Oh boy!  Guess what was waiting for me when I got home from work today?!?  If you guessed “Hand made dinnerware from Florence” you win the Kewpie Doll!

What a thrill to see it all actually made and in our kitchen.  I am beyond psyched!  We weren’t expecting it for another week or so – this was really a wonderful surprise.

The design is called Oranges and Grapes.  The piece above is the salad / pasta bowl.  I can see some noodles filling that thing.

The square dinner plate.  Very similar to the large salad / pasta  bowl above.  It’s almost 12″ across. Unbelievably awesome!

This is the pasta plate.  Same Orange and Grape design, but with a different layout.

The salad plate, again, has the Oranges and Grapes, but a different border.

And a square dessert plate.  How cool is that?  Same design, another border.

The soup bowl is simply awesome.  The design is painted up the side of the bowl and there’s a painted band on the outside.

And, finally, the platter.

I am really, really pleased with everything, from the craftsmanship to the indestructible way they were packed and shipped.  There’s a few more pieces I want.  Methinks I’m going to have to start saving my pennies, again.

Galleria Machiavelli di Maria Grazia Chelazzi

Via Por Santa Maria,39/r
50123 Firenze