The Home Observer: Spring Wares for Entertaining

The Hot-Pot BBQ by Black + Blum is a combination grill and herb garden, compact enough for small city patios and terraces; $124 from Mxyplyzyk, mxyplyzyk.com, 800-243-9810.

Govino flutes, made of food-safe, PBA-free plastic, are a good choice when crystal is not available, or when serving champagne on the patio. The flute stands just over five-inches tall and is shatterproof and reusable, (not dishwasher-safe). The graceful glasses, designed for professional wine-tastings, come in a set of four for $12.95 at the Shop at Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, cooperhewittshop.org, (212) 849-8355 or govinowine.com for a list of retailers.

Blooming salad set includes a plastic bowl, cruet and servers; $99 at Elemental Store, elementalstore.com, 786-276-5955.

A countertop Herb Garden, complete with scissors, holds herb plants or soil for planting seeds (not included); in white plastic, $45 at Lekker, lekkerhome.com, 877-753-5537.

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Plastic cutlery sets in a choice of colors are $30 for a three-piece place setting or $25 for a four piece setting (depending on pattern), at Property, propertyfurniture.com, 917-237-0123.

Three-tiered Ray Tray by Sandy Chilewich is $125 from Chilewich, chilewich.com, 888-851-7130.

Rooster plastic dinnerware may be used indoors or outdoors; in red, blue, yellow or green. A set of four dinner plates is $49.50; a set of four salad plates is $39.50. From Frontgate, frontgate.com, 888-263-9850.

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Pipette Oil and Vinegar cruets are $59 for the set from Design House Stokholm, designhousestockholmusa.com, 877-884-0226.

A pad of 50 Perfect SEtting paper placemats provides on-the-spot style advice; $20 at the American Folk Art Museum Shop, folkartmuseum.org, 212-265-1040.

Citrange citrus press fits over an individual glass and may be used for lemons, limes, oranges or grapefruits. Its built-in funnel directs juice directly into the glass; $19.50 at A+R. aplusrstore.com, 800-913-0071.

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