Christmas is arguably the ultimate dining event. For some, it's the one meal of the year when families and friends come together and make time for each other. An event that's steeped in tradition, it's not just the food itself that is part of the ritual of Christmas but also the decoration of the dining table.
To mark the beginning of December, and the Alfies Christmas Shopping Event, which takes place today, we have collected some of Alfies' best dinnerware to help inspire your Christmas planning.
|Mappin and Webb 1950s silver plate Hors d'Oeuvres tray. Offered by Good Time Antiques|
|Silver plate grape scissors. Offered by W & L Antiques|
|Sheffield plate Edwardian soup tureen and ladle. Offered by Gloria Sinclair|
|A pair of open veg dishes in the style of chestnut baskets by Adams, 1891-1903. Offered by Horner Antiques|
|1950s/60s crystal decanter set. Offered by Good Time Antiques|
|Ivory handled carving set. Offered by W & L Antiques|
|A variety of gravy boats, including Mappin and Webb and Sheffield Plate. Offered by Goldsmith & Perris|