Today’s word is crockery.

tableware

tableware (Photo credit: louisemakesstuff)

Crockery is the collective word for ceramic cups, saucers, plates and serving dishes that grace our tables. Close synonyms are tableware and china. In Finland, crockery generally lives in the kitchen cupboards above the work surfaces, but may also be found in a sideboard, which is a more elegant piece of furniture generally found in the dining room.