This whimsical and colourful set of dessert plates is a recent discovery. Of course, I’m a sucker for anything with animals on it, particularly dogs. 


Dogs seem to be a theme for Pier 1 this year, and this set is called Lazy Sunday Pups, featuring a city skyline in the background and various dogs with a trendy woman reading a New York paper whilst sitting on a park bench.  I especially love the snooty poodle.

The set comprises dessert plates, mugs and a serving platter. (Update for 2017 – the set now has a cute candy dish and  a pasta bowl! ) It’s ironstone, so nice and practical. I’ve very much enjoyed using it for my morning coffee and for afternoon snacks on the porch.


Here I’ve styled it with black placemats and rust coloured Martillo under plates (discontinued), also from Pier One. The turquoise glasses were purchased many years ago from an artisan shop in Provincetown, MA (now defunct). The Cupola flatware and napkins (discontinued) are from Williams Sonoma.

All in, a very fun, practical and inexpensive set. Love it.

I’m sharing this post with Between Naps on the Porch.