If this is the case, why not look at adding designer or patterned pieces to your everyday plates? Simply by adding a patterned entrée plate, you can create a whole new dining set for a special occasion. This can work in reverse, too, with a patterned charger plate beneath your everyday dinner plate. Mix Your Plates for Memorable Table Settings. If you’re spending a fortune on beef from cows fed on organic grass, hand-reared by Tibetan monks, then it’s worth spending a bit of time making sure your plates match and polishing the silver. No one want to loose valuable dinner party kudos because of dishwasher stains on their spoons.