For the longest time I've had a sort of live and let live attitude towards my tableware. Since I've never really had a table to set, I've never been all that concerned about the dishes that might adorn one. I've been happy to inherit sets of dishes (however witless I find them), supplement them with the odd incredibly cheap find at Fishs Eddy and the odd designer plate that I might pick up at the Barney's Warehouse Sale or what have you.
But lately I seem to be hosting large groups of friends for meals with increasing frequency. It is a delightful development yet I'm finding that the more often I am called on to cobble together more than four place settings, the more frustrated I have become with my options.
But what is it that I'm looking for? I think that unless you have some truly beautiful china (Royal Copenhagen still has my heart) identical place settings can be a bit serious, especially when one doesn't have a table. But I'm not sure that I'm adept enough with that whole aristo-bohemian look to do a truly stylish mish mash. So when I came across Sarah Cihat's collection of plates on the always chic website Horne, it felt as though she had heard my pleas and answered them.
The creative Brooklynite scours the earth (or at least her part of it) for tired porcelain dinnerware and rehabilitates it with cheeky designs and a bit of strategic glazing.
I adore the bright colors and unexpected silhouettes. The plates are standard in size and shape, thus avoiding that whole do it yourself styling nightmare, but individual enough to make for a seriously chic table.
Although admittedly I might be somewhat reluctant to serve someone a meal on the skull and cross bones plate. It seems that it might be interpreted as questionable hospitality?