Unique Finds Serve(d) Here

Because the dining room is such a focal point in this house, I have enjoyed finding antique or unique serving dishes.

This has got to be the coolest, most beautiful butter dish on the planet, right? It comes from Alison Evans (Ae Ceramics) of Boothbay Harbor, Maine, who creates one-of-a-kind dishware using a two-step process that produces crystals in the pottery.

A gift from a house guest and dear friend, this piece is particularly meaningful to me. It has the added bonus of being locally made by a widely praised artist. Additionally, it ties in some of the peacock-like colors found in the adjoining living area.

Spotted at a garage sale, I thought this was such a uniquely beautiful plate, and at only $6, couldn't go wrong.

My heart stopped when I saw this pineapple salt and pepper shaker set. Rose bud-studded and metallic gold accent make these one of my very favorite thrift store purchases ever.

Made in Portugal, I find this oversized serving dish is perfect for cuddling up in and taking naps post-meal.

A contender for score of the decade, I still can't believe I snagged this 6-piece set of china on eBay for the bargain price of $15.

Though not technically in the dining room, this bright wall-mounted fish plate in my kitchen echoes the fish bone painting in the living room.