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

Mikasa Love Story 40-Piece Dinnerware Set, Service forMikasa Love Story 40-Piece Dinnerware Set, Service for

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

Lorren Home Trends La Luna Bone China 57-PieceLorren Home Trends La Luna Bone China 57-Piece

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!

 Lorren Home Trends 57-Piece Porcelain Dinnerware Set, Giada, Lorenzo Import Porcelain 20-Piece Square Dinnerware Set Service Lorren Home Trends Catherine 57 Piece Dinnerware Set Lorren Home Trends 57-Piece Porcelain Dinnerware Set, Ballo, Noritake Austin Platinum 50-Piece Dinnerware Set, Service for Lorenzo Sirena 57-Piece Dinnerware Set, Service for 8 Lorenzo Import Isabella 57-Piece Wavy Porcelain Dinnerware Set Lorren Home Trends Elizabeth 24 Piece Porcelain Dinnerware Lorren Home Trends 57-Piece Porcelain Dinnerware Set, Alina-GD, Lorren Home Trends 57-Piece Porcelain Dinnerware Set, Ricamo-GD, Lorren Home Trends 57-Piece Porcelain Dinnerware Set with Lorenzo Import Victoria 57-Piece Wavy Porcelain Dinnerware Set Mikasa Platinum Crown Cobalt 40-Piece Dinnerware Set, Service Lorenzo 57 Piece Elegant Bone China Service for Mikasa Cameo Platinum 5-Piece Place Setting, Service for

Casual Dinnerware Sets

Modern Farmhouse 16-Piece Dinnerware Set, Dusk

Food & Wine For Gorham Modern Farmhouse 16-PieceFood & Wine For Gorham Modern Farmhouse 16-Piece

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

Euro Ceramica 16 Piece Zanzibar Dinnerware Set, BlueEuro Ceramica 16 Piece Zanzibar Dinnerware Set, Blue

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, Blue Cuisinart Stoneware Abilly Collection 16-Piece Dinnerware Sets Tag Sonoma Ironstone Ceramic 16-Piece Dinnerware Set, Service Mikasa Gourmet Basics Verona 16-Piece Dinnerware Set (Service Gibson Home Stanza 16 Piece Dinnerware Set (Turquoise) Pfaltzgaff Harmony 16-piece Red Dinnerware Set American Atelier 16 Piece Madelyn Blue Dinnerware Set, Cuisinart Chailles Collection 16-Piece Porcelain Dinnerware Set Earthtone Square 16 Piece Dinnerware Set Corelle Livingware 16-Piece Dinnerware Set, Folk Stitch, Service Gibson Lewisville 16 Piece Dinnerware Cream with Gray Signature Housewares Sorrento Collection Stoneware 4-Piece Dinnerware Set, Rachael Ray Pendulum 16-Piece Stoneware Dinnerware Set BonJour 16-Piece Dinnerware Orchard Harvest Stoneware Set The Boutique Beautiful Soho Lounge 16 Piece Blue Tallulah 16 Piece Dinnerware Set American Atelier Stonegate 16-Piece Dinnerware Set, Ivory Corelle Square 16-Piece Dinnerware Set, Kobe, Service for Paula Deen Signature Dinnerware Spring Prelude 16-Piece Dinnerware Pfaltzgraff Pistoulet 16-Piece Dinnerware Set, Service for 4 Corelle Impressions 16-Piece Dinnerware Set, Watercolors, Service for Lenox Floral Fusion Blue 20-Piece Set Red Vanilla HN660-016 Whole Wheat 16-Piece Dinnerware Set, Gibson Elite 16 Piece Dinnerware Set Corelle Livingware 16 piece Dinnerware Set, Service for Dansk The Burbs Carved 16 Piece Dinnerware Set, 222 Fifth Eliza 16-Piece Dinnerware Set, Teal Corelle Livingware 16-Piece Dinnerware Set, Sand Sketch, Service Rachael Ray Dinnerware Paisley 16-Piece Dinnerware Set 222 Fifth Lyria 16-Piece Set Dinnerware Set, Saffron

Everyday Dinnerware Sets

Everyday Dinnerware

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

Gibson Studio Line by Laurie Gates 12 PieceGibson Studio Line by Laurie Gates 12 Piece

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

Gibson Elite Café Versailles 16 Piece Double BowlGibson Elite Café Versailles 16 Piece Double Bowl

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 Dinnerware Gibson Studio Line by Laurie Gates 12 Piece Gibson Soho Lounge Taupe 16-Piece Dinnerware Set Gibson Home Fandango 16-Piece Dinnerware Set, Gold/Various Isaac Mizrahi Dot Luxe 16-Piece Dinnerware Set, Teal Gibson Elite Pueblo Springs 16-Piece Dinnerware set, Multicolor Gibson Home 12 Piece Brist Melamine Dinnerware (Set Sango 16 Piece Vega Dinnerware Set, Aqua Gibson Magello 16 Piece Dinnerware Set, Cream/Blue Corelle Livingware 16-Piece Dinnerware Set, South Beach, Service American Atelier 16-Piece Via Roma Dinnerware Set Sango 16 Piece Nova Dinnerware Set, Brown Isaac Mizrahi Caribbean Color 16-Piece Dinnerware Set, Blueberry American Atelier Blossom Branch 16-Piece Dinnerware Set, Red Corelle Impressions 16-Piece Dinnerware Set, Urban Grid, Service Simplemente Delicioso Escolta 16 Piece Dinnerware Set, Teal Melamine 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.

Rachael Ray 55093 Cucina 16-Piece Stoneware Dinnerware Set,Rachael Ray 55093 Cucina 16-Piece Stoneware Dinnerware Set,

 AmazonBasics 16-Piece Dinnerware Set, Service for 4 Gibson Home 97694.16r Casa Stella 16-Piece Dinnerware Set, Gibson 16-Piece Dinnerware Set, Evening Blossom, Black Corelle Contours 16-Piece Dinnerware Set, Spring Pink, Service Gibson Elite Tequesta 16-Piece Square Dinnerware Set, Taupe Adriatic 16 Piece Dinnerware Set Gibson Home Style Deluxe 16-Piece Dinnerware Set, Green Corelle Impressions 16-Piece Dinnerware Set Gibson Soho Lounge Mosaic 16 Piece Dinnerware Set American Atelier Stonegate 16-Piece Dinnerware Set, Ivory Sango 16 Piece Zanzibar Dinnerware Set, Brown Rachael Ray Dinnerware Round and Square 16-Piece Dinnerware Rachael Ray Dinnerware Round and Square 16-Piece Dinnerware American Atelier 6027-16bw Twilight Blossom 16-Piece Dinnerware Set, Corelle Square Urban Arc 16-Piece Dinnerware Set, Service Red 16 Piece Dinnerware Set, Stoneware Dinner Set Sicily Caramel 16 Piece Dinnerware Set Service For Cuisinart 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.

Zak Designs 12-Piece Urbana Dinnerware SetZak Designs 12-Piece Urbana Dinnerware Set

 Gibson Home 12 Piece Brist Melamine Dinnerware (Set Gibson Studio Line by Laurie Gates 12 Piece Gibson Home Netherwood 12-Piece Dinnerware Set, White Mainstays 12-piece Square Glass Dinnerware Set Better Homes and Gardens Festival 12-Piece Dinnerware Set, Amelia 12-Piece Solid Color Dinnerware Set, White Rachael Ray Cucina Sun Daisy 12-Piece Stoneware Dinnerware Lenox Winter Greetings 12 Piece Set Gibson Studio Aaliyah Wax Relief 12-Piece Dinnerware Set, Gibson Home 12 Piece Almira Melamine Dinnerware (Set The Pioneer Woman Cowgirl Lace 12-Piece Dinnerware Set, Threshold Mosaic Design 12 Piece Dinnerware Set – Studio California Zoey 12 Piece Melamine Dinnerware Set, 12-Pc. Rustic Melamine Dinnerware Set Amelia 12-Piece Solid Color Dinnerware Set, Persimmon Glaze

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.

Barchesco Collection 4-Piece Dinnerware SetBarchesco Collection 4-Piece Dinnerware Set

 Fiesta 4-Piece Place Setting, Lemongrass Royal Doulton 1815 4-Piece Dinnerware Set, Blue Dansk Classic Fjord 4-Piece Set, Service for one Gordon Ramsay Royal Doulton Maze 4-Piece Dinnerware Set, Mikasa Swirl 4 Piece Place Setting, White Royal Doulton Gordon Ramsay Maze 4-Piece Place Setting Fiesta 4-Piece Place Setting, Lapis DANSK Kobenstyle 4-Piece Place Setting, Teal Le Creuset Stoneware 4-Piece Dinnerware Set, Caribbean Gordon Ramsay 4-Piece Bread Street Dinnerware Set, Slate Johnson Brothers Devon Cottage 4-Piece Place Setting Le Creuset Stoneware 4-Piece Dinnerware Set, Soleil Red Vanilla Odett Platinum 4-Piece Dinnerware Set Royal Doulton 1815 4- Piece Dinnerware Set, Green Gordon Ramsay by Royal Doulton Maze Blue 4-Piece

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