Ahhhhh...Rosenthal....Versace blue Medusa....it gets no better than this!
Courtesy-Sothebys Versace auction 2001
Isis custom painted dishes with their curved edges and hand painted scenes is also a favorite of mine. She combines the brushstroke technique of Italian pottery with an asian influence.
Speaking of Italian, don't get me started on Deruta, or any other elaborate hand painted Italian pottery! If you want a source here in the States, try Gina Garner . She has an etsy store. Using pigments from Italy and extensive research make her designs works of art!
Slabs of salt have been used for years to serve or cook on.
Look at the beauty of thick slabs of opaque salt. They can be chilled to serve hors d'oeuvres or heated over a burner and cooked on.
Want a great look without getting out the china? Caspari has taken disposable plates to a new level.
Offering metallic chargers to compliment their many design patterns, eating can be civil... even on paper.
Remember the feel of a smooth wooden spoon in your mouth as a child when you ate ice cream from a wax cup ? Well, Conran offers an adult version. They offer knives, forks and spoons for your upscale picnic. Make your dining fun....I'm going for the slabs of salt.....fabulous!