January 13, 2011

New News!

New plates have arrived at Crate and Barrel! YAY! I can't even tell you how excited i am about these. The first set is called Delilah shown here with the solid "Max" Dinnerware collection:
photo courtesy of Crate and Barrel

Notice anything familiar? *wink, wink* "Canto" is one of my favorite prints from my fabric collection Fandango and so it was such a thrill to see how the amazing creative team at Crate and Barrel interpreted it on these 6 colorful plates. They used a wax resist with the glazes that gives the plates a really wonderful and irresistible texture.

The second set of plates is called Triana and you might see something a little familiar here, too!
This design was derived from the pattern Esplanade from my fabric collection Central Park. How fun would it be to make some coordinating napkins or placemats to go with these!? You may remember that this stone medallion was my original inspiration for the motif:
(if you're ever in New York City, you can spot this in Central Park on the left side of the left staircase heading down to Bethesda Fountain)

Here's one of the in-store displays:
I'm always inspired by the merchandising at Crate and Barrel and love how they've used the natural and neutral colors of the chairs, tablecloth, napkins and wood placemats to accentuate the colorful dinnerware. The wavy rim of the soup bowl is such a nice touch. There's still a contemporary style to the overall look, but a soft, welcoming informality too. Don't you just want to pull up a chair?

Both sets of plates are available in stores and online now!

31 comments:

  1. I saw the first photo in their catalog and wondered if it was your work. Beautiful, Kate! You should be very proud.

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  2. What great news! It is neat to see your fabric on plates...and yes, coordinating placemats/napkins from the fabric lines would be so fun!

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  3. Janet ~ Lola Pink FabricsJanuary 13, 2011 at 10:41 AM

    Those are so great! You are amazing! Congratulations!!

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  4. These are so beautiful! I especially love the texture on the first set of dishes. Congratulations, Kate!

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  5. Lovely as always! I've been threatened within an inch of my life if I buy more plates. But if one of my old one just happens to crack in the dishwasher tonight....well....

    :)

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  6. I'm expecting Central Park in my shop any day now so now I'll be forced to buy some plates for display with the fabrics! ;) And then I'll have to take them home to use. What a hard life. ;) Love the plates and can't wait to see them in person.

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  7. Congratulations Kate! They're fabulous! I may just be forced to pick up a set! :)

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  8. Beautiful!!! I just got a call from Crate and Barrel a few moments ago to let me know something I ordered was in. I was going to send TJ to pick it up at the dock. But now I think Sarah and I will just have to go shopping:)

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  9. They are so pretty! I love dishes!

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  10. I love the plates, absolutely gorgeous work . . . going on my wish list ;)

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  11. So cool! And the best thing, these can be purchased under the budget category "household." I have spent my fabric allotment ahead for at least the next 6 years, but I can still get my design fix through your gorgeous plates.

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  12. I love those plates! Canto was my favorite too. : )

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  13. I just saw those in the catalog. Amazing! Congrats!

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  14. i no way need new plates for my house and yet i now feel the sudden urge to go out and purchase these!!! oh kate!

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  15. Kate you are the BEST!
    A joy to work with and you bring such fresh looks to the table :-)

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  16. Just beautiful sweet lady. Hopefully this time I will get it right and I won't be making a scene at my local Crate & Barrel!!

    joanna

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  17. oh my gosh! yay! i actually just ordered some of both lines today! :D beeeeea-utiful!

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  18. Oh my gosh I am so excited about these plates! They are just beautiful. I think this could be the year of the rabbit AND the year of Kate! No table should be without these!

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  19. they are stunning. I too love the wavy bowls paired with that design...

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  20. Must go to Crate and Barrel when Im in the US later this year...thank goodness for generous international baggage allowances!

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  21. These are SO gorgeous!! Congratulations!

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  22. I just saw Fandango in person for the 1st time (at a great local store, The Quilt Shop in Danbury), and recognized the Canto print from the new C&B catalog! Love the colors and the movement in the print. Love the fabrics, too!! If my stash wasn't falling off the shelves, I'd have snatched some up.... good incentive to use up what's been hanging around!

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  23. Oh Kate. The plates are so beautiful. I wonder if we will get them here in Australia.

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  24. O love the trajectory you are on..you go girl so happy for all your huge strides!!! xoxoxo J

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  25. I don't have a Crate and Barrel anywhere near me (of course I do live in the sticks where it takes me nearly 45 minutes to get to a mall that has JC Penney and Macys as it's anchor stores), but I'm going to hunt one down now because your plates are gorgeous! They came out so well, you should be proud. I'm wanting some Delilah ones just for art on my walls...
    Congratulations, Kate!

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