I love marigolds. I plant them in my vegetable beds to thwart bugs and add color. In many cultures, marigolds are considered pure and are a global religious symbol. It is sacred in India, and a dominant flower used in the Mexican celebration of Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead). The English name comes from the Virgin Mary and their golden color (“Mary’s Gold”). The center flower in this dish is a marigold and has two whimsical leaves branching out to the sides. Use this dish to brighten your kitchen, bathroom, or to serve olives or small condiments. Hand-painted 10.5" x 2.5".