11877 Market St.
Reston, VA 20190
Appalachian Spring, located in the heart of the charming Reston Town Center, is beaming with whimsical dining items. Personalize your dining experience with hand-blown glassware, contemporary serving pieces and stone mugs. Set your table with one-of-a-kind dishes that Appalachian Spring hand picks for each individual store.
3307 M St. NW
Washington, DC 20007
This Georgetown shop is a creation of the famed home goods retailer, Crate & Barrel. The dinnerware is modern and rather affordable for the exceptional quality. Whether you are newlyweds who need a four-piece starter set or an experienced party planner in search of serving plates and large platters, the wide array of products makes CB2 a destination for all. Stemware collections encompass alcohol-friendly sets like martini glasses, wine goblets and champagne flutes. CB2 is a destination for wedding and special events registry and host-appropriate gifts.
1608 20th St. NW
Washington, DC 20009
The location of Tabletop, right off the Dupont Circle Metro stop, couldn’t be more convenient for those in Washington, DC. The two story, chic boutique proudly sells functional objects for all surfaces. At Tabletop you can find exquisite glassware and kitchen accessories are whimsical and fresh, desirable for unique personalities. Call in advance to check store hours, as they often change. Stop by Tabletop and make a day of it browsing all that Dupont has to offer.
Ten Thousand Villages
915 King St.
Alexandria, VA 22314
Ten Thousand Villages is one of the nation’s top fair trade stores, with more than six decades of experience and customer satisfaction. Most of the dining goods at this Alexandria store are made for a casual table setting, crafted by local artisans and entrepreneurs. The tableware selection is complete with bowls made from recycled materials in Vietnam, metal candy dishes from India and perfected handmade pottery. There are delicate and delightful tea sets and morning mugs for those who brunch. Note that the hours listed above are summer and holiday hours only, as Ten Thousand Villages stays open later for shoppers’ convenience during these months.
1301 South Joyce St.
Arlington, VA 22202
There are four World Market locations in the DC area: Arlington, Chevy Chase, Falls Church and Rockville. The Arlington location is in Pentagon Row. World Market has a huge selection of affordable dinnerware, flatware and tableware that is both formal and classic or fun and playful. As the name of the store suggests, World Market gives shoppers the best of international goods. When shopping online you can easily browse by country for styles that best suit your decor.
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Kelly Johnston is a freelance writer living in D.C. She is a soon-to-be University of Alabama graduate who hopes to have a successful career in fashion journalism. Her major is Apparel and Textiles with a Concentration in Fashion Retail and Merchandising and her minor is Journalism. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.