Gien Oiseau Bleu Vintage-Inspired French Dinnerware - Dinner Plate

Birds, branches, and buds, oh my—these lovely faience dishes sure are brimming with flair. Those patterns you see were dreamed up by Belgian artist Isabelle de Borchgrave, who took inspiration from 18th-century dinnerware recovered from a shipwreck off the coast of Spain. And we haven’t even gotten to how they’re made: Each piece comes from a small factory perched on the Loire River, where highly-skilled artisans turn local clay into masterpieces like the ones you see here. (And how about that blue hue?)