Beguilingly Neutral Enamelware from Jenni Kayne and Crow Canyon

Not so long ago, it was hard to source sets of enameled tableware other than from vintage dealers and a few small European brands. As of this summer, contemporary takes on the classic picnic and camping ware—lightweight, durable, and nostalgic—are everywhere. And there’s a lot to like.

Much of the new enamelware is bright and festive; see, for instance the Colorama collection from Bornn and Utilitario Mexicano’s Mexican-made line. But for year-round indoor use, we’re drawn to the neutral tones of Jenni Kayne’s under-the-radar collection. It shades-of-clay palette lend the forms a pleasing simplicity that calls to mind Dutch still-life paintings: The Girl With a Pearl Earring might set her table with these plates and bowls.

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Above: Jenni Kayne Home’s Picnic collection is made by American heritage brand Crow Canyon, which has impressively expanded its offerings of late. The pieces are made in Turkey in a factory that, Crow Canyon reports, “meets the highest standards, safety, and fair labor” and is audited by SMETA (Sedex Members Ethical Trade Audit).
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Above: Picnic Cereal Bowls, left, are $20 each and Picnic Serving Bowls, right, are $65. Picnic Plates come in salad and dinners sizes, $20 and $25.
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Above: Most pieces are available in Mushroom and Cream colors. The large Picnic Serving Bowl, left, is $65, and the slightly smaller Picnic Serving Bowl, right, is $55.
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Above: A 12-inch Picnic Serving Platter is $45.

Go to Object of Desire to see a two-toned line of enamelware that we love.

And for summery tabletop ideas, take a look at: