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I have more dishes and serving pieces that I could possibly need in a lifetime and I am quickly running out of places to store them.  And the ironic part is that I don’t even cook, so I really don’t need that many!  But nonetheless, I absolutely love plates, cups, saucers, mugs, serving bowls, etc.  There’s something so appealing to me about the endless variety of colors, patterns and shapes.  Vintage plates with chipping and crazing don’t even faze me, as these “flaws” just become a part of their character.  Truly, it’s amazing to me how you can totally transform the look of a table with just a few pieces of dinnerware.

My everyday dinnerware is the plain white ARV set from IKEA.

{via IKEA}
{ARV dinnerware via IKEA}

 

I love this set because it is reasonably priced and coordinates with almost anything.  It also has a slightly ruffled edge to give it a softer look and I love a ruffle!

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I tend to use white dinner plates as a base and if I want a bit more color, I will add either a pretty salad plate, or maybe an interesting cup.

Tidbits&Twine-Holiday-Place-Setting

Tidbits&Twine Fall Tablescape 10

 

If you follow me on Instagram, then you’ll know I recently purchased some teacups from HomeGoods.  Polka dots, stripes and a charming image on the inside of the cup – what’s not to love?!  My morning coffee is sure to taste better now.

Tidbits-&-Twine-Teacup

 

I also snatched up the mugs.  :)

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I wish now that I had purchased a few of these pretty blue and white plates when I saw them at Elsie Green.  And how sweet is the coordinating blue water glass?!

Elsie Green House and Home 2

 

As Spring approaches, I find myself looking at colorful and whimsical plates.  We don’t normally spend Easter at home, but I think this year will be an exception, so I need to get thinking about a Spring tablescape.  I’ve had my eye on these cute rooster plates from Cost Plus…

{via Cost Plus World Market}
{via Cost Plus World Market}

 

…and these adorable bunny plates.  {The bunny in the lower right is my favorite!}

{via Williams Sonoma}
{via Williams Sonoma}

 

And although this seems to be a slight departure from my usual style, I’m also really drawn to these colorful and eclectic nature plates!

{via Anthropologie}
{via Anthropologie}

 

I don’t need dinnerware that is particularly expensive and I’m not too concerned about lasting quality since I change my plates out often, which is one of the reasons that I love HomeGoods.   They have such a great selection of unusual dinnerware but at reasonable prices.  I also like Target.com and recently found this blue salad plate that would coordinate well with my white dinner plates.

Target Aqua Salad Plate
{via Target.com}

 

I like to mix and match plates to create a collected look…plus I tend to get more use out of each piece when I feel that different pairings of plates create different looks.  I might have to finally part with the dishes we got when we first got married since I no longer use them, but the sentimental value is high so I’m not sure I’m ready for this step just yet.  Maybe if I clean out my pantry a bit I could eek a little room out for some cute Easter dishes!

 

What is your favorite Spring dinnerware?
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