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Our favourite dinnerware products that speak to vintage-inspired design trends

From porcelain textures to retro silhouettes, vintage dinnerware is characterized by its chic and timeless style. The allure of these pieces lies in their ability to blend the charm of the past with the practicality of the present, offering a unique dining experience that is both elegant and nostalgic. Whether looking to wow your dinner guests or elevate weeknight dining, bring your table settings to the next level with our round-up of six vintage-inspired wares.


Edge drinkware collection. From $12, at Crate & Barrel.

Balancing straight lines with dramatic proportions, the Edge drinkware collection embodies today’s merging of old and new. Available in a variety of styles, like old fashioned and high ball, the ultra-clear glass allows for the beauty of your drink to shine through.


Salad plates. $79 per set of 4, at Fable


Crafted with durable porcelain, the Salad plate’s minimalist design adds elegance to any table setting, perfect for everyday use or special occasions. Designed in Vancouver, crafted in Portugal.

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Barro dinnerware collection. From $38, at Finnish Design Shop.

A tribute to terracotta’s warmth and simplicity, the Barro collection by designer Rui Pereira embodies tradition and meticulous artistry through the use of simple form and daring colour.


Nesting bowls. $175, through LJM.


Made of stoneware and dressed in a Warm White finish, ceramicist Laura Jean Marie’s Small Nesting Set of bowls features 5 handmade vessels to adorn your dining table. Inspired by the Sonoran Desert, these bowls infuse textures and shades evoking the landscape.


Oiva bowl. Approx. $43, at EQ3.

The Oiva bowl from Marimekko’s Spring/Summer collection of dinnerware boasts a vibrant floral-inspired design courtesy of artist Antti Kekki. Paired with a porcelain white finish reminiscent of grandma’s kitchen table, this collection is both current and classic.

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Short Night & Day glasses. $100 per set of 4, at Our Place.

The retro-inspired Short Night & Day glasses are just the right size and shape to serve morning iced coffees and evening cocktails alike. Sturdy, restaurant-grade glass made from a portion of recycled glass and sand make this dinnerware item a sustainable addition to your collection.


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