Dinnerware Christmas 2018

The WHERE TO FIND IT - DINNERWARE page provides ideas on where to find interesting and hard to find items that dress up your serving table and make entertaining more fun, whether for elegant or casual occasions.  Prices, where they are provided, are subject to change without notice.  Items shown may not be available online or in all stores.
Contents change with the seasons.

Dinnerware for Every Occasion


Pottery Barn

Pottery Barn offers five Holiday collections with complete sets, everything from the basics, to serveware, appetizer/dessert plates and even linens.  The first of those are the Nostalgic Christmas collection, on the left in the top row, and Nostalgic Santa, on the right (both stoneware).  Virtually all pieces in each set are usable with each other.  In the middle row are the Silly Stag stoneware collection (left) and porcelain Santa’s Reindeer collection (right).  The third row begins with the Denver Plaid stoneware collection on the left.  The pictures in the middle and right show just the beginning of how pieces in the stoneware sets can be used to create multiple unique sets of dinnerware.

Salad plates from Nostalgic Christmas on the left above and Nostalgic Santa on the right give you a small idea of the offerings available to customize the basic sets.  These plates are sold in sets of four.  Patterns on the salad plates match patterns on dinner plates. In these collections.

Pottery Barn offers additional small collections that include only salad/appetizer/dessert plates in sets of four and a serving platter.  Examples of these collections include the Aspen Plaid set on the top left and the Garland appetizer plates on the top right.  The top middle features one set of the Santa’s Reindeer appetizer plates (picturing Dasher, Dancer, Prancer and Vixen).  There is another set picturing Comet, Cupid, Donner and Blitzen, so if you want them all, you need to buy both sets.  This is also true for dinner plates, cups and dessert plates.

All three plates in the row above are appetizer plates, sold in sets of four.  The porcelain Woody Car and Candy Cane plates also have accompanying mugs, napkins and more, but no serveware.  The plate on the right is part of the Denver Plaid stoneware collection.

On the left above is the porcelain Twelve Days of Christmas salad plates.  These are sold only as a mixed set of twelve.  On the right is Pottery Barn’s Great White traditional glazed porcelain dinnerware.  Pieces are sold individually or in sets of four.  The two make a magnificent combination, especially when set on a gold charger, shown in the picture on the right.

Find all this beautiful dinnerware and more in Pottery Barn stores or online at PB DINNER.


Crate & Barrel


New this year is the Fa La La hand crafted stoneware collection on the left above.  The pieces are finished with reactive glaze, and are sold individually.  On the right are the cheery Mercer’s Snowflake porcelain appetizer plates, sold in sets of 4.

The Woodland Trees stoneware and Snowfall porcelain plates exactly match the serving platters in appearance and are sold individually.  The Woodland Trees pattern is also available in napkins.

Find these seasonal dinnerware items in Crate & Barrel stores or online at CB DINNER.


Pier 1

The three rows above provide an overview of the dinnerware portion of the ironstone Winter’s Wonder and Winter’s Wonder Santa with Deer collections.  Besides the basic sets, which are essentially interchangeable, there are also new additions (second row) this year, a dinner plate on the left and salad plate on the right.  The third row includes 3 of the additional 6 available salad plates.  Pick your favorites and mix or match to make your very own collection.

Two versions of the ironstone Christmas Village collection are shown above.  The top row shows the dinner plate on the left and the set of four salad plates.  The lower row shows the dinner and salad plates (sold separately) and the oval platter.

The ironstone Park Avenue Puppies Collection was originally a breakfast collection, but it was so popular the collection was expanded to include a dinner plate and two rectangular platters.

On the left above is the ironstone Christmas Watercolor Plaid pattern, which includes a dinner plate and a salad plate., purchased separately  On the right are the porcelain Humbolt Jolly Reindeer pattern.  The dinner and salad plates are purchased separately.  There are also the Humbolt Gingerbread Man pattern, a set of four salad plates with reindeer and other icons and another set of four salad plates in various red and white plaids.

The plates above are salad plates that are sold individually  The Christmas Llama on the top left is hand painted glass.  The others are ironstone.

The salad/appetizer plates above are all sold in sets of four.  The top row includes porcelain Homecoming Plaid on the left and one of the Humbolt salad plate sets mentioned above.  Sets in the middle row include porcelain Metallic Ornament appetizer plates and Christmas Classic Fun salad plates. The bottom row includes ironstone Christmas Critter with Hats salad plates, porcelain Mod Christmas Reindeer and ironstone Christmas Icon appetizer plate sets.  The Christmas Critters with Hats and Mod Christmas Reindeer have matching rectangular platters (see SERVEWARE page).

Find these and many more Christmas drinkware items in Pier 1 stores or online at P1 DINNER.


Christmas Tree Shops and & That! Stores

Christmas Tree Shops and & That Stores have dinnerware at prices that are generally considerably lower than most others.  And they have inventory available in stores and online, unlike some of the larger retailers.  With a $4.98 flat shipping charge, they still come in under most other retailers.  And the quality is comparable or superior.

Dinner plates from four collections are shown above.  In the top row are the Merry Christmas Santa and Santa’s Workshop collections.  In the bottom row are the Snowman’s Sleigh and Blue Snowman collections.  These collections include plates (dinner & salad) bowls, mugs and some kind of serveware.  All items in these collections are sold in sets of four online, but individually in stores.

Find these holiday dinnerware items and more in Christmas Tree Shops and & That! Stores or online at CT DINNER.


Oriental Trading Company

Oriental Trading Company has an amazing array of party supplies.  They started out using catalogs to sell to teachers, expanded to corporate sales and now sell to everyone online.

Oriental Trading Company’s Christmas Party Supplies collections (first and second rows) of paper supplies include themed dinner & dessert plates (bottom row) and napkins.  They may also include serving plates, and be paired with cups, plastic flatware and decorations.  Those shown are but a very few of the total offered.  See these collections and more at OTC DINNER.


Party City

Party City has a wide selection of disposable holiday tableware themes.  Shown above from the left are the Most Wonderful Time, Classic Christmas Tree and the Grinch themes, pictured as kits.  The pictures above represent only a few of those offered.  There is a wide variety of images  and package sizes.  Most themes can be purchased as kits or the pieces can be purchased individually examples in bottom row). 

Find these dinnerware themes and more at Party City stores.  Find their Christmas Party Kits online at PC KITS.  Find individual disposable dinnerware online at PC DINNER.