Bold patterns, bright colors, and don't forget the classics—there is a design to enliven any meal.
Handmade feel, factory tough, and pretty as can be.
Shop: Frances Palmer Pottery
Martha Stewart's budget-friendly Hudson and Classic Band tableware pieces are easy to mix and match.
Kahla's update procelain pieces make for well-organized cupboards.
Shop: CSN Stores
What the best-dressed tables will be wearing this season.
Price: $30-$50 per piece
Shop: Terrafirma Ceramics
Reichenbach's wide-rimmed Taste Blue china dessert bowl is show-off gorgeous.
Shop: Tabula Tua
Solid mango wood plates from Be Home Inc.
Shop: The Gardener
Elevate dessert with this footed cup and spoon set from Martha Stewart Macy's collection.
Shop: Select Macy's stores
The rustic raw material shows through on the inside, but the exteriors of these bamboo bowls are lacquered in bold metallic
Old world meets new world with hand-painted peices from an Italian familiy's Mexican studio.
Shop: Amoretti Brothers
Made from the real thing. We think a scoop of sorbet would make each little bowl even more divine.
Price: $60/set of 6
Shop: Lily Juliet
These plates will give a proper dose of wild and whimsy.
Shop: Christopher Jagmin
Platinum-accented porcelain from mod potter Jonathan Adler will enliven any table.
Price: $50/4-piece place setting
Shop: Jonathan Adler
Scaled-down sizes are perfect for tasting parties.
Shop: Pier 1 Imports
Jonathan Adler's design provides a bit of Mad Men glamour. Perfect for nuts, gherkins, or any other small snacks.
Shop: Jonathan Adler
Use one these graceful, swoopy shaped bowls for a salt pig, and use several for snacks.
Shop: Perch Design
A little sugar in your bowl... and a little cream in your coffee. Beehive's new porelain line adds a pleasantly tactile dimension
to the ritual of morning coffee.
Price: $48 and $50
Shop: Beehive Kitchenware Co.
Mottahedeh's Green Apple Lace Butterfly Dessert Plate is so light it could fly away.
Caskata's gold- and platinum-plated 13-inch Peony bowl would make a lovely gift for a spring wedding—whether it's on the registry
list or not.
Shop: Michael C. Fina