My tableware is standard issue white. I’ve often thought about changing it, but to what? The new Spring collection from Oka might just have the answer. The Schiap collection (small plates, £5.50; medium £9, large plates, £11) had me at ‘hello, pink and white stripes’. How could they fail to jolly up mealtimes?
Unable to wean yourself off white? I hear you. It is just so easy – and thus so tempting. Be daring, shake it up with scalloped edges. (I know. Just call me crazy.) The Sorano range has every possible crockery permutation you could wish for – from just £3.75 for a jug (I do love a jug); £9 for that rather lovely cup and saucer; plates a very reasonable £10).
I am even wondering about mixing and matching. I love an eclectic mix.