How to Host a Fall Dinner Party

Hosting a fall dinner party? We got some autumn entertaining tips from an expert and scoured the web for our favorite fall dinnerware and table linens—so you can pull off a festive fall get-together...

Home Plate Dinnerware Exchange, Aug 1-11, Heath Ceramics LA

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 months ago

" . . . Here’s how it works: donate your gently used dinnerware at Heath LA — any brand — in exchange for 20% off* any corresponding piece of Heathware (plate for plate, bowl for bowl). Traditional...

Quince, Cotogna & Verjus sidewalk sale, Sat, July 20, SF

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 months ago

Quince (Michelin 3 stars) and its sister restaurants, Cotogna and Verjus, are selling off dinnerware and more. "Sidewalk Sale is back. And bigger than ever. This Saturday, July 20, we are havi...

The Rich, Complex History Hiding Within Chinese Plate Designs

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 months ago

Soleil Ho posted her tattoo on IG to introduce her piece on the background of this now very common Chinese plate pattern. https://www.thrillist.com/eat/nation/chinese-plate-design-history

I hate utensils with heavy handles

by Hawashingtonian 4 months ago

My fork fell out of my bowl again because the handle's heavier than the business end. I hate when that happens, and it never happens with cheap, thin, head-heavy Ikea (or similar) utensils. I'd gra...

Heath Ceramics dinnerware

by Christine 14 years ago

I will be replacing my everyday dishes this year, and would like to see if anyone has any experience with dinnerware by Heath Ceramics. It's a little pricey, it's beautiful, but is it worth the mon...

Removing silverware marks from plates?

by jacquelyncoffey 10 years ago

Hi, I have Noritake colorwave dishes, which I guess are stoneware, certainly not fine china, and they have dark marks from the stainless steel flatware, from cutting your meat etc. Is there any wa...

Dinner and glassware that's unbreakable AND un-ugly

by Googs 10 months ago

I have a friend who, due to health reasons, is in need of plates and especially glasses that cannot be broken. I'd love to get them something that isn't embossed with Disney characters. Something...

MMclay Ceramics Sale, SF, Sun 9/9

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 year ago

Ceramic tableware fall seconds and sample sale, Sunday 9/9, 11am to 6pm. MMclay Ceramics Airstream Lot Corner of Linden St. & Octavia St. San Francisco https://www.facebook.com/mmclayairstream/

Cotogna and Quince kitchen sidewalk sale, Sat 9/8

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 year ago

Saturday, September 8, 11am to 1pm, for the annual kitchenware sidewalk sale of used items from Quince and Cotogna restaurants in San Francisco. Cash only.

Cheap but sturdy dinnerware, glassware and flatware

by FoodMan88 1 year ago

Got a recent grad being sent out into the world for his first job rotation. He needs to put together a kitchen and needs all the basics. He’s pretty good cooking so he knows what he needs/wants wit...

New dinnerware - Nevaeh by Fritz and Floyd? Williams Sonoma?

by Olivia_Oil 2 years ago

We need new dinnerware. I want one set that will work for both everyday and entertaining. Sweetheart/Wirecutter recommends Nevaeh by Fritz and Floyd at BBB but I am having a hard time finding much ...

Favorite mug?

by Olivia_Oil 2 years ago

I have been looking into new dish sets and have not been liking the mugs in any of them so am thinking of buying a set separately. Does anyone have mugs they currently love. I want ones that are ve...

Fiestaware Question

by jscott686 2 years ago

I was in an antique shop a couple of years ago and my mother saw a piece of Fiestaware that i haven't seen since. I believe it was a wire piece which held a bowl or plate in the air. It might have ...

What dinnerware do you have, and how do you rate it?

by foiegras 10 years ago

As a dinnerware junkie, I'm wondering what you guys have, and what's the best and worst in terms of durability and function. I'll come back & post about my collection ...

old china and porcelain dishes..safe in microwave?

by erica 4 years ago

I have many dishes manufactured before there were microwaves, so no "microwave safe" label on the underside. I would not chance super expensive Spode, but what about non-luxury china including Api...

Dinnerware safety--brand suggestions?

by liveforfood 11 years ago

I am in the market for some new every day dishes and I don't want to spend a fortune. But I am struck that everything I've seen at a low cost or reasonable prices is made in China and I am concern...

Williams Sonoma Pantry Dinnerware vs. Open Kitchen Dinnerware?

by JulesEliz 3 years ago

I've been looking to purchase some white Dinnerware for every day use. I was all set to buy the Crate & Barrel Aspen Dinnerware but just received an awesome gift card to Williams Sonoma, so I am tr...

Dinnerware plates that can be heated in the oven

by KimM5263 2 years ago

Hello, We are looking for plates that can be heated in the oven to serve hubby's new steak recipe on. I am unsure what type of plate to buy. Think Ruth Chris dinner! Hot butter and steak sizzli...

A Question Regarding Modern Corelle Dinnerware.

by rusted 7 years ago

Hi. When I moved out 3 years ago, my mother gave me some pieces of Corelle Dinnerware with the gold butterfly motif (picture included). She received these from her mother when she got married i...

Which is the Best Flatware set ?

by JoeyPar 2 years ago

Hey guys, Help Me Out Here! My mom is turning 50 on next month. So i thought of buying her something she loves. She is really craving for a good flatware set for her dinner table lately. So i have...