I collect all manner of dishes from junk stores. I love setting my table with unusual, often mismatched plates that scream their own era. I have melmac that screams 1950s, wild designs from the 1970s. The 1980s are among my favorites. I recently picked up 3 hand-painted Noritake dinner plates. They were painted immediately after WWII. I think they are gorgeous. They made a most lovely table setting. My dish fetish sets off my cooking hobby quite nicely.