Heavy casseroles and one pot pans are slowly being put aside, incoming are salad bowls and colourful dining plates to bring sunshine into our homes. Food inspired tableware has always been a thing, think of the Portuguese ceramics brand, Bordallo Pinheiro (founded in 1894) and its cabbage- and lettuce-leaf rustic glazed earthenware, which Divertimenti has sold for decades. Emma Bridgewater's Vegetable Garden collection remains a long term favourite and is as good as ever, with new pieces being added. However, the trend has gone mainstream and you can pick up some really good pieces on the high street today, with the likes of Marks & Spencer, H&M and Next all joining in.

The tableware trend to make you hungry

You don't need to spend a fortune to spruce up your dining table and our selection of homeware is bound to bring a smile to meals as well as being a conversation piece. A word of warning: once you start a collection, it can be difficult to stop. Just make sure you never get everything out at the same time. A few bits on your table will add some playfulness without being over the top.

Our edit of fruit and vegetable accessories will update your kitchen and we have all budgets covered, with salad platters, natty bowls, handsome jugs and more. Plus it's a fun way to get your five a day.

Hero image: Emma Bridgewater Vegetable Garden