Our Favorite DinnerwareBold patterns, bright colors, and don't forget the classics—there is a design to enliven any meal.
Frances Palmer Scalloped PlatesHandmade feel, factory tough, and pretty as can be.
Shop: Frances Palmer Pottery
Martha Stewart Hudson and Classic Band DinnerwareMartha Stewart's budget-friendly Hudson and Classic Band tableware pieces are easy to mix and match.
Kahla Stackable DinnerwareKahla's update procelain pieces make for well-organized cupboards.
Shop: CSN Stores
Terrafirma Ceramics Inc Black Geometric DinnerwareWhat the best-dressed tables will be wearing this season.
Price: $30-$50 per piece
Shop: Terrafirma Ceramics
Taste Blue Dessert Bowls by ReichenbachReichenbach's wide-rimmed Taste Blue china dessert bowl is show-off gorgeous.
Shop: Tabula Tua
Mango Wood PlatesSolid mango wood plates from Be Home Inc.
Shop: The Gardener
Martha Stewart Collection Footed Cup and SpoonElevate dessert with this footed cup and spoon set from Martha Stewart Macy's collection.
Shop: Select Macy's stores
Mangoleaf Bamboo BowlsThe rustic raw material shows through on the inside, but the exteriors of these bamboo bowls are lacquered in bold metallic shades.
Amoretti Brothers Hand-Painted DinnerwareOld world meets new world with hand-painted peices from an Italian familiy's Mexican studio.
Shop: Amoretti Brothers
Lily Juliet Coconut Shell BowlsMade 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
Christopher Jagmin Barbara PlatesThese plates will give a proper dose of wild and whimsy.
Shop: Christopher Jagmin
Jonathan Adler Platinum Stripe PorcelainPlatinum-accented porcelain from mod potter Jonathan Adler will enliven any table.
Price: $50/4-piece place setting
Shop: Jonathan Adler
Pier 1 Imports White Porcelain Sampler SetScaled-down sizes are perfect for tasting parties.
Shop: Pier 1 Imports
Jonathan Adler Enamel Petal BowlJonathan Adler's design provides a bit of Mad Men glamour. Perfect for nuts, gherkins, or any other small snacks.
Shop: Jonathan Adler
Perch Design Spot BowlUse one these graceful, swoopy shaped bowls for a salt pig, and use several for snacks.
Shop: Perch Design
Beehive Kitchenware CeramicsA 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 Green Apple Lace Butterfly Dessert PlateMottahedeh's Green Apple Lace Butterfly Dessert Plate is so light it could fly away.
Caskata Peony Large BowlCaskata'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
Give a gift that will add some spice to mealtime.