"A Party Without A Cake..."

by Nina Myers McCammon

...is just a meeting." - Julia Child

I'm not typically a fan of quotes on plates, but I am a fan of the brilliance of Julia Child, so when I saw this charming bent-glass decoupage tray—handcrafted in Brooklyn and signed by artist Ben Busko of Ben's Garden—I had to share. In terms of "giftability," it checks off all the boxes: unique, useful, attractive, cheeky. I can imagine it hanging on a dining room wall or displayed in a china cabinet, either on its own or paired with one of Ben's many decoupage flower trays (shown above). Since they're food safe, I also suggest making something delicious, rounding up some friends, and using them from time-to-time, because life is way too short to save the pretty dishes! And also because, "People who love to eat are always the best people.” Yep, another genius Julia quote.

Ben's plates come in four sizes: 4", 6", 7", 14" and each one is accompanied by a folded card explaining the decoupage process. Prices start at $45. Full collection here.

P.S. The best cake recipe ever if you love mocha and butter.