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Plain White Dishes Don't Have to be Boring!

Plain White Dishes Don't Have to be Boring!

Every great get together has a star – the table of course! Setting a great table will wow your guests and make yours an event to remember.

A few years ago I worked for a high-end china company and one of the perks was a great discount on china. Needless to say I ended up with a lot of it – six sets to be exact! Then a couple of years ago while downsizing I realized I only really used one set and decided to be ruthless and sell it all – I never looked back and proceeded to purchase 16 place settings of plain white china which I now use for every occasion.

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I know what you are thinking “white, how boring” but the trick in using basic white china is in how you accessorize it to elevate it to something special.

I love to mix and match my basic white with interesting and unusual salad plates or bowls, linens and accessories. One advantage in using a white dinner plate is food always looks so much better on crisp white – one reason why restaurants use them so much!

Versatile basic white china can be for any event from a backyard gathering to a fancy dinner party. At a recent photo shoot we used two patterns available from Wicker Emporium. One a classic looking “vine” pattern and the other a more contemporary “circle” design. Mixed with a touch of colour in an accent plate and linens the white looked fabulous. It doesn’t take much to set a stunning table. Flowers or herbs, candles, colourful linens and glassware, there are so many options that will suit your style and occasion.

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It doesn’t matter if your serving dishes don’t match when you use all white, it makes shopping so much easier. Bowls, platters, jugs and everything in between are available in thousands of white designs so no more hunting for that elusive piece for your discontinued china pattern.

Mix it up and enjoy!

Avril Brown

About Avril Brown

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Originally from Scotland, Avril Brown has made Halifax her home for over twenty years. Avril studied commercial art and visual merchandising in Aberdeen, Scotland. Upon graduating she travelled around Scotland supplying visual merchandising services for a broad variety of businesses and trade shows. Since moving to Canada, Avril has held positions in the retail sector as a visual merchandiser, manager, and buyer of home decor, accessories, and furnishings. As a visual specialist with a passion for colour, fabrics, and creating beautiful interiors, home staging and interior decorating were the natural next steps in her career. Avril is the owner of Prep, a Halifax-based company providing home staging, interior decorating, and prop styling services.

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