What you want, when it comes to outdoor dining, is indestructible dishes and unbreakable drinking glasses. What you don't want is plastic. The solution: remember enamelware?
It's been a challenge to find old-fashioned enamelware suitable for indoor/outdoor use; that is, until UK company Falcon reintroduced its classic line, which dates back to the 1920s.
Above: The pieces are made from heavy-gauge steel with a porcelain enamel coating.
Above: The Enamel Mug is available in red, white, or gray; $18 each at Brook Farm General Store.
Above: The Falcon Enamelware Tumbler is available in white, red, or gray; $14 each at Terrain.
Above: The red-trimmed white Enamelware Plate Set is $68 for four at Terrain.
Above: The Enamelware Prep Set includes five mixing bowls and one colander; $148.
This is an update of a post originally published August 28, 2012.