Thursday, May 3, 2007

Tableware for Mommy + Baby: 2 Cute!

My Sister’s having a baby and I couldn’t be happier! She’s having a boy! I, of course, will be purchasing his first dinnerware set. There's child dinnerware offered in a large selection of styles and prices and for the past week I’ve been pulling my hair out over what type of dinnerware to get for my precious nephew. Just last month, I stubbed across an amazing article in Cookie Magazine entitled, “table for two” and realized that the possibilities for child dinnerware are endless.

Parent Akiko porcelain dish, $103, Kenzo, La Cafetière, (866) 853-5788.
Kid Dahlias paper dessert plate, $4.50 for eight, Caspari, Plum Party.

So for the new Moms, whether your child is sampling cereal for the first time or digging into spaghetti and meatballs as only a toddler can, you'll need dinnerware and utensils. Child-friendly dinnerware is easily found. Finding dinnerware that is both adequately durable for the most rambunctious of toddlers and also visually appealing to adults is a little more challenging. However it doesn’t have to be, the selections featured in Cookie Magazine lets you mix and—more important—actually match cool, sophisticated styles for you with correspondingly cute versions for them.

Parent Zelcova wooden lacquer plate, $195, Toshio Fukuda, Takashimaya, (800) 753-2038.
Kid Veneerware nine-inch bamboo plate, $8 for eight, Bambu, Plum Party.

Parent Carolina Verde porcelain charger, $75, Marc Blackwell New York, (212) 696-2827.
Kid Taylor melamine sectional plate, $30 for four, Pottery Barn Kids.

Parent Snake enamel-on-copper platter, $135, Kiln Enamel, Vivre.
Kid Zebra ceramic plate (comes with a cup and a bowl), $48, Little Bug Lounge.

Parent Black Forest bone-china plate, $85, Dibbern, Clio.
Kid Learning to Fly by Marimekko melamine plate, $8, Zak Designs, Stein Mart for stores.

Parent Bunny Toile ceramic plate, $12, J. Willard, Smith and Hawken.
Kid Bunny Family enamelware plate, $9, Golden Rabbit.

Parent Mangold glass dinner plate, $35 for four, Sagaform, (856) 626-1340 for stores.
Kid Palms melamine salad plate, $5, Zak Designs, LaPrima Shops.

Parent Rehabilitated dinner plate (various materials), $65, Sarah Cihat, Clio.
Kid Pippin Park bone-china plate (comes with a cup and a bowl), $75, Lenox, Kate Spade.

Parent Mer du Sud dessert plate in Ocean, $18, Kiss That Frog, P.O.S.H..
Kid Key West salad plate, $2.50, Zak Designs, LaPrima Shops.

Parent Buffalo China square salad plate, $8, Oneida.
Kid Mickey Everyday small plate, $3, Zak Designs, LaPrima Shops.

Parent Barbara Berry for Wedgwood Musical Chairs 10-inch plate, $150 for four, Wedgwood for stores.
Kid Ghost plate set, $20 for plate, bowl, and mug, Bodum, (800) 232-6386

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