We are trying to find an everyday china that we can throw in the dishwasher and the microwave. The problem is: I have found very little that is microwave-safe that I also like to look at! Here are the top contenders (please feel free to leave your comments/opinions):
Top Note by Barbara Barry for Wedgwood: This one is pricier, and definitely on the upper range of “casual” china. It’s bone china. It is a very nice, plain white with two very thin black stripes around the edge. I’m just not sure about black and white china…
Switch 3 by Villeroy and Boch: This pattern is really country cottage, but my fiance really likes it and I think it’s very pretty too. You can pick any of the zillions of matching patterns to complement each other, so we’d have lots of options for each piece:
Big Issue: I LOVE this flatware for our kitchen, so I really want to find casual china that matches it. I think the Switch 3 would actually clash too much with the red. But I don’t really love the harshness of the black and white Top Note with the red either:
This leads me to think what we need is more plain white plates… These are all Williams Sonoma and I love them all. But is plain old white just plain old boring?
(same with a blue band)
and this one is a little bit different: