For our latest edition of Taking Time, we spoke to Denby Pottery, manufacturer of unique glazes and designs, handmade in England. Like us, Denby Pottery are advocates of taking time for loved ones and appreciating life’s simple pleasures. In the lead up to Christmas, the team have shared some of their top tips for celebrating with family & friends this festive season.
“Embrace the mismatched chairs, bring together all of your favourite ceramics and try to fit everyone around the table. It’s not about perfection, it’s all about seeing the joy on everyone’s faces as you have fun and celebrate together. Your guests will appreciate a warm welcome, your chosen recipes and generosity of spirit more than anything else, so top up those glasses and make memories to treasure.”
Make it Personal
A beautifully crafted table doesn’t have to be extravagant or expertly finessed. Freshly gathered foliage, handmade details and the glow of candlelight can feel just right. Use your selected tableware pieces to bring your style and personality to the table. Include lots of sharing dishes to make for a more personal and relaxed feel.
A glass of bubbly or a tempting cocktail is something we can all look forward to over Christmas, even more so in elegant Denby glassware. Every bit as practical as our tableware, don’t just save it for special occasions.
Wow without the Worry
From star starters that are easy to prep in advance to showstoppers the whole family can create, party food is all about fun, not stress. Simple recipe combinations, styled to make them look wow! Use our Large Kiln Platter to present a selection of your favourite cheeses and pair with lots of delicious crackers from Peter’s Yard.
Focus on Flavour
A festive feast doesn’t have to cost a fortune. Big hearted flavours will always taste better simply because of the love that’s gone into creating them. Serve up the best of the season onto a mix of Denby plates, bowls and platters and enjoy watching as everyone gets stuck in! Our handcrafted tableware can be used in the oven and microwave too – so is ideal for prepping and serving.
Use up your Leftovers
Make the most of your leftovers with a delicious Boxing Day brunch. You can add almost anything to a frittata, in fact the more ingredients the better! Serve with a salad made from leftover sprouts and a spoonful of red cabbage.
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Sourdough crackers and crispbreads
Our hand-baked sourdough crackers and crispbreads are the perfect accompaniment to the ultimate British cheeseboard.