How to Set a Table With Rae Dunn

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I love collecting Rae Dunn pottery. Today I am sharing some of my ideas for setting a table with Rae Dunn pottery.

Rae Dunn has taken the art of setting a table to a whole new level. Her pieces are beautiful and make any table setting a show stopper.

Rae Dunn Pottery is something that I have been collecting for a while now and I still love it as much as I did when I found my first piece. Yes, in case you are wondering, I actually use my Rae Dunn Pottery all of the time! My favorite way to use it is to incorporate it into my table settings and today I am going to show you how I set a table with Rae Dunn.

While I have shared six tips for fiinding Rae Dunn pottery and also how to take care of your Rae Dunn, I actually called Rae and asked her for cleaning tips. I was surprised when she answered the phone!

How to Set a Table with Rae Dunn Pottery

I am excited to share how to set a table with Rae Dunn. I am one of those people who use things I collect. So you will find a lot of table settings on my blog that feature Rae Dunn Pottery.

Most of you are aware that I have collected sets of dinner plates for a long time. Like thirty years to be exact. If you want to know about any of the dinner plates shown here, head to my blog post about my obsession with collecting dinner china. Almost all of these china plates were purchased at a flea market so I can estimate each plate probably cost me between three and five dollars. The Rae Dunn pottery  cost me about the same. Of course, I purchased my Rae Dunn at TJMaxx, Marshalls, and HomeGoods.

My favorite Rae Dunn item to collect is the small plates. They come in all different sizes and are so fun to stack on top of a dinner plate. Unfortunately, I was never able to find any of the ceramic Rae Dunn dinner-sized plates. I do have the cereal and pasta bowls that we use every day.

This is a fun Christmas morning setting. The placemats are from Ikea. I also collect Spode Cranberry plates

The small Rae Dunn appetizer-sized plates look great stacked on top of a salad and dinner plate. I bought the plates at TJMaxx.

I use these small Taste plates all the time when I serve crab cakes as a first course. They are the perfect size for appetizers. The gray melamine plate is from HomeGoods.

I host Friendsgiving every year and last year I used my Friendsgiving plates for bread and butter. Don’t they look so great stacked with my ruffled placemat and charger and my Spode Thanksgiving plates? Amazon sells the ruffled placmats but you can learn how to make your own ruffled placemats here.  The “thanks” word cut out is from Carpenter Farmhouse.

I know, I have more Christmas plates! But when they cost $3.99 it was too hard to leave these plates in the store! The jute placemat is one I use all of the time. I bought the Christmas plate about fifteen years ago.

My girlfriends and I do a lot of Flamingo themed evenings so I had to buy these when they came out last year. I just love them and they are the perfect size for small salads.

I only have four pasta bowls (I want more!) but I think they are the perfect way to serve pasta! The placemat is from Ikea and the burlap charger is from Amazon.

How much fun are these surf and sand salad plates? While I use them at the beach all of the time, I also use them at home. And I love to use them with beach colors. The aqua charger is from Hobby Lobby.

I hope these place settings have inspired you to set a table with Rae Dunn pottery. Rae Dunn is such a great conversation piece and I love it.

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  1. Hi! Where do you keep your Rae Dunn cupboard?

    I seem to be seeing the little bowls with the LL on the outside of them a lot lately. Not sure how I’m going to use all of them. Sure wish there were more LL items out!

    Your use of chargers, placemats and layering dishes really inspires me…I’m working up a small collection.

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