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August 13, 2011 9:31 AM   Subscribe

I'm looking for plain white dishes without a logo on the bottom.

I can get nice white porcelain dishware at Crate&Barrel or Target, but they all have a brand logo on the bottom. Care info is okay, but ideally the whole thing would just be blank. I'm planning to decorate them, and want to start with a blank slate. It's hard to figure it out online, and even sometimes in the stores because there are often pricing stickers covering the bottom. I'm hoping someone may have some they could recommend.

posted by you're a kitty! to Shopping (9 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
My first thought is, try a restaurant supply store.
posted by MexicanYenta at 9:41 AM on August 13, 2011 [2 favorites]

Best answer: You're looking for China Blanks--usually you have to buy in rather large quanities from a manufacturer. If you're planning on decorating, don't you need unglazed ones? Porcelain Painters might have some resources.
posted by Ideefixe at 9:42 AM on August 13, 2011 [1 favorite]

I picked up our plain white dishes at Extra Foods (part of the Superstore/Loblaws chain of stores). These may only exist in Canada tho... Not sure where you are.
posted by vaevictus at 10:17 AM on August 13, 2011

I have a set of white salad plates that are entirely plain -- they came from Ikea, but it was a couple of years ago.
posted by BlahLaLa at 10:28 AM on August 13, 2011

I have bought plain white dishes from restaurant outlets, but they all had a stamp on the bottom identifying the manufacturer, which makes perfect sense.

BlahLaLa reports perfect blanks from Ikea, which also makes sense, as they don't stock competing manufacturers and everything is under their brand. I'd look in Ikea before a restaurant supply store.
posted by maudlin at 1:11 PM on August 13, 2011

The Ikea coffee mugs I have are stamped Ikea on the bottom. Don't know about plates, though.
posted by MexicanYenta at 1:44 PM on August 13, 2011

Rynne China Co. sells porcelain blanks for decoration , they also sell all the materials and tools for china painting .
posted by Oli D. at 4:06 PM on August 13, 2011

Ikea has plain white dishes. Not sure about any stamp on bottom. But you could try painting over it or if it's stamped in and not glazed, maybe try sanding/filing it down?
posted by ilikemethisway at 8:57 PM on August 13, 2011

The Christmas Tree Shoppe
posted by i_am_a_fiesta at 11:44 AM on August 14, 2011

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