Forget florals for spring – fruit-inspired tableware is in for 2024

While florals for spring might always be a classic, fruit tableware is everywhere this year

Three panel image of fruit tableware
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The best part about spring – besides the wonderful weather, of course – are all the little gatherings. From Easter to Mother’s Day, there’s never been a better time to have a celebration, and my favorite way to get ready for the upcoming hosting season is by buying new tableware.

But no matter whether you’re looking for the newest tablescaping trends or just need some of the best plates on the market right now, a really fun trend I’m starting  
to see with tableware this season is the use of fruit on ceramics and glasses. 

Sometimes, the fruits are small and painted on intricately, while other times, the entire piece of tableware mimics the fruit entirely. You can find both subtle and loud options, but one thing’s for sure: Fruits for spring are definitely in. 

Best fruit tableware 2024

Tableware FAQ

What is the most durable tableware material?

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While you may not expect it, bone china is the most durable material for tableware. Its high-heat firing makes bone china resistant to chipping, and it’s also microwave-, dishwasher-, and oven-safe. Melamine-based plates are also pretty much indestructible when dropped, but note that you can’t put them in the microwave.

Nikhita Mahtani
Style Editor

Nikhita is the Style Editor for Homes & Gardens, making sure our home-savvy readers are always aware of the latest trends and deepening their knowledge of classic design. Nikhita graduated with her Master of Arts in Magazine Journalism from New York University, and has spent a decade in interior design and shopping roles at shelter publications ELLE DECOR and Domino Magazine.