What Your Plates Say About Your Personality
Whether you inherited your grandmother's heirloom china, spent hours agonizing over patterns for your wedding registry, or simply picked the first plates that appealed to you, your china—both the good stuff you save for special occasions like Easter and Christmas, and the everyday kind you employ fo low-key pizza nights and casual dinner parties—says something about your sense of style and how you like to entertain. Take Mottahedeh's Blue Canton, for instance. The classic blue-and-white motif is a timeless choice that straddles styles and aesthetics—from country farmhouse to contemporary. Doubling as fine and everyday china, it appeals to those who value efficiency and practicality as much as elegance.
For all of you who married young and hate the dinnerware you chose in a stress-fueled pre-wedding haze, don't worry; there's a reason Replacements does such brisk business. Read on to discover twelve more patterns we covet and what tastes they might attract. Maybe you'll rethink old place settings or find inspiration to start anew.