We still own the same dinnerware set that we received for our wedding. I really love it- so much. But over the past 11 years we’ve had a few pieces break, chip or crack, and we no longer have a full set. I’ve bought or received food gifts over the years (cookies, cheesecakes, etc) and been able to keep the plates they came on, so we have a few extras for when we need them. They’re mismatched, but it works. However, I have been looking at different dinnerware sets recently; it sure would be nice to have something new and fun (and in a complete set)!
I was so excited to be able to review the new Flame of Life dinnerware set, designed by none other than Barbara Lazaroff, co-founder and designer of the Original Spago Beverly Hills! Beautifully designed in vibrant colors and flames, each piece carries one inspirational line from “The Flame of Life” poem which Barbara wrote in 1996 to express and signify the importance of striving for excellence and living a life filled with purpose and passion. It reads,
the flame of life creates
the flame of life inspires
the flame of passion seduces our soul
the flame of compassion heals
the flame of curiosity and knowledge illuminates
the flame of friendship and laughter sustains and renews
the flame of hope is inexhaustible
the flame of the bounty of the earth delights and fulfills
the flame of life is a circle with no beginning and no end
The Flame of Life dinnerware set is a 16 piece set (service for 4) of fine bone china, specifically 4 dinner plates, 4 salad plates, 4 bowls and 4 coffee mugs. As mentioned, the colors are bright and vibrant- purple with green flames, green with purple flames, red with yellow flames, and yellow with red flames. They add a fun look to the table, and a fun, new, colorful look to my food photos as well!
Aside from the beauty and fun of having new dinnerware, you’ll also feel good purchasing these plates since a portion of proceeds from each set will be donated to Meals on Wheels-an organization which Barbara has supported for over 30 years that provides home-delivered meal services to people in need- as well as other non-profit organizations!!
I don’t know any mom who wouldn’t love to own a new, beautiful set of dinnerware, and love even more that the purchase of that gift also helped worthy causes! The ‘Flame of Life’ collection is exclusively available for purchase on Amazon. I think I’m going to have to add this to my wish list for my birthday so we can have a complete set of 8, enough for our family plus a couple of guests. After all, after-dinner coffee (or hot chocolate for the kids) looks better in these beautiful mugs than our old ones any day…