May 15, 2017

Why All Of My Dishes Are White

Reasons why white dishes are superior to colored or patterned dishes.

I'm not one to get jealous easily, but when I saw a mosaic another blogger made from her broken dishes I was suddenly green with envy. She talked about how she would go and buy fun coffee cups and saucers in fun patterns. They were adorable in fun, bright colors and they made such a cute mosaic and succulent holder.

My mind quickly went to what my mosaic would look like if I used our broken dishes and I realized it would be boring because all of my dishes are white. I was almost tempted to run out and get some fun dishes, but thankfully I thought about it a second and realized that I'm far happier with my decision to have all white dishes.


White dishes are easy to find

White ceramic dishes can be found pretty much anywhere. If we break one I don't have to worry about finding a replacement. Almost anywhere that sells dishes has white ceramic in addition to the pretty colors and patterns. Even if I had them in a solid color, it might be hard to find the exact shade or color. White is white and it's not going anywhere.

Reasons why white dishes are superior to colored or patterned dishes.

White dishes all match 

There is a certain appeal to having a mismatched set, but sooner or later it would drive me crazy. We technically have two different plate sets, and have for years, but, because they are all white, no one notices that they are different.

One store near us has an entire row of serving supplies that are all white. They have white pitchers, platters, dishes and bowls. Any of them would fit in perfectly with my dishes and continue the theme. If I wanted to add some difference I would consider getting the square plates to add some dimension.

White dishes won't go out of style

Remember your grandmother's china? I have great memories of my grandmother's china that had an ivy leaf design on them, but it would not be my preference to serve off of in my house. Our white dishes will never go out of style, and while I doubt our grand kids would want our dishes, they certainly could!

Reasons why white dishes are superior to colored or patterned dishes.

Holiday decorating is a breeze

Growing up we had a set of Christmas dishes that had Christmas trees on them and another with snowmen and snowflake. Now the dishes were really cute, but 11 months out of the year they just took up space...and that's assuming we remembered to use them! Sometimes it was too much work to drag them down from the back of the top shelf.

My white dishes are perfect for any holiday. I love to have fun centerpieces so the white complements any style. If you want more color you can get festive place mats or serving dishes. It is far cheaper to get a set of place mats than to get a set of dishes. So that means you can celebrate more holidays.

So while I was initially a little jealous that her dishes are so fun. I'm far happier with my decision in the long run.

What do your dishes look like?

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6 comments:

  1. We will be replacing our dishes with all white when we move into our new place. It makes a lot of sense and color can be added to the table in the form of flowers, napkins or other decorations befitting the occasion.
    Enjoy your week!

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    1. Yes, I love color...just not on my dishes. ;) I thought you had already moved, or are you just in a temporary location?

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  2. Make sense. Another reason for white plats is that they don't fade. We have some coloured dishes that I got from my parents. They stopped using them because the colour faded in the dishwasher (and replaced them by white dishes). It doesn't bother me at the moment, but it might at some point.

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    1. I didn't think of that! That would be incredibly disappointing.

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  3. Interesting. I've taken almost the opposite approach: My dishes are various colors, but they are all one brand so that they STACK EASILY. I have very little cabinet space, so having dishes in a variety of shapes/sizes would drive me crazy. But we love a variety of colors! We chose Corelle dishes because they are thin but don't break easily, they are made in USA, the price is reasonable, and used ones often turn up in estate sales. We have a wide variety of colored borders, but I guess they are all on white backgrounds.

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    1. A lot of people have told me they love color and have fiesta ware. I grew up with fiesta ware, but I'd have to either have a ton of colors or colors for each holiday. I'm not sure I could use pastel pink dishes for Christmas dinner!

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