White Dishes


After tossing the broken white plate from the first order, and the broken mug from the second order they sent me free of charge, I washed my dishes and arranged them on the blue cupboard in my dining space.

The clear glasses you see are in fact jars, as you can probably tell. 

The other day I was thinking maybe one day I'd get some smaller glasses, as I only had the four taller red ones. I need smaller glasses because I have smallish hands.

Then I happened upon an unopened box of a dozen small jars I had forgotten I had. The perfect size for my smallish hands. I took them out, removed the lids, and started using them.

 
The newest color scheme on the shelves of my blue cupboard is red and white. I love my new white dishes! 

Do you have a set of white dishes in your home?





27 comments

  1. Our dishes are white. They have a relief design, so they aren't just plain. We use the same dishes for "fancy" dinner parties and for every day. They're very versatile. We bought a set on the French version of craigslist when the previous set dwindled down to not enough plates for 8. Great bargain. But because everything is white, we could use the serving pieces from the old set with the new plates.

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    1. I guess I'm just now catching on to the value of white dishes. Better late than never!

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  2. I love white dishes too. Your new display looks gorgeous.

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    1. Marty, I know you're a marvel in a kitchen. So I'm sure you are way ahead of me!

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  3. The white dishes look great. Love the polka dots too.

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    1. I got those red and white polka dotted dishes from ebay years ago in TX.

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  4. I love the new dishes and the dash of red is perfect! I have some white dishes in my stash!

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    1. I guess every woman needs some white dishes in their stash!

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  5. Your white dishes look great. I love that Corelle set too. I have some vintage Homer Laughlin dishes in the Colonial White pattern that I'm slowly adding to. I love that pattern. By the way, we use canning jars as our everyday drinking glasses. I'm drinking iced tea from a Ball wide mouth 2-cup-sized clear jar right now. We use the one-cup size for juice. I use both sizes as measuring cups too. Pop on a lid, and both sizes can hold leftovers in the fridge. And of course they make great flower vases. And if you are really ambitious, you can make some jam! But I'm not that ambitious much anymore.

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    1. Don't know why I didn't think of it before.

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  6. I love how you have arranged your dishes on the shelves. And isn't it wonderful how you can mix and match patterns? White dishes are both practical and beautiful.

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  7. All my daily dishes - plates and bowls - are white, except for a set of blue and white floral plates. The blue and white plates were made in Bavaria and the white plates in England. All from Goodwill. I have a set of white bowls from Crate & Barrel and then another set (Mikasa) that are perfect for pasta dishes that I picked up at Goodwill just yesterday. All my drinking glasses are from Goodwill, too!

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    1. You must have great thrift stores in your area. I haven't found that to be the case here.

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  8. I love the way your cupboard looks with the red and white. The new dishes are beautiful and so versitile! I especially love the big mugs which will be perfect for a warm cup of coffee, tea or hot chocolate. Can you believe I've had the same 2 sets of dishes for over 40 years. (I was raised by parents that lived through the depression and taught to make things last) Maybe I should try a white set!

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  9. Perfect color scheme for your blue cupboard! I love both styles of your bowls, I'm a sucker for bowls. And I have come to love white dishes, even though I still love all my colored and patterned dishes too. But if I move into a tiny efficiency studio apartment someday and can only take one set, I will take all my white Buffalo plates, platters and bowls that have a thin green stripe around the rim. Food really does look better on white.

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    1. I like bowls too. So many things you can do with bowls!

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  10. Hi Brenda~

    I love your white and red theme, and the blue cupboard just sets them of so perfectly! I love white dishes as well. Any color you put with white, will look beautiful. Right now mine are off-white, but, I will soon be using a beautiful set of, Marcrest brown plates and dishes for fall. I don't do that for every season, but I really love these old plates and dishes, that were handed down to me by my mother.

    I love drinking out of jars. One of my favorite restaurants uses jars instead of glasses and I love it. Besides that, they are practical, and don't break easily.

    Have a wonderful week-end, Brenda! Happy Fall!

    Hugs,
    Barb

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  11. THE CUPBOARD LOOKS GREAT, THE WHITE DISHES ARE PERFECT. I NOTICED THAT 7 MUGS WERE JUST ENOUGH, FILLED THE SHELF NICELY. I LIKE THE SIMPLICITY, AND CLEAN LOOK OF THEM.THE RED PIECES ACCENT THEM NICELY.
    MASON JARS ARE GREAT FOR SO MANY REASONS,SO MUCH MORE THAN JUST CANNING.AS A DRINKING GLASS,BREAKFAST IN A JAR,STORAGE AND A SIMPLE VASE FOR YOUR LOVELY FLOWERS FROM THE GARDEN. I ESPECIALLY LIKE THE BIG JAR WITH COFFER BEANS AND THE CANDLE.I WOULD NEVER HAVE THOUGHT OF THAT IDEA, BUT NOW THANKS TO YOU I WANT ONE FOR MYSELF. I'LL USE ONE OF MY LUMINARA TAPERS THAT I COVER WITH SARAN WRAP TO PROTECT THE WAX FROM DISCOLORING BECAUSE OF THE COFFEE BEANS. THANK YOU FOR SHARING.
    HAVE A GREAT DAY. S2P

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    1. I noticed that about the mugs too. Eight would not have fit there.

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  12. Your new dishes are very pretty! I love the mugs. I have a set of Mikasa French Countryside that are a creamy white and then I have some plain white Corelle. It's so easy to set a pretty table with white dishes and colorful placemats or a pretty tablecloth, I think. No chargers for me, I don't get that fancy. :) I also love the idea of using jars for drinking glasses. Several eateries we've been to also use them. Happy Autumn to you!

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  13. I has square white dinner, salad plates with square bowls from World Market. I bought them on sale and they were so inexpensive, but has a nice heft to them. I love your polka dot plates. So cute!

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  14. The cupboard's pretty. I love white dishes and of course they look fabulous with your favorite red touches. I have two incomplete sets of white dishes which I need to add to. I also have a very small set of blue and white dishes that I use with the white ones. I like blue like you like red!

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  15. So pretty, Brenda! Yes, I do have white dishes. I love them because they go with everything and I can mix and match so easily!

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  16. I love your new white dishes! They look fabulous! I cannot wait to see what beautiful settings that you come up with. Enjoy!

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