Eons ago, when I read Rachel Ashwell's "Shabby Chic: Treasure Hunting And Decorating Guide" a lot stuck with me. I love her recognition that time-worn is beautiful and her casual elegance. Most of all, I loved this little porcelian plate she featured in her book. I've been on the look out ever since.
It's different, but still lovely and the best part, it's tin, which means Jack could dent it, but not shatter it, so I can actually have it on display.