Author Archives: Kassie

Denby Dinnerware

By | March 21, 2014

If you’re not familiar with Denby dinnerware, it’s an company that manufactures stoneware dinnerware in England, and they’ve been doing it for over 200 years now. In addition to their commitment to manufacturing their products in a relatively high-cost location (rather than outsourcing to Asia), Denby dinnerware is also committed to safety, offering the following […]

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Square Dinnerware

By | March 20, 2014

I’m not sure just how far square dinnerware goes back in history, but I do love the sleek, often modern look it can lend to the dinner table. Although square plates and dishes are occasionally associated with high-end modern dinnerware lines, a number of companies produce square dishes at very affordable prices. In addition to […]

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Portmeirion Dinnerware Sets

By | March 19, 2014

If you’re a fan of sweet, simple, and feminine dishes, you’ll love Portmeirion Dinnerware. If you’re not already familiar with Portmeirion dinnerware, know that it comes from the same company that brings us the Spode and Royal Worcester brands. Portmeirion place settings tend to relatively high end and expensive, but they’re great if you’re prepared […]

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NotNeutral Dinnerware Sets

By | March 7, 2014

So much of the dinnerware you see is, to put it politely, neutral. Visit any department store and you’ll find a sea of mostly very tasteful, understated designs. NotNeutral dinnerware does not fall into that category (as the name implies). NotNeutral dinnerware designs are bright, colorful, and thoroughly modern. In addition to some very simple, […]

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Espana Dinnerware by Tabletops Unlimited

By | February 20, 2014

Espana Dinnerware is a line produced by the kitchen and housewares manufacturer Tabletops Unlimited. Tabletops Unlimited has a history of creating high-quality china, and Espana is no exception. Espana’s pieces are often bright and eye-catching, and they make great everyday dishes. They’re also reasonably affordable, which makes them very popular with young families and 20-something […]

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Gibson Dinnerware

By | February 14, 2014

Gibson Dinnerware is a popular brand found in department and specialty stores throughout the United States. Their place settings make great everyday dinnerware, and their styles range from rustic to contemporary to classic. Unless you’re looking for something ultra-modern or extremely ornate and expensive, you can probably find something you like in Gibson’s dinnerware collections.

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Cobalt Blue Dinnerware

By | January 20, 2014

If you’re looking for cobalt blue, it’s likely that you’re not going to be happy with any other shade of blue. Pastels aren’t strong enough, and ultra bright blues may not offer the sophistication you’re looking for. Even worse, most places don’t label their cobalt blue place settings as such, so it’s even harder to […]

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White Dinnerware & Place Settings

By | August 28, 2013

While patterned china can be amazing, there are definitely times when simple white dinnerware is most appropriate. Whether you decide on round, oval, or even square dinnerware, classic white plates and bowls can make a statement. They carry a message of purity, cleanliness, and simplicity, which is something that’s often loss in a visual sea […]

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Mikasa Dinnerware & Place Settings

By | July 28, 2013

Mikasa has a long-standing reputation for quality and elegant style, and their latest pieces are no exception. A typical Mikasa place setting is either simple and white, or white and accented with small bursts of color or metals. If you’re in the market for a new set of Mikasa place settings, you can expect to […]

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