Mr. Palindrome and I have been visiting a lot of brasserie style, new American, locivore type restaurants. In fact, that's where Mr. Palindrome got his idea for decorating our dining room. I've been thinking more how the Liberty Blue China I've been collecting doesn't really strike the same note. I'm not overly attached to it though, so I decided to browse for weighty restaurant inspired pieces that can stand up to our dishwasher and be easily replaced if broken. Solid white plates would be the foundation. Heavy flatware without embellishment would decorate the sides. These base pieces could always be spruced up with a few little changes (like napkin color, fun dessert dishes, or seasonal glassware). And since the current idea is to have a marble top cut to size, I thought some brown craft paper covering would be a cheap way to protect the marble from the wine that would be undoubtedly consumed. While more modern than I normally go for, I'm digging the accessorizing possibilities!
Pottery Barn - Great White Traditional Dinnerware
Bed, Bath & Beyond - Towle Alpine Flatware
Amazon - Kraft Paper Table Cloth Roll
Crate & Barrel - Charlie Glasses