Garden Party

By: Carol Tisch

1 Fresh from Pottery Provence, hand-painted dinnerware (salad plates, $38) is microwave- and dishwasher-safe at Décor de France, 24 N. Boulevard of Presidents, (941) 388-1599; U.S. 41 and Bay Street, Osprey, (941) 966-7788. 2 Delicate herbs look good enough to eat on Villeroy & Boch’s Althea Nova country porcelain (dinner plate $40; salad $27). Dinnerware […]




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Fresh from Pottery Provence, hand-painted dinnerware (salad plates, $38) is microwave- and dishwasher-safe at Décor de France, 24 N. Boulevard of Presidents, (941) 388-1599; U.S. 41 and Bay Street, Osprey, (941) 966-7788.

2 Delicate herbs look good enough to eat on Villeroy & Boch’s Althea Nova country porcelain (dinner plate $40; salad $27). Dinnerware Depot, 418 Interstate Court, Sarasota, (941) 342-8242.

3 Hand-painted on white clay in Tuscany, the vibrant new Poppy pattern is unmistakably Vietri (salad plate, $50). Order through Ashley Avery’s Collectables, 3501 S. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, (941) 366-3444.

4 Not your Grandma’s pattern, Floral Fusion pops with contemporary coordinates that go with aqua- or kiwi-rimmed dinner plates. (Four-piece place setting, $72). Lenox.com

5 Artsy blooms cover salad plates ($9.95) in the new Botanical Collection with coordinating white dinner plate rimmed in flowers. Sur La Table, 22 N. Lemon Ave., Sarasota, (941) 365-0380.