Budget Basics: Simple White Dinnerware

Shopper's Guide

I love my Aspen Dinnerware from Crate & Barrel — it's slim, crisp white, easy to add on or replace and it's CHEAP. While inexpensive basics are Crate & Barrel's specialty, there are lots of options out there for budget white dinnerware. I've compiled 10 classics from a range of retailers: all sets and prices are service for 4 but range from 3-5 pieces per place setting:

1. Aspen 20-Piece Porcelain Dinnerware Set (cup + saucer) or Aspen 16-Piece Porcelain Dinnerware Set (mug) - $62.95 at Crate & Barrel (open stock available)

2. IKEA 365+ 18-Piece Dinnerware Set - $24.99 at IKEA (open stock available)

3. Corelle Winter Frost White16-Piece Dinnerware Set - $29.99 at Target (lots of open stock options direct from Corelle)

4. Modern Dinnerware - $51.40 at CB2 (open stock only)

5. Tabletops Unlimited Dinnerware, Stakks Collection 16-Piece Dinnerware Set - $60 at Macy's (sold in sets of 4)

6. Coupe Dinnerware - $63.80 at Cost Plus World Market (sold in sets of 4)

7. Atelier 30-Piece Porcelain Dinnerware Set - $34.98 at Target

8. Essential 16-Piece Dinnerware Set - $49.95 Crate & Barrel (open stock available)

9. Luna 16-Piece Porcelain Dinnerware Set - $24.99 at Target

10. Ten Strawberry Street Simply White Square 16-Piece Dinnerware Set - $20 at Walmart — or go for broke with the Ten Strawberry Street Simply White Round 45-Piece Dinnerware Set service for 8(!) + serving pieces!

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Post originally published 1.6.11 - JL

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