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Perfectly Plated

The idea of giving a gift that lasts longer than a few months is very appealing to me and I’m sure most of you. A personalized gift that a child won’t outgrow is hard to find. These keepsake plates, whether for decor or lots of childhood dinners, are great gift ideas.

This collection by Kelly Hughes not only offers adorable plates but perfectly matched place mats and bowls to boot. The plates and bowls are made from melamine and are dishwasher safe, not to mention pretty darn cute. The place mats can be easily wiped off and used every day. I would say this collection is more in the usable category than the keepsake/decor category, but with tons of patterns to choose from, this is one of my favorites.

This silhouette plate collection by Le Papier Studio is a keepsake and usable gift. The elegant silhouette and personalization options make this a great choice for the tasteful mom who likes to keep things understated. This is one of my shop’s bestsellers. You can also pair this collection with a matching place mat.

These alphabet animal plates are a new find for me by Rosanna. We are using this as a display in my new NYC Bellini storefront. Although they cannot be personalized, these dishes make an adorable display with the child’s initials or just a mix for fun. Made from 100% refined non-toxic porcelain, these would be my pick for cute keepsake plates.

  • Gaie Design Studios

    What absolutely beautiful keepsakes. I especially adore the alphabet animal plates, what a great find for a classic vintage nursery!

    http://www.etsy.com/shop/GaiaDesignStudios

  • Vana

    Thanks for including our collection, Michelle! Love the alphabet plates!

  • erika

    The alphabet plates are truly beautiful. What a great find!

  • http://www.facebook.com/alison.mar.7 Alison Mar

    I would love to get those alphabet plates. The designs are just too lively and cheerful, am sure it would make any wall come alive!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Marlene-Ivler/100002093880400 Marlene Ivler

    I agree with you there. Perhaps you could spell out your child’s name
    using these plates? I would really love to have it so that you only get
    the letters without the animal drawings. I could see that they do that
    for the mugs, but you have to buy a set that includes a plate and the
    mug together.

  • Gina

    yummy silhouette plates. These will make really neat gifts.

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