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Holiday Dinnerware Buying Guide

Who doesn't have memories of prized dinnerware set in all its finery on the holiday table? Special Christmas collections available today are durable, stylish, and able to meet the needs of any event, from everyday brunch to big family gatherings. Read on to find all the types of holiday dinnerware available as well as considerations that may affect your purchase.

Types of Dinnerware

Types of Dinnerware

For some people, holiday dinnerware is a once-a-year collection that's lovingly displayed and used only for the most special gatherings and parties. Still other families prefer dinnerware that's able to withstand regular seasonal use. How you use your dinnerware will affect the type you choose. Review the basics of stoneware, earthenware, porcelain, bone china, glass, and plastic to select dinnerware that best fits your holiday needs.

Stoneware

Made of clay accented with other materials, such as flint, stoneware is more durable than earthenware because it's fired at higher temperatures. It is typically safe for use in microwaves and dishwashers.

Earthenware

More natural-looking than other types of dinnerware, earthenware is fired at low kiln temperatures. Because of that, it is sometimes less durable -- but also less expensive -- than other types of dinnerware, such as porcelain.

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Distinctive Designs
$330.00

Distinctive DesignsOur designers meticulously construct our trees by hand using the highest quality foliage with natural trunks an...d stalks. Individual attention is given to even the smallest detail to ensure that each tree and topiary is sturdy and durable as well as life-like and attractive. Although silk is common term used to describe artificial flowers and greenery our tree foliage is actually made of materials that have more durability and do not fray or fade as silk does. Particular leaves needles branches and stems are individually wired to maintain realism while the colorations are duplicated to perfection. Each tree and topiary container is stylishly designed and constructed of the most durable high quality materials required (both natural and man-made) to appropriately display and maintain lifelong enjoyment of the greenery products.Depth: 25 Flower: Small Leaf Height: 64 Material: Earthenware Style: Classic Weight: 15 Width: 31 read more

Omniware
$36.42

Serve your guests in style this Halloween with the Potion No. 9 pedestal server from Omniware. Made of durable earthenware, this l...arge pedestal server is perfect for serving candy, chips, and more. Featuring a fun orange and black witch's brew design, this spooky one tiered server has an orange base with spider design. Backed by a one year manufacturer's warranty, this server is dishwasher and microwave safe, and is the perfect way to bring the spooky fun of Halloween home. 1 read more

Porcelain

Made of ceramic that is fired at very high temperatures, porcelain dinnerware can look dainty but is actually quite durable. Because of its beauty, porcelain is often passed down as an heirloom.

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$22.95

Commemorate the unforgettable years they have shared as a happy couple with our Anniversary Wishes Personalized Deluxe Heart Ornam...ent.We will custom print their names, anniversary date and years within our exclusive burgundy, grey and black design. For couples celebrating many years together, this is a truly timeless gift they will never forget! read more

$18.95

Our exclusive Snow Couple Personalized Ornament is exclusively designed by our artist Ellen Wehrmann creating a festive scene, fea...turing brilliant colors and intricate detail, just for you and your loved one! Makes a perfect accessory attached to any package for a unique gift tag and a loving addition to any couple's tree! read more

$14.95

Our exclusive Snow Couple Personalized Ornament is exclusively designed by our artist Ellen Wehrmann creating a festive scene, fea...turing brilliant colors and intricate detail, just for you and your loved one! Makes a perfect accessory attached to any package for a unique gift tag and a loving addition to any couple's tree! read more

$14.95

Our exclusive Snow Family Personalized Ornament makes a loving addition to any family's tree!Renowned for her watercolor masterpie...ces, artist Ellen Wehrmann has created our exclusive winter scene to fit your family perfectly - select a snow family with 1 to 4 children, each featuring brilliant colors and intricate detail. read more

Bone China

Bone china is made with the addition of bone ash, which makes the dinnerware stronger and whiter. When not detailed with metallic accents, it is safe for microwaves and dishwashers.

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CAC China
$31.43

with a long history in the tabletop industry, C.A.C China has been recognized as a trend leader for its innovative patterns and ou...tstanding commercial grade china. C.A.C China’s mission is to provide quality products at affordable prices to the foodservice and hospitality industry. C.A.C China has a variety of durable dinnerware at all levels, including super white porcelain, fine bone china, bone white porcelain, off-white china, colored glaze china, and Asian style china. C.A.C China offers a wide variety of specialty items from tagines, deep, wavy bowls, to bridge platters in multiple sizes that allow chefs to add a little surprise to each course. C.A.C China owns a 60-acre factory in China that ensures affordable pricing and prompt shipment. All products are oven, microwave, and dishwasher safe. Product specifications and descriptions are subject to change without notice. read more

CAC China
$172.29

with a long history in the tabletop industry, C.A.C China has been recognized as a trend leader for its innovative patterns and ou...tstanding commercial grade china. C.A.C China’s mission is to provide quality products at affordable prices to the foodservice and hospitality industry. C.A.C China has a variety of durable dinnerware at all levels, including super white porcelain, fine bone china, bone white porcelain, off-white china, colored glaze china, and Asian style china. C.A.C China offers a wide variety of specialty items from tagines, deep, wavy bowls, to bridge platters in multiple sizes that allow chefs to add a little surprise to each course. C.A.C China owns a 60-acre factory in China that ensures affordable pricing and prompt shipment. All products are oven, microwave, and dishwasher safe. Product specifications and descriptions are subject to change without notice. read more

Red Vanilla
$61.99 $55.79

Enhance your dinner parties with a 16-piece dinner set from Red Vanilla. This bone china dinnerware set is sure to make your dinne...r party a success. Your new china set includes service for four people with four dinner plates, salad plates, bowls and... read more

Tabletops Unlimited
$78.49

Fine Bone China for everyday is finally within reach. Bone China isnt just for special occasions anymore, thanks to Studio TU. Now... you can enjoy a stronger, more affordable bone china for everyday use, thanks to Studio TU. This specially formulated... read more

Glass

Available in a variety of colors and patterns, glass is distinctive dinnerware that adds lightness to holiday table settings.

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Strahl
$55.24

Champagne invites celebration, and it's better without the worry of glasses getting broken. These polycarbonate Champagne Flutes a...re nearly unbreakable, and won't shatter. They're made by Strahl of New Zealand, which is known for its innovative... read more

Threestar
$71.99

Having a champagne flute set will add more than a little class to your summer dinner parties. An outdoor toast always looks and fe...els better when those tall glasses match with colorful and vibrant glass work. Brand: Threestar Includes: Six (6) glasses... read more

Enterprises
$95.99

Ancient Greek glass bowl is a unique addition to your home decor Decorative accessory features an eye-catching design Contemporary... glass bowl is cradled in a metal stand crafted with a bronze finish Metal base measures 23 inches long x 11 inches high x... read more

Plastic

Durable and family-friendly, plastic dinnerware is an inexpensive way to add Christmas dinnerware to your home. Unlike other dinnerware materials, plastic is not easily breakable.

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Unique
$6.80

Brighten up your birthday party or Christmas party with these Plastic Lime Green Plates. Measuring 10", these plates are saturated... with a lively bright green color that will bring an extra pop of excitement to any event. Use these Plastic Green Plates to serve salads, appetizers, hot food and desserts. Coordinate with other lime green party decorations and lime green party supplies From Unique. Plastic Lime Green Plates measure 10" and are sold in packs of 6. read more

Unique
$7.01

Treat your guests to a pop of color with these Plastic Emerald Green Dessert Plates. Made of plastic, these plates measure 7" and ...are saturated in a rich green color. Emerald Green Plastic Plates are ideal for serving appetizers, small meals, Christmas cookies and birthday cake. Coordinate these Emerald Green Dessert Plates with other emerald green party supplies and emerald green party decorations to create the perfect birthday party, holiday party, or Christmas party. Plastic Emerald Green Plates measure 7" across and are sold in packs of 12. read more

Good Cook
$1.97

Bowl, 7-quart. Plastic Multi-purpose plastic bowl available in a variety of colors. Great for chips, salad, popcorn, peanuts, Hall...oween candy and much more. read more

Unique
$6.81

Treat your guests to a pop of color with these Plastic Emerald Green Dinner Plates. Made of plastic, these plates measure 9" and a...re saturated in a rich green color ideal for your upcoming Christmas dinner, holiday party, or birthday party. Emerald Green Plastic Dinner Plates are disposable, making clean up easy and giving you more time to spend enjoying the party. Coordinate these Emerald Green Plastic Plates with other emerald green party supplies and emerald green decorations for a complete birthday party or Christmas party. Plastic Emerald Green Plates measure 8-3/4" and are sold in packs of 8. read more

Purchase Considerations

Purchase Considerations

How well dinnerware functions for your intended use depends on the purchase considerations that are important to you. For example, decorative elements may be more difficult to care for; their absence may also allow you to put pieces in the dishwasher or microwave. Other purchase considerations include price, the availability of replacement pieces, style, and full sets versus individual pieces. Evaluate each element before making a selection for your holiday dinnerware.

Decorative Elements

Holiday dinnerware may be accented with a variety of patterns and colors, including holiday imagery such as berries or metallic trim. Certain accents may prevent the dinnerware from being used in the microwave or washed in the dishwasher.

Dishwasher and Microwave Safety

Metallic accents in particular prevent dinnerware from being microwave-safe or dishwasher-safe.

Price

Depending on the material, accents, and availability, dinnerware varies greatly in price. Plastic tends to be the least expensive, while porcelain is more costly.

Replacement Pieces

If you hope to add to a collection or have the ability to replace broken pieces of dinnerware, investigate the availability of additional pieces for your collection.

Style

From contemporary and clean-lined to more ornate and traditional, holiday dinnerware comes in a variety of styles to complement your decorating schemes.

Full Sets vs. Individual Pieces

Some dinnerware is sold in sets, which often include buffet and salad plates as well as bowls and other pieces. Other styles may be sold as individual pieces that enable you to assemble a more eclectic collection.

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Certified International
$100.00 $49.99

Enjoy delicious holiday meals like Christmas ham or roast turkey and cranberries with these festive dinner plates featuring charmi...ng cardinals perched atop mistletoe branches. durable earthenware construction classic red-and-green color scheme microwave safe set of 4 Earthenware. Each measures 10½" in diameter. Dishwasher safe. Imported. read more

Certified International
$88.00 $43.99

Featuring a charming cardinal perched on a mistletoe branch, this festive oval serving platter brings Christmas cheer to all your ...holiday get-togethers. durable earthenware construction classic red-and-green color scheme great for appetizers, side... read more

Certified International
$70.00 $34.99

Featuring charming cardinals perched on mistletoe branches, this festive square serving platter brings Christmas cheer to all your... holiday get-togethers. durable earthenware construction classic red-and-green color scheme great for appetizers, side... read more

Certified International
$90.00 $44.99

Featuring a charming cardinal perched on a mistletoe branch, this festive rectangular serving platter brings Christmas cheer to al...l your holiday get-togethers. durable earthenware construction classic red-and-green color scheme great for appetizers,... read more

Certified International
$90.00 $44.99

Featuring charming cardinals perched on mistletoe branches, this festive round serving platter brings Christmas cheer to all your ...holiday get-togethers. durable earthenware construction classic red-and-green color scheme great for appetizers, side... read more

Certified International
$100.00 $49.99

Enjoy delicious holiday meals like Christmas ham or roast turkey and cranberries with these festive dinner plates featuring charmi...ng cardinals perched atop mistletoe branches. durable earthenware construction classic red-and-green color scheme... read more

Asstd National Brand
$120.00 $71.99

Fun and festive, this dinnerware set brings the beauty of a frosty forest and a jolly snowman to your holiday table setting. durab...le porcelain construction microwave safe service for 4 16-piece set includes: four 10.5" dinner plates four 7" salad... read more

Rachael Ray
$139.99 $69.99

Dimensions: 23L x 20W x 22H in.. Set includes 4 dinner plates, 4 salad plates, 4 bread plates, 4 bowls, and 4 mugs. Safe for micro...wave, freezer, and dishwasher. Stoneware construction. Comes in choice of color. It’s that time of year. Make it beautiful with help from the Rachael Ray Cucina Gold Scroll 20 Piece Holiday Dinnerware Sets. Your recipes are divine; your meals are gorgeous; don’t forget about the dishes. Four charming dinner plates, four complementary salad plates, four “must-have” bread plates, plus butter dishes, bowls, and mugs, make this your one-stop shop for the holiday dinner. Don’t worry—it’s going to be delicious! Oh—did we mention that stoneware is one of the toughest, safest materials on the market?About Rachael Ray Cookware and CutleryRachael Ray means fun, functional, colorful cookware and cutlery inspired and endorsed by one of TV’s warmest Emmy-winning personalities. Each unique cookware, ovenware, serveware, and prep piece is made with high-quality materials like cast iron, nonstick, and silicone with and bright enamel exteriors and sensible features like tight-fitting lids, ample capacities, easy-grip handles, and designs that go from the oven to the microwave to the dishwasher or freezer. Prep dinners, set the table, and serve in brightly hued hospitality. Color: Cranberry Red. read more

Fiesta
$130.00 $64.99

Fully vitrified lead-free china with a color glaze. Safe for microwave, dishwasher, oven, and freezer. Casual, versatile style. Pr...oudly made in the USA. About FiestaAmerica's favorite dinnerware line, Fiesta was introduced by the Homer Laughlin China Company in 1936. Available in plenty of bright, vibrant colors and unique shapes, Fiesta dinnerware and serveware features Art Deco-style concentric rings. Made from durable, restaurant-quality ceramic and finished in lead- and cadmium-free glazes, this line of kitchenware is easy to mix and match to create your own custom set. Best of all, each piece is microwave- and oven-safe, and dishwasher-safe for easy cleanup. read more

Royal Doulton
$43.00 $29.99

This Royal Doulton Old Country Rose Christmas 10.25 bone china dinner plate adds a wonderful seasonal glow to any holiday table. F...eaturing a decorated Christmas tree outlined with the classic old country holiday pattern. This is sure to add great... read more

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