I love my newly purchased white, porcelain dinnerware but I am always drawn to the rustic elements of stoneware. I inherited some vintage stoneware when my grandmother passed that I hold in a sentimental place in my heart. I’ll never get rid of them but they’re brown (the one in the first example) and my family says they look retro, “and not in a good way”. I determined to make them work so I played around with mixing pristine white dinnerware with more rustic dishes.
Here are a few ideas that I came up with.
The trick is to mix other porcelain dishes in with the white and rustic stoneware. My dinnerware looks like the first example. I don’t have the faux bois dinnerware. My husband may run away if I buy any more dishes, even if they are from Goodwill.
White porcelain / Brown plate / Faux bois plate / Rustic gold plate / Hawk plate / Fiesta plate / Peacock plate / Turquoise plate / Mediterranean plate
I’ve been struggling with my everyday dishes. This is a trivial trial in my life at the present but I thought I would let you in on what I’ve learned about dinnerware so to make the decision of “what dishes to buy” a bit easier for you.
I have had the first three and they are presented in order from least durable to most durable. After having a mix of plates for years and constantly throwing out heavily chipped and cracked dinnerware, I opted for the porcelain set from Pottery Barn. My family is extremely rough on dishes but we’re still in the clear with these. However, I do miss the earthiness of the stoneware and ironstone. My mother-in-law gave me some pieces of her china that sit in a glass cabinet and have yet to be used. Maybe this year will be the year.
Earthenware / Stoneware / Ironstone / Porcelain / Bone China