Various kits range from $43.95 to $64.95. Available at growandmake.com.
New York City-based Sprezz offers a line of fun glassware. There are champagne flutes, stemless wine glasses and water tumblers, including the one that caught our eye. A Matisse-inspired shape is molded into the bottom of each 8-ounce tumbler. The tumblers are made from borosilicate glass, which makes them lightweight and surprisingly sturdy. We loved them as water glasses, where the little figure is prominently on display, but it was fun to surprise guests with a dark cocktail, in which the figure slowly was revealed. The tumblers are dishwasher-safe, but only for temperatures below 104 degrees.
$100 per set of four tumblers. Available at sprezznyc.com.
Palm-frond serving spoon
Designer Gogo Ferguson calls Georgia’s Cumberland Island home. Most of the island is managed by the National Park Service and a house built by the Carnegies, Greyfield Inn, is the only accommodation. The inn’s gift shop offers granola, honey or tea made from the native yaupon holly, and a collection of serving pieces and ornaments designed by Ferguson, based on the shells, bones, seed pods and leaves found on the island. We’ve long been enamored of her 13-inch palm-frond serving spoon. This elegant piece is so beautiful that we keep it displayed on a wall when it’s not being used. The spoon is fashioned from a combination of copper, nickel and zinc, and can be polished with lemon juice or Tarnex.
$95. Available at greyfieldshop.com/collections/gogo.
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