My parents generously offered to buy us the set of dinnerware of our choice as a wedding gift. I had a hard time deciding, but eventually went with all white. Hopefully we will enjoy it for many years and it won't ever look dated. Its by Mikasa and called "Italian Countryside". To make up for the boring white we decided to get patterned serving plates and bowls. We decided on "Chirp" by Lenox (Ben loves the birds....even in serving pieces). We will not miss our mismatched, chipped plates and bowls that we have collected over the years.