Last week as I sat happily at the computer pecking away at the keyboard, my thoughts were interrupted by a huge crash. I went screaming through the house like a madwoman, “What happened?” As I rounded the corner to the dining room, I saw an entire shelf had come unhinged falling to the bottom of the cabinet. The good news is my beautiful Italian pottery was saved as it was on a higher shelf; the bad news all my wonderful white dishes are now toast.
White plates are like white candles on a table: always classy, always appropriate. So, I began the hunt to replace my white dishes. Sometimes TJMaxx has great dishes from Portugal, but more times than not, there are only a couple plates in each pattern. I popped by yesterday with no real score.
Here are my finds in order of my favorites. I love the Ballard dishes because they are slightly off white and have a distinct Italian feel. The faint outline around the curve of the dishes gives them a distinct uniqueness.
My next find is the always reliable Williams Sonoma. For those of you that don’t know this, Williams Sonoma has an incredible outlet store in Memphis. The store is located right off Poplar by the Clark Tower and next to Target. Since I am a Memphis native (please check out my newly posted bio), I stop by all the time. The dishes in this post are from the catalog, however, a quick trip to Memphis will save you tons of money. Next door to the Williams Sonoma outlet is a Pottery Barn outlet , plus a great wine store. Williams Sonoma’s everyday white are my second choice.
Finally, I think you can always score good quality plates on the cheap at Pier One Imports. I found great white plate for $3-$4 dollars, at that price, you can afford to throw them at your husband when you get mad. Just kidding! White plates are like the little black dress, you can dress them up or down and use them for almost any occasion. Enjoy a great weekend!