Shopping The New Dinnerware Collections For Spring–So Much Inspiration!

Welcome to the 801st Tablescape Thursday! I am such a homebody, love being at home probably a bit too much. All the rain we’ve been having, combined with the cold, has made it easy to justify staying inside. But the sun is out again, at last! So I decided to head out yesterday to do a bit of window shopping, which of course often turns into actual shopping.

There’s a shopping center just 2-3 miles from my home that has a lot of my favorite stores like Talbots, Williams Sonoma, Pottery Barn, and Sephora. I was thrilled to notice a Barnes and Noble has opened up in the spot where Bed, Bath and Beyond used to be. Sorry to lose BB and B, but happy to see it replaced with Barnes and Noble! This whole shopping center has been a bit of a nightmare to shop in for the past 18 months or so. They’ve been doing major renovations, adding new buildings to the interior of the shopping center (still not sure what’s going in those), and an open plaza area. So parking and navigating through the shopping center has been a true challenge! It finally appears to be nearing completion though, or at least, getting close.


I guess the purpose of the open plaza area is to draw people to the shopping center to hang out and hopefully do a bit of shopping while here. It will be interesting to see what happens this spring and if this makes a difference in the long term. This shopping center has lost a lot of really high-caliber stores over the years so I think this is a push to draw more shoppers and thus, more/better stores.


My main purpose this day was to see what Williams Sonoma has out for spring and summer, and it did not disappoint!


Just inside the front door, they had a table set with this pretty Bee-themed dinnerware. I think this pattern has been a big hit for them since they’ve brought it back several years in a row.


It really is beautiful…even elegant! They even have bee flatware! If you love this pattern, you can see a lot more of it here: Bee Dinnerware in Black, Gold, and White.


I almost went for this large, tiered marble server. I love, love, love the gold bees that are swarming it! I’ve always loved brass or gold accents in a white kitchen so I seriously considered buying this piece. In the end, I resisted—but barely! You can get a better look at it here: Tiered Server with Adorable Bees.


By the way, have you seen the beautiful appliances GE has come out with in their Cafe collection? They are stunning! They make me want to completely redo my kitchen just so I have an excuse to buy them! Ha!


I especially love this line in their fingerprint-resistant matte white—and I love how you can choose the hardware from stainless to bronze to copper to brass…even black. The copper looks like rose gold! You can see the whole line which includes dishwashers, stoves, and refrigerators here: GE Cafe Line of Appliances.


Back to this beautiful server, just imagine a white kitchen with all those gorgeous Cafe appliances with hardware in bronze or brass, and this beautiful marble server covered in bees on the counter. ~~~sigh~~~


If I had that dream kitchen, I would definitely need this pan so I could bake little bee honeycomb cakes. ♥ (Honeycomb cake pan is available here: Honeycomb Cake Pan. Update: Found (and purchased) this honeycomb pan for less here: Honeycomb Pan.)


Another item that I found super tempting was these silver-rimmed charger plates. I could see using these in so many tables since the silver rim is such a great neutral that would go with so many settings. Though not on sale, they were fairly reasonably priced, too! You’ll find them available here: Silver Rimmed Charger Plates.


I saw a lot of pretty Valentine’s Day displays. ♥


Cute little heart appetizer plates…



This table was dressed in really unique blue and white dinnerware. I think this pattern is new to Williams Sonoma, I don’t remember seeing it in the past.


From reading about it online, I discovered that the design was inspired by the work of William Morris, a British Designer who was known for his 19th-century arts and crafts prints. Are you familiar with William Morris? I was not but I would love to see more of his work. I love the navy/green napkins they paired with this table. (See more of this beautiful pattern here: Blue and White Dinnerware.)


The table setting that most captured my heart during this visit to WS was this table set with Bordallo Pinheiro Cabbage dinnerware.


I have six of the dinner plates and love using them in the springtime. They are perfect for spring or summer dining, and they work beautifully in Easter table settings.


I came very close to getting one of these adorable little Ladybug plates. They are appetizer plates but I was thinking of buying just one to use as a decorative accent plate somewhere in my home, or it could hold rings or jewelry on a dressing table. So darn cute! You’ll find it available here: Appetizer Plate with Ladybug. See all of the Bordallo Pinheiro Cabbage Collection here: Bordallo Pinheiro Cabbage Dinnerware.


Here’s another beautiful display incorporating the Bordallo Pinheiro salad plate. It pairs so beautifully with other spring patterns!


Love the vintage-style, pink glassware! I think it’s wonderful that Williams Sonoma is bringing back vintage designs like this. ♥ (Glassware is available in Clear and Rose here: Vintage Style Glasses. See more of this dinnerware collection here: Spring Dinnerware.)


Adorable butterfly napkin rings! (Napkin rings are available here: Butterfly Napkin Rings.)


You’ll find another table where I used Bordallo Pinheiro in a spring table setting here: Spring Table.

Spring Bunny Table Setting


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  1. Oh my, this post on Williams and Sonoma could have cost me a bundle…..if I HAD the $$$. SO many wonderful, beautiful, fun fun dishes! I was lost for a while but managed to find my way back to reality! Thanks a lot for the tour into “eye-candy land”.

    • lol I was dying in there, wanting so many things. It was hard to not get anything on this trip. I’m am thinking of going back for one or two things, though.

  2. Susan, I just love going shopping with you through these posts. I moved away from Atlanta thirty years ago. But if I were still there we would do it for real….and lunch is on me!

  3. Hi Susan- I’m with you, I’ve had my eye on that Cafe series appliances for a few years now. I’m hoping we can redo our kitchen soon. . I have the bee appetizer plates and love the whole collection. The vintage florals tempt me every year but I haven’t bitten the bullet yet. The cabbage collection is a classic and those chargers are calling my name. Thanks for the fun post! XO- MaryJo

    • Wow, I had no idea the Cafe series had been out so long. I really love how it looks! The reviews look pretty good, too. I love it when appliances are pretty in addition to being functional!

  4. Thank you so much for this post, Susan. It was so good to see all of the beautiful offerings at Williams-Sonoma. I haven’t been there in going on eight years now. It was a place that my husband and I used to go to often, but once he passed away, I just couldn’t bring myself to go alone. That’s not to say that I don’t give the catalog a good going over, but it’s not the same. I love everything that you have captured in these photos.

  5. Ahh memories of my own WS shopping trip just a few weeks ago! I love that William Morris-inspired set – in fact I got some of it and posted one of the tables here last week. It’s gorgeous! Thanks for the rest of the tour, and those appliances. Always so fun to see what’s new. And thanks so much for hosting, too. Happy February!

  6. Hi Susan,

    These dishes at Williams Sonoma are a feast for the eyes!!! The bee dishes and the Bordallo Pinheiro are my favorites! Everything is beautiful! Thank you for hosting Tablescape Thursday and have a great weekend.



  7. Enjoyed this post! Be sure to check out William Morris wallpapers. Swoon!

    • I just did a search for those and they are really pretty! I saw a couple that I really loved. Apparently, you can buy William Morris dollhouse wallpaper, too. I have a dollhouse that badly needs work so that caught my eye.

  8. I love it when you take us shopping with you. How uplifting. Maybe it’s a good thing WS isn’t close. Fess up. Did you leave that store empty handed ? A real test in will power with so many pretties.

    • I did, first time in a long time that I haven’t purchased something while there. I wanted to take some time to think about a few things. I’ll probably end up going back. 🙂

  9. Susan, I loved seeing all the new dishes at Williams-Sonoma, and also loved this e GE cafe appliances! Thanks so much for hosting Tablescape Thursday! I love posting there and looking at all the great tablescapes. Thank you! Patty

  10. Susan, a trip to Williams Sonoma is always a treat, isn’t it? Thank you so much for hosting, I always enjoy seeing what you are up to and what everyone shares!

  11. Cyndi Raines says

    Wow! Eye candy for sure. Love the marble server! Those dishes are very beautiful! Can’t wait to see what you go back for, hehe!

  12. Always love these field trips. Such pretty and colorful tablescapes; it feels good to see signs of spring, even if only in stores.

  13. Now you can get out your Napolean Bee tableware. I also love Bordallo Pinheiro.

  14. Mary from Virginia says

    What beautiful dishware. Love those bees. I thought I was the only one who liked white appliances. The cafe line is so classic and I too wish I could redo my kitchen. I would in a heartbeat if I had the funds. thank you for the fun post.

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