Tableware for those special feasts

Faced with a choice between the survival of the planet and a new set of matching tableware, most people would choose the tableware. You may find the sarcasm in this comment by George Joshua Richard Monbiot, an English writer, known for his environmental and political activism hard to digest but will agree that the right tableware spices up a formal or informal meal. If you have the dough, here are some items which will add new meaning to fine dining: The Baraock Christmas Plate at $450 by Versace, Hermes Bleus d’Ailleurs Soup Tureen at $1,300, Villeroy & Boch Althea Nova dinnerware collection, Royal Albert Old Country Roses Tea set at $400 and the Wedgwood Cornucopia Dinner Set