spreading style: 9 of the best butter dishes

Spread the style on thick with one of these tasty designs..

Hot toast, warm scones or chunky doorstop bread, there are few baked goods that don’t benefit from a generous layer of rich, creamy butter.

But keep it in the fridge and it’s impossible to spread. Leave it out and you end up with messy worktops. The answer? One of these stylish butter dishes.

With one of these on the counter, not only will your butter of choice be kept at room temperature, so it’s ideal for spreading anytime you want it, you’ll bring a charming, welcoming touch to your kitchen.

Styles range from classic stoneware such as the pretty pink piece from Le Creuset to all out elegance with the domed glass number from Villeroy & Boch. Falling somewhere in between on the style chart, we love the witty Whale from Jonathan Adler – what else from our favourite potter? There’s rustic Gallic charm from RE and Pollock-style paint splashes at Nook, while Fortnum’s butter dish is stamped with a crest that will lend a regal quality to your table.

Those at Daylesford and Garden Trading Company are both simple, modern designs with the handy option to use the top as a base or lid, for extra versatility while Georg Jensen’s offering is sculptural and serene, much as you’d expect from this established Danish design company.

So pour yourself a cuppa, sit back and ponder..


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