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:
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.
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:
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 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 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, 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:
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 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:
You may be able to save a bit of money on your Gibson dinnerware by shopping on Amazon.
Buying dinnerware for everyday use is not the same as buying plates and bowls to add some pomp to the holiday season or for an auspicious occasion such as with a fine dinnerware set, Christmas dinnerware set or winter dinnerware set. Not only must you ensure that the items can sustain a few nicks and cuts, but what could make the shopping experience a bit more complex is choosing between the plethora of designs and styles. Before you set out to buy the most complimentary winter dinnerware set for your table, it is best to consider the number of people who will be indulging in your piping hot chili or succulent turkey with cornbread stuffing. If you’ll be welcoming a large number of guests, it’s wise to consider dinnerware that is easy to clean so you’re not stuck at the sudsy sink while others are sipping their wine. Read on for a few factors to consider when shopping for the best winter dinnerware set.
The price of winter dinnerware sets varies depending mostly on the materials used, the craftsmanship, and design intricacies. For example, economy winter dinnerware sets will cost considerably less than those made from stoneware, bone China, or porcelain. Further, the number of pieces included in the set could also spike up the price, but is also something that you can’t skimp out on if you have several guests to seat. Naturally, the price will be more substantial if you want to really impress your company with gold-adorned winter dinnerware, such as that which will leave your diners in awe before you even serve them elegant dishes of chicken Cordon Bleu. As for what dollar amounts to expect on the shopping trail, prices of winter dinnerware sets can range from anywhere between $50 and $150, or more for one that is appointed with intricate details, complete with 24 karat gold accents.
Believe it or not, there are several aspects to consider – besides the price tag – when shopping for the best winter dinnerware set.
Without further ado, let’s get right to them!
Winter dinnerware can be constructed from several different types of materials, some more delicate and others more durable. To help weed through the stack and buy dinnerware that will last through several seasons, take into account the number of people that you will be serving and if there are more kids than careful adults.
Next, washing dishes is a tedious chore and one most of us hardly do willingly, so if aren’t up for washing a 16-piece winter dinnerware set by hand, your best choice is to buy a dinnerware set that’s dishwasher friendly. This aspect is particularly important to consider if you’ll be using the dinnerware to heat leftovers, because you will then have to repeat what could be a daunting process.
Winter dinnerware can be a big-ticket item, but is definitely one that you shouldn’t have to buy often. Therefore, it is wise to follow the manufacturer’s care instructions carefully for long service life. Further, some dishwasher sets are oven safe, while others can be used safely in the microwave to make things sizzle again. If you’re going to use any of the aforementioned heating methods, ensure that your dinnerware won’t melt when put through those heating zones.