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Old 11-15-2011, 07:41 PM
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What would you recommend??

Im planning on asking for a dish set for christmas since all Tyler has is used old ugly stuff and I want something nice since were gonna be eating on it everynight.

But Im clueless on were to buy stuff like that. Since I'm no housewife yet, only in the making ha ha
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Old 11-15-2011, 07:47 PM
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If you're prone to breaking things, ask for Corelle. http://www.corelle.com/

If you aren't check out Pfaltzgraff. http://www.pfaltzgraff.com/on/demand...?cgid=patterns
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Old 11-15-2011, 07:59 PM
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Honestly? Corelle. It's light, it's relatively inexpensive, and it lasts for DECADES without looking beat up.

Our Corelle set is nearly 30 years old and it still looks as good as new, when my parents bought it in their late 20's.
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I had a Pfaltzgrapff set...very pretty and nice stoneware. I gave it to my daughter. I just had too much stuff in my house. I migrated to using Corelle for my every day and even when family or other guests come over...unless it's some formal type dinner (rare) and then I use my good china. I love Corelle ware because it's barely breakable, light weight and thin. It stacks so nicely and hardly takes up any space. I can sort of clatter it around and it doesn't break. It can break. I broke a bowl once a long time ago, but that is rare. There are lots of shapes and designs available. I sound like a commercial for Corelle ware. You can take a look at all these things and see what you think. I hope you get what you decide you want for Xmas.
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We bought ours at IKEA. It's cute. Is it going to last forever? Nope. But that's fine for the amount they cost.
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My parents had Correlle. It held up quite well to childhood abuse. Our dishes were a wedding present from Crate and Barrel.

I would choose something very simple. Our everyday dishes are plain white, which I love. I can change tablecloths and napkins and kitchen decor and the dishes still match. (Same with our china, actually--white with a silver perimeter, but very plain and simple). The trendy decorated dishes were tempting (and super cute!) but I didn't want to be stuck with that style forever, or have to change my dishes.
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Honestly? Corelle. It's light, it's relatively inexpensive, and it lasts for DECADES without looking beat up.

Our Corelle set is nearly 30 years old and it still looks as good as new, when my parents bought it in their late 20's.
I second that. That will be what my next dish set is. And they come in some darn cool patterns.
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I had Corelle for SO long. I finally gave it away because I was sick of it, lol. The one knock on it that I have is that food doesn't stay warm on it long. And I just like the feel of stoneware (plus if you warm the plates your food does stay warm for a long time). But other than that it's really hard to beat the Corelle, especially starting out.
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I love my corelle. I have one set with grey stripes and orange flowers, and one set that's just plain, so I can have bunches of people over and feed everyone. I got all of mine in Feb. and haven't broken any of it. I'm on my second set of glassware, though--I'm accident prone and clumsy.
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My advice is that if you want an everyday that will last awhile and be functional for all kinds of events is to

Buy white and fairly simple design - it goes with everything and can be used for any event as well as every day uses. It also tends to be easier to match as you get expansions or have to replace stuff.

Buy as cheap as your lifestyle allows because often times you really don't need the expensive stuff to get the quality you want. I've had the same two boxes of ceramic $12 plates, mugs, and bowls from Walmart for the last decade and while a couple bowls have expired due to gravity the majority of it is just as good as they day I bought it. It looks great for formal dinners and does the job the rest of the year, microwaves, and dishwashes just fine. It also matches well with the more expensive serving dishes I bought later.

I think far more important to drop a bit of money on is a couple decent sets of moderate quality silverware. Even that doesn't have to be horridly expensive, I think I got my sets from overstock.com.
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