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Martha's 'Great Wall of China' was the inspiration for the Whiteware collection at Macy's.

1 Martha's 'Great Wall of China' was the inspiration for the Whiteware collection at Macy's.

I know that I am going to have to have these shipped as I want two dozen place settings for parties.

2 I know that I am going to have to have these shipped as I want two dozen place settings for parties.

Ah...the object of my affection. You have no idea how long I have wanted these on my table.

3 Ah...the object of my affection. You have no idea how long I have wanted these on my table.

So handsome!

4 So handsome!

The bowls are the perfect size and can be used for everything form soup to sorbet! P.S. To really add some zip to the tablescape, you can add in some of our beautiful new Hudson pattern with its modern floral motif and fresh green color.

5 The bowls are the perfect size and can be used for everything form soup to sorbet! P.S. To really add some zip to the tablescape, you can add in some of our beautiful new Hudson pattern with its modern floral motif and fresh green color.

The dining and salad plates are the perfect size, shape, color, and weight. This is something that everyone should get for their first home. It is timeless and flexible. It was definitely worth the wait!

6 The dining and salad plates are the perfect size, shape, color, and weight. This is something that everyone should get for their first home. It is timeless and flexible. It was definitely worth the wait!

The new Breyton plate sure is a beauty.

7 The new Breyton plate sure is a beauty.

Do I dare foresake my Avenue for Breyton or should I just mix it all up?

8 Do I dare foresake my Avenue for Breyton or should I just mix it all up?

These cake stands are great, with their decorative edge they make any cake more beautiful.

9 These cake stands are great, with their decorative edge they make any cake more beautiful.

I bought tons of these compotes. They are great at parties to gold nuts and chips and I am dying to try them out for banana splits.

10 I bought tons of these compotes. They are great at parties to gold nuts and chips and I am dying to try them out for banana splits.

Egg cups are something that I can never get enough of as I love soft boiled eggs and with Martha's many chickens I am never without an ample supply. These pitchers are new to my collection. I bought three.

11 Egg cups are something that I can never get enough of as I love soft boiled eggs and with Martha's many chickens I am never without an ample supply. These pitchers are new to my collection. I bought three.

These berry bowls are unbelievably useful and can live in a modern kitchen just as easily as a traditional one. Berries have never tasted as good as they do when eaten out of this bowl.

12 These berry bowls are unbelievably useful and can live in a modern kitchen just as easily as a traditional one. Berries have never tasted as good as they do when eaten out of this bowl.

This nesting set of bowls with spouts is a terrific gift that I have given to all my friends.

13 This nesting set of bowls with spouts is a terrific gift that I have given to all my friends.

Part of my job as executive creative director of merchandising for the Martha Stewart brand is to oversee the Macy’s home collection, including my personal favorite the Whiteware group. First launched in the fall of 2007 and inspired by Martha’s ‘Great Wall of China’ in her Skylands home, Whiteware porcelain includes three distinct dinnerware body shapes.

There is round (Kensington) and square (Avenue), which is a four-piece setting with dinner and salad plates as well as a cereal bowl and mug sold separately; and shaped (Breyton), which has a dinner and salad plate, as well as a rimmed soup bowl. There is a whole host of serveware that coordinates with the collection but my favorite part of the collection is price…affordable. The Kensington four-piece place setting is $38; Avenue (square) Whiteware four-piece place setting is $40; Whiteware dinnerware (dinner, salad, mug, and bowls) ranges between $10-$12; and Whiteware serveware ranges from $6 to $42.

Recently, I went to pay a visit to one of the 625 Macy’s stores that carry Whiteware in Manhattan to check up on things. Here’s a sneak peak at my trip.

During the summer, Martha and I shop up in Maine for Whiteware prototypes so keep an eye out for new styles and shapes.

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Comments (5)

  • Beautiful collection Kevin! I love the Breyton plate! the prices are amazingly affordable.

  • Is there anywhere in Europe to get Whiteware collection? Thanks.

  • oh my... i MUST have that green and white hudson bowls!!! i'll be checking my local macy's promptly :) love the compotes as well!

  • Love the avenue square is it lead free? If so can't wait to purchase

  • I saw the Whiteware mixing bowls in Martha Stewart Living, Jan. 2012 issue, p. 81. Love them. I can't find the on Macys.com. I live in canada and I'm not sure they ship here. How can I get these?

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