Chinese New Year 2021: Decorative Trays and Dishes We Love

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The Grace plate from the Supermama Altruistic Alphabet collection and the Talking Textiles Tea House trivet in black glass, both available at Tatler Homes Curates. Background image: Unsplash / Sergiu Vălenaș

 

Use these trays and dishes as colourful accents on your table, or use them to display a selection of festive treats and snacks for your guests during the upcoming Chinese New Year house visits

The festive period is a time for merry meals and time well spent with your loved ones. As any good host would know, besides ensuring that your guests are well taken care of with ample snacks and refreshments, the decor is as significant.

So craft a memorable setting made for easy conversation; dress up your home with vibrant decorative pieces, complemented with these lovely trays and plates in your entertaining areas.

1. Tea House in Black Glass Trivet by Talking Textiles

Featuring a calming scene of a traditional Shanghainese tea house, this trivet from local studio Talking Textiles is beautiful to behold while enhancing your afternoon tea setting. It can be used as a stand for your teapot, hot dishes, candles or even as a cheeseboard. Each glass trivet is packaged in a ribboned gift box, making this item a great gift idea, too.

Available from Tatler Homes Curates

2. Lacquered Tea Tray by Forbidden Hill

Crafted from rice husk fibre, this two-tone tray features a high-gloss lacquer finish, and is ideal for serving light refreshments or as a container for bric-a-brac. It is also available in six regionally-inspired collections that celebrate the biodiversity and multicultural heritage of Southeast Asia: Utama, Autumn Lantern, Soaring Garuda, Harmony Koi and Tropical Queen. The Utama collection, in particular, features three locally-inspired colour palettes—Hornbill Blue, Kopi Brown and Merdeka Red.

Available at Tatler Homes Curates

 

3. Altruistic Alphabet Porcelain Collection by Supermama

Created in collaboration with Touch SpecialCrafts, these plates are part of the S for Social initiative by Supermama. The collection features designs by artists with intellectual disabilities; part of the sale proceeds will go to the participating artist or a social service organisation (50% of net profit); this allows artists with intellectual disabilities to work towards financial independence.

Handcrafted by artisans in Arita, Japan, each plate is stamped with lettering in gold leaf and represents social values based on the Altruistic Alphabet chart contributed by Lanzavecchia + Wai; the lettering can also be individually customised. This food-safe plate comes with a display stand and is primarily intended for use as a decor item.

Available from Tatler Homes Curates



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