Everyday objects get an elegant makeover
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By Melissa Magsaysay
Everyday disposable items are becoming indisposable thanks to a new trend in home decor. Add some personality (and eco-friendly style) to your space with "paper" plates, "plastic" glasses, Ziplock-inspired bags and more.
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Eggs get an upgrade in this porcelain egg carton. The tray is perfect for storing fresh eggs and classy enough to serve up hardboiled or deviled eggs at your next brunch or cocktail party.
SHOP NOW: Food Network porcelain egg carton holder, $17
Fancy Fruit3 of 9
Traditional plastic berry baskets are cute as is, but they're even sweeter when refashioned from stylish blue-green porcelain.
SHOP NOW: Williams-Sonoma porcelain berry basket, $13 to $19
Glass Act4 of 9
You won't want to throw away these clever cups. Patterned after the classic Dixie cup, these glasses are sure to be a conversation starter.
SHOP NOW: Rob Brandt Crinkle cups and glasses, prices range from $22 to $57
Souped Up5 of 9
Artist Alessandro Zambelli elevates the traditional metal soup can design by repurposing it as a kitchen canister to store coffee and sweets, adding a gilded coat to the ceramic exterior. It looks so pretty, you won't mind getting caught with your hand in the cookie jar.
SHOP NOW: Gold soup can, $18
Bottle Service6 of 9
Here's one water bottle to keep away from the recycle bin. This glass version is reusable for drinking and is pretty enough to display in your home or office.
SHOP NOW: Small glass bottle, $25
Dairy Queen7 of 9
Keep milk or cream fresh in this blown-glass creamer inspired by a traditional half-pint container.
SHOP NOW: Fred & Friends half-pint creamer, $7
In the Bag8 of 9
This "plastic bag" bowl will make guests do a double take. Fill it with colorful candy for a fun and quirky contrast against the glistening hand-blown glass.
SHOP NOW: Fred & Friends unzipped-bag-shaped hand-blown glass bowl, $19
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Those flimsy paper plates traditionally used at backyard barbecues have been promoted to sophisticated dinnerware. Made of a mixture of porcelain and previously used paper plates, these eco-chic dishes are perfect for casual affairs, but sure to impress in more formal settings as well. Bonus: They are microwave and dishwasher safe.
SHOP NOW: Virginia Sin porcelain paper plates, $85 for 12-inch plate