A set table is like an orchestra: it is only any good if the ensemble is in tune. For this reason, the table accessories are just as important as the dinner service. A perfect breakfast table demands an elegant butter dish and Ercuis’ "Latitude" dish offers butter under a silverplated dome. The rolls to go with it are perfectly served in Alessi’s "Harmonic" bread basket. It is of high-gloss stainless steel and has an appealing "folded" look.
Table accessories can also bring a touch of humour to the table, such as the "Mouse & Cheese" cheese knife from Michael Aram: its handle is a small metal mouse. Table accessories can be used in a wide range of ways and include larger items, such as toasters or smaller items, such as place card holders.