So luckily, after unsuccessfully finding cute plates on Target's website, I found the perfect patterned set in the actual store.
Then I bought ten of them (5 each) so that Jeff and I will NEVER run out of plates.
So the actual point in the story? Nothing really besides that Target has cute patterned melamine plates that look "real," I am super excited I found them and super excited to use them, and I have a Target addiction... But really, who doesn't?