Sunday, November 24, 2013

Glitz with Gold: Top Gold Flatware Picks

As I've been planning my holiday tablescape for this year, I've become obsessed with gold flatware. 
There's just something about the gold, it adds a little glitz and glamour to the table. 
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Earlier this week I shared the Gray Malin Photography Collections and mentioned that I'd LOVE to have a print from La Dolce Vita collection (specifically 'Positano'). 

Today, I share with you my favorite gold plated flatware collections.  And yes, these are also on my list for Santa. 
Glitz with Gold

2. Gorham Argento Gold Luster 5 Piece Set  Zappos: Originally $200 Set/ Now on sale $99.95 
3.  Soiree Flatware Place Setting Williams-Sonoma $90 Set  
4.  Doma Flatware  Anthropologie $98 Set
5. Cutipol Rondo Gold Cutlery 5 Pcs $85 Set

6. Rose Gold Flatware West Elm $112 for 4 place settings- Great Deal! 

Glitz with Gold by hgrahling of Vivid Hue Home
The Rose Gold Flatware by West Elm is a steal with four place settings for $112.  If budget weren't a factor, I'd choose the Gorham Argento Gold Luster set on Zappos.  I love that the knife is also gold plated and the quality appears top notch.  Of course, some would say, if you're only using the gold flatware a few times a year to glitz and glam up a holiday table, then there's no need to invest in a tremendously expensive set of gold.  You can achieve the same goal with a less expensive setting. 
If you're one that plans to stay gold year after year, then invest in better quality as it does take a bit more work to maintain the gold flatware from tarnishing. 
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Ballard Designs' Southern Living Fairhope comes brand new with a vintage patina appearance.  They could easily pass as a family heirloom.  It's possible to have each piece monogrammed.  They don't offer as bright of a gold as some of the other choices but it may save you the trouble of having to maintain the items from tarnish. 
Either way, I don't think you can go wrong with gold at the table!  It ups the glamour factor to the nth only Santa is reading this!  (hint hint). 
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Do you already own gold flatware?  How do you find the maintenance?  Which do you like out of the choices above?
Santa, if you're reading, I'd like selection #2!
Heather |  Vivid Hue Home


Vel Criste said...

I'm so in love with these too!!!! Great finds heather, thanks for letting us know about all your finds! I also love the Onyx from West Elm! I scored a set of gold flatware a couple months back for $35 for 8 sets!!!! But their the traditional design, love these better. :-)

Jessie said...

I have been loving gold flatware since I saw them a few years ago on a blog. Out of all the choices, I love #2 the most as well! I think that set is the best looking of the bunch!


Lisa Mende said...

I adore using different flatware to make your table special. All of these are fab choices. How did you make the collage with the silverware? Do you use photoshop? I still need to learn that.. ugh!

pam {simple details} said...

I'm smitten with all of these, my list for Santa is getting long!!! :)

designchic said...

It just makes any table a little more exciting. Gorgeous table settings!!

Karena said...

I love to see the gleam of gold on the holiday table. Great choices Heather!

Art by Karena

Rebecca { MyDarlingHouse} said...

I bought a set of gold faux bamboo style flatware off ebay last year and I am crazy over it! Looks gorgeous on the table. I just hand wash it and dry it right away so it doesn't spot. I like #2 too, hope you get it!

Elizabeth @ The Little Black Door said...

Love this idea, and I think I like #2 the best as well. Santa, Heather has done all the hard work for you. :) All you have to do is order them. Fingers crossed!

Carrie said...

Ooh, love these! I think #5 is my favorite.

Heather Moore Grahling | Vivid Hue Home said...

Thank you all for the wonderful comments and feedback!

@LisaMende, I used Polyvore to create my template...this is the first time I've used it and it was easy to do! You can search for backgrounds, then add text, then add "placeholders" (where you later add your produccts). I can see where it would be easy to get very fancy with it once I learn what I'm doing.

Beth of designPOST Interiors said...

Polyvore is the best!! I have been using it for the last couple of years since I don't have Photoshop. But anyway on to the more important thing...I love #5! I actually own a set that looks a lot like #2. Believe it or not someone just gave it to me for FREE. My friend's husband had a set from his first marriage so she was happy to remove it from their house :)

Unknown said...

I love gold flatware, too. Hope Santa is listening! xo