Sumemr must-haves

Photographs: Karl Juengel/Studio D; Styling: Kendra Smoot

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The Best Deals Under the Sun
A sense of humor at a sensible price: These not-so-serious warm-weather extras refuse to burn through your budget—everything here costs $50 or less!

  1. A melamine plate this bold eliminates the need for a floral centerpiece. ($6, 11 inches, Anthropologie, 800-309-2500)
  2. Inspired by Japanese anime, these three ceramic dishes say, "Load us up with olives." ($45 for set, from 3 by 4 inches to 6 by 7 1/2 inches, Ceramic Japan,
  3. Marimekko's wooden calf tray cheekily corrals burger fixings. ($42, 13 by 17 inches, for stores)
  4. Pesky picnic invaders get recast as helpful napkin rings. ($24 for four,
  5. Daisy Hill's vinyl placemats go preppy-punk, thanks to nailhead trim. ($50 each, 15 by 15 inches, Chequers, 970-925-7572)
  6. These magnetic thermometers will run circles around everything else stuck to your fridge. ($30 each, 3 inches, Sarut Group, at
  7. Lightly's handcut acrylic mirror offers new meaning to the phrase fly on the wall. ($43, 12 inches long,