Match Pewter Convivio Past Basket Milwaukee

What Past Basket and Gwyneth Paltrow have in common

Gwyneth Paltrow has a serious crush on Match Pewter and we can’t blame her. The Italian made lead-free and food safe pewter offers endless possibilities. Pewter is a rich, warm material and is offered by Match in a stunning array of tasteful designs in dinnerware, flatware, trays, vases, bowls, frames, and more. It makes a great gift as well as […]

Carine Glassware Past Basket Milwaukee Juliska

Stemless Glassware: When To Use It

Juliska’s Carine glassware is one of the Past Basket Bride’s favorite item on their wedding registry. Wine seems to be the beverage of choice as the stemless red and white glasses are at the forefront of newlywed gatherings this year. As with all things, stemless glasses do have a particular etiquette and Keith Beavers from VinePair explains in his article […]

Past Basket Milwaukee Berry & Thread Sea Life Juliska

How to add a little “Sea Life” to your summer table

The epitome of “mix and match”, Juliska satisfies every season in your home. For summer, enjoy the classic Berry & Thread with a pop of “Sea Life.” This Delft Blue Ombre Crackle in the form of ocean creatures is a whimsical addition to any warm weather gathering.   See more of Juliska’s extensive tableware line. Save Save Save

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Get The Look: Four Steps to “Breezy Entertaining”

Past Basket owner, Linda McFadden, describes “Breezy Entertaining” as simple, casual, and above all – unpretentious. Whip up your favorite potato salad recipe, head down to the water, and get busy relaxing this summer! Here are four helpful tips on how to get that Breezy Entertaining look: Step #1: Opt Out of Paper Products Don’t be afraid to use your […]

Berry and Thread Juliska Whites Past Basket Milwaukee

The All-White Approach to Style

Many, if not most, of the brides we talk to choose white dishes for their wedding registry. And while we love the clean look and design of our vendors that select the snowy hue, we wonder how this aesthetic has come to reign in major popularity. From all white kitchens to everything white in a table setting, we have to […]

Styling your home: 5 ways to achieve a farmhouse look

When reminiscing about my grandmother’s farmhouse in Estonia, the word that always comes to mind is “simplicity.” In the room where family gathered to eat, there was a table and chairs and – that’s it. The “farmhouse style” trend is everywhere, no matter whether you live in the city or the country, and many would like to capture the modest […]

JONATHAN's Artisan Cherry wood SPOONS Past Basket Milwaukee

Artisan Spotlight: Jonathan’s Spoons

One of our favorite artisan mediums, the collection of wood pieces here at Past Basket, is functional artwork at its most pure. Creating bowls, spoons, serving platters, cutting boards, and so many more beautiful pieces, our wood artisans use the beauty of the tree to fashion variations on the everyday that leave a breathtaking presentation. One particular artisan, Jonathan Simons […]

Table setting etiquette

Table setting guide and etiquette

After years of watching Downton Abbey, one would think we were all masters of table setting via visual osmosis. However, we all need a refresher in the proper way to set a table. Our handy infographic will easily guide you in the nuances of what goes where in an informal setting.   Save Save Now that you are familiar with […]