The Thai Celadon dinnerware at Indocara is almost too beautiful for food, but these hand-painted pieces will make everything you cook taste better, even if you're dumping it out of a Trader Joe's bag. And you'll feel more elegant while dining - even if it's in front of the television. The mostly round pieces have a lily-like fold along their edges, an inspiring gesture toward nature without actually painting flowers on the surface. A contrasting stripe of deep red darts across the slightly crackled surface of the hand-glazed light green ceramic. Serving for eight includes dinner and salad plates, soup bowl, 15" platter, medium and large serving bowls, coffee cup and saucers, espresso cups and saucers, creamer and sugar bowl.
Indocara, 540 W. Washington Ave., 251-7711; www.indocara.com