I love to mix and match dinnerware sets for a casual, warm look - but some occasions really beg for matched sets. For both occasions I completely adore the durability, sensible looks and affordability of Oneida's "Culinaria" dinnerware collection. The amazingly sturdy, classy looking stoneware pieces come in a wide range of colors that are great for creating both single and multi-color table place settings.
From the Oneida website:
"A Brilliant Statement. Enhance your table with the Culinaria dinnerware collection, a solid color pattern that has long wearing durability. Circular banding and a Restaurant Rolled Edge line the outer portion of this mid-rim shape, providing a pleasing tactile quality along with easy handling. Culinaria offers a broad color palette, so designing your own custom table presentation will be effortless."
- Twice fired, Vitrified durable stoneware, glass-like finish
- Dishwasher and microwave safe
- Mix and match Culinaria's colors for a unique table presentation
Oneida recently provided me with a 16 Piece Service for 4 of their Culinaria dinnerware (round) in the "A La Mode" color (a cream/off white)- which is pictured above. The set includes 4 each of dinner plates, salad plates, soup bowls and mugs. The 16-piece set has a retail value of $160 but can be purchased for $79.99 on the Oneida website. The pieces feel strong and solid, but not too heavy, giving each piece a very reassuring feeling of durability. The A La Mode color I selected is a nice understated cream color which is quite pretty and works well as a neutral that can be easily mixed & matched or used alone. Each piece of stoneware has a nice size that is large enough for adults/larger servings but appropriate as well for children or smaller portions. My favorite piece from the collection is definitely the mug! The shape and size of the mug and handle is extremely ergonomic and has a lovely feel when handled.
Oneida creates wonderful pieces that would be a great accompaniment to your entertaining at home (think: holidays) - from dinnerware to flatware to drinkware to cookware Oneida has an amazing selection of kitchen products worthy of taking a peek at.
Check out the Culinaria collection and more on the Onieda website!