Rainbow Hors D'oeuvres Set

Serve appetizers with a side of style with these glossy arches.
created by

Elan McPherson

$44.00

created by

Elan McPherson

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Archful Arrangements

Serve appetizers with a side of style with these glossy arches, inspired by the handy catering trick of using watermelon rinds for serving quick bites. Toothpick holes take the guesswork out of creating artful arrangements, while a clean ceramic plate spears the goods without the inevitable sogginess of end-of-party rinds. Four piece set: Three arches, one dish for discarded toothpicks. Large arch features 20 toothpick holes, medium contains 16 holes and small features 10 holes. Includes 50 wooden toothpicks. Designed by Elan McPherson. Handmade in Washington State.

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Made in Washington

“I painted rocks and would sell them on the most rural road you can imagine. My parents would pay the neighbors to come buy from me. You name it I would dream it.”

Some passions manifest themselves early on. Such was the case for Elan McPherson, who from childhood could be found experimenting with both pottery and entrepreneurship. “I painted rocks and made rock men and would then sell them on the most rural road you can imagine,” she recalls.

Though her career initially led her to work on restaurant interiors and then a line of furniture, it wasn’t long before Elan veered back into ceramics, hand-glazing and embellishing a line of North American-made kitchen accessories. As colorful as they are clever, her designs (noodle bowls with built-in chopstick pockets, plates equipped with handy thumb handles) frequently prompt the reaction she most likes to hear: “Why didn’t I think of that?”

Handmade Made in the USA
Made from
ceramic
Measurements
Dish: 2.5" squared x .5" H
Small: 7" L x 2.5" W x 1.5" H
Medium: 8.5" L x 2.5" W x 2" H
Large: 10" L x 2.5" W x 3" H
Care
Hand wash Microwave safe.
Item ID
20034

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within 2 days, arriving 3 business days after the order was placed.
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within 1 day, arriving 2 business days after the order was placed.
Express shipping:
will ship the same day and arrive 1 business day later.

Please note: This item is not available to ship outside of the U.S.


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UncommonGoodsRainbow Hors D'oeuvres Set
 
4.6

(based on 52 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (36)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (14)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Creative & functional (41)
  • Easy to use (34)
  • Easy to clean (27)
  • Good capacity (18)
  • High quality material (16)

Cons

  • Limited capacity (3)

Best Uses

  • Dinner parties (41)
  • Special occasions (38)
  • Holidays (34)
  • Display (17)
  • Big events (11)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Frequent entertainer (20), Practical (18), Stylish (9), Budget shopper (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (8), Yes (5)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

It's all about presentation...

This is genius! I just love how this presents as much as I love how easy it is to use, clean, and store. Modern, simple, compact and yet...Read complete review

This is genius! I just love how this presents as much as I love how easy it is to use, clean, and store. Modern, simple, compact and yet "fancy". The ease of use and quality won't disappoint. Would make a great gift for those who enjoy entertaining as well as for families with young children. This is one of those unique functional items that once you have you don't know how you lived without! I will use this endlessly. Love the colorful arrangements you can create....
use at the bar for guests with olives, lemon/lime wedges, strawberries & fresh mint leaves.... Great for marshmallows on toothpicks when you are serving hot chocolate!
Perfect to serve simple snacks to the kids...or better yet - let them create. My 3 yr old poked cheese and grapes onto toothpicks and placed in the designated holes with ease. Fabulous presentation! Makes cut-up fruit and healthy raw veggies look as pretty and enticing as lollipops! Can't wait to discover more creative uses.... Worth every penny.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Packaging is hideous

Nice idea, but when you open the box, you can't really tell what it is. The packaging design seems it's like for a child's gift.

Nice idea, but when you open the box, you can't really tell what it is. The packaging design seems it's like for a child's gift.

Reviewed by 52 customers

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5.0

Party Hit

By 

from Georgia

About Me Frequent Entertainer

Pros

  • Creative & Functional
  • Easy To Clean
  • Easy To Use

Cons

  • Breaks Easily

Best Uses

  • Dinner Parties
  • Display
  • Holidays
  • Special Occasions

Comments about UncommonGoods Rainbow Hors D'oeuvres Set:

Ordered these specifically with my annual Christmas party in mind. They arrived just a few days before the date and one set was broken, most likely due to not having enough cushioning material within the shipping box. As my menu was set to be using these trays I contacted customer service hoping another could be expedited. Uncommon Goods did not let me down. Received another set (very well packaged) and all my guests were immediately drawn to these as they have been with another Uncommon Goods item the Unzipped Glass Zipper Bags. Several of them have now ordered those and everyone asked where I bought these trays. Could have sold them several times over!!!

 
5.0

FABULOUS

By 

from Maine and Arizona

About Me Frequent Entertainer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Brilliant Finish
  • Creative & Functional
  • Easy To Clean
  • Easy To Use
  • Good Capacity
  • High Quality Material

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Dinner Parties
    • Display
    • Holidays
    • Special Occasions

    Comments about UncommonGoods Rainbow Hors D'oeuvres Set:

    Love it

    Service and delivery comments:

    Very prompt

     
    5.0

    Perfect hostess gift!

    By 

    from Morris, nj

    About Me Practical

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Creative & Functional
    • Easy To Clean
    • Easy To Use
    • Good Capacity
    • High Quality Material

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Big Events
      • Dinner Parties
      • Everyday
      • Holidays
      • Special Occasions

      Comments about UncommonGoods Rainbow Hors D'oeuvres Set:

      Great for entertaining

       
      4.0

      Very nice and stylish party appetizer set

      By 

      from Madison, WI

      About Me Practical

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Creative & Functional
      • Easy To Clean

      Cons

      • Limited Capacity

      Best Uses

      • Dinner Parties
      • Holidays

      Comments about UncommonGoods Rainbow Hors D'oeuvres Set:

      Except the limited capacity, it is a very stylish and well made appetizer set. Great for parties and special occasions.

      Service and delivery comments:

      The 3-piece porcelain set arrived without being broken. However, we were a bit disappointed that it didn't include the 50 wooden toothpicks as described in the details so we had to make a trip to the store to buy them.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      A great gift for someone who entertains!

      By 

      from Champaign, IL

      About Me Practical

      Pros

      • Creative & Functional
      • Easy To Clean
      • Easy To Use

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Dinner Parties
        • Display
        • Holidays
        • Special Occasions

        Comments about UncommonGoods Rainbow Hors D'oeuvres Set:

        I just received my set and inspected it before I wrap it up as a gift. The set itself is sturdy, sleek, and will be a wonderful addition to my Mother's regular hors d'oeuvres displays. I am also very pleased with the packaging- the box is colorful, clearly identifies what is inside, and holds the set very nicely; I will not need to do any additional explaining as to what the set is used for. I am very happy with my purchase.

        Service and delivery comments:

        The boxed set was packaged VERY well in a larger brown box and a hearty dose of bubble wrap. Delivery was prompt and I appreciated all of the emails from uncommongoods letting me know the status of my order.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        2.0

        Packaging is hideous

        By 

        from Fort Lauderdale, FL

        About Me Practical

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

          Cons

          • Unattractive Presentation

          Best Uses

            Comments about UncommonGoods Rainbow Hors D'oeuvres Set:

            Nice idea, but when you open the box, you can't really tell what it is. The packaging design seems it's like for a child's gift.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes
             
            5.0

            Really Cool!

            By 

            from Edmond, OK

            About Me Frequent Entertainer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Brilliant Finish
            • Creative & Functional
            • Easy To Clean
            • Easy To Use
            • Good Capacity
            • High Quality Material

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Dinner Parties
              • Display
              • Holidays
              • Special Occasions

              Comments about UncommonGoods Rainbow Hors D'oeuvres Set:

              Love this rainbow display. I've been eyeing it for awhile and glad I purchased it.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              NICE PRODUCT

              By 

              from PASADENA CA

              About Me Frequent Entertainer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

                Cons

                • Color Is Off White Not Wh

                Best Uses

                • Dinner Parties
                • Everyday
                • Holidays
                • Special Occasions

                Comments about UncommonGoods Rainbow Hors D'oeuvres Set:

                LOVE IT GREAT PRODUCT ONLY CON ITS OFF WHITE PICTURE LOOK WHITE

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Pleased with Rainbow Hors D'Oeuvres Set

                By 

                from Hawaii

                About Me Stylish

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Brilliant Finish
                • Came Packaged For Easy St
                • Creative & Functional
                • Easy To Clean
                • Easy To Use
                • Good Capacity
                • High Quality Material
                • Packaged For Safe Storage

                Cons

                • One Hole Not Useable

                Best Uses

                • Big Events
                • Color On The Table Top
                • Dinner Parties
                • Holidays
                • Special Occasions

                Comments about UncommonGoods Rainbow Hors D'oeuvres Set:

                One toothpick hole not bored through so would NOT take a toothpick! Thank goodness it was on the end of the rainbow so hopefully wasn't noticed by guests. Considered sending back, but handicapped and hard to repackage, go to Post Office etc. but very disappointed. Suggest inspecting before shipping. Added so much color to the table. A conversation piece with guests. Had tried to purchase from another source but was out of stock and $20 higher. Your catalogue CAME THAT DAY! Saved me! Shipping didn't come as promised. (2 to 3 days which I paid extra for). Came in one week,so it missed useage at one of my earlier parties for Chinese New Year. Very disappointing.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No
                 
                4.0

                Classy Appetizers

                By 

                from New Hartford, NY

                About Me Bargain Hunter

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Creative & Functional
                • Easy To Use
                • Elegant Entertaining

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Dinner Parties

                  Comments about UncommonGoods Rainbow Hors D'oeuvres Set:

                  Our friends often have us over for dinner and we thought this would be the perfect hostess gift!

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • Yes

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