registry style: whiteware

Tuesday, November 2nd, 2010

White dishes are to your pantry what the little black dress is to your closet. Don’t get me wrong, I bow at the altar of my china, but white dishes are the everyday, every dinner, every party workhorse. With a new napkin color, a new linen or different flatware, I have an entirely new table. It’s kind of like having neutral walls (big fan, by the way) – with little expense you can give a room (or table) new life with different accessories.

"eddie ross"

{image #1 via eddie ross; image #2 via Country French Antiques, image #3 via country living}

The brilliance of whiteware is that you can mix and match. Here are a few patterns that would be good starters for a collection…

Macy’s: scalloped edge, montmartre & kensington, all by Martha Stewart; antique whiteware by Mikasa; country heritage by Villeroy & Boch

Pottery Barn’s Great White

Queen Anne at Williams Sonoma

Match Pewter and Juliska’s “berry & thread” at Michael C. Fina. Both are also available locally for registry at Fraiche.

Anthropologie: paper pretender

Crate & Barrel: century (originally designed by Eva Zeisel)

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3 Responses to “registry style: whiteware”
  1. I have been on the hunt for the perfect (and reasonably priced) white dishes for months. What do you use?

  2. courtney says:

    Hey Kelly,
    I collect dishes everywhere I go. I’ve had the most luck at places like Home Goods, TJ Maxx and Marshall’s, but every once in awhile, I’ll splurge on a piece at Williams & Sherrill (a local store in Richmond). Our collection is mix and match.

  3. kellie says:

    We originally registered for china at Macy’s and then I realized I’d feel like a jackass asking someone to spend over $200 for my gravy boat. I got a reality check, did a little research and went with the century collection from Crate and Barrel and we couldn’t be happier with our decision!

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