Buy plates from Dollar Store, write things like, Night Before Christmas, wedding vows for a gift. they used a Porcelain 150 Pen which is permanent and safe once baked for 30 mins in a conventional oven. --I like this idea!
I can do this with the Sharpie idea. Sharpie design on mug, bowl, plate, or any other oven safe glass object! 350 degree oven for 30 min, and there you have it! Instant art to display your tea + coffee + yummy food in.