Stylish dining rooms not only catch the eyes of dinner guests but also the eyes of googly-eyed sock puppets that can't stop kissing the glassware. Appease puppets and people with today's Groupon: for $20, you get $40 toward gifts and tabletop accessories at Culinary Connection in Plano.
Culinary Connection curates handmade home goods and recycled sculptures. An Italian handmade Medici dinner plate with painted fleur-de-lis ($40) makes a bold statement while also making up for a chef's poor pronunciation of italian pastas. Sparkling home decor includes candles ($33–$329) and candle holders ($48–$78) and hand-blown glass decanters ($75 each), which can aerate an entire bottle of wine in two minutes. And on the purely aesthetic end, a one-of-a-kind Baby Longhorn yard stake ($29)—constructed out of recycled metal—adds orange hues to any yard, garden, or low-maintenance petting zoo.
7201 Bishop Rd.
Plano, Texas 75024