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A Guide to the Best of Southern California : SHOPTALK : Majolica in Laguna

November 25, 1990|JOAN DRAPER

MAJOLICA, THE GLAZED, hand-decorated and -painted pottery generally associated with peasant motifs, originated in the Etruscan period. Today, you can fax your order to Fiori, a majolica salon in Laguna Beach.

Fiori presents the elegant, signature Tulipani majolica line from Italy: A forest-green border, with celery, burgundy, mustard and blue tulips, appears on full place settings, coffee sets, seven-piece self-service buffet and platters ($37 to $795). Moussaka can be navigated around dinnerware, painted with island and Athenian scenes from Greece. The charming fish-shape dishes befit surf-side Laguna Beach.

Fiori, 448 South Coast Highway, Pepper Tree Lane, Laguna Beach; (714) 494-9954, or fax (714) 494-2553.

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