Not sure what happened to Linens n' Things but I truly hate to see a business go under. I did not shop there very much, but LNT used to have some great stuff from Nate Berkus (much more on him down the road). The good news is everything has been discounted and while the pickings are slim there are still some good finds left...Magazine racks...I have been looking for a cheap one for a while. These may not be the most amazing ever, but they will be fine tucked away to the side.
When in doubt go for white plates. I love the crispness of all white dinnerware. Food looks good on it and you can go in so many directions with surrounding table decorations. There are several to choose from.
Can you ever have too many?