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The Food Issue

Pretty table settings

No whales, no country charm. These tabletop picks are pretty in the city.

“Barre” dinner plate, $45 at Simon Pearce, 103 Newbury Street, Boston, 617-450-8388,

Carafe by Mud Australia, $76 at Lekker Home, 1313 Washington Street, Boston, 617-542-6464,

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“Center Stripe” woven napkins, $24 for four at West Elm, 160 Brookline Avenue, Boston, 617-450-9500, and Wayside Commons, 6 Wayside Road, Burlington, 781-221-5626,

“H-Art” satin gold five-piece place setting by Sambonet, $140 to order at Bloomingdale’s, The Mall at Chestnut Hill, 225 Boylston Street, 617-630-6042,

“Simple” sugar and creamer set by Pigeon Toe Ceramics, $59.99 at

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“Kranssi” table runner, $45 at Marimekko, 140 Newbury Street, Boston, 617-247-2500, and 350 Huron Avenue, Cambridge, 617-354-2800,

Laminated birchwood-handle steak knives by Opinel, $295 for six at Stock Culinary Goods, 756 Hope Street, Providence, 401-521-0101,

“Champagne Bubbles” glasses, $58 for four at

Bud vases by Heath Ceramics, $23 and $22 at Didriks, 190 Concord Avenue, Cambridge, 617-354-5700,

Salt and pepper cellar set by Eigen Arts, $25 at K. Colette, 100 Commercial Street, Portland, Maine, 207-775-9099,

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