I broke one of my basic Ikea plates the other day and it got me thinking about graduating to some more unique and adult dinnerware. While I don't have the budget at the moment, these pieces are definitely on my wish list.
Simple yet preppy, I think these would look brilliant with a "V" emblazoned on them.
Urania 5 piece setting with custom monogram, $310, mossonline.com
This set definitely makes you look twice. I think it's bit too bold to devote an entire dinner set to this pattern, but mixing in one playful dessert plate is just right.
Jason Miller dessert plates, $90, areaware.com
The pewter rim on Match dishware is just enough of a hint at elegant sterling silver without seeming fussy.
Convivio by Match, plate $84, saucer $78, manorhg.com
These cups have an air of decayed decadence. Who would have thought a random splash of gold paint could be so alluring?
Alma Tall and Fancy Fortune Cup, $48.75, areaware.com
A little bit of this ornate style goes a very long way, but I would love to have these when I serve tea in my Orangery one day, *fingers crossed*.
Blue Butterfly Handle and Violet Handle by Anna Weatherly, $474 and $480, manorhg.com
The tiny ladybug is so exquisitely painted that this is really like a work of art.
Ted Muehling plate, $590, mossonline.com
At first thought, butterflies seem feminine and frilly, but the way they are done here is perfectly understated.
Ted Muehling platter, $1,470, mossonline.com