The Hunt for New Dinnerware

Williams-Sonoma Apilco Aqua 5-place dinnerware

When my husband and I first moved in together several years ago, I ditched my old dinnerware and splurged on a whole new set from Z Gallerie. At the time I didn’t have a food blog, so I wasn’t concerned with how the plates would photograph, only that they matched my funky 60ish-vibe dining room decor.

So what does that mean exactly? Well, all those pieces are brown. While I love them, and they look great on our table, they don’t make for a pretty picture.

Recently a couple of the large plates have cracked, so I started thinking that it might be time to ditch the brown and invest in a whole new set of shiny white dishes!

Aspen dinnerware from Crate & Barrel

Problem is, there are too many white dishes out there! I can’t decide if I need to get a really basic set like the Aspen from Crate and Barrel or something like the ones I’ve featured from West Elm and Williams-Sonoma. Each piece of the West Elm set has subtle shape differences, making for a little more interesting look, and the Williams-Sonoma set’s patterned edge gives it a little more modern look.

Organic shaped dinnerware from West Elm

Do you guys have any thoughts or opinions? Do you own white dinnerware that you love? Help a girl out! Where should I be shopping and what should I be buying??