My very first post featured the beautiful Gien pattern Les Grands Oiseaux, a collection of 12 different hand-painted plates with avian motifs. Pictured above is the Point Aux Choux pattern. It's classic and simple with a great relief texture in the form of rice grains.
I'm reminded of how much I love Gien's china collections as I unpack a set of Caraibes (also called Magellan and now discontinued)--see photo below. I love that it is unusual and microwave and dishwasher safe.