The Find: Dodie Thayer for Tory Burch
Burch teams up with the designer of iconic lettuce ware ceramics for a fresh take on the classic style
To say my design sensibility runs a bit more traditionalist than most of the Lonny staff would not be a stretch. While my cooler colleagues favor Scandinavian staples, midcentury-modern shapes, or industrial-inspired accents, I can often be found picking apart flea market stalls for a vintage Jasperware saucer or saving my pennies for a set of Biedermeier-era chairs. "Granny-chic" is totally a thing, right?
So when I learned that Tory Burch was collaborating with Dodie Thayer, the designer of the uber-classic lettuce ware ceramics that are so collectible they sell on Ebay for upwards of $600 a pop, I was appropriately overjoyed. The tabletop collection, including everything from dinner, salad, and canapé plates to cups and saucers, are reproductions of the hand-wrought styles Thayer first cast from real lettuce and cabbage leaves in her native Palm Beach in the 1960s.
A favorite of famed hostesses such as CZ Guest and Jacqueline Kennedy, the cheery green tableware begs to be collected—and then stacked, as the Tory team so smartly styled it in the gorgeous shots seen here—for a jolt of pert, shapely ceramic in an often white-dominated tabletop collection. It looks like it's time for a bigger sideboard. Antique stores, beware...