If you're looking for a simple yet elegant dinnerware set, consider the Classic Century pieces from Crate & Barrel. I am especially enamored with the salt and pepper shakers - they remind me of quail, albeit a little abstracted. The sauce boat would definitely make a statement at Thanksgiving, as well! See the whole collection here.
Originally designed in 1952 by world-renowned designer Eva Zeisel, this timeless tabletop art makes a comeback in a creamy neutral. Zeisel, considered one of the foremost designers of the 20th century, created sculptural pieces with rounded curves, arches, teardrops and wave motifs. Even the plates are a soft oval, just this side of round. Out of production for many years, during which time it became a collector's item, this pattern has been resurrected just for Crate & Barrel.