Setting the table: Crockery

coloured crockery

crockeryWhether it is just you, you and your partner, the family or a host of family and friends setting the table for a meal is important. Having plates, cups and bowls as well as decent cutlery is important, and for some ensuring this is stylish or fits in with a theme is more important than practicality while for others practicality and simplicity is all that is required.

Plates and cups and other china or porcelain items break over time, so do glasses and eventually every home in the world ends up with the dining equivalent of the missing sock in the laundry ending with odd plates or cups or glasses. Having a mismatch of dining-ware is in its own unique way rather fashionable and there are even five star restaurants where this has become fashionable and part of the appeal of the venue. But for most people having sets of crockery and cutlery that match and fit in with the décor of the home, and for some the event or just the meal,  is important and that is where and why new crockery and cutlery is important from time to time.

Plain or Decorated

For many people who are considering new crockery, there is a choice that must be made between choosing a plain colour or pattern. It sounds as if it should be “either or “but in reality it is not. The choices are phenomenal, with patterns that are bold that may appeal to someone considering a single colour through to those with intricate artwork on plates that in a way tell a story. The choice of plain colour or the choice of pattern really depends on the person and between the two eventually something will be found that works.

Very often crockery is sold in packs for certain setting sizes that are most commonly for 4 or 6 settings. The matching sets make life easy for most but there are others who prefer a little mix and match and thus they can choose loose items of packs plates or cups for example.

White or off-white

One thing is true for sure and that is that White crockery remains popular and stylish. When choosing white one cannot really go wrong but in truth there are varying shades of white from brilliant to creamy. Practicality versus Sophistication again becomes the question and by looking around one will eventually find the right white perhaps with periwinkles or just plain but never boring.

Round Plates only?

The final challenge once colour or pattern has been decided will be the shape of the plate. Round is still the most popular worldwide but other shapes are available too. Square is common, oval is often found and even triangular plates are available for the ultra-trendy. The choice again is entirely up to you and by shopping around you will find what works for you.

But why shop around when Metro Home City has a wide range of crockery to choose from? 

From simple plain colours through to sophisticated patterns on cups, mugs, plates, bowls and more, Metro Home City can help you set the perfect table for any occasion.