My husband has a "thing" for MacKenzie-Childs! Isn't that wild? I know... lucky me. Except, I don't use any of these colors hardly... maybe the green, but really none of the others. I was in a real dither about how to display this platter he bought for me for my birthday. Then my sister-in-law gave me the Courtly Check pieces for a combination Christmas/new kitchen gift. Again... lucky me... but I truly was lucky this time as it helped me figure out what to do. I purchased the mug to bring the checks and and the colors together. Little by little I will start bringing this set together. The checks saved the day!!