What are the 4 classifications of tableware?

Hello my dear readers,

How is your weekend so far? Usually during the weekend, since I have more free time and being a food lover, I like to cook or bake something to enjoy it with my hubby πŸ™‚

For me, setting the table for every meal is very important! I feel the experience and joy of eating is not complete without the proper tableware.

Do you know that tableware can be classified in 4 categories based on their usage?

The tableware, or also known as dinnerware, or crockery in Britain, includes plates, cutlery and glassware and are that simple yet stylish items that transform your everyday meal into a beautiful experience.Β Tableware can be made of ceramic, glass, earthenware, porcelain or stoneware and sometimes plastic.

Based on their usage, tableware can be classified into four types: serveware, dinnerware, flatware or silverware and drinkware or glassware. Whether they are used for special events or just for our daily meals, there are classes of tableware to suit every occasion and every need.

All the serving bowls, salad bowls, dessert bowls, platters, gravy boats, casseroles, soup pots, tea pots, even serving spoon, ladle and any other dishes or other utensils that are used to bring food to the table falls under the category of serveware, because as their name suggest, it is the tableware used for serving.

Handcrafted Vintage Metal Dinner Plates with Handles in Iron
Handcrafted Vintage Metal Serveware

The plates used to serve individual portions and the ones from which we eat are called dinnerware,Β also known as Chinaware, and consist of a variety of plates, from basic plate to bowls or different shapes and sizes of plates.

Black Disk Ceramic Tableware
Black Disk Ceramic Dinnerware

The cutlery, also known as silverware, which consists of spoons, forks and knives that may vary in size and shape are considered flatware.Β 

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Stainless Steel Black Cutlery

And all the items from which we can drink such as glasses, mugs or cups are part of drinkware category.

Drinkware_Popsicle Society
Wine glass

For more stunning tableware, you may visit my store and start creating special moments of pleasure.

Popsicle Society Shop

Have a lovely weekend ahead!

26 thoughts

  1. I’d watched that episode where the licking plate happened πŸ˜€ Great info of tableware, Ribana! Guess, your weekends are usually romantic, huh?! πŸ™‚

  2. I visited your store (first time realizing you have it sorry ) and I love the various special collection of plates! I’m bookmarking “Gold Edges Ceramic Plate” it so lovely. I’ll be getting it for Christmas gift when I get a chance ❀️

    1. No problem Jess, I’m very lousy in advertising my own shop πŸ€ͺπŸ€ͺ I’m glad you like them πŸ€—
      Great option, I do like it too πŸ˜‰ Starting writing the letter to Santa Claus πŸ˜‰πŸ€—πŸ§ΈπŸ’•

      1. I haven’t forgotten what we talked about concerning marketing, l have an idea, but l am having to catch up with myself currently, but will come to address it soon πŸ™‚

      2. A notelet on your desk? It is hand written? Because if it is, definitely you don’t know anymore what that note means πŸ€ͺ
        Just kidding πŸ˜‰πŸ˜Š

  3. Such a beautiful table in your first picture, it looks like a magazine cover. I feel like I learned something today, thanks for telling us about tableware. Also the monkeys – so funny. where do you get these videos?

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