Plates and Platters for Setting a Summer Table

July 29, 2016

Text by Lynda Simonton

plates and platters

These colorful plates and platters make every meal a party. What could be better than a summer evening dining under the stars?

1. Pesci Platter
A classic blue and white design with a practical rectangular shape. Darby Road Home, Waltham, Mass., (781) 899-6900,

2. Talavera Serving Platter
Feel like your in Tuscany without leaving your back yard with this large round platter with intricate Mediterranean details. Kitchen Outfitters, Acton, Mass., (978) 263-1955,

3. Oasis Melamine Platter
Go ahead have some fun! No need to go neutral with colorful melamine pieces, since the low price point makes these platters a worry-free purchase.  Greentail Table, Newton, Mass., (617) 244-3510,

4. Driftwood Plates
Another melamine option, but these subtle plates recall driftwood. What a perfect plate for creating a beach-inspired tablescape.  Anthony Catalfano Home, Wells, Maine, (207) 646-1110,

5. Faience Slice Melamine Charger by John Derian
Get the look of John Derian’s decoupaged plates in easy to maintain melamine. This blue and white pattern will never go out of style.  K Colette, Portland, Maine, (207) 775-9099,

6. Classic Bamboo Serving Platter
Any of Juiska’s classic bamboo plates and platters will round-out your stable of serving ware.  Juliska, Vineyard Haven, Mass., (508) 562-4010,

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