I'm not a sports fan but I do love a good cookout, especially now that the weather is starting to get cooler. It's time to bust out the grill and invite some friends over. I'm all about ease but not so much about careless consumption, so I want some low-maintenance dishware to serve on that can withstand toddlers and the occasional backyard drunk.
This retro roadsign plate set from Bob's Your Uncle fits the bill nicely. Casual and easy to care for (melamine is dishwasher safe but please don't put it in the microwave!), they feature stunning images of kitschy neon signage by photographer Martin Yeeles. Unlike many functional objects made from photographic art, these have gorgeously saturated color in person. They remind me of the Polaroids I used to take all the time in the days before digital. In fact, I think the plates look even better in real life than they do in the stock photo. Here's how they look on my dishrack:
The ultra high gloss finish looks especially swanky with a big old bratwurst and some kettle chips obscuring the image! This set is the very first addition to my OpenSky store, so if you are interested in beautifying your picnic table and adding a little change to my coinpurse, click Buy Now! It's a win-win situation. The set of four 11" plates sells for $36 and there is also a coordinating 14" "Let's Eat" serving platter perfect for serving your cooked burgers or brats.
The In and Out Tray Set features two 9.75" x 6.75" trays that would be ideal for sliced cheese, onions or tomatoes and lettuce.
Stay tuned for more recommendations as I explore and continue to stock my Open Sky store.
Disclosure: I received the plate set featured in order to review the quality and I will receive a commission on any purchases made via the links in this post.