La Plates Giveaway


(First off, with all of the review-type blogs popping up, I feel the need to clarify that I do NOT write about products here unless I absolutely adore them and use them myself.)

With that being said, let me count the reasons why I love this line of darling, monogrammed melamine plates.

First off, LOOK AT THEM.








However, the cuteness is not the only reason I feel the need to squeee. Let me elaborate.

1. The plates are made from melamine, which is unbreakable, dishwasher-safe and BPA-free. (Hallejuah!)

2. They are perfect for kids and outdoor parties. (No need to waste paper plates!)

3. The design options are limitless.

4. They make a perfect gift for a new family addition. (Heads up. If you are a personal friend and just had a baby, this is probably what you will be receiving. Surprise!)

5. The owner of La Plates, Lara, donates a percentage of revenue to differing charities. This month, she is donating 10% of her web sales to the Ovarian Cancer National Alliance.

6. Just look at sweet Wito’s personal plate.


(Of course, you knew it would be green. And simple. I’m like an open book over here.)

I could go on and on, but you can learn everything you need to know at the La Plates website.

Probably because she is a Kansas girl (which makes her a lovely person from the get-go), Lara has agreed to give one La Plate to a commenter, who can choose whatever design and monogram their little heart desires.

Additionally, Lara is offering a 10% discount to all whoorl readers by using the code “laplates10″ at checkout.

From now until this Sunday, September 28th at 9pm PST, leave a comment and consider yourself entered. Good luck, and thanks to Lara for the giveaway!



  1. WANT! Oh man, I’m a monogram whore.

  2. I love these plates! Melamine, but without the annoying licensed characters… what an idea!

  3. Thanks for sharing! I had never seen these & they are awesome!

  4. Oh my, I just adore those! Nice pick, Whoorl!

  5. So cute i love the polka dot plates

  6. COOL! Going over to check the website out.

  7. I love them! Now, which initials to use…

  8. If everything in my house could be monogrammed, it would.

    These are so darling (and, HOW DARE YOU show them to me).

  9. Hot diggity, I would LOVE to win a plate so that I can monogram it with the initials of my unborn son. And since we’re not revealing the name until he’s born, I could totally torment my mother with it as some sort of cryptic clue. MWAHAHAHA. So cool!

  10. Oh my, Charlie and the new baby definitely each need their own personalized plates. No siblings fighting over plates with something personalized like this. So cute!

  11. Those are adorable….

  12. Oh my God. I am BOWLED OVER by the cuteness of the plates. Since I’m apparently entering every contest you’re running this week, consider this my entry. :)

  13. Ordered Christmas plates for the boys, so cute.

  14. Wow! I am practically drooling over these plates at my desk. I think my Christmas shopping just got a LOT easier. Yay!

  15. Holey schnikes, would I dig a pink plate…

  16. Oh, I love them! Thanks, Lara and Whoorl!

  17. OMG. SO CUTE!!!!
    This would be perfect for my cousin’s son – a little green and brown and just precious!

  18. Love, love, love!

  19. Those are fantastic! Good find, girl.

  20. Those are cute! I desperately need new plates and love those!

  21. So pretty! And practical! And pretty!

  22. These are indeed fab! The sentimental charm of my childhood meals, combined with style. The charity aspect knocks it right up to the top. Thanks, gals, for the visual pleasure, the warm-fuzzy, the discount code, and the chance to win!

  23. I am an obsessive foodie. I love cooking. I entertain all the time. I AM SOUTHERN AND IF I COULD I WOULD MONOGRAM MY TOILET PAPER. Ok. That’s a little much. But seriously….those plates….omg….

  24. Those are really cute! I’m always looking for new ways to plate appetizers for parties. And come to think of it, I’ve been married a year and I don’t have a single thing with my new initials on it!

  25. Those are fantastic! The inner preppy in me is in love with them!

  26. Would love to win one for my son!

  27. So I had your blog tab open and my Wikipedia tab open next to it.

    Your icons are SO SIMILAR!


    Anyway, ENTER ME! Yay!

  28. oh, how GORGEOUS!

  29. Those are really cool! I’ve never seen plates like those before. WANT! (please?)

  30. Oh I know – why did you show these to me. I LOVE them.

  31. I want one. :)

  32. OMG! I am in LOVE!

  33. Ah, I have been looking at these forever, love them and need them!!! :)

  34. Oooh those are SO cute!

  35. Oh please PICK ME!!!!

  36. Oh my gosh! Those are absotively precious!!!!!!!

  37. These plates are so fun! I had never heard of La Plates before…must check them out.

  38. these are adorable. my mom is monogrammed obsessed. all my friends ask…why are all your towels monogrammed? and your luggage and every other thing possible…
    i am squeeling with delight. i love these!

  39. I’m actually considering buying a sewing machine that monograms. But that really wouldn’t help me out in this situation! Hope I win!!

  40. OMG. Seriously, so cute. I love everything monogrammed – even flip flops (check out These plates are precious. And the palm tree is the perfect South Carolina palmetto!
    Also – as a follow up to the good book list… I Was Told There’d Be Cake by Sloane Crosley is fantastic. I read it twice. Enjoy!

  41. These are so cool! Thanks for sharing this find.

  42. Did I win?! I hope I won. I love those plates.

  43. I’m not normally into monograms but these are too cute! I’m definitely buying some!

  44. These are so cute and you can use them instead of paper plates. I love them!

  45. Those are adorable! What a fun idea for a wedding shower gift….

  46. Cute! I love that you can totally pick the design, color, font, etc. So cool.

  47. Oh so cute! I would buy some but the hubby has me on a strict budget right now and I can buy nothing! :( I’ll have to enter here and squee with the winner!

  48. These are terrific! Great find…actively resisting the urge to design one for each of my favorite people right this moment.

  49. So cute! I am afraid if I win one, I would have to get a few more for the other three small people in my home. I guess I’ll take the chance anyway.

  50. So cute!

  51. What a cute idea!! I love how indestructible Melamine is but I have never seen such a cute design on one before!!

  52. What a cuuuuute plate, and such a great idea! Who doesn’t love monograms??

  53. I would love to win this for my mom. She collects plates and I KNOW she doesn;t have one of these. LOL!!

  54. I’ve been looking for some colorful and unusual new outdoor-plates; these are so cool!!

  55. I want that!

  56. These are great! I want ones for my entire family. Thanks for sharing such a great find, Whoorl!

  57. OMG toooooo cute! love love love

  58. those are blinking adorable!

  59. “La Plates” might be the best name for a pretty plate shop I’ve ever heard. But then I am of the mindset that everything sounds so much better French. Hip hip! for monograms.

  60. I love melamine and I love personalized. Please count me in!

  61. Those are so cool, I want one!

  62. Kansas Girls Unite! :) hee hee
    I’m thinking… Birthday gifts for my kids! :) and cousins… and neices… and neighbors…

  63. Those plates are the shiz!

  64. I’d love a plate!! Very cool.

  65. I love these. Thanks Whoorl for showing us such a cute idea for gifts.

  66. Those plates are beautiful!

  67. How fun! Thanks for the contest.

  68. These really are adorable. I’m all for anything that’s unbreakable.

  69. These would make great Christmas gifts. (Sorry to mention the C word so early.)

  70. I love, love, love these!!!

  71. De-lurking to laugh, because I have spent the last month looking for melamine plates for the patio and have come up with SQUAT. These are great!

  72. Woohoo! I love using melamine for parties.

  73. Pick me! Pick me! I love melamine (hello, William Sonoma mixing bowls make me swoon when I open my cabinets) and I’m so obsessed with monograms. These plates have my name all over them! Thanks for the contest! You rock!

  74. ooh! want. and i have my SIL’s wedding coming up. wonder if i should do this instead of the same old registry thang…

  75. I should win because these plates will mystify Aaron. Monogrammed plates? WHAT? POOPLES DOES NOT COMPUTE.

  76. Those are great! Love it!

  77. They are adorable!

  78. I love me some monogrammed plates! What a fun idea.

  79. These are the cutest plates EVER! I hope I win!

  80. Oh, man…those are super cute! I’d love one…or some… :D

  81. Finally, a way to make all my “M”s look awesome!

  82. Swoon! Who is this Whoorl who is writing nearly every day?! I love her!

  83. Nice plates!

  84. oooh! I have been looking for exactly this product for years! I am so glad to have found it here!

  85. Very nice! :)

  86. Awesome. Good Christmas gift idea! Thanks for sharing.

  87. monograms and pearls. lovely.

  88. Love these!!! I’m going to go order some RIGHT NOW

  89. This came at the perfect time. (We just threw away all of our kid dishes because of the BPA thing.) I’m convinced that only good things come out of Kansas.

  90. I love… plate?

  91. Oh My Gosh! Those those are the coolest plates ever. I would love to get my hands on some of those!


  92. Very Cute. Thanks for sharing!

  93. want one please!!


  95. What a GREAT gift idea!! So fun and so cute!

  96. I would monogram everything in my house that is not nailed down. If I could, that is. Until then, I’ll just keep my fingers crossed for these plates. CUTE!

  97. Ooh, pretty and practical -I like!

  98. Would love love love a cute little plate for my cute little boy!

  99. How awesome! Count me in.

  100. mmm….gorgeous!

  101. Pretty! I’ve been looking for some plates for my little one and those are super cute.

  102. I would love a pretty plate, please!

  103. Miss Virginia says:

    L.O.V.E. One thing is for sure, win or not win, i need me some!

  104. So cute. Please pick me.

  105. Ooh! Those are adorable! Also, I think I should win because I share a name with the owner and therefore know what it is like to spend a lifetime informing people that your name does not involve the letter U.

  106. Great plates! So cute!

  107. If I don’t win one, I may just have to buy some!

  108. Elizabeth Rogers says:

    Please, Please, Please!!!! It’s my birthday tomorrow!! Nothing like something monogrammed to make you feel better about yet another year passing you by!!

  109. those plates ROCK! i biased though, i love everything and anything monogramed….

  110. OMG! Plates!

    What? Has my life come to this?

    Sigh. It has.

  111. Kelli Robinson says:

    Classy and practical – what more could you ask for? Thanks for the great giveaway!

  112. My little one would LOVE this!

  113. I absolutely love these!

  114. Too cute! Fingers crossed.

  115. love.those.plates.

  116. i have the best monogram in the world: COK. and my husband’s isn’t bad either: JRK. we need a plate!

  117. courtneyleigh says:

    those are amazing.

  118. Renee Michelle says:

    Who’s not going to want one of those?

  119. As a Southerner, we pretty much monogram everything except our toilet paper (and I wouldn’t doubt that some do even that) so I’m totally hoping I’ll win!

  120. Wow! They are so pretty! By the way, I’m so glad you’re posting more often. I’ve missed you!

  121. So cute!!! Pick me!

  122. yummy plates! yummy yummy, I wonder if I got one my two year old would actully eat anything but PB&J???

    Better enter for the sake of my child right… lol

  123. I LOVE them. They’re fantastic.

  124. These are so great!!!

  125. Oh wow, those are totally awesome! I LOVE THEM.

  126. OOH! I like these. Mucho way cute. LOL
    I love the blue and white striped one.

  127. Of couse she’s a Kansas gal! They’re cute.

  128. Those are adorable – I’d love one!

  129. Awesome! Thanks for sharing the love!

  130. i want. i want. i am mono obsessed-i mean everything, undies and all are mono’d over here at casa d.

  131. Cool! The possibilities are endless! And no one can ‘accidentally’ steal your awesome dish!

  132. These are so cute! What a great gift idea, thanks.

  133. Love, love, love those plates!! Thanks for spreading the word!

  134. Too cute! And a great idea for baby gifts, weddings too. Thanks!

  135. I normally dislike monogrammed stuff, but with the exciting colors and never-ending options these are anything BUT boring. Would totally love to never use paper plates again…

  136. The most amazing present idea ever!!!! totally sorted for life :)

  137. Monograms rock.

  138. *grin*
    pink polka dots all the way!!!
    mwah X

  139. Oh, these are so adorable!

  140. love! want!

  141. The unbreakable part is the best!

  142. Carla Pullum says:

    Wow please enter me!

  143. LOVE these! Will likely use the coupon code…

  144. That mean we will only except one entry per email and IP address per week. Giveaway

  145. Super, super cute. And hey, I live in Nebraska–I’m her neighbor if she’s in Kansas!!

  146. Those are so cute. I love Wito’s.

  147. I literally GASPED when I saw these. Does that make me pathetic or “home fashion forward?” *shrug*

  148. I love these!!! And I would probably choose green, as well. It is my favorite color!

  149. I’m entering once this time. Then maybe I’ll stand a chance.

  150. I love these plates so much. I would get one for everyone in my family, then use it on special occasions (like Saturdays), then write the date and “memory” on the back.

    These are so sweet!

  151. oooh. i LOVE!

  152. aDORable! Fingers crossed.

  153. forget about food- I could eat those yummy plates all up!

  154. These plates are amazing! I should win because (1) I’m an ovarian cancer survivor and (2) I have to have another surgery in a week, and winning these would make me feel so much better.

  155. I totally plan on ordering some of those plates for my new house! Thanks for the tip!

  156. i am one of those people not into monogrammed stuff.
    but… these plates are unique in a delightful way.

  157. Love them! Especially the blue stripeys… love love!

  158. Oh! We are closing on a new house in 2 weeks! I NEED new dishes for my newly renovated kitchen!

  159. These are fantastic!

  160. What cool plates!! I love the idea of these as gifts for new additions – and maybe one for the older sibling(s), too so they don’t feel so left out!

  161. They’re la-lovely!

    (Oh dear, how cheesy am I.)

  162. So cute!

  163. Winning a monogrammed plate would make my horribly terrible week a little tiny bit better. :)

  164. These are fabulous!

  165. Pretty Pretty Pretty..I want

  166. Heather from NC says:

    So cute! I want some to use on my new screened in back-porch!

  167. I second that SQUEE!! So cheery!

  168. I would love these plates! They are great!

  169. Okay, these are really cute.

  170. Pick me!

  171. I think I would be tempted to eat all the food around the monogram, and then eat what’s on the letters in order.

  172. Oh, those are too fun!! And I cook a lot….which works out b/c I eat a lot! =)

  173. Oh wow, these are SO cute! I’m always looking for BPA-free dish ideas. Thanks!

  174. Best Xmas Gift Idea Ever.

  175. Those are so adorable! I hope I win!

  176. Someone above said she is a “monogram whore” – Go Team Whore! Count me in with her :o) Lurves the monograms :o)

  177. I love the idea, personalized plates…then no making a mistake as to whose plate it is… especially when it comes to dessert time, if your dessert is on your plate, it’s yours! lol… great idea would stop alot of arguing for that last piece of cake etc… at my house.

    micaela6955 at msn dot com

  178. Love these plates – how fun! A nice dress-up to a usually plain plate. Love the monograms!!

  179. I absolutely adore them…

  180. Belinda Meadows says:

    did not know I needed laplate. now I must have. love these!

  181. So cute. Never knew I needed one until now.

  182. Those really are gorgeous!

  183. So cute!

  184. Darling! Love them!

  185. Unbreakable, dishwasher-safe, AND BPA-free? They’re not just cute, they’re perfect!!

  186. those are adorable! want!

  187. I broke a plate tonight. I’m taking it as a sign….

  188. #188 feels lucky!

  189. Fabulous. I want that.

  190. Oooo, pretty!

  191. They are stunning. Love them!!

  192. Great gift idea!

  193. Mother of pearl you have alot of comments on this already. Ah, well. It’s worth a shot for some of that adorable platey goodness.


  194. love those so much!

  195. How cute! Thanks for sharing. I’m from Kansas, too, in case you want to pick me for that reason. :)

  196. LOVE them. Definitely going to buy some for xmas gifts, but would be nice to be able to test the merchandise first!

  197. Ohhh those are so cute!! I love them!

  198. Good HEAVENS – it took about an HOUR to scroll to the bottom of this list! Love them!

  199. I am in LOVE with these plates!

  200. So cute!!!

  201. I want those plates!!!!!!

  202. totally love the monogramming! off to check the website…

  203. I want!

  204. Checked out the website, love these plates!!!

  205. my kid is a total chucker at mealtimes…this would be awesome!

  206. LOVE those places…absolutely adorable!!

  207. LOVE those plates…absolutely adorable!!

  208. cute! I love things with monograms.

  209. Ooh, I want a cool plate!

  210. OMG these are fabulous! Even if I don’t win (but I totally deserve to win…hehe) I am off to have a look at the website. Online shopping rocks. Thanks for the giveaway.


  211. Pick Me! Pick Me!

  212. Did you say unbreakable? And Cute? I need one for Charlie! :-)

  213. So cute, would be a great design addition AND unbreakable! Whoo.

  214. These plates are beautiful!! I might just have to treat myself to a set!

  215. I love them. I love them so much!

  216. Those plates are fantastic!

  217. So! Cute!

  218. i hope i’m not too late!

  219. oh how cute, just barely getting in before 9pm :) hope i win!