Say what you will about her, but I tell you, my girl Martha always comes through. Whatever else you may think, there’s no denying the girl knows how to do things right (or how to get someone else to do things for you … but still right). My new obsession in kitchen style is whiteware. It seems to me that one major advantage of adorning your kitchen with serving pieces, bowls, vases, out of porcelain, glass, white glass and crystal (or any subset thereof) is that in addition to looking clean, sleek and classy, chances are pretty good that whatever the decor in your kitchen right now, the new items will work with it, so you don’t have to go throwing away and replacing everything right away. You can replace your possessions slowly over time, and if the trend changes before you finish replacing everything, chances are your whiteware or glassware will still work pretty well with whatever the new fad is. After all, style is important, but versatility can be helpful.
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I think the most economical — and in some amorphous absolute way, best — way of purchasing your whiteware is to comb thrift stores, antique shops and flea markets for anything made of white porcelain or white glass. But if you don’t have the patience or stamina for that, the Martha Stewart Collection for Macy’s is pretty awesome. I covet pretty much all of it. And honey, if you didn’t buy the Beau Bust Roller yet, what I would really like for my birthday is the 12″ domed cake dish.