Serveware Christmas 2019

The WHERE TO FIND IT - SERVEWARE page provides ideas on where to find interesting and hard to find items that dress up your serving table and make entertaining more fun, whether for elegant or casual occasions.  Prices, where they are provided, are subject to change without notice.  Items shown may not be available online or in all stores.
Contents change with the seasons.

Cool Ways To Serve Food


Black or Red Individual Serving Spoons (Asian Soup Spoons) 

Find these black spoons and others at World Market Stores or online at BLACK SPOONS.  Find red spoons and spoons in other colors online at WEB RESTAURANT STORE.


Serving Plates, Bowls, Spreaders & Appetizer Picks

Pier 1

The serveware pieces in the top row are stylish and original.  The Sleigh Tiered Server on the left is perfect for chips or veggies and dip.  The dishes are made of stoneware; the to dish is about 6”.x 5” x 2” and the bottom is about 12.5” x 8” x 2”.  The frame is iron.  In the middle is a galvanized iron wagon server.  The serving dish is 20” x 9.75” x 6”, so it can hold an interesting array of items.  On the right is a combination baker (11” x 7” x 2”) and Red Wagon Serving dish.(13” x 8” x 4.5”).  The dishes are stoneware and the frame is iron.

Both rows above  feature ceramic serving platters  The two in the top row are made of ironstone., and both are 14” x 6” x 1”.  On the lift is the Winter Wonder’s Santa platter, and on the right Park Avenue Puppies Christmas Morning platter.  The Winter Forest platter is on the bottom right.  It’s about 15.5” x 6.5” x 1” and is made of porcelain.  The other two platters in this row are made of ironstone.  In the center is the Holiday Pups platter (11.5” x 8” x 1”) and on the right is the All Spruced Up platter (14” x 5.5” x 1”.  All these platters are part of collections, or can be used to accent dinner in basic holiday colors.

Tartan Plaid has become quite popular in the last few years, and this beautiful porcelain platter on the left above shows you exactly why.  At 16” x 8.25” x 4.7”, the acacia wood Sleigh serving board in the center is perfect for canapés or a cheese assortment.  The “dinner” bowl on the right is made of ironstone and is 8” x 2.25”, which makes it good for soup/salad or a serving dish for secondary side dishes.  It’s part of the Winter Wonder’s collection.

 The snowmen salt & pepper shakers on the left come with a holder.  The Santas set on the right is made of glass.  They also have two versions of Christmas tree shakers, candy and more.

Find these serveware items in Pier 1stores or online at P1 SERVE.

Pottery Barn

Pottery Barn has two signature Christmas dinnerware patterns, Nostalgic Christmas and Nostalgic Santa, both made of glazed stoneware.  The top row above shows Nostalgic Santa serveware that is used with both patterns.  The rectangular platter on the left is 12.5” x 16”, The serving bowl in the middle is 13.25” x 3?, and the round platter on the right is 13.5” diameter.

Santa’s Reindeer pattern white hand-fired porcelain serveware is shown in the middle row.  The serving platter on the  left is 17” x 12”.  On the right are shown a round serving bowl, a footed serving bowl (holds about 4 quarts) and a two tier server.


On the left in the bottom row are platters from the Silly Stag glazed stoneware collection.  The oval platters are17.25” x 12.5” and 19.75” x 6.25”.  The stoneware Pomegranate serving collection on the left includes only a serving platter and serving bowl.  These provide a vibrant accent when used with Pottery Barn’s red Cambtia or Joshua dinnerware., or your own red or green holiday dinnerware.

The whimsical Santa’s Reindeer collection includes glazed porcelain appetizer plates for each reindeer, by name and personality.  Those in the top row are sold in sets of 4, so if you what all 8 reindeer to be represented, you need to buy both sets.  Appetizer sets are also shown in the bottom row.  From left to right are Silly Stag, more Santa’s Reindeer in round plates (need to be both sets here too if you want all the reindeer) and stoneware Nostalgic Christmas.

These salt and pepper shakers are unique, and each makes a statement.  On the left is the Santa and his bag on his sleigh holder.  In the middle is a steam train set, with the train being the holders and the shakers the sand and steam domes.  This set is made of zinc allow with plated antique finish.  The train is 4” x 1.75” x 2.5”.  The gnome shakers on the right are made of earthenware with a hand painted finish.

See these serveware items in Pottery Barn stores or online at PB SERVE.

Crate & Barrel

On the left in the top row are the porcelain Conifer cheese board and spreader.  The board is 13.75 x 7.25, and the spreader is steel.  This is sold as a gift boxed set.  On the right are porcelain divided serving bowls with a hardwood board, all in the shape of a Christmas tree.  In the second row on the left are the Winter Forest Platter and salad plate.  They are made of stoneware with a glazed decal.  The Holiday Bears Serving tray, appetizer plate and mugs are in the center.  On the right is a sit of the 12 Days of Christmas porcelain appetizer plates.  This set also comes with a metal stand.  The third row features flatware stockings.  On the left are Christmas cable knit stockings (sold in sets of 4) and on the right are the Snowflakes Burst pattern (sold individually).  The bottom row features a melamine  Christmas Whimsy serving platter (about 14.75 “ x 7”) and 9” x 6.25” scalloped melamine popcorn tub.  Find these and  more Christmas and holiday serveware items in Crate & Barrel stores or online at CB SERVE.

Christmastree Shops and & That! Stores

Christmas Tree Shops operates over 70 locations, including a few named “& That.”  The stores are mostly in the northeast or southeast including 20 states.  They have a broad selection of home decor and entertaining items, at amazingly low prices.  Most items are sold individually.  They no longer sell on their website as they’re concentrating on sharing new ideas instead.  We like them so much that we’ are still including them in this section.  They’re definitely worth a visit, however you do it.

On the left in the top row in a 16” x 6” Nativity Scene glass tray.  On the right is a 16” x 6” glass platter inscribed with, “Driving in a Winter Wonderland”.  On the left in the middle row in a Christmas Truck Tin 20” x 13.5” x 1.75” serving tray.  On the right is a Winter Wonderland g16” x 6” lass platter.  In the bottom row on the left is the Winter Woodland Deer platter.  The ceramic Treats for Reindeer platter on the right is 13.25” x 7.25”.


The round Holiday Campers & Trucks appetizer plates on the left in the top row are ceramic and sold in sets of 4.  The square glass bowls on the right are sold individually.  The gnome tidbit plates in the middle row are glass,  There is also one more gnome pattern.  The ceramic tidbit bowls in the bottom row are just a fraction of the tidbit plates and bowls available.

 On the left and right are melamine serving trays (19.5” x 14.25” x 2” and in the center are two melamine serving platters (14.75” x 6.75”.

Find these Chrisitmas serveware items in Christmastree Shops or & That! Stores, or see what they look like at CTS SERVE.


Swoozies opened their first store in Buckhead in Atlanta, Georgia in 2001.  Half of the store features invitations & stationery and half is devoted to gifts, many of them being personalized.  The gift area of the store is theme based, changing with the seasons.  The folks at Swoozie’s are passionate about many things, including recognizing and celebrating life’s occasions.  There are now ten Swoozie’s stores, mostly in the Southern states, most recently in the Denver area, and  They have treatments for drinkware seen nowhere else, and their sense of humor is readily apparent in all their product categories.


The Santa face food picks on the top left come in packs of 24.  The Santa Tartan Cheese Plate is 8.5” diameter and comes with a spreader.  Also available with a reindeer and another Santa.  The Christmas tree shaped platter on the right is 12.5” x 10”.  The ceramic St. Nicholas Hostess Set on the left in the middle row is 15” x 6.75”and includes a glass handled spreader.  In the center is a Reindeer tray and bowl set.  The tray is 23” x 5”, the bowl is 2” x 4” and the set includes a hand painted wooden spreader.  On the right is a 4” Plaid Hat Santa dipping dish.  The dish is also available with a reindeer and regular Santa.  All the platters in the bottom row are boxed for gift giving and are ceramic.  The Christmas Wish platter on the left is 11” X 8” and the Under the Tree Treat Tray in the middle is 11.25” x 7”.  The ceramic hand painted tray (12” x 5””) , bowl (2” x 4”) and hand painted wooden spreader make up this set.

Look for these Christmas serving items in Swoozie’s stores or online at SW SERVE.

Party City


On the top left above is a cheese board set, with a bamboo cutting board and spreader.  On the right is a metal serving tray 23.225” x 8.5”.  The serving platters in the center row are plastic.  The third row features Metalic Gold serveware, including a 17.5” x 5” oval platter on the left and plates, cups and napkins on the left.  In the center is a sturdy silver plastic serving fork and spoon set (sold in packs of 6).


 The top row includes food picks.  The picks on the left are meant to be written on and come in a package of 24.  The snowmen and holly picks come in packs of 36.

See these holiday serveware items and many more in Party City stores or online at PC SERVE.

Oriental Trading Company

Oriental Trading Company has an amazing array of party supplies.  They started out using catalogs to sell to teachers, expanded to corporate sales and now sell to everyone online.


On the top left is a buffalo check dipping bowl.  It’s 4” in diameter and sold in sets of 4.  On the right is a 18” x 9.5” x 2.5” Buffalo plaid wooden serving tray.  The Santa plate on the left in the middle row is hand painted and 10” in diameter.  The Santa Sleigh chip and dip bowl set is ceramic and overall 10” x 5”.  The food picks on the left in the bottom row come in packs of a dozen.  The drink umbrellas on the right are sold in packs of 24.  Find these serveware items and more online at OTC SERVE1.

Oriental Trading Company has an extensive selection of paper napkins, including some patterns we have not seen elsewhere.  This is just a small selection.  Look for these and more Christmas serveware items online at OTC SERVE2.

This Christmas season seemed to have the best selection of spreaders and spreader sets.  Most are new, but some may be gently used.  Some are available through more than one seller, so if price is an issue for something you love, keep looking for other sellers.  Some may be fulfilled by Amazon, and eligible for Amazon Prime’s n/c shipping.

We actually found more spreader and plate or bowl sets than spreader only sets. 




We also included above a few dip bowls or plates without spreaders just because we liked them.

The top row above includes three spreader sets of 4 each.  The middle and bottom rows include two sets each.

These boxed spreader sets are quite vintage and when they’re gone, they’re gone for good unless you can find pre-owned.

Overall, this is an amazing collection of spreaders, spreader/bowl sets, spreader/plate sets and appetizer serving dishes.  You may have to look for several pages to find any particular one of those shown here.  If so, you may find something else you love that we missed.  We didn’t get nearly through all the pages.  So enjoy looking for these and more holiday spreaders online at AMAZON SERVE.