Enjoy attractive crockery, not only as an elegant way to serve your most delicious meals and drinks but also to dine in style. Explore our range of styles and patterns, from Artisan Stoneware dinner sets to a huge selection of bone china mugs.
Gone are the days when everyone you know has the same plain white mugs, plates, bowls and cutlery from a certain Scandivanian powerhouse. Now you want some crockery that’s going to make your kitchen feel like your own space and you want to find your own style that’s going to make your house feel like a home. We’ve got something for everyone here, with colourful water jugs, dinner sets to match your cooking, and coffee cups that might actually make mornings more bearable.
How to find your own style
Try not to worry about trends too much, if you like big Italian prints and colourful glass in the shape of beautiful women, hurray! But if you’re a person who likes block colours and calming tones in the rest of your abode, then stick to what you like and what fits within your home.
You might want to have all of your mugs, glasses, and cutlery with a certain colour scheme, but keep all the plates and bowls as a blank canvas, let the accoutrements do the talking! We even have an amazing selection of travel mugs and cake stands for those pieces you might not use as often, but end up being on display for more time than they’re actually used. A cake stand can be objets d’art by itself for the 360 days of the year it doesn’t have a cake on it, so choose something that stands out but compliments the colours in your kitchen.
Try to also think about how you actually live, if you’re someone who has lots of dinner parties, beautiful crockery and elegant dinner sets can be the cherry on the cake of a great setting for everyone, whereas if you’ve always got people over for a cuppa, lovely mugs that don’t just have the name of everywhere you’ve ever worked on them will be a welcome change from most people’s cupboards.
When to mix and match
Take on the ‘countryside b’n’b’ aesthetic when you’re thinking about mixing and matching. That time you stayed in a barn in the middle of nowhere and their hotch-potch kitchen didn’t have any two of the same piece of crockery but all of it made you feel warm inside. Channel this when you’re mixing and matching and you can’t go wrong. If you’re chic and slick and love minimal tones, don’t go for a pattern out of the blue, if your kitchen is full of floral tones, a few different patterns will look great, just don’t then bang a few blue/grey plates in there or they’ll look like they came from outer space and landed in the wrong plate drawer. With cutlery it’s generally much more chic to have them matching. Nobody wants to feel like they’re in student halls again unless you’ve got a few antique forks in there that have a good story behind them or are a family airloom you’re saving for the Antiques roadshow one day. Happy searching!