Last year, I switched out our stack of white dinner and dessert plates. They had two problems. 1. The dinner plates were on the small size. They must’ve been 7 or 8 inches. 2. They were stoneware so they had gray scratches where the silverware scraped against them. I don’t like seeing those scratches! (I think they can be removed with certain cleaners though.)
So, I set out to find a new set of white dishes. I stuck with white because I feel like even if pieces break and you don’t have matching everything (cups, plates, bowls) you can easily combine different sets for a uniform, cohesive look. I did not want stoneware again so I looked for porcelain. Porcelain and bone china don’t suffer from the gray scratch malady. I found this set by Roscher at HomeGoods on the clearance rack. I think the dinner plates, which are nice and large at 14 inches, were $3 and the dessert plates were $2. HomeGoods didn’t have the matching cups though.
I picked up a few mismatched white coffee cups from Goodwill (for $2 total) and they go with the set just fine.
So, that’s our everyday tableware. Our wedding china is also white but a little bit dressier with platinum striping. It’s stored on the upper shelves of the glass fronted cabinets since we don’t use it daily. Have you picked out new dinnerware recently? Did you go with white, a vibrant color, a pattern? We recently had to supplement our silverware too. I don’t know how all the forks disappeared!
Paint Colors We’ve Used