There's no need to stay loyal to one period. Here, handmade stoneware chargers lend modern shape and pattern plus a not-so-serious feel to antique flow blue transferware plates and ironstone bowls.
Chargers: Modern Thumbprint, through Darryl Carter, Washington, D.C.; darrylcarter.com
Blue-and-white china: antique flow blue transferware; similar items available through replacements.com
White bowls: antique ironstone; similar items available through replacements.com