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When you have worked hard in the kitchen to create a meal, you don't only want the food itself to look good, but you want the plates it is served on to also look good. Williams-Sonoma offers a wide and varied selection of dinner plates, salad plates, bread and butter plates, pasta bowls and appetizer plates. The select plates patterns and styles can be bought in sets of four or individually. In order to prevent all of your plates being used up as serving dishes, check out our serveware section for serving platters and bowls.

The plates can be found in simple white patterns in both round and square shapes or in more decorative finishes like plates with platinum trim. The porcelain plates are both oven- and dishwasher-safe, but plates with special finishes may have specific washing instructions or need to be kept out of the oven. Read the information that comes with your new plates to make sure that you are aware of any restrictions on using them. We carry a number of detailed and bold patterns like the Spanish floral dinner plates. These come in a set of four and are a deep red color with floral patterns covering the plate. The images are inspired by designs found on ancient textiles. The plates are stoneware and can withstand heat up to 425 degrees. They can be used for casual meals as well as special occasions. If you are looking for everyday plates and dishes, check out our place settings to find full settings for an entire family.

Occasions arise where you want or need a plate set for whimsical event or a holiday. It’s common to think of plates for Thanksgiving and Christmas, but what about Halloween? Halloween parties are very popular, and having themed plates could be just the right touch to make your ghoulish gathering a hit. The Halloween Moon plates come in a set of four. Each plate offers a different holiday scene, such as bats, witches and cats. These plates are made of porcelain and are microwave- and dishwasher-safe. Don’t forget to pick up additional flatware to make sure you have enough pieces to go along with your new plates. You may also want to pick up bowls to pair with your plates.

You can find plates to match almost any color scheme or style of kitchen. There are solid colors and patterns that range from simple to complex. Many of the plate styles harken back to the more antique china patterns from centuries past. Some of our most unique plates are the handcrafted pieces, such as the Deshoulieres Dhara Red Dinner Plate. The plate is inspired by Persian motifs and handcrafted out of premium high-fired Limoges porcelain highlighted with gold. Each piece is sold singly, and the design comes in red or blue. Another stand out piece is the Bernardaud Ecume Salad Plate. This plate is also made of the Limoges porcelain, but is rimmed in platinum. This piece is sold singly as well and layers well with other pieces. Take a look at our serving pieces to complete the table top presentation.

These plates are best suited to indoor dining. Using them outdoors presents a risk of them being dropped or shattered. Porcelain and stoneware can be easily broken on hard surfaces like decks or concrete patios. If you find that you need outdoor pieces for an event, take a look at our selection of outdoor dining ware made from materials like wood, wicker or melamine. No matter what style of plate you are looking for, you are sure to find something to fit your needs in our wide selection.

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