Fancy. Vintage Inspired. Elegant. Deliciously detailed and absolutely beautiful.
There are a lot of words to describe my beautiful lace plates that are absolute favorites when setting the table. And you all ask me all the time about how to ‘get the look’ of these plates without breaking the bank and so- today it is all about plates that look just like some more expensive plates but are much less.
Yes you read that right. These plates with all those dainty details. All that scalloped charm and that beautiful stack of layering? AND less than $2 a place setting? And nope- I am not joking.
These are mostly iPhone photos from the busy set up- I thought for sure I would have time to set up and shoot proper photos that day- but you know how any gatherings go- even small socially distant outdoors on the lawn type gatherings require lots of last minute rushing around. haha.
First Up- Favorite Lace Plates
My absolute favorite plates that are always on repeat over here are these beauties that you have seen them in both of my books. I am always bringing them out to enjoy when we have friends or family over (back in the day when we did that). You can see more of this styling with these plates in my book Inspired Gatherings.
These plates are incredibly beautifully and well made- and they do have a bit of a higher price tag than many plates- but in my opinion are well worth it. They are pretty much beyond incredible.
For this particular day – in our new strange & everything is different for gathering kind of world– quick, easy and individual and disposable was key for everyone. But that didn’t mean paper plates or something that didn’t fit the look. I wanted something beautiful and elegant on the table. Something that looked incredible and elegant and that had all.those.details. – but that also comes with a quick and easy clean up and toss price tag. Is that possible to find something so detailed and pretty but for less?
Get the look for Less
In planning a small outdoor family baby shower recently and sourcing all kinds of details from the tabletop to the decor to the flowers and while keeping in mind that everyone wanted to use their own, non washable, brand new dinner elements – I found these.
Seriously the Most Amazing disposable plates. All those lace details, all those scalloped edges, all that lovely elegant look and feeling- with a very inexpensive price tag. I stared at them and questioned if they were really going to be decent. I went back and forth ( for a minute) and then ordered. Because, if they were even half way decent- they would be amazing. And when they arrived- I could not believe how great they looked.
STURDY: These are sturdy sturdy sturdy folks- sturdy enough to wash and reuse if you would like to. A thick plastic- no bending, no folding, no worries about that extra heavy piece of cheesecake causing a problem.
DETAILED: The detail on these plates is so good. They are a hard plastic plate with lots of molded details- and yes, they do have a very similar look on the table to the high-end version.
DISPOSABLE: Truth is, the guests did not want to throw these plates away. We even had one person decide to rinse them off and take them home with them. They are That good. But at the same time- they are disposable if you want to just enjoy and toss and have clean up be a breeze.
The Fine Print: Of course- it goes without saying that they are not the same as the actual regular plates they are mimicked after. The Finezza plates are truly beyond incredible and will always be a favorite. But for the look & the inexpensive price tag for a party or event- these disposable plates are a great option.
They also are not of the new style recycle type construction. Something to consider of course- but again- in the current state of everything- being safe is a consideration as well and one time use is safer than rinse and repeat.
Weddings, Showers, Everyday Celebrations
These are perfect for any type of celebration- and you can order a whole lot of place settings for every little cost. I ordered the Chateau in Ivory– and the color is a nice cream/ecru color. They also have a lot of other colors that you can choose from. You can also find them HERE when they are in stock. (affiliate links)
Shop the regular version of these beautiful plates Here
And stay tuned for a full table styling showing you more of this table and the sweet buggy below. (And something to do with these flowers!) Also will share details on the rest of this shower and the DIY on how to create this floral decor for the table.
What do you think of these beautiful plates?