Limited Edition Flame of Life Dinnerware Review | 2014 Mother’s Day Gift Guide

Flame of Life dinnerware setI was sent the following product for review purposes. All opinions are my own.

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)!

dishesI 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!

Spinach and Garlic Pasta with Pine NutsHoney Garlic Chicken & QuinoaHoneyBaked Ham and sidesThey really are beautiful, aren’t they?! And they’re dishwasher safe, which is a must since we always have so many dishes with our family of 6.

full spreadAside 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!!

banner250I 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…




  1. Katie Klein says

    This set looks like so much fun! I need matching dishes badly. We have such a mish mash of dishes and a lot of them are chipped.

  2. Oh those are so pretty! I love that a portion of proceeds from each set will be donated to Meals on Wheels-an organization!

  3. Sandra VanHoey says

    Colorful and beautiful, would brighten up the dinner table, like this

  4. courtney b says

    so pretty! i love the gorgeous colors !:) really color up the dinner table

  5. Rebecca says

    Super cute!

  6. Love, love, love the colors in this dinnerware! I also love that they are supporting Meals on Wheels–that is such a great organization. I have known several people who have benefitted from MOW; families, too, since they don’t have to worry about their loved one’s food for that time. Are these stoneware dishes? I am thinking they are, they look like they have some heft to them. Really like stoneware!! Thanks for the review!!!

  7. Marti Tabora says

    I love the bright colors. I am in the process of changing everything a lot of dull boring into bright an vibrant. This would be great to help accomplish that.

  8. Julie Wood says

    These dishes are gorgeous and I would love to own a set for Summer parties. They are so colorful and I think made very well to withstand any hot dish.

  9. Oh I love that dinnerware!! I really need to update our stuff and now I am going to check out this brand THANKS

  10. Oh I LIKE those! I REALLY like those mugs!! I think this set would be a perfect gift for Mother’s Day.

  11. Those are some fun plates. I’d love to have some of these.

  12. These are gorgeous! I love nice dinnerware. If you’re having company over its great to show off a nice set.

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