Back in the days when people explored the U.S.A. in a Chevrolet, they might have returned with commemorative state plates, meant more for displaying on kitchen walls than for serving supper. Now crafty Stella Anthony has transformed these vintage souvenir dinner dishes and some sweet midcentury graphic designs into cool kitchen clocks, priced from $18. Call (323) 513-3478 or e-mail her at saamzplace@sbcglobal .net.
-- David A. Keeps