Confession: I still have, and use, those dinner plates from the ’70s. Those white ones with tiny olive daisies dotting the edge . . . yep, they’ve got a place at my table. Bold and beautiful plates they’re not, but what can I say? I inherited them when I got my first apartment and even though I’ve moved on in life, the plates kinda stuck.
Sure, they’re cute in a vintage “what’s old is new again” kind of way but who I am kidding? After a while, the joke about being born in the 70s gets old. Sigh.
Time to spice things up in the dishware department. While I won’t be tossing my vintage memories, I do plan on buying some bold and beautiful plates to bring my ladies’ night in parties into this decade. Why not create a more festive mood with a more untraditional and fun style?
Goodbye typical round plates or box-bought sets found in every other kitchen. Break into the world of unusual shaped plates, different textures, brighter colors and unexpected designs. A few unique salad or dinner plates for a small get-together do the trick. All it takes to make table settings pop are a handful of eye-catching plates tossed in the mix. Hmmm . . . kind of like fashion: breaking away from our comfort zone with bolder styles can do wonders.
Make Table Settings Pop with These Bold & Beautiful Plates
So yes, I’m ready to move my good ‘ole daisy plates to the other side of the cabinet and introduce my kitchen table – and my friends – to bolder plates. Here are some plate styles that caught my eye. It’s all about being different and memorable!
Pretty patterns of little fish create a fun, elegant design.
jcp EVERYDAY Little Fish Salad Plates, $11.96 (Set of 4) from JCPenney
Thinking about getting new plates? Drop a note in the comment section below and let us know what you think of the ones here.