Custom Inspirations for Your Holiday Table, Part 1: Thanksgiving Themed Custom Kitchen Accessories
Looking for a unique centerpiece for your Thanksgiving table? How about custom kitchen accessories that can catch the spirit as well as the spills of the season? Here are a few selections from our CustomMade galleries that would look great at your holiday parties. If the inspiration strikes you, act quickly and contact our artisans and you might be able to custom order your own version in time for this holiday season. And if you’re too late for this year, the good news is you’ll be early for next year!
Watch the CustomMade blog for “Custom Inspirations for Your Holiday Table, Part 2,” where we’ll take a look at custom dining tables that are perfect for holiday gatherings.
Scaring trick-or-treaters, decorating our bulletin boards, starring in a reality series on the Science Channel, filling our pies: pumpkins are everywhere during our fall and winter holidays. For a unique take on the ubiquitous gourd o’plenty, check out these beautiful decorative glass pumpkins by Chris Johnson Glass. Artisan Chris Johnson and his team of glassblowers make each pumpkin in a set by hand one at a time. These pieces are made in a non-traditional Italian canale design. Contact Chris and commission your own set.
The changing colors and crunchy carpet of fallen leaves are sure signs of autumn, and woodturning artisan Richard Erkes of It’s Ric’s Turn has captured both in this one-of-a-kind maple bowl, “Covered in Leaves.” The layered leaves on the cover look like leaves scattered on the ground, and the bowl is naturally chatoyant. It changes colors as you view it from different angles. Contact the artisan for a similar custom designed piece.
“Tired of butter on your hands?” If you’re Marlon Brando or a fan of corn on the cob, you’ll appreciate these hand-turned corncob holders by Innovative Wood LLC. Contact artisan Paul Fussell and have a set of 4 or 8 custom made from your choice of wood. All the holders sport stainless steel pins and are self-nesting for easy storage.
Here is a trivet featuring the guest of honor at your Turkey Day dinner. He’s already dressed but he’ll probably be the last to arrive at the table. You can use this cute fused glass turkey trivet by Grateful Glass as a piece of Thanksgiving custom home décor or as a serving tray, too. This piece is set in a metal lined wooden tray. Contact glass artisan Mary Farina for a custom design. Take a look at her CustomMade portfolio for more custom cooking tools and accessories in a variety of holiday themes.
Lazy susans can make passing popular dishes around a crowded table a breeze. ECustomFinishes can create a lazy susan with a custom hand painting for your dining table, like this one featuring a tablecloth design. Your custom piece can be made from solid oak or pine, sized to fit your table, and, of course, finished with a painting or design of your choice.