Share this article

print logo

The In Box by Susan Martin:

Whether you treat yourself to a whole set or just a few pieces to mix in with what you already own, spring has sprung in the dinnerware department. Check out just a few of the patterns that will brighten the table – even if leftovers are on the menu.

Hello, sunshine: The Summer Stripes Collection of ironstone dinnerware from Pier 1 features colorful colors and stripes. Each piece is regularly priced $7.95 to $8.95 online at

Blue skies ahead: The classic combination of blue and white get a modern twist on porcelain in the Martha Stewart Collection’s Stockholm Dinnerware Mix and Match Collection at Macy’s. Priced $8.99 to $119.99 at

Country life: Homestead appetizer plates in stoneware from the SONOMA Goods for Life collection are available in four designs. Originally priced $12.99 each at select Kohl’s,

Charming: Birds, bunnies, butterflies and blooms come together in the Spring Garden collection of glazed porcelain. Mugs, small bowls and salad plates are sold in sets of four; platter and serve bowl are sold individually. Suggested price: $51.95 to $69.95, See

Can’t wait: It doesn’t launch until April 17, but the 200-piece Marimekko for Target collection will include plates as well as other housewares, outdoor decor, swimwear and more. Prices will range from about $8 (sunscreen) to $500 (paddle board).