What’s the cardinal rule of flatware? Start at the outside and work your way in. To play host, your buffet needs serving essentials. Check out hostess sets with all the fixings—serving forks, knives and spoons. At the start of a meal, butter knives and spreaders come in handy. From pierced to slotted, find serving spoons to ladle out a soup course or main dish. One lump or two? For after-dinner coffee or tea, a sugar spoon is helpful. Take advantage of cake and pie servers, to get your fill of other sweets.
At the dining table, no seat is complete without flatware. A basic place setting requires a soupspoon and salad fork for the first couple courses. A dinner fork and knife are key for the main meal. And anytime you have coffee, you’ll want a teaspoon on hand. Choose a favorite collection; then pick up a set with service for four, eight or twelve.
Which material matches your style? For the everyday, find stainless steel flatware with the perfect combination of durable chrome and shiny nickel. If you love hosting formal dinner parties, keep sterling silver utensils on hand to make occasions special. After cleaning and polishing, proudly display silverware in sharp storage chests. With sales and discounts, keep an eye out for deals on your favorite metals. And stock up before you miss out on clearance and closeout wares. Macy’s has the dish on an amazing selection of flatware.