The Great Hall looked its usual splendid self, decorated for the start-of-term feast. Golden plates and goblets gleamed by the light of hundreds and hundreds of candles, floating over the tables in midair.
In the Wizarding World, dishes, cups, and plates have the potential to serve as more than simple dinnerware, though it is certainly also used as such.
See CUP, HUFFLEPUFF'S; CUP, TRIWIZARD; GOBLET OF FIRE.
- magical plate - conjured up by McGonagall when she wanted Harry and Ron to eat their supper in Snape's office. It magically refilled itself with sandwiches (CS5)
- dishes in the Great Hall
- See TEACUP, NOSE-BITING, TEAKETTLE, BITING, TEA SET, ENCHANTED.