Spice it Up: Bold & Beautiful Plates

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.

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Time for me to spice things up, don’t ya think?  No more dinner parties with my inherited daisy plates.  Bring on the bold!

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 non-traditional 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. Just like in 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 upgraded plates.  

Here are some plate styles that caught my eye.

Wood plates
Acacia Wood Appetizer Plates, Set of 4, $19.99 from Sur La Table
Plates with tree design
Dinner Plate and Cereal Bowl (Set of 8), $14.99 from Target
Colorful plate
Echo Design Latika, 8 1/2 –inch Salad Plate, $7.99 from Bed Bath & Beyond
Red plates with white pattern
jcp EVERYDAY Little Fish Salad Plates, $11.96 (Set of 4) from JCPenney
black and white striped plate
Martha Celebrations Ornate Paper Cocktail Plates, $3.50 (Set of 8) from JCPenney
Square red plate
Misto 10 ½-inch Square Dinner Plate, $6.99 from Bed Bath & Beyond
Yellow plate with polka dot
Sprinkle Collection, 8-inch Side Plate, $5.99 from Bed Bath & Beyond
Zebra design plate
Zebra Dinner Plate, $6.00 from Pier1

Thinking about getting new plates?  Drop a note in the comment section below and let us know what you think of the ones here.