While the cold, damp weather has most of us in the northeast pulling our winter clothes BACK out of storage, we can all dream of summer cookouts! However, casual laid back summer dinners on the patio do not always mean boring paper plates and plastic utensils. I found these amazingly beautiful melamine (yes, PLASTIC) plates on Bongenre’s website. They are attractive enough to use everyday (and even hang on the wall!) Set them out with bold, solid colored napkins and real silverware and lots of candles and be prepared for your guests to go CRAZY for them!