Our winsome Christmas countdown will amuse you every time you sit down to your holiday table. Between a partridge in a pear tree and 12 drummers drumming, you¿ll find Scottie dogs and swans, the Eiffel Tower and Audrey Hepburn-esque ballerinas, five 24-karat golden rings and a cast of other quirky characters. This collection is made of refined porcelain, it is not for use in microwave yet it is dishwasher safe.
The old English carol receives a complete makeover on this holiday dinnerware from Rosanna. A leggy dancer in the mode of Ginger Rogers and such modern colors as lime green and turquoise transform the borders of each of these four identical dinner plates into works of contemporary art. All 12 numbers, too, in addition to the appealing graphics, help jog the memory as to how many maids a-milking and lords a-leaping the verses contain. Made of refined porcelain in a squared, scalloped shape, the 10-3/4-inch plates are trimmed with 24-carat gold for holiday elegance.
Rosanna's 12 Days Of Christmas dinnerware collection also includes a set of 12 appetizer plates, each of which is different. Numbers and graphics appear scattered across each plate willy-nilly, as if stamped on the white background by an enthusiastic child. Totally endearing, the dinnerware sets make very popular gifts and come in equally festive gift boxes. A little care will ensure these plates become heirlooms; because of the gold trim, microwave use should be avoided and washing by hand is recommended. --Ann Bieri