I love the idea of simple, textured, interesting large/overscaled white plates/platters hung in the center of the three framed moldings behind your table. Textured Dinnerware Set - Mix + Match | west elm
Budget Basics: Simple White Dinnerware - Corelle Wear is the best. I plan to buy new "Winter Frost" pieces to supplement the pieces my mom has had since I was a little girl. I don't know why she decided to switch, but her loss is my gain!
Franck was born in 1911, when one's social status could be distinguished by a table setting. Later, he came to be known as the conscience of post-war Finnish design, thanks partly to his push for mass-produced, affordable dinnerware equally suited to informal and formal gatherings. The Mini Serving Set (see Shades of Gray: The New Finnish Basics) consists of a triangle, square, and circle and is available for $50 at Fjorn.