"Choosing china is like furnishing your living room," says Thom Filicia. "You don't want everything the same. Rather than one complete set, it's fun to have pieces from three sets that work well together."
Glassware: tumblers, storage jars, and wine glasses
Porcelain: espresso cups and saucers; dinnerware cups and saucers
Stoneware: mugs, bowls, and salad plates
Earthenware: dinner plates, serving bowls, salad plates, and fruit bowl