House and Home November Issue Features Holiday Dining Ideas Inspired by Swedish Gustavian Design

This year’s holiday issue of Canadian House and Home Magazine is coming to newsstands in November and we wanted to give you a preview of the cool dinnerware from Toronto Antiques on King that you’ll find inside!

Pieces in light, icy blues, greens and metallics were chosen for a feature inspired by the theme of Swedish Gustavian design and the sparkling wintery atmosphere it creates.

In general, Swedish interior design style is characterized by a look that is light, airy and elegant, and this is epitomized in Gustavian design, a style named for King Gustav III who ruled Sweden in the late 18th century. He had a passion for the neo-classical styles prominent at that time in continental Europe and combined elements of these styles in his own royal palaces in Sweden.

Over time, the Gustavian interpretation of a neo-classical interior spread throughout the broader Swedish society and has been recognized as a distinct interior style in its own right; a look that is still popular today.

Versatile enough to feature classical, country and contemporary elements together; Gustavian style usually features white neo-classical furnishings set against a very light, interior background, matched with pale supporting hues like soft blues, grays and greens and an important touch of sparkle with silver, crystal or gold gilding as an accent.

These desirable attributes of Swedish Gustavian design would make a gorgeous winter wonderland theme for your holiday dinner table, and with this beautiful selection of pieces from Toronto Antiques on King, we expect to see delicious icy glamour on the pages of House and Home this November, so check it out!

Blue Glass Soup Tureen, Blue Falconware Dish, Silver Ladle and Scallop Edge Serving Spoons

Victorian Pickle Crewets, Silver and Blue Glass Cow Butter Dish, Silver and Blue Glass Salt Cellars with Mother of Pearl Spoons, Engraved Hungarian Silverware, Thomas "Bavaria" Pattern China, Jean Luce "German Gold" Pattern China

Thomas "Bavaria" Pattern China, Jean Luce "German Gold" Pattern China, Lenox Espresso Cup and Saucer, Sterling and Enamel Spoon Set

Davenport "Ribbon" Pattern Platter, Sandwich Glass Opaline Candlesticks, Jean Luce "German Gold" Pattern China, Engraved Hungarian Silverware, Lenox Espresso Cup and Saucer Set with Sterling and Enamel Spoon

Solid Sterling Silver Centerpiece Bowl

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