Family Dinnerware

 When my oldest son started eating solid foods, I couldn't get enough of the adorable baby dishware covered in dinosaurs, trucks and bugs.  If Target came out with a new line for Halloween, they were in my cart faster than you could say "boo."  But after years of staring at that technicolor plasticware multiply on my shelves, clashing with the hip artisan vibe that I am trying to create in my kitchen, I decided it was time to move on and have the whole family eat from the same dishes.  That's why I love this melamine dinnerware from Working Class Studios. At $6 for a salad plate and $8 for the full dinner size, I got eight of each and now they're all we use, even for entertaining sans kids.  The mix-and-match patterns work with all kinds of décor, and the sturdy, lightweight melamine means they're not going to break if the kids drop them when they're helping set the table.  Hey, at least I can dream.

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