14 Beautiful and Inexpensive Dinner Plates


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  • Turin 2 of 15
    Don't you love this eggplant color? This ceramic stoneware with a translucent glaze is at Z Gallerie »
  • Royal Norfolk Contemporary White 3 of 15
    Royal Norfolk Contemporary White
    You are not going to believe the price on this one. $1! Yup, if you buy 8, you get these white square stoneware plates for a buck at Dollar Tree. Same deal for clear glass plates.
  • Margarita 4 of 15
    I love these hand-painted flowers in red and black. Reminds me of old Europe. Get 'em for a steal for $4.99 at Pfaltzgraff.
  • Lotus 5 of 15
    Something so peaceful about these speckled pearlescent plates with wavy edges. Even better? They're on sale for $3.95 at Anthropologie.
  • Mexicali 6 of 15
    I love the festive feel of these hand-painted dishes. Because they're made of ironstone, they're supposedly almost indestructible. Great for kids — or tequila parties ... The dinner plates are $7 at Pier 1.
  • Bianca 7 of 15
    The only melamine plate I included in the line-up, because I couldn't resist that gloss-over-linen look in deep purple. Plus they're on sale for $2.95 at Crate & Barrel.
  • Terrain 8 of 15
    Oh-so-hip ovoid shapes with a matte finish underside. The white dinner plates look great, as you see, stacked with dishes in other irregular shapes. $5.95 at CB2
  • Reactive 9 of 15
    I knew I would find something good at Target. Too bad the Thomas O'Brian 'Blue' collection is unavailable, but I love the rustic-yet-Asian-sophisticate look on these stoneware plates. Set of 4 for $19.99.
  • Maribeth 10 of 15
    These cheerful plates would look great on a white tablecloth, or with no tablecloth at all (like at chez moi). Love those raised borders. $6 at Pier 1.
  • Royal Norfolk Blue Striped 11 of 15
    Royal Norfolk Blue Striped
    I had to include another dollar store selection because, yes, they're only a buck. They come in red spiral too. $1 at Dollar Tree if you buy 8.
  • Green Poppy 12 of 15
    Green Poppy
    So whimsical and romantic. Obviously they'd look great with anything pink. I'd love to keep these around just for tea parties. 4 for $27.99 at Overstock.
  • Essential Colours 13 of 15
    Essential Colours
    These plates also come in yellow, green, and red, but I thought the ivory was so creamy. Just begs to be slathered with food. On sale at Pier 1 for $4.50.
  • Classic Blue Fish 14 of 15
    Classic Blue Fish
    You don't have to serve seafood to love these simple, timeless plates in china blue. $5.50 at Pearl River.
  • Mismatched Vintage Plates 15 of 15
    Mismatched Vintage Plates
    Collecting plates like these beauties from yard sales, thrift stores, estate sales, and flea markets would make for some fun (and low-damage) shopping. Image: First Ever

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