Types of Dinnerware Sets
Buying Guide to Dinnerware Sets
Dinnerware is another term for dishes, china, plates and other tableware used for serving food. Your dinnerware can definitely be a focal point for your dining tables both indoors and outdoors. Dinnerware is something you’ll use either everyday, or on special occasions so choose designs that reflect your style and that you’ll enjoy.
Here’s what you need to know about buying dinnerware…
Many people start by choosing a pattern, then building their set from there. If you are looking for china think about whether you want gold or silver banded edges, floral prints, or something else. Try to find a look that is timeless, if you want to pass it down over generations. If your style is more traditional, choose solid colors or whites. Does your taste favor no patterns or casual patterns?
You’ll also want to consider whether or not your are looking for dinnerware that is durable. Stoneware and earthenware typically chip easier than porcelain or bone china. The durability of porcelain and bone china is what makes them ideal for everyday use.
How Is Dinnerware Sold?
Dinnerware is sold one of three ways:
1. A Place Setting. You’ll get all the pieces you need for a single person’s seat at the table. The normal range to start is between 8 and 12. If it’s a pattern you love, consider a minimum of 12 place settings, in case some pieces break over the years. Bone china and porcelain are often sold in place settings. A place setting typically includes a dinner plate, a salad plate (or dessert plate), a bread and butter plate, a teacup, and a saucer. You can buy soup bowls, serving bowls, platters, and other pieces separately.
2. Open Stock. This is dinnerware that is sold by each individual piece. Sometimes you can mix and match colors and design patterns, or you can purchase all the same color or pattern. This option is ideal for a single person, or someone wanting to add a variety to what they already have at home. Mixing and matching colors and patterns is a fun way to make your table pop!
3. Boxed Sets. Most common boxed sets are available in 16 and 20 piece settings. These offer service for four, so you might want to purchase 2-3 boxed sets, so you’ll have enough for family and dinner guests. A 20-piece boxed set of dinnerware usually includes four each of dinner plates, salad plates, soup bowl, teacups, and saucers. A 16-piece boxed set typically includes a mug instead of a teacup and saucer.
Choosing A Dinnerware Set
Dinnerware sets are something people enjoy using for everyday meals with family, and when entertaining guests. You will find a huge selection of dinnerware sets here.
Choose from everyday dinner sets, formal sets, and casual sets that you and your family will enjoy together.
A dinnerware set will set the theme for your dinner party, and possibly your kitchen and dining room decor, so choose a design you enjoy!
Formal Dinnerware Sets
Mikasa Love Story 40-Piece Dinnerware Set, Service for 8
This 40-piece dinnerware set includes 8 each of: 10-3/4 inch dinner plate, 8-1/2 inch salad plate, 7-inch bread and butter plate, 6-inch saucer, 9-ounce teacup.
Made of porcelain; platinum banding. Features graceful platinum bands. An elegant set for family and dinner guests.
Hand wash with warm water and a mild detergent, not microwave safe.
You can also order a 5-piece setting with this same design. Makes a great wedding gift!
La Luna Bone China 57-Piece 24K Gold Floral Design
Dinnerware Set, Service for 8
Elegant high-end yet affordable Bone China. This formal dinnerware set is pretty trimmed in 24K gold. It’s also dishwasher safe, so cleanup is easy.
You get 6-piece place setting for 8 people. Serving bowls, platters, teapot, creamer, sugar, salt and pepper included
You’ll be proud to through dinner parties that include serving on these lovely bone china pieces.
Formal Dinnerware Sets
Many new couples enjoy picking out a formal dinnerware set before their nuptials. People enjoy displaying these sets in china cabinets, or on their dining room table.
When throwing an elegant dinner party, or a holiday gathering with family and friends, it’s always nice to break out the pretty china!
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Casual Dinnerware Sets
Modern Farmhouse 16-Piece Dinnerware Set, Dusk
This unique casual dinnerware set features plates and saucers with clean, crisp edges around them.
I love the simplicity of this set, and it’s perfect for daily family use, outdoor entertaining, and casual dinner parties.
Each 16-piece service for four includes 4 dinner plates, 4 salad plates, 4 all purpose bowls and 4 mugs.
Euro Ceramica 16 Piece Zanzibar Dinnerware Set
Bring a touch of Southwestern design into your home with this pretty dinnerware set.
Find new expression with this vibrantly embellished dinnerware. Rich, colorful, and artisan inspired; reflecting characteristics of the South of Spain. Zanzibar is a great addition to everyday decor or special-occasion parties. Designed in Europe.
Casual Dinnerware Sets
Your casual dinnerware sets might be used on a daily basis by you and your family. These sets are also perfect for more casual dinner parties. You can still bring class to your table with these lovely dinnerware sets!
Gibson Home Style Deluxe 16-Piece Dinnerware Set, BlueCuisinart Stoneware Abilly Collection 16-Piece Dinnerware SetsTag Sonoma Ironstone Ceramic 16-Piece Dinnerware Set, ServiceMikasa Gourmet Basics Verona 16-Piece Dinnerware Set (ServiceGibson Home Stanza 16 Piece Dinnerware Set (Turquoise)Pfaltzgaff Harmony 16-piece Red Dinnerware SetAmerican Atelier 16 Piece Madelyn Blue Dinnerware Set,Cuisinart Chailles Collection 16-Piece Porcelain Dinnerware SetEarthtone Square 16 Piece Dinnerware SetCorelle Livingware 16-Piece Dinnerware Set, Folk Stitch, ServiceGibson Lewisville 16 Piece Dinnerware Cream with GraySignature Housewares Sorrento Collection Stoneware 4-Piece Dinnerware Set,Rachael Ray Pendulum 16-Piece Stoneware Dinnerware SetBonJour 16-Piece Dinnerware Orchard Harvest Stoneware SetThe Boutique Beautiful Soho Lounge 16 Piece BlueTallulah 16 Piece Dinnerware SetAmerican Atelier Stonegate 16-Piece Dinnerware Set, IvoryCorelle Square 16-Piece Dinnerware Set, Kobe, Service forPaula Deen Signature Dinnerware Spring Prelude 16-Piece DinnerwarePfaltzgraff Pistoulet 16-Piece Dinnerware Set, Service for 4Corelle Impressions 16-Piece Dinnerware Set, Watercolors, Service forLenox Floral Fusion Blue 20-Piece SetRed Vanilla HN660-016 Whole Wheat 16-Piece Dinnerware Set,Gibson Elite 16 Piece Dinnerware SetCorelle Livingware 16 piece Dinnerware Set, Service forDansk The Burbs Carved 16 Piece Dinnerware Set,222 Fifth Eliza 16-Piece Dinnerware Set, TealCorelle Livingware 16-Piece Dinnerware Set, Sand Sketch, ServiceRachael Ray Dinnerware Paisley 16-Piece Dinnerware Set222 Fifth Lyria 16-Piece Set Dinnerware Set, Saffron
Everyday Dinnerware Sets
Basically everyday dinnerware comes in a few different materials which include earthenware, stoneware, porcelain, glass or plastic. The most expensive everyday dinnerware sets are going to boast features such as chip resistant and made of the most durable porcelain and stoneware.
Gibson Studio Line by Laurie Gates 12 Piece Solana Melamine Dinnerware
Malamine is the choice dinnerware for many families with small children, because it’s virtually unbreakable.
Use it at home, or when camping, for family meals and easy cleanup.
This dinnerware set is lovely enough to display on your dining room table every day, too!
Elite Café Versailles 16 Piece Double Bowl Dinnerware Set
Dishwasher and Microwave Safe; Oven Safe
16 Piece Double Bowl Set Includes:
* 4x 11in Dinner Plates
* 4x 8.25in Dessert Plates
* 4x 6in Bowls
Nice for everyday family use!
Everyday Dinnerware Sets
These are dinnerware sets you and your family are likely to use every day for every meal. Choose a pattern and color you love! Many people will opt to match their dinnerware sets with their kitchen theme or color scheme, too.
Gibson Soho Lounge 16-Piece Square Reactive Glaze DinnerwareGibson Studio Line by Laurie Gates 12 PieceGibson Soho Lounge Taupe 16-Piece Dinnerware SetGibson Home Fandango 16-Piece Dinnerware Set, Gold/VariousIsaac Mizrahi Dot Luxe 16-Piece Dinnerware Set, TealGibson Elite Pueblo Springs 16-Piece Dinnerware set, MulticolorGibson Home 12 Piece Brist Melamine Dinnerware (SetSango 16 Piece Vega Dinnerware Set, AquaGibson Magello 16 Piece Dinnerware Set, Cream/BlueCorelle Livingware 16-Piece Dinnerware Set, South Beach, ServiceAmerican Atelier 16-Piece Via Roma Dinnerware SetSango 16 Piece Nova Dinnerware Set, BrownIsaac Mizrahi Caribbean Color 16-Piece Dinnerware Set, BlueberryAmerican Atelier Blossom Branch 16-Piece Dinnerware Set, RedCorelle Impressions 16-Piece Dinnerware Set, Urban Grid, ServiceSimplemente Delicioso Escolta 16 Piece Dinnerware Set, TealMelamine Dinnerware 16-Piece Set (Blue)Corelle Livingware 16-Piece Dinnerware Set,Classic Cafe Black, Service
Sets By Count
16 Piece Dinnerware Sets
A 16 piece dinnerware set will serve four people. It typically includes dinner plate, cups, saucers, bowls., but sets may vary in what they offer.
AmazonBasics 16-Piece Dinnerware Set, Service for 4Gibson Home 97694.16r Casa Stella 16-Piece Dinnerware Set,Gibson 16-Piece Dinnerware Set, Evening Blossom, BlackCorelle Contours 16-Piece Dinnerware Set, Spring Pink, ServiceGibson Elite Tequesta 16-Piece Square Dinnerware Set, TaupeAdriatic 16 Piece Dinnerware SetGibson Home Style Deluxe 16-Piece Dinnerware Set, GreenCorelle Impressions 16-Piece Dinnerware SetGibson Soho Lounge Mosaic 16 Piece Dinnerware SetAmerican Atelier Stonegate 16-Piece Dinnerware Set, IvorySango 16 Piece Zanzibar Dinnerware Set, BrownRachael Ray Dinnerware Round and Square 16-Piece DinnerwareRachael Ray Dinnerware Round and Square 16-Piece DinnerwareAmerican Atelier 6027-16bw Twilight Blossom 16-Piece Dinnerware Set,Corelle Square Urban Arc 16-Piece Dinnerware Set, ServiceRed 16 Piece Dinnerware Set, Stoneware Dinner SetSicily Caramel 16 Piece Dinnerware Set Service ForCuisinart Stoneware Isere Collection 16-Piece Dinnerware Sets
12 Piece Dinnerware Sets
12 piece dinnerware sets typically include a service for four including dinner plates, saucers, and bowls. Sets may vary, though and include a mug or a drinking glass rather than another dinnerware piece.
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4 Piece Dinnerware Sets
4 piece dinnerware sets typically include one dinner plate, saucer, bowl, and coffee mug. Of course sets may vary by brand or design.
Fiesta 4-Piece Place Setting, LemongrassRoyal Doulton 1815 4-Piece Dinnerware Set, BlueDansk Classic Fjord 4-Piece Set, Service for oneGordon Ramsay Royal Doulton Maze 4-Piece Dinnerware Set,Mikasa Swirl 4 Piece Place Setting, WhiteRoyal Doulton Gordon Ramsay Maze 4-Piece Place SettingFiesta 4-Piece Place Setting, LapisDANSK Kobenstyle 4-Piece Place Setting, TealLe Creuset Stoneware 4-Piece Dinnerware Set, CaribbeanGordon Ramsay 4-Piece Bread Street Dinnerware Set, SlateJohnson Brothers Devon Cottage 4-Piece Place SettingLe Creuset Stoneware 4-Piece Dinnerware Set, SoleilRed Vanilla Odett Platinum 4-Piece Dinnerware SetRoyal Doulton 1815 4- Piece Dinnerware Set, GreenGordon Ramsay by Royal Doulton Maze Blue 4-Piece