ISSUE 6  |  Picnics

Shopper’s Diary: Porcelain Picnic

July 31, 2007 5:19 AM

BY Janet Hall

I tire of melamine dinnerware in the summer. Here’s a gorgeous alternative I stumbled upon in London: Virebent porcelain tableware from the Lot region in France. The simple shapes and festive colors are perfect for summer. I’m imagining an outdoor table covered in a rough white linen cloth and set with deep aqua plates. Virebent ships worldwide; prices for plates range from $10 to $14 each, or $103 for a set of 12. To order, contact them at or phone (+ View at Virebent.