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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,

    “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,

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

    “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,