Carefree, Modern Dining

Spice things up for the holidays with a set of dinnerware inspired by the mid-century
Fridays on the Homefront
The holidays are a wonderful time for welcoming friends and family to a home that looks its festive best. When it comes to the dinner table, many families serve the turkey dinner and pumpkin pie on traditional dinnerware, while others bring out a favorite pattern. Maybe its time to make a change—and dine on some new dishes with plenty of personality.

An appealing tablescape is almost as important as the dinner itself… almost! And as many compliments as this year's Thanksgiving table may have received, could be that it's time to change things up, or create a new look.

Mid-century modern-inspired dinnerware is a great option. The principle of 'form follows function' applies to dinnerware too—and cups, saucers, and plates can be as stylish as they are functional. Don't feel you have to stick with one pattern; express your individuality by introducing contrasting colors and complementary patterns.

Whether you shop the stores or search online, you're sure to find an endless array of colors, patterns, textures, and materials. Into vintage? Search online auction sites like ebay and Etsy for collectible patterns such as 'Star Glow' by Royal China, or 'Temporama' by Canonsburg Potteries.

To help get your shopping started, we've listed seven selections below. One of our favorites is the exotic 'Tangiers,' created out of Baum stoneware, which revisits the tile work patterns and palette of Morocco. Or transition to evening hues with the entrancing midnight blue 'Lagos Coupe' collection, a deep-blue matte glaze on terracotta.

Whatever you choose, we hope that your next soiree will be just what you want it to be.


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Add a touch of midnight blue to mealtime with the 'Lagos Coupe' collection. Produced by Gibson Homewares of Los Angeles, a 40-year family-owned company with top brands, including Sur La Table, Kenmore, and Oster. 16-piece set, service for four, pictured here in a deep-blue matte glaze on terracotta.


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Do a bit of time travel with this '70s-inspired orange and cream striped dinnerware designed by Miranda Lambert. Constructed of porcelain with a pleasant mix of vintage inspiration and nostalgia that is sure to add style and charm to any table setting. 12-piece set.


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Here's a cool-looking line of bamboo dinnerware to mix or match to your heart's content. Eco-friendly, each piece is crafted from sustainable bamboo fiber, non-GMO corn starch, and a touch of BPA-free melamine for durability. Offered in eight rainbow hues. Available singly or in larger sets. Four-piece set.

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