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Our team is made up of lovers of the unusual and whimsical. Annalisa has a passion for traveling and with that discovering unique items from vendors in other places. We are eclectic, and our product line is ever evolving.

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Oct. 10, 2014

Beatriz Ball

Beatriz Ball pumpkin bowl
Holiday Pumpkin Bowl (large) Just perfect for the "scary" fall days ahead. Brimming with naturalistic detail, this harvest-themed piece is ideal for Halloween candy, Thanksgiving stuffing, and other Autumn favorites. Made of an FDA safe, easy-care 93% aluminum alloy.

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Oct. 8, 2014

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Beatriz Ball BEATRIZ BALL
A fall entertaining must have, the FOREST Aspen Bowl is inspired by the Aspen tree -- the most widely distributed tree of North America, ranging in its natural habitat from the northeast coastal states to Alaska and down the Rocky Mountains into central Mexico. Find the Aspen Bowl in three sizes for more serving choices. The large Aspen Bowl is 71/2 x 71/2 x 21/2. Made of an FDA safe, easy-care, oven and freezer friendly aluminum alloy.

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Sept. 30, 2014

Beatriz Ball

Beatriz Ball challah platter


Beatriz Ball's Challah Platter with Pearls from the JUDAICA Collection is a welcome addition to your Shabbat and holiday dinner table.  Emblazoned with the Hebrew letters,, the platter's generous surface serves loaves of challah in style. Of heirloom quality metalware, the Challah Platter makes a great Bat Mitzvah Mother's Day, or Wedding gift. Made of an FDA safe, easy-care, oven and freezer friendly aluminum alloy. 17 x 11 3/4 x 3/4 


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Sept. 30, 2014

Beatriz Ball

Beatriz Ball #bowl #Sohobowl #fallball  #Halloween #Halloweencandy

 

SOHO Organic Bowl /large

Uncomplicated and straightforward design ... with unmistakable Beatriz Ball flair.The versatile SOHO organic bowl coordinates with all of our collections and is equally at home with your casual dinnerware or dressed up for a party. For fall, fill it with fruit, gourds, or fall treats -- even your Halloween candy for a festive touch to Halloween night! 13 1/4 x 13 1/4 x 3 1/4 Made of a top quality, FDA safe, easy-care, oven and freezer friendly aluminum alloy.

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Tags: #bowl #Sohobowl #fallball #Halloween #Halloweencandy, Beatriz Ball
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Sept. 25, 2014

Beatriz Ball

Beatriz Ball pedestal dessert tray


PEDESTAL Vento Lola Plate (round)

Our new round PEDESTAL Vento Lola Plate makes a perfectly tempting perch for party sandwiches, pastries and fruit. Works in tandem with any of our PEDESTAL and VENTO items. And, don't forget the very SCARY Halloween treats! -- they'll be even scarier on this tempting plate!  Made of a top quality, FDA safe, easy-care, oven and freezer friendly aluminum alloy. 16 x 16 x 5 1/4

 


Tags: pedestal dessert tray, fall entertaining metalware, Beatriz Ball
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Sept. 23, 2014

Beatriz Ball

Beatriz Ball bowl


PEDESTAL Vento Alex Pedestal Bowl (medium) Kick it up a notch with the Alex Pedestal Bowl. Featuring irresistible VENTO styling, the Alex is perfect for serving sauces, sides and desserts in high style. We love our new use for this bowl -- a beautiful fall centerpiece created with inexpensive gourds and looking so fall-like and inviting!  Your guests will love the bowl and your clever touches. Made of a top quality, FDA safe, easy-care, oven and freezer friendly aluminum alloy.

8 x 8 x 4 3/4 


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Sept. 18, 2014

Beatriz Ball

Beatriz Ball #bowl #forestbwol #servingbowl #fallentertaining #versatilebowl#halloween


FOREST Bark Bowl (medium

Bring the outdoors in! Handcrafted in rich detail, this deeply textured medium Bark Bowl captures the feeling of an alpine forest in an all-purpose serving bowl. Try a salad with crunchy fall apples and chopped pecansfor a twist on your salad recipes. Made of an FDA safe, easy-care, oven and freezer friendly aluminum alloy. Pair it with the Corteza Log Tray for fall and Halloween parties.  Great match!  10 1/4 x 10 1/4 x 4 1/2   


Tags: #bowl #forestbwol #servingbowl #fallentertaining #versatilebowl#halloween, Beatriz Ball
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Sept. 16, 2014

Beatriz Ball

Beatriz Ball #tray #foresttray #halloween #halloweentray #woodsy


FOREST Corteza Log Tray

Timber! Our realistically detailed Corteza Log Tray brings the forest to your table in stunning fashion. We've chosen a HALLOWEEN theme here with our candied apples, which makes for a unique twist on this perfect basic tray for Fall.  Use it for serving heaping helpings of your favorite party foods, and use any of our other wonderfully woodsy FOREST Collection Corteza items. Made of an FDA safe, easy-care, oven and freezer friendly aluminum alloy 20 1/2 x 5 3/4 x 2 


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Sept. 11, 2014

Beatriz Ball

Beatriz Ball cross
Beatriz Ball cross


GIFTS OF FAITH Organic Pearl and Athens Cross Ornament.

GIFTS OF FAITH Organic Pearl Cross Ornament

 

You'll enjoy these mini cross ornaments from the Gifts of Faith Collection no matter the season! Composed of tarnish free decorative metal, these lovely cross ornaments may be hung from the branches of a Christmas tree, suspended from a length of satin ribbon (included), or placed flat on a table as decorative accent. The crosses may be engraved for a personalized and heartfelt gift for Christmas or Easter, weddings, christenings, first communions, and other special occasions. Each packaged in a lovely gift box. 

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Tags: cross, gifts of faith, christening, gifts, christmas, ornaments, Beatriz Ball
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Sept. 9, 2014

Beatriz Ball

Beatriz Ball HEART


VENTO Heart Plate. A decorative metal silver bowl with plenty of heart. There is no end to the uses for this charming Heart dish. Curvy and lustrous, use it to serve snacks at your next get-together, or to hold earrings and small jewelry on your bedside table.Makes a heartfelt and unique wedding gift. 


Tags: HEART, HEART PLATE, WEDDING, WEDDING GIFT, VALENTINE, Beatriz Ball
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Sept. 4, 2014

Beatriz Ball

Beatriz Ball TRAY


Flirty curves and undulating lines make the medium VENTO Rebecca Square Tray with Handles a stand out wherever it is placed.The tray is a sparkling addition to our collection and is made of polished aluminum. Available in two handy sizes, the square Rebecca is equally at home on the bar, dining table, or the vanity. The large Rebecca Tray makes an exceptional serving tray.  Give your special someone a great gift of decorative silver in easy care aluminum! Never polish and goes from freezer, to oven, to table!

 


Tags: TRAY, SERVING TRAY, wedding, gifts unique, bridal gifts, Beatriz Ball
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Aug. 28, 2014

Beatriz Ball

Beatriz Ball tray' pinecone tray; fall tray; fall servers; wedding gift


Just as peaceful and refreshing as a walk in the cool piney woods, the PINE CONE TRAY, new from the FOREST Collection, features a garland of artfully sculpted pinecones and pine needles that form the handles of this generously proportioned tray of decorative silver looking polished metal. Ideal for serving your favorite cheeses or desserts, and equally at home on the bar displaying your favorite stemware. Another unique gift idea from Beatriz Ball made of tarnish free decorative metal that is easy-care, oven and freezer friendly aluminum alloy. 19 1/2 x 13 3/4 x 1 3/8. 

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Tags: tray' pinecone tray; fall tray; fall servers; wedding gift, Beatriz Ball
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Aug. 21, 2014

Beatriz Ball

Beatriz Ball Judaica


Fall Holidays and occasions are approaching, and the Beatriz Ball Judaica Collection APPLE BOWL in silver easy care aluminum makes a lovely accompaniment to the Rosh Hashanah Eve dinner table.  Pair it with the Forest Collection BEE SPOON to complete the look.  A lovely gift for all occasions.


Tags: Judaica, Rosh Hashanah, Apple Bowl, Bee spoon, holiday gift, Beatriz Ball
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Aug. 19, 2014

Beatriz Ball

Beatriz Ball aspen leaf

Another wonderful addition to your fall entertaining style.  The Beatriz Ball Forest Collection ASPEN LEAF BOWL (large) is inspired by the ubiquitous Aspen Tree found from Alaska to Mexico.  Shimmering leaves and the feel of fall are transformed into our lustrous bowl.  Large size is perfect for chips, crackers and even fall Halloween treats.  Pair it with its medium sister bowl for more versatility.  Size 7 1/2 x 7 1/2 x 2 1/2.


Tags: aspen leaf, fall entertaining, fall leaves, Halloween, bowl, wedding gifts, Beatriz Ball
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Aug. 15, 2014

Beatriz Ball

Beatriz Ball cheeseboard; cutting board; fall entertaining; wedding gifts


Thinking fall holidays and entertaining?  Beatriz Ball's square FOREST CUTTING BOARD is a sure crowd pleaser.  The platter is crafted with  a textured metalware rim that enhances the lustrous look..A removeable board of sanded wood completes the look.  Great for cheeses, charcuterie and other delights.  Welcome fall guests in style!


Tags: cheeseboard; cutting board; fall entertaining; wedding gifts, Beatriz Ball
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Aug. 8, 2014

Beatriz Ball

Beatriz Ball ice bucket


SOHO ICE BUCKET WITH HANDLES

Here's luxury! Filled with a bottle of chilled wine our medium SOHO ice bucket will add an air of understated elegance to your entertaining. Need a meaningful and unique gift? Monogram this ice bucket  for a personal touch. The tarnish free silver bucket is a present that will be treasured for years to come.

 


Tags: ice bucket, monogram, monogrammed gift, wedding gift, unique gift, Beatriz Ball
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Aug. 6, 2014

Beatriz Ball

Beatriz Ball bowl


Here's a BEST SELLER from summer markets, and a piece with multiple uses!

The SOHO KAYAK DIP WITH BOWL is TWO great pieces in ONE fabulous item! ??The eye-catching two-parter offers both stylish design, and elegant practicality in decorative silver in easy care aluminum. ??With its detachable dip bowl, this versatile item is ideal for serving fresh fruit, veggies, and crackers with your favorite dips and spreads. ??Makes a memororable and unique wedding gift, too!


Tags: bowl, chip and dip, wedding gift, Beatriz Ball
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Aug. 2, 2014

Beatriz Ball

Beatriz Ball GIFTS OF FAITH


Our Antik Cross features an intricately detailed floral border surrounding a tarnish free silver surface of mirror-like smoothness.

This handsome cross may be mounted on the wall, propped on a bookcase or mantle, or placed flat on a coffee table as a decorative accent. 

At once traditional and contemporary, it may be engraved for a personalized and heartfelt gift. 

If you are seeking unique wedding gifts, or presents for a christening, graduation, or first communion, this cross from the Gifts of Faith Collection is the perfect choice.

Made of an FDA safe, easy-care, oven and freezer friendly aluminum alloy.: 10 x 8 1/2 x 3/8

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Tags: GIFTS OF FAITH, CROSS, COMMUNION GIFT, CHRISTENING GIFT, WEDDING GIFT, Beatriz Ball
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July 30, 2014

Beatriz Ball

Beatriz Ball cross


This week we will focus on Crosses in our GIFTS OF FAITH COLLECTION.  These are pieces that are designed to commemorate a special and spiritual moment or to celebrate special occasions such as weddings, christenings, first communion and others.  Of course, these pieces can be used as a decorative piece as well, and personalized engraving is available to ensure this is a relevant gift.

The ATHENS Cross is distinguished by a rich, hand finished surface and subtle asymmetry and is appropriate for so many significant occasions.  Made of an FCA safe, easy-care aluminum alloy.  10 ¾ x 7 ¾ x ¾.  Also available in a smaller size.

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Tags: cross, personalization, communion gift, christening gift, wedding gift, Beatriz Ball
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July 25, 2014

Beatriz Ball

Beatriz Ball salad servers


Looking for salad servers to pair with smaller salad bowls?  Your search is over.  Try our new Organic Pearl salad servers framed in our signature pearl edge design for a compatible partner.  Works well with any bowls in the Organic Pearl collection, so you'll find great versatility here!   Size: 9 3/4" x 3" x 1 1/4".  Always no polish!


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July 23, 2014

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Here's a real favorite and best seller in our new Fall introductions:

Our Organic Pearl Ava Pedestal Bowl is pure elegance.  Simply stunning with flowers and equally at home with salads, fruits, or even mounds of cheese cubes -- just an all around great accessory piece.  Pair it with servers or other pieces from the Organic Pearl Collection and you will have a winning combination! A symmetrical look at 10 1/2" x 10 1/2" x 6".

 

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Tags: Beatriz Ball, bowl, salad bowl, flower arrangement, wedding gift
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July 18, 2014

Beatriz Ball

Beatriz Ball tray


Our VENTO SQUARE REBECCA TRAY WITH HANDLES features flirty curves and undulating lines that make the medium VENTO Rebecca Square Tray with Handles a stand out wherever it is placed.

The addition of practical built-in handles increases the versatility--and eye-appeal--of this sparkling tray made of polished aluminum. 

Available in two handy sizes, the square Rebecca is equally at home on the bar, dining table, or the vanity. 

Made of a top quality, FDA safe, easy-care, oven and freezer friendly aluminum alloy. that never needs polishing
: 14 x 13 3/4 x 1 1/4

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Tags: tray, bride, wedding gift, silver tray, versatile, Beatriz Ball
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July 11, 2014

Beatriz Ball

Beatriz Ball tray


Here's a great new addition to the SOHO COLLECTION.  Our newly introduced Andres rectangular tray is sleek and luminous.  We love it placed on a coffee or dining table, just poised for guests to arrive.  The tray features built-in handles and a luminous look.  Think of it for yourself and as never tarnish silver-like tray.  Brides will love it for its great versatility.


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July 9, 2014

Beatriz Ball

Beatriz Ball tray

We're excited to introduce our new KRISTI TRAY from our best selling Organic Pearl Collection.  Its large size (20 x 15 x 12/3) makes it the perfect ottoman tray.  Featuring flirty curves and a rim of sparkling pearls, along with built-in handles, the Kristi Tray will be a stunning addition to your home.  Never polish!  Great wedding gift, too!


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July 4, 2014

Beatriz Ball

Beatriz Ball punch bowl


Our ALBA PUNCH BOWL from the Vento Collection.  This extra large centerpice is so versatile -- champagne punch, summer sangria, and when the serving is complete, use as a lustrous centerpiece on a dining table filled with summer's bright blooms!  


Tags: punch bowl, centerpiece, champagne punch, summer entertaining, bride, wedding gifts, Beatriz Ball
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June 27, 2014

Beatriz Ball

Beatriz Ball chip n' dip


It’s so easy to entertain with dips and chips or crackers in the summertime.  And wouldn’t a cool salmon dip or refreshing tuna tartare is perfect for this OCEAN SHELL TRIPLE DIP BOWL.  Whether you’re the chef or your local charcuterie shop is, the possibilities are endless, delicious and SIMPLE.  Relax and enjoy the taste and the beauty


Tags: chip n' dip, serving bowl, summer entertaining, easy entertaining, no polish bowls, dips, wedding gifts, Beatriz Ball
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June 20, 2014

Beatriz Ball

Beatriz Ball pedestal

Happy Summer!  Tomorrow is the first day of summer, so we continue to focus on easy to use beautiful summer entertaining pieces.  We think the LOLA PEDESTAL from the Veno Collection is just right for light summer treats.  Pile high with cool triangle sandwiches as we show here, or sweet treats and an always favorite cheese assortment.  Whatever you choose, it's going to look perfect on this lovely pdestal.  Great for brides and bridal events.  Enjoy!


Tags: pedestal, cake dish, Vento collection, summer entertaining, cheese plate, bridal gifts, bridal gift, Beatriz Ball
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June 18, 2014

Beatriz Ball

Beatriz Ball Summer entreating

We're thinking cool summer entertaining here at Beatriz Ball.  And what could be more refreshing for summer than our Zebra Leaf platter complemented by our Flying Dragonfly spreader, both from our Garden Collection.  Dips, sushi and  my personal favorite --  thin sliced tuna with avocado.  Yummy and beautiful and easy to serve on this gorgeous platter.


Tags: Summer entreating, leaf platter, unique gifts, unique serving pieces, bridal gift, Beatriz Ball
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June 13, 2014

Beatriz Ball

Beatriz Ball summer entertaining


We love the carefree days of summer mixed with the versatility and beauty of our Vento Ice Bucket.  Fill it with cool white wines, your favorite sangria recipe or just some refreshing sparkling water for a lazy summer day by the pool.  


Tags: summer entertaining, ice buckets, beatriz ball, ice bucket
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June 10, 2014

Beatriz Ball

Beatriz Ball summer parties

Imagine a cool, luscious summer party in the patio with your favorite cool summer salad, sushi or fresh fruit displayed in our GARDEN COLLECTION Banana Leaf and Jungle Leaf plates.  Yummy and oh so stylish.  When planning summer parties, plan to serve with ease and style on Beatriz Ball fine metalware!


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