Fifty years ago, Dodie Thayer began experimenting with a pottery mold she created using lettuce and cabbage leaves. The novice South Florida artisan deemed her ceramic dining essentials lettuce ware and sold the handmade works at a Palm Beach boutique. Soon enough, Thayer’s nature-green creations became entertaining must-haves for every table in town and beyond: Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, the Duchess of Windsor and C.Z. Guest all collected lettuce ware.
While Thayer never mass-marketed her pottery, making each existing piece a valuable and unique find, she has now partnered with Tory Burch to release the Dodie Thayer for Tory Burch collection. The line includes ceramic plates, bowls, cups, saucers and more and harkens back to her iconic 1960s Palm Beach table setting.
“Our collection celebrates Dodie Thayer’s unique vision and artistry—each piece has been delicately cast into a lettuce-leaf shape, hand-finished and glazed in the perfect shade of green,” Burch says. (866-480-8679)
Dinner plate, $100 set of two
Cup and saucer, $120, set of two
Serving bowl, $150