Blog: Table Scraps From Second Day of the Tabletop Show

NEW YORK--Here are a handful of observations from the second day of the New York Tabletop Show:

Portmeirion Ambiance collectionPortmeirion's Ambiance collection

Kosta Boda added a purple colorway to its popular Make Up collection, added a champagne flute to Open Minds (now more than 30 years old) and introduced Cupcake, a crystal giftware collection shaped like a cupcake liner in two different shades of blue ... Herend offered a coffee and tea set called Foret and a dragonfly-themed dessert set ... iitala is reinvigorating its Taika franchise with complementary textiles, new pieces, a black and white colorway and a slightly smaller dinner plate. iitala also plans to bring patterns from sister brands Arabia and Rorstrand back to the U.S. market ... Mottahedeh expanded its Tony Duquette line to include dinner and salad plates and introduced a new pattern, India, in Robert Haviland & C. Parlon ... Portmeirion unveiled Ambiance, a shapely porcelain program centered on casual entertaining. It also offered a new, casual approach to the Royal Worcester brand-RW Essentials, a collection of 16-piece porcelain decaled sets ... Lifetime Brands offered its most significant offering of gold-decorated dinnerware, along with metal-banded stemware, which it believes is making a comeback. It also has signed a license agreement with Mossy Oak, one of the top camouflage apparel brands, for a line of melamine and ceramic dinnerware and accessories ... Royal Crown Derby launched two white bone china patterns ... Prouna showcased Jacques Pargay, a French Limoges brand that takes its inspiration from nature. - Allison Zisko