Category Archives: Crystal, Glassware and Serving Pieces

Texas Longhorn serving platter

Hammered steel serving pieces are a great way to enjoy Texans’ favorite bovine:

Serving platter in hammered steel with longhorn handles, $639

Serving platter in hammered steel with longhorn handles, $639


Easy Dip

A cup of mayo, cup of sour cream and a package of Ann’s new Roasted Garlic dip mix is an instant party!  Just add veggies, chips and friends.    Serve in Ann’s new party sized 16 oz. Dip Chillers.  Make it a gift!

Want to get fancy?  Try this warm dip:

Hot Roasted Garlic Spinach Dip

8 oz cream cheese
8 oz grated cheddar cheese
10 oz frozen, chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed of excess liquid
1 ripe tomato, chopped and seeded
1 package Roasted Garlic Dip Mix

Combine all ingredients in a microwave safe bowl.  Heat in 1 minute increments on medium setting until cheese is melted, stirring frequently.  Do not overheat.  Stir when all ingredients are melted.  Serve warm with pita, crackers, or veggies.

Cheese Boards for Gifts

Casual entertaining pieces make any gathering a party.  Cheese boards, cutting boards and trays dress up the food and make great hostess, house-warming or wedding gifts:

Crystal Vases for Anniversary Gifts

June is wedding month, and crystal is perfect for anniversaries and wedding gifts.  These vases come in range of prices, shapes and sizes.   One is sure to be perfect for the couple on your list!

Crystal vase in Daisy design, $137.50

Pass the butter

The best laid tables have a surprise or two.  A cow on the table should do the trick.  Pewter top and ceramic base keeps the butter ready and give your guests something to talk about.  Other serving pieces enliven your collection and become part of your family’s table tradition.  Don’t you know someone who would be delighted to receive one of these pieces as a gift?

Butter comes from pewter cows, $199 butter dish.


Glass-domed cheese board is surrounded by pewter acorns and carved leaves, $495.


Wedding gift idea: Texas Crystal

Give them something striking with elegant western appeal:  etched crystal.  Wine glasses are decorative as well as functional, so they’ll be as pretty to display as use.  Texas is the land of the longhorn, and this is our crystal:

Wine glass of etched crystal, $49.50

Clever Condiments

How cute are these ketchup and mustard servers?  They’ll pep up your cook-out and they look great displayed in your cabinet, too.  Add some fun to your next grill party, or give these as gifts!

Set of Mustard and Ketchup bottles with pump dispensers, $39.50/set