season. Long-time friends appear suddenly to wish you a happy new year. Unknown relatives (!!) show up for the Christmas Eve dinner. Unused objects, laying in the closet for months, emerge from boxes and old suitcases. Christmas decorations, gilded glasses, silver cutlery. We dust our Christmas carols CDs and play them during our holiday party. We feel that everything becomes possible. As children do, we look forward to turning our desires into reality. Gifts materialize under the Christmas trees, reindeer fly through the night sky, and dishes… 😉     Don’t miss the magic of this moment. Make a wish to set your magical holiday party table and we will deliver it to you, Bibbibi-Bobbidi-Boo! Dishes displayed in the video: Altopiano resin cake stand Lunare resin tray Collier gold rim bowl Forme porcelain plates and...

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How to restyle your tableware at no cost for the upcoming season

How to restyle your tableware at no cost for the upcoming season

When entering in a new season, we all wish to renew our tableware. We look at our old dishes and glasses and we compare them with those glam table settings pictures seen on décor magazines, or on Instagram and Pinterest. Looking more carefully, you may not need a big budget to restyle your tableware.  Why? Have you ever tried to combine different styles and materials together? We have assembled for you, possible combinations to inspire your table décor. Some ideas came directly from our customers. We have also selected three “Jolly” items that will work out your dinner table in any season. Consider them as the Little Black Dress in your closet that fits for every occasion. Discover the potential of your tableware You probably have many different types of tableware: porcelain, glass, ceramic, wood. Each set is different, but it might work so perfectly together if you just break the “matching rule” that is in your mind. Try to create a less ordinary place setting for your next gathering, mixing together old style and modern style dishes, wood and porcelain, glasses of assorted colors and sizes. Even textile, tablecloth and napkins, can have different patterns and colors, as long as they are made of the same fabric (i.e. linen, cotton, …).  Kitchen towels are on trend now: use them as placemats for a casual twist.     Some tricks to restyle your tableware for a Fall/Winter look. These pieces of tableware can be considered as “Jolly items” for every season and occasion: Slates (rectangular or oval; black or red); Wood dinner plates; Tin chargers or tray.   For...

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What’s in-season in September: fruits and tablescapes 🍇

What’s in-season in September: fruits and tablescapes 🍇

September brings a major season change. Fall harvest begins, and it looks like nature knows that we need nutrients to go back to work, or to school, after the summer vacations. In September we find a whole range of anti-stress and reinvigorating fruits and vegetables, full of vitamins and antioxidants.     Cabbage, snap beans, shelling beans, carrots are some of the in-season vegetables.     Although mass distribution and globalization have mixed things up, we still find seasonal produce in our local farmers’ markets. We love to pick fresh fruits and veggies to make our seasonal recipes. Find out which is our shopping list of the best fruit produce available in September. Naturally, produce peaks at different times in different areas, but you’ll likely find these fruits around this time of year. September fruits Blueberries have amazing health-supportive properties of our body systems. They have cardiovascular and cognitive benefits, as well as anti-cancer and eye health benefits.     Pomegranate is excellent for skin and hair health. It also strengthens our heart health, by keeping the arteries flexible and decreasing the inflammation in the blood vessels.   Pears are perfect for a snack. One medium-size pear has about 100 calories. Plus, they are full of fiber and packed with nutrients, such as vitamin C, potassium and folacin (a B-vitamin).   According to us, the queen of September fruits is grape. It has different varieties and colors: purple, red, green, blue, black. Besides other benefits, grapes are a powerhouse of antioxidants; they are a source of potassium, good for the eyes and for osteoarthritis.   As Italians we could...

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