This Trend is Perfect for Summer Entertaining

This Trend is Perfect for Summer Entertaining

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Karen Marsala
May 25, 2018
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Leaf platters and lettuce plates are appearing all over the internet, and we could not be more ready to tackle this trend. We're not talking botanical prints here per se, but rather items in the form of the organically-shaped foliage. Don't discount the edible version either, as we've found lettuce and even cabbage-shaped versions of the trend—talk about a salad plate! Check out our roundup below of the cutest leaf items we could find.

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Lettuce Dinner Plate, $98/set of 2

Dodie Thayer, the O.G. lettuceware designer, collaborated with longtime fan Tory Burch on this special collection. Bring a taste of 1960s Palm Beach to your dinner table with this set of 10-inch stoneware plates.

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Leaf-Shaped Decorative Plate, $14.95

This substantial bronze statement piece would look right at home on an entry table filled with potpourri. Alternatively, you could prop it in the corner of your built-ins or bookshelf for more of an artsy look.

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Ceramic Leaf Plates, $48/set of 4

These simple, elegant ceramic plates are handcrafted from stoneware slabs in Northern California. Each small plate is glazed, food-safe, and ready to accompany your crudités or dessert spread.

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Melamine Cabbage Tray, $39.95

The fact that this pretty cabbage tray is made of unbreakable melamine only adds to its appeal. It's handcrafted in the Philippines and weighted for a heftier feel. At 16 inches wide, it would make an attractive cheese board display.

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Reactive Leaves Plate, $120

Vietri, the classic Italian stoneware manufacturer, carries a variety of leaf-shaped plates, but we're partial to this one. The stoneware clay used is indigenous to Italy and, thanks to the reactive glaze, no two pieces come out alike.

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Palm Leaf Salad Plate, $7.95

Snap this deal up and start your summer entertaining on the right foot. In this literal interpretation of one of the most current trends, the plate takes on the shape of a perfect palm leaf.

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Wooden Leaf Platter, $27.97

Use this vintage wooden leaf platter for everything from serving (two kinds of nuts would be a great contrast) to decor (leaned up against your kitchen counter or even hung on your kitchen wall).

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Leaf Chip & Dip Platter, $99.95

From Aerin Lauder's collection for Williams-Sonoma comes this beautiful chip-and-dip platter, which we think looks a lot more expensive than it really is. A tiny bird is perched atop for a touch of whimsy, though we know he'd really just prefer a nibble of whatever you're serving.

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Cabbage Plate, $19.99 (was $34.99)

The veining, varied paint colors, and scalloped edges on this particular cabbage plate lend it a very realistic look. It's part of the larger Kaldun & Bogle "Tuscan Garden" collection if you feel like expanding on the look for the rest of your serving needs.

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Banana Leaf Tray, $24.95

This chic tray would look just as pretty on your end table as it would adorned with a variety of cubed cheeses and fruit. It would also make a great housewarming gift—no one would guess something so luxe could cost under $25!

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