As a huge collector of dinner plates, I thought it might be fun to share some of my favorite porcelain, melamine, and ceramic plates.
I love to set a dinner table and I am the first to say that the tables can be simple or complex. Both styles are beautiful and one of my favorite things on every table are the dinner plates.
Today I am sharing some of my favorite dinner plates and I am happy to share they are all reasonably priced.
Setting Different Table Styles
I love styling tables and I am so happy that they all look different. Take this table seen above. I set this for dinner tonight and I love that it is simplistic and stylish at the same time.
Every table I create is different. Some are elaborate and others are simple. Every table I set has a few things in common such as flowers, plates, glassware, linens, and silverware. I thought it might be fun to share some of my favorites. Today I am sharing my favorite plates.
Where to Find the Best Dinner Plates
I took this picture three years ago of my dinner plate collection. I don’t know if this is a good thing, but my collection has more than doubled in size since then.
I have been collecting dinner plates for over thirty years. My favorite places to find plates are at vintage flea markets and online at places like Amazon. I have also found a lot of plates at Homes Goods and TJ Maxx.
If you want to start collecting dinner plates, I suggest you start with a color. You can collect different styles and patterns such as blue and white or black and white. Perhaps you want pink plates. If you start with one color palette you will be able to mix and match the plates on every table.
Here is a more recent photo of some of my dinner plates collection. Although it’s not all of my collection, you can see I am partial to pink, grey, and blue and white dinner plates.
Here are a few of my favorites.
Black and White Whimsical Floral Plates
I swore I wasn’t going to buy any more dinner plates and then these Dorotea black and white flowered plates popped up on my Amazon feed. I could not resist! They are flat and thick and are probably my favorite plates ever. They are affordable and just wonderful.
These pink dinner plates/bowls are so much fun. They are perfect for soups, salads, rice bowls, and just about everything else. They also come in white but I love the pink!
Blue and White Plates
I love blue and white dinner plates and love collecting them. I love this mixed set of six blue plates and they are very affordable.
I also love these plates when I set this table. It looks like blue and purple are becoming a new color palette at our home!
Blue and white is such a classic color. Plus it matches everything. You can mix these blue and white plates with green, red, yellow, purple, orange, and more!
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Summer Green and Aqua Plates
I borrowed these plates from our beach house and they just might have to stay at home. I love the color, the size and the ridges! These plates are wonderful.
These Sophie Conran dinner plates are my favorite. The color is amazing and they are so unique. They also come in other colors too!
Black and White Plates with Copper Accents
I set this table for our Dinner Club and I loved that all of you chose which plates I should use! I asked for votes on my stories and hundreds of you voted!
I love these Johnson Brothers Devon England Cottage plates. Their black and white palette is great. The plates in the photo are actually Johnson Brothers Asiatic Pheasant. I bought mine for a steal at TJ Maxx a few years ago. You can find them here but they are kind of pricey. I suggest you keep your eyes open at TJ Maxx.
Copper and White Plates
I bought my plates quites some time ago but found these Copper Rimmed Plates from Magnolia at Target which I actually like better.
Joanna Gaines designed these Copper Rimmed Plates and they are amazing. they are quite reasonable at Target. Be sure to get them soon before they all sell out.
My Favorite Christmas Plates
A few years ago Spode came out with their Gold Christmas Tree plates and I fell in love! I had thought about collecting their Christmas Tree Pattern but when I saw the Gold Christmas Tree dinner plates I knew I had to have them!
If you can I suggest you should collect both the dinner and salad plates. These Spode Gold Christmas Tree plates are so classic that you will use them forever!
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Ceramic and Porcelian Plates
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