Best Winter Dinnerware Set Reviews 2017

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Having dinnerware to match your décor and bring out the excitement of the season is one of the true pleasures of entertaining. Want to know which dinnerware set is just right for your winter table? We’ve assembled a list of 5 of the best dinnerware brands, and have selected a winter dinnerware set to feature from each. If you don’t love our featured sets, don’t worry. All our chosen brands have other great sets to choose from.
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Our Top Choice
Pfaltzgraff Winterberry Dinnerware Set with Winter Theme
With over 100 products, in 2016 the Winterberry collection celebrates its 25th anniversary and is Pfaltzgraff’s top selling holiday pattern. Dress it up for fancy gatherings, or keep it simple for all winter long.
Simple but festive design is great for the whole winter season. Safe for dishwasher and microwave. Wide array of coordinating pieces available for separate purchase.
Stoneware may chip if not handled properly
16 Pieces, Service for 4
Stoneware (or Melamine)
Plates (10.5” & 8”), Bowls, Mugs
Microwave and Dishwasher Safe
Matching Serveware Available
Best Value
Corelle® Livingware™ Winter Frost White Dinnerware Set
Corelle® has been making attractive and durable dinnerware for decades. If you’re looking for a winter dishware set that goes with any décor, Winter Frost White is a great choice.
Break and scratch resistant. Lightweight and easily stackable. Covered by 3-year limited warranty. Made in the USA. Microwave, dishwasher, refrigerator, and preheated oven safe.
Mugs made of different material (stoneware). Warranty does not apply to mugs.
16 Pieces, Service for 4
Vitrelle® Glass
Plates (10.5” & 7”), Bowls, Mugs
Dishwasher and Microwave Safe
3-Year Limited Warranty
Lenox Winter Greetings® Dinnerware Set with Winter Theme
If you want fine dinnerware to wow your guests during the winter season, Lenox is the brand to check out. The Winter Greetings® set features intricate, colorful seasonal imagery of pine boughs, holly and birds.
Made of fine bone china. Bordered by 24 karat gold. Plates made in the USA. Backed by Lenox’s breakage replacement program. Matching serveware, drinkware, and décor available.
Not microwave safe. On the somewhat expensive side but Corelle-ware is known to be passed down for generations.
12 Pieces, Service for 4
Bone China
Plates (10.5” & 8"), Mugs
Dishwasher Safe
24K Gold Accent
222 Fifth Paisley Floral Red Dinnerware Set with Winter Theme
While technically not a holiday or winter pattern, for people who love floral designs, with the right accessories it look lovely on a holiday table. Or choose one of 222 Fifth’s other great patterns.
Porcelain construction is durable, traditional, and classy. Design looks great all winter long, or even year-round. Safe for dishwasher and microwave.
No matching serveware pieces available
16 Pieces, Service for 4
Porcelain
Plates (10.5” & 8.5”), Bowls, Mugs
Dishwasher and Microwave Safe
Versatile floral design
Gibson Elite Winter Cottage Dinnerware Set with Winter Theme
Gibson is a trusted brand offering dinnerware in a wide array of colors, shapes, materials, and patterns. The Winter Cottage set is a charming choice for seasonal use.
Durable and attractive porcelain construction. Microwave, dishwasher, and oven safe. Affordable.
No matching serving dishes or open stock pieces available.
16 Pieces, Service for 4
Porcelain
Plates (10.5” & 8”), Bowls, Mugs
Dishwasher and Microwave Safe
Oven Safe

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What is the Best Winter Dinnerware Set?

Choosing the right dinnerware is particularly important because you will (hopefully) be using your dishes for years to come. Material and durability are major considerations, but of course style is important as well. When choosing winter dinnerware, color and design are especially important because you want to capture the feel of the season while coordinating with your décor. To help you make the right choice, we’ve researched dinnerware brands, choosing 5 of the very best. We’ve also chosen to feature one set from each brand, but there’s a huge variety of patterns and color schemes out there.
Our Top Choice
Pfaltzgraff has long been making beautiful and functional dinnerware, serving dishes, and more. Winterberry is a popular pattern featuring bright red berries and green leaves on finely crafted stoneware. This collection has everything that a hostess (or host) would want for setting a festive holiday table including glass goblets, serving platters, salt and pepper shakers and coordinated mugs.
Pfaltzgraff Winterberry Dinnerware Set – Microwave and Dishwasher Safe Stoneware, Matching Serving Dishes, Flatware, and More. Also Available in Melamine.

Pfaltzgraff Winter Dinnerware K1095398 – 16 Pieces


Features
From a small family-owned pottery company in Pennsylvania, Pfaltzgraff has grown to become a leading maker of dinnerware, drinkware, flatware and more. The company has been around for more than 200 years and has a longstanding commitment to design, durability, craftsmanship, and aesthetic. Out of all of the company’s wonderful winter themed dinnerware, Winterberry collection is their popular seasonal patterns – as well as a favorite all around across all brands. We are featuring the 16 piece dinnerware set, but if you want to set a grand table (or simply want a few coordinated pieces for every day use), with over 100 different pieces in the collection, you are sure to find something that fits your style and budget.

The Winterberry set comes with pieces that are constructed of stoneware and decorated with holly and berries. The service for 4 has 16 pieces, including 4 each 10 ½ inch dinner plates, 8 inch salad plates, bowls, and mugs. If you are looking for a cute matching kids set, you can order one with a melamine plate, bowl, sippy cup, fork, and spoon. Other Winterberry pieces are also available in melamine, including plates, bowls, and serving trays.

You’ll also find that Pfaltzgraff has several other winter-specific patterns, as well as an array of all-occasion dinnerware. Here are some of our favorites for the holiday season:
  • Pfaltzgraff Winterberry Sentiments Collection
  • Pfaltzgraff Winterberry Sentiments Collection
  • Pfaltzgraff Winterberry Snowman Collection
  • Pfaltzgraff Holiday Heritage Collection
  • Pfaltzgraff Holiday Dots Collection
  • Pfaltzgraff Christmas Rejoice Collection
  • Pfaltzgraff Dancing Snowflakes Collection
  • Pfaltzgraff Snow Flurry Collection
Most Pfaltzgraff dinnerware is available in place settings for 4, 8, or 12. Many patterns also have matching serveware, drinkware available for separate purchase. By the way, in case you didn’t know it, Pfaltzgraff joined the Lifetime Brands family in 2005, which includes Mikasa who also has lovely winter and holiday dinnerware such as the Mikasa Gourmet Basics Red Berries collection which we also love because of its simple but festive design.
Best Value
Corelle® has long been a popular choice for dinnerware, largely due to the use of Vitrelle® glass technology and wide variety of designs. The Winter Frost White dinnerware set is versatile and fits right in on just about any winter table, as well as all year long. This dinnerware could be used as a standalone set with upon a festive tablescape, or you could mix it with one of Corelle’s specific holiday designs, such as the Winter Holly or Cheerful Flurry collection.
Corelle® Livingware™ Winter Frost White Dinnerware Set – Durable Vitrelle® Glass, Dishwasher and Microwave Safe

Corelle® Winter Dinnerware 6022003 – 16 Pieces


Features
Corelle® uses a special lamination process to create Vitrelle® glass dinnerware pieces. Two outer layers of glass are bonded to an inner layer of stoneware, resulting in durable dishware that is break, scratch, and chip resistant as well as lightweight and stackable. We’re featuring the Winter Frost White dinnerware set because of its simplicity and versatility. However, if you’re looking for something a little more season-specific, Corelle® has several nice options for you.

The Winter Frost White 16-piece set comes with 4 each 10 ¼ inch dinner plates, 6 ¾ inch bread-and-butter plates, 18 ounce soup/cereal bowls, and 11 ounce mugs. All the pieces are made of Vitrelle® except for the mugs, which are made of stoneware. The mugs are still dishwasher and microwave safe, though. The Vitrelle® pieces are even oven safe!

We recommend pairing these dishes with colorful or patterned (maybe holiday or season specific) serveware and specialty pieces. Here are a few more Corelle® dinnerware sets that have patterns or color schemes ideal for the winter season:
  • Corelle Livingware Crystal Frost Dinnerware Collection
  • Corelle® Impressions™ Birds & Boughs Dinnerware Collection
  • Corelle Impressions Cheerful Flurry Dinnerware Collection
  • Corelle Livingware Holiday Stitch Dinnerware Collection
  • Corelle Livingware Winter Holly Dinnerware Collection
  • Corelle Livingware,Classic Cafe Red Dinnerware Collection
  • Corelle Boutique Brushed Red Dinnerware Collection
  • Corelle® Livingware™ Nordic Blu Dinnerware Collection
Vitrelle® glass dinnerware by Corelle is made in the USA and is backed by a 3-year limited warranty which covers chipping, breakage, and staining under normal use.
Lenox is well known for collectible-quality ornaments, figurines, dinnerware, and more. The Winter Greetings® dinnerware set displays the trademark Lenox quality and attention to detail, boasting intricate designs and fine construction. The cardinals and festive boughs of the Winter Greetings collection would be beautiful on any table by itself, or you could mix it with pieces from the Winter Greetings® Plaid collection.
Winter Greetings® Dinnerware Set by Lenox – Dishwasher Safe Bone China Accented with 24 Karat Gold

Lenox Dinnerware Set 6122055– 12 Pieces


Features
Lenox quality is undisputed. They make a wide variety to decorative and practical items to display and use in your home. The Winter Greetings® dinnerware set is sure to fill you and your guests with the spirit of the season. Displaying birds and winter foliage on fine bone china, this set will be enjoyed year after year.

The 12-piece set serves 4, and comes with 10 ½ inch dinner plates, 8 inch salad plates, and 12 ounce mugs. Gold edging gives these dishes a touch of luxury, but don’t put them in the microwave! They are, however, dishwasher safe. We love that you can purchase other pieces, including soup cups, pasta bowls, and accent plates, on Amazon. You might also choose to combine this set with other Lenox seasonal or everyday dishes and serveware to show off your eclectic side.

If you find the design a little too over-the-top, Lenox has other seasonal and everyday dishware that is more versatile. Here are a few we think would look lovely on any winter or holiday table:
  • Lenox Embassy Dinnerware Collection – reds and golds, perfect for the holiday season
  • Lenox Winter Greetings® Plaid Dinnerware Collection – red, green, gold and white, reminiscent of holiday ribbons
  • Lenox Winter Song Dinnerware Collection – holly and pine boughs on white plates with wide red border
  • Lenox Winter Meadow Dinnerware Collection – beautiful winter red lilies, holly and pine boughs on white
  • Lenox Winter Greetings Casual Dinnerware Collection – lively bird imagery ribbons on colored plates with tartan plaid border
  • Lenox Winter Greetings Green Dinnerware Collection – cardinals, pine boughs, red ribbon with green border.
  • French Perle White by Lenox – classic white, with raised design
Lenox dinnerware is backed by the Lenox breakage replacement program, which offers customers a chance to replace broken dishes at half the suggested retail price.
222 Fifth designs beautifully detailed dinnerware that is also functional and moderately priced. While this set may not be for everyone, for people who love floral designs, the Paisley Floral Red dinnerware set is an attractive and versatile option featuring flowers reminiscent of poinsettias. For those who like a more traditional holiday floral look, we recommend the 222 Fifth Yuletide Celebration Collection adorned winter fruits, flowers with a red ribbon.
222 Fifth Paisley Floral Red Winter Dinnerware Set – Dishwasher and Microwave Safe Porcelain with Versatile, Classic Design, Also in Blue

222 Fifth Winter Dinnerware 1102RD801A1B58 – 16 Pieces


Features
222 Fifth, or “Triple Two Fifth” is a New York-based company specializing in stylish dinnerware and other home items in classic, contemporary, and modern designs. Their products are eclectic and are made to suit the needs of diverse international consumers. The red, green, and white color scheme of the Paisley Flower dinnerware set is wintery without being holiday specific. You could even use it all year.

The porcelain dishes of this set are durable and easy to care for – all are dishwasher and microwave safe. The 16-piece set serves 4 and comes with 10 ½ inch dinner plates, 8 ½ inch salad plates, 5 ½ inch bowls, and 13 ounce mugs. While there’s no matching serveware for this pattern, we like the idea of pairing these pieces with plain white serving dishes for variety and versatility.

If this set doesn’t suit your taste, 222 Fifth has plenty more to offer. In addition to the Paisley and Yuletide Celebration collections, here are a few more of 222 Fifth dinnerware sets that will fit right in on most any winter table:
  • 222 Fifth Gabrielle Red Dinnerware Collection – great for people who really like floral designs
  • 222 Fifth Eva Opulent Red Dinnerware Collection – ornate, geometric design
  • 222 Fifth Lutece Dinnerware Collection – another red floral design that would fit nice on a winter themed table
  • 222 Fifth Casbah Gold Dinnerware Collection – metallic gold, reminiscent of Christmas ornaments
Some patterns have matching serving dishes, canisters, and other home accents available for separate purchase.

By the way, if you are shopping early, or ahead for next year, we found two collections from 222 Fifth that would look lovely on any fall or Thanksgiving table - Autumn Celebration and Harvest Festival Fall Dinnerware Sets. We also saw several pieces for Halloween.
If you want a variety of options in durable and affordable dinnerware, then Gibson is a great brand to look at. For winter use, the Gibson Elite Winter Cottage set is nice set with a classic look. If it’s not what you want, we also loved the old time feel of the Christmas Toile dinnerware set depicting a horse drawn sleigh on snow covered road. Maybe on the way to grandmother’s house for dinner?
Gibson Elite Winter Cottage Dinnerware Set – High Quality Porcelain, Dishwasher and Microwave Safe

Gibson Elite Winter Dinnerware 92555.16 – 16 Pieces


Features
If it’s important to you to have a lot of options, and if you care about durability and value, then Gibson is an excellent brand to choose. The Elite Winter Cottage dinnerware set gives you traditional charm in red and white for your winter table. Our featured set comes with 16 pieces – 4 each 10 ½ inch dinner plates, 8 inch dessert plates, 5 ½ inch bowls, and 12 ounce mugs, These are some really nice porcelain dishes that pair well with solid red or white pieces for a more varied effect.

If you’re not in love with Winter Cottage, you may be interested in one of Gibson’s many other dinnerware sets. For dinnerware that will fit right in during winter, try one of these sets:
  • Gibson Home Christmas Toile Dinnerware Collection
  • Gibson Home Scarlet Leaves Dinnerware Collection
  • Gibson Scarlet Floret Dinnerware Collection
  • Gibson Home Soho Lounge Dinnerware Set in Red
  • Gibson Home Stanza Dinnerware Set in Red
  • Gibson Home Edgehill Dinnerware Set in White
You may be able to save a bit of money on your Gibson dinnerware by shopping on Amazon.

Get the Best Winter Dinnerware Set Today!

Now that you know all about the best dinnerware brands and some of their winter offerings, you should be ready to make a decision. If none of our featured sets caught your eye, head over to Amazon to check out some of these brands’ other dinnerware sets.

Our Top Choice
Pfaltzgraff Winterberry Dinnerware Set with Winter Theme
Best Value
Corelle® Livingware™ Winter Frost White Dinnerware Set
Lenox Winter Greetings® Dinnerware Set with Winter Theme
222 Fifth Paisley Floral Red Dinnerware Set with Winter Theme
Gibson Elite Winter Cottage Dinnerware Set with Winter Theme