If you're looking for chinaware or glassware, you can find many different options at retail stores. Glass or china cups, plates, bowls, and serving trays are great to have when company comes over or to be a decorative feature in dining rooms. You may want to find wholesale companies that let you buy products in bulk in order to save money. Many fine china retail stores will have different designs so you can choose what matches your personal style. If you can't find exactly what you're looking for, ask if the store offers custom orders so you can pick and choose every feature you want to include on the plates, bowls, or cups. If you plan on having food on the glassware or chinaware you will want to look at reviews that other customers have had to say about certain brands and what features they would prefer not to have due to discoloration or because they're hard to clean. You will want to decide how many sets of the dishes you will want depending on how large your family is or how many guests you typically have over. If you are looking to replace a certain item you will want to match it with the rest of the set, which may require making a custom order if the design is no longer made. Shop around at different retail stores to see who has the best choices and prices for your collection. You will also want to look into ways to properly store the dishes while they are not being used.