The GG Collection - Goods for the Home and Gracious Entertaining
Kitchens have always been the heart of a home. So it’s not surprising that this collection was conceived in the hearts and minds of two women; Dixie Harrigan and Leigh Anne Baysinger, and came to life on a sketch pad at the kitchen table.
Friends for years, Dixie and Leigh Anne had a common thread that connected them - creating a gracious lifestyle that defined their lives and homes. So in the fall of 2002, when Leigh Anne moved into a new home and noticed a void in the marketplace for home décor that complimented the natural stone and aged metals being used, especially in kitchens, an idea was sparked. Sharing an appreciation of the same warm colors, textures and handcrafted items with a European flair, they envisioned creating a line for the home. A line that evoked warmth defined by casual elegance, a line that is now known as The GG Collection.
Over the years their product line that started with Tuscan inspired canisters and spice jars has grown beyond the kitchen and evolved to encompass dinnerware, serving ware and home décor. And while their design sessions continue to be collaborations between friends, the hand crafted dinnerware and serving ware collection they envisioned has grown and given birth to inspired home décor accessories. Combining metal, stoneware, and mouth blown glass in creative and innovative ways the GG Collection continues to present a line that evokes a casual elegance with an old European flair. Each piece helping to define the gracious lifestyle today - that makes our memories special tomorrow.View the GG Collection Photo GalleryShop our complete collection of table top and servingware
The GG Collection
Our definition? Those things that complement the main serving pieces or add panache to the sideboard, table or entertaining experience. Pin dotted ceramic place card holders in burnished metal stands, flatware caddies with glass inserts, marble cheese boards surrounded by bronze acanthus leaves, double wine bottle holders with a pick-up-and-go handle, a lazy Susan with a removable medallion for indoor or outdoor use, guest towel dispensers and five compartment, lidded tea boxes. Both useful and beautiful, accessories are the gems that inspire us to enjoy each gathering, inject beauty into every day and re-evaluate why we ever thought our own ordinary family dinners deserve less than the best. Add to or complete your perfect service collection with the Gracious Goods accessory line in washable, durable, colorful ceramic and old world styled and hand crafted bronzed metal.
|Antique Copper & Silver|
What a rich patina! Hammered luxuries that add a tasteful and luxurious touch to dining. Coffee carafes on leggy stands, cream and sugar sets, beverage pitchers, round and oval handled trays, upright cook book stands - all embellished with at least one of the GG Collection trademarks…beading, acorn finials and acanthus leaves. Each piece is cloaked in an antiqued copper or silver finish, and what is most striking is the items truly appear to have seen loving use – perhaps that of a cherished heirloom passed down through generations. Both color ways have a rubbed, shadow undertone that evokes a certain timeless elegance; an era in which tables were set as though every day was Sunday dinner!
By definition, the Baroque style is one of ornate and elaborate details in art, architecture and design. Highly prized in 17th century Europe, its richly deserved reputation has mounted a Renaissance with this recent collection of tableware. Acanthus flourishes embellish the cast aluminum bases and pedestals, enhancing the creamy, beaded ceramic plates, bowls and trays. Textured glass refracts light and contents. Pieces are tall, bold and true to their flamboyant history. Acorn finials top lids making them easy to grasp and visually appealing. This inspired collection includes tiered servers with removable pie slice dishes, nut bowls and platters on lofty pedestals, bountiful beverage tubs, carousel condiment holders and a chip and dip server that raises the bar on hosting a finger food event! Gorgeously crafted of cast aluminum and either glass or ceramic, the Baroque collection can be high-brow when in the presence of linen or beautifully backyard tailgate tolerant. Classic, yet contemporary, a fusion of what we want now and what mattered then.
New build bathrooms and stress reducing renovations have introduced non-traditional materials such as marble and chandeliers into the room most often thought of as utilitarian. We’ve shed carpet, installed wall to wall non-skid tile and introduced soaking tubs and surround shower heads. But honestly, elegant accessories can turn any bathroom into a personal and spa-like retreat. It’s the small details and thoughtful combinations that set the basic bath apart. The extraordinary collection of accessories shown here include beaded ceramic soap dishes, lotion pumps, tissue box covers and vanity sets that feature bases or stands of cast aluminum in an old world design. Inject a bit of luxury into a room that receives daily use. Do it for yourself or make a guest glad they came.
|Beverageware & Servers|
Encompassing some of our all-time favorites including the Antiqued Silver and Copper pitchers and coffee carafes, this GG Collection of beverage artistry puts a pretty and efficient spin on the process of pouring. You’ll find wine glasses that resemble kingly chalices, double servers of glass and bronzed metal, hostess sets for coffee, baroque beverage tubs for ice - or a very special anniversary bottle of champagne – and compartmentalized caddies for an assortment of tea. Ideal when hosting a houseful of guests, these specialized pieces make your kitchen counter a restaurant quality buffet in a snap. No company in sight? What’s better than a dramatic upgrade to a typical Saturday or Sunday morning? Bring out the best and linger a little longer on the porch with the crossword puzzle!
|Canisters & Jar Sets|
Hold everything! And certainly in style. The original “bright idea” from the sketch pad of the GG collection designers, far from ordinary kitchen canisters and spice jars have experienced many iterations through the years. Still bearing the hallmarks of Tuscan inspired glass, burnished metal and softly colored ceramics, the line has grown to include sets in stands, sets with scoops, sets that stack and stellar stand-alone’s in a variety of styles. Most reside on the kitchen counter full time and hold daily staples. Others may be pressed into service to present specialty contents at a party or gathering. We’ve even heard there are room renegades who have placed the vessels in guest baths filled with soaps and cotton balls and perfume vials. We salute the idea that fabulous goods feel comfortable wherever form meets function. Find your storage forte just a click away!
Yes, please, let business be done beautifully! The sharp minds at the GG Collection find a new venue by bringing the best design ideas to the in-home or corner office desk! Document trays, tape dispensers, push pins, memo holders, places to store your pencils and photo frames all benefit from the kitchen and serving conversion. With style to spare the desk top décor tops anything you could possibly purchase elsewhere and brings a different level of organization to the job. Coordinate ballet and soccer schedules, doctor’s appointments and social events. Track conference calls, presentations and bill paying…all from the point of contact you call family or career central. Whether it’s a corner of the dining room or a full-fledged telecommuting office, your promotion to CEO starts here!
|Dessert Servers & Domes|
There is absolutely no need to reveal that the tasty torte you’re serving wasn’t created in your kitchen! Even the most humble store bought pie looks and tastes better when offered on one of our dessert pedestals! Cleverly crafted to enhance the contents, our covered servers have generous glass domes with embellished finials and ceramic plates that pop right into the dishwasher after the last crumb is consumed. The tiered servers offer three levels of unobstructed access to the petit fours or lemon bars. The collection even provides extraordinarily attractive mesh domes for use on the porch or patio – guests can long for what’s inside while uninvited pests just plink right off the surface. Star baker – or not – we encourage you to showcase the sweets with the GG Collection!
Well, we can’t do without it in a civilized world, and thanks to the GG Collection, we also don’t have to just make do! Among the offerings are the stylized and classic Heirloom set that features elegantly scrolled handles with a crest mount tip in a bronzed finish, the rustic and weighty Twisted flatware with lead free brass handles, the ever popular Fleur De Lis and the newest addition, our hammered and burnished Antique Copper presentation. Avail yourself of the five piece place setting or the complete service for four. You’ll also find cake serving sets, ice scoops, hostess sets – which make great gifts – and ceramic or glass caddies to corral the whole kit ‘n caboodle! Set the mood and the table simultaneously with flatware that brings old world elegance to each meal.
Rich and creamy might best describe the color palette of this Italianate collection. Highly detailed dinner and salad plates, soup bowls, gracious cups and accompanying serving pieces are offered in the prized white and cream glazes. Each piece appears to have been conceived on a potter’s wheel and carries the lightly distressed finish and slight imperfections inherent in a hand crafted item. Exquisite beading, leaf wreathes and Acanthus crowns adorn the settings. Burnished aluminum makes an appearance as the base for a spoon rest, the finials on lidded bowls and the material used to craft the chargers. Dinner in Venice can take place tonight wherever you are with the Grazia Collection. Choose from sets of four, service for four or single bowls and platters.
|Griffin Pet Collection|
For the tail-wagging, four legged furry member of the family comes a collection all their own! From treat jars to luxurious pet beds, each item in the line may be personalized with a single one and one half to three inch tall monogram letter as a daily reminder of their importance in the household hierarchy! Most pieces are elaborately stylized, hand crafted aluminum – the feeder comes with two dishwasher safe ceramic bowls sporting a rope trim. The too-pretty-to-hide treat jar is textured glass with a finial topped lid and fits securely in a metal stand. The leash rest is a family crest inspired place to hang canine collars and exercise equipment. Show Sparky some sincere appreciation for everything he does to make life more memorable.
Crests and monograms – can we ever get enough? We think not which is why this stately selection of dinner ware from Gracious Goods is over-the-top in its appeal. Simple white plates with center beading may be purchased in sets of four but a mix and match of those and the crested version is totally the way to go. Add the matching salad plates on which you can place a single letter monogram…yours or perhaps that of a new bride! Coordinating cups and bowls, as well as the regal flatware, complete the service but we’d recommend that you place a number of charming, handcrafted wood chargers in your cart, too. They are visually stunning and, here’s a secret, they will enhance and harmonize with any dinnerware in the GG family of collections!
By that we mean the low level, softly flickering, mood modifying light that could only come from candles. This GG Collection pulls out all the stops when it comes to matching your table scape or sideboard set up with the most flattering and complimentary light sources. Maybe it is the fluted, pebble glass cylinder ensconced in a metal base and festooned with your family monogram. Or, the very elegant, and versatile, scrolled rectangular tray that is offered in a three or seven glass votive holder arrangement. To some, the ornamentation or design will win the day…if so, the Ogee pillar candle holder could be the perfect counterpart to your well planned menu and color scheme. And while we originally created our collections for entertaining, we certainly understand that, at the end of the day, the warmth of soft lighting and a glass of a favored vintage are enough to celebrate a party of one.
Those trend-setters at The GG Collection present six new solid and eye popping patterned dinnerware collections with weighty ceramic plates, mugs, bowls and a welcome covered server. Striking beaded detail and generous proportions are, of course, the stunning standard for the line, made all the more attractive in four combinable color ways and two less than prototypical – but fantastic - prints. Dinner and salad plates, soup bowls and sixteen ounce mugs are offered in sets of four; the covered servers with finial tops are available in sets of two. See all the shades and motifs under Dinnerware. We’re flattered to find our Livingstone patterns and solids have developed a following among our faithful friends, even though we’re not surprised due to their infinitely mixable nature. Your order response fuels our creative output, and we thank you for the partnership!
Who knew that a singular design element proposed for a dinner ware collection would spark such a frenzy! That Persian inspired modified “S” involving convex and concave lines created a new best seller standard and “pointed” the way to an expansion of the Ogee offerings. In addition to the table settings found under our Livingstone line, the GG Collection put the same spin on candle holders, canister sets, ceramic bakers and stackable mercury glass jars. The blend of functional ceramic and repeated Ogee aluminum surrounds are at the heart of the compilation and its natural expansion included items destined for kitchen greatness and gorgeous entertaining. See for yourself!
|Replacement Parts for GG Collection|
We know, accidents happen, and we get quite a few calls from distraught husbands looking for advice and assistance with damaged pieces. The good news is that if you find yourself with a chipped lid, a shattered cake dome or a dropped base we may be able to help you get out of the dog house. We have replacements for beverage servers, butter dishes, canister sets, cake plates and condiment servers. If you don’t see your particular item, just ask one of our helpful customer service representatives. We also keep an inventory of intact extra pieces from the contents of shipments that may have received some bumps while in transit. But if you really want to save the day we invite you to join the GG Collectors Club. The benefits are absolutely heroic!
Food that tempts the eyes will also tempt the taste buds, so presentation is everything! And we have an assortment of serving pieces that are as pleasing as the food they will contain. From nesting bowls with “keep warm” lids to marble cheese boards to chafing dishes and covered casseroles we have everything you need to set a fabulous table or sideboard…whether you’re planning a quiet dinner for two or a buffet for twenty! Amazingly styled, oven-to-table ceramic servers – many of which feature a companion stand or base – play well with most of our dinner ware collections for a truly studied presentation. Just sit back and bask in the praise!
We just happen to think that one can never have too many trays. They represent the essence of serving convenience, they come in all sizes and shapes, they multi-task well and when not in use they aren’t hogging cabinet space. The GG Collection features styles for serving canapés to large groups, delivering morning coffee to a welcome house guest or simply looking good on a counter holding mail. Handy, versatile work mates or a pretty perch for items from our daily lives. You decide and we’ll help you get a handle on it!
This is your opportunity to bring the history, tradition, artistic legacy and high culture of one of Italy’s most renowned regions right into your home. Our Tuscan Collection boasts hand crafted ceramic dinner ware sets with a raised scroll work border and rustic cream finish. Additional embellishments include burnished aluminum stems on wine glasses and water goblets, highly unusual basket bases for mugs and soup bowls and metal chargers. Museum quality inspired by Tuscany’s real world reputation for fashion and food.
|Whats in the works for the new GG Collection?|
Talk is that a line of glassware is being considered as well as a new stylish canister and exciting new colors. Also expect to see more exciting home decor pieces.
We absolutely love this line and will do our best to keep you informed.
So be sure to check back often.
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Feel Better About Your Home with the GG Collection
[Posted on October 5]
Everyone wants to live in a beautiful home, and in order to achieve this goal, you need to have the perfect décor. Shopping at a typical department store for your furnishings may cost less in the short-term, but you will not get the quality and elegance that will help to create the perfect home atmosphere. However, with the stunning items from the GG Collection, your home will be full of quality, elegance, and pure delight.
Iron Accents is very proud to offer a variety of exquisite items from the GG Collection. This designer has been gaining in popularity over the years due to their astounding creativity, high degree of quality, and because of their ability to create amazing works of pure beauty. This brilliant designer is able to take wonderful old European design traditions and combine them with some modern flavor in order to create masterpieces which will instantly improve various areas of your home, especially the kitchen and bathroom.
While on our website, be sure to view the Barcelona collection; this elegant collection features beautiful ceramic canisters and serving ware that will make you dream about warm sunny days on the Mediterranean. For something in the French country style design, try the Provencal collection, which includes traditional fleur de lis bases; this beautiful collection will bring simple elegance to your home. Another collection that should not be missed is the Tuscan collection. This attractive Italian-inspired collection features colorful canisters and serving ware which will be sure to bring life and beauty to your home. No matter which collection attracts you the most, you can be sure that everything from the GG Collection is high quality and has the ability to enhance your home.
Although the GG Collection has an established line of exquisite items for the home, this designer is constantly striving to design and manufacture new and unique items and collections. One such collection is the Snowflake collection. This group of sophisticated kitchen and serving ware is available in two color combinations, and will be sure to impress any guests that you invite for dinner.
The GG Collection is known for offering only high quality items that will create an elegant environment in the home, and if you are interested in improving your home, then be sure to view all the collections offered by this brilliant designer on our website. It’s also important to note that you will be able to purchase replacement parts, including domes and lids. View the collections today and if you have any questions, feel free to call or email Iron Accents directly.
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