You put a lot of love and care into preparing a meal, so why not eat that meal off a plate that's been just as lovingly created? That is precisely what's so special about handmade dinnerware, and I just love the collection from San Luis Obispo-based potter Christine Silbaugh.

Her Etsy store Back Bay Pottery showcases her ceramic collection, which includes everything from dinnerware (in rich blue and turquoise hues) to white French country milk and sugar sets and serving platters. All the pieces are made with lead-free glaze, and are dishwasher- and- microwave-safe. Beautiful!