the more you know the less you need

the more you know the less you need

Classic Tableware

Classic Tableware

Sometimes you want to set an elegant table;

sometimes you just need a spoon for cereal.


Either way, your flatware should be both beautiful and practical for both formal and casual settings.

When I decided to upgrade our tableware, I wanted it to be sleek, modern, and simple. It had to be of high quality, but since I have teenage boys, it also had to be tough, go in the dishwasher, and never need polishing. Furthermore, because I wanted a service large enough for dinner parties, it also had to be affordable. A lot to ask, I know, but I found a gorgeous Dansk set that met, and even surpassed, my expectations.

There are a lot of flatware options available. Some I didn’t even know existed, like rainbow! Unusual, yes;

but no.

Image via nourish kitchen table
Image via nourish kitchen table

Variations on the basic knife/fork/spoon design are subtle, yet striking. The weight, balance, and ergonomics have to be just right.

In choosing a pattern, I found online reviews to be invaluable—no matter what the set looks like in a photo, it is only by using it that you really know what it’s like. Of course much of this opinion is personal preference, but overwhelmingly positive reviews are a pretty good indication that you should at least take a look. Negative reviews are in some ways even more useful because they can point out what you may not have noticed. I took a pass on a few designs thanks to honest critics.


  • Tarnish-resistant
  • Mirror finish
  • 18/10 stainless steel



For more than half a century, Dansk has been shaping and refining the world of home product design. Dansk designs have been celebrated in the Louvre in Paris and the Museum of Modern Art in New York. Dansk products are used and enjoyed everyday in homes around the world.

~ Dansk website


I found the Dansk Bistro Café tableware online ( ✓) and on sale ( ✓ ✓). So if you are looking for stunning eating implements, I highly recommend these.

I ordered a place setting for 12.

Want to come for dinner?

Sockeye Salmon with Mustard-Maple glaze


Dansk Bistro Café: Bed Bath & Beyond: 5-Piece Set;  20-Piece Set;  The Bay: 5-Piece Set