Imagine serving dinner or decorating your home with elegant, long-lasting kitchenware using innovative material pairings and inspiration found in Italian bistros - unforgettable pieces that feel like family heirlooms but offer the functionality of modern-day goods. The GG Collection, also known as Gracious Goods, provides the fine-quality dinnerware, serving accessories, flatware, beverage servers and counter top decor for the kitchen and bath that create a high-class experience while making hosting a breeze.
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.
All items in the Gracious Goods Collection are crafted from high-quality stoneware that's fired at extreme temperatures to create a resilient, chip-resistant base that's then glazed to create a timeless, hand-crafted look. GG Collection stoneware may be safely cleaned using the low energy/air cycle of your dishwasher. Bake ware is heat-resistant to 425 degrees Fahrenheit, although we don't recommend placing ceramics with metal decorations in the oven.
A table set with the GG Collection is eclectic, exquisite and impressive down to the last detail. Imagine hand-crafted, ceramic plates inspired by Tuscan bistros flanked by intricate, delicate burnished bronze flatware that has been crafted from artisan-quality metal. A four-arm, baroque-inspired epergne condiment server doubles as the table's centerpiece, while simple and sturdy metal serving bowls are passed from guest to guest. This is how it feels to eat and entertain with the GG Collection.
Here are some tips for hosting with GG pieces that are sure to impress:
For rustic table settings - Shop the Heritage Collection, which features an array of serving trays, candle holders and more made with fine metal accents, and let your presentation tell a story. These pieces are made to help outfit a dining table without diverting from the focal point - the food!
For outdoor dining - Create a dramatic patio table centerpiece with the GG Collection's Cast Stone Floor Candlesticks, which are large enough to make a statement on the front steps or the hearth, but bring even more drama when placed at the center of an outdoor table.
For special-occasion dinners - Emulate a black-tie ambiance when you serve with the exquisite Baroque Collection. Use the line's sweet Mini Message Boards to make your guests a custom place setting and then serve dessert from the gorgeous three-tiered server.
GG Collection Bakeware - If you are under the assumption that baking pieces and tools should be strictly utilitarian in scope and appearance, have we got a game changer for you. Beautifully crafted ceramic nesting bowls, covered casserole dishes and oven-to-table bakers that put a "company's coming" spin on the standard Tuesday night dinner! Pieces wow with burnished aluminum footed stands for extra presence on the table. Even well worn, time-tested cookbooks are elevated to new heights!
GG Collection ceramics are crafted of high quality stoneware fired at extremely high temperatures creating a hard, chip resistant product which provides even heat for baking. Gracious Goods baking dishes meet or exceed FDA and Prop 65 requirements and can be safely washed in the dishwasher using the low energy / air cycle. GG Collection bake-ware is heat resistant to 425 degrees F. Ceramics with attached metal should not be placed in the oven.
GG Collection Bath & Vanity Accessories - Far too often the room in which we manifest the beauty in ourselves takes a less-than-spa-like backseat to more public rooms of the house. No more! From guest baths and powder rooms to our own private lair, the GG Collection of Bath and Vanity Accessories set the tone for both organization and pampering with gorgeous soap dishes, lotion pumps, ring cups and tissue holders. Don't just get dressed - create an experience!
GG Collection Beverageware & Servers - Simply put, this is how one becomes the impresario of entertaining events! It's all about the look, feel and presentation and the GG Collection delivers with coffee carafe's on elevated stands, divided tea boxes, wine caddy's and beverage tubs. Even the must have water pitcher creates a table buzz in hammered copper or creamy ceramic. Your mother knew the value of a well - orchestrated bridge club luncheon…hospitality is, in fact, hereditary.
GG Collection Dinnerware - Those with a passion for food - both creating it and enjoying it - also put their hearts into how meals combine on a plate. That attention to detail isn't lost on the designers at the GG Collection. They've created durable, richly detailed pieces that serve to enhance the dining experience. Earthy sets of plates, bowls, cups and servers that can playfully mix and match combine with metal chargers, elegant dessert pedestals and wine goblets. A well-dressed table never goes out of style.
GG Collection Flatware & Serving Utensils - All the necessary jewels for kitchen and table! Eye-catching flatware, napkin rings, measuring cups and hostess sets. Ceramic and glass caddy's for DIY buffets. Ice scoops with fleur de Lis handles and memorable place card holders. The accoutrements that dazzle while doing their job.
GG Collection Home Decor - We like to think of these as pleasant additions to the stellar selections that make up the GG Collection. Beautiful candle holders in cylinder and candelabra forms, rows of glass in metal stands that can perform wondrous double duty and lavish lifestyle sets for the four-legged family members. Did we mention their gift-giving potential?
GG Collection Kitchen Canisters - Long a staple on working kitchen counters, these day-to-day storage and spice holders generally suffered from lackluster design. Until now. A myriad of styles, colors and shapes have transformed the formerly dull containers into table worthy additions. Bring on the lidded sugar bowl with scoop! Fill the stacking mercury glass jars with international salts! Or just be delighted with the way the Barcelona set enlivens your cook's corner.
GG Collection Serving Pieces - These are the objects that redefine gracious living. Stunning fair wood trays with metal inlays, marble cheese boards, three tiered servers and hammered copper food domes. Elegant new ways to offer nuts, crudités, dips and sauces. Even butter sticks and napkins become details. Unparalleled and far from traditional elements of presentation. You probably didn't even realize that you needed these things. You do.