Post # 1
My wedding already happened (woohoo!) and we got a lot of the stuff of our registry.
Our everyday dinner plates are these: http://www1.macys.com/shop/product/vida-by-espana-dinnerware-jardine-square-4-piece-place-setting?ID=529450&PseudoCat=se-xx-xx-xx.esn_results
I really love them.
Target is having a sale on these Tracy Reese dessert plates that I have literally been drooling over. Is it way too excessive to get 12 (three sets)??
I feel like it might be since we honestly rarely have people over though we do have a lot of family and friends. We are buying a house soon so I keep dreaming but who knows if a giant dinner party will ever happen.
I have 12 sets of dishes and 12 sets of china so I think I’m stuck on the number 12 – lol. Is that crazy?? How many dessert plates should I order? I need someone to justify this for me, lol – or not justify it – whichever. 😉
Here are the dessert plates I looove. 🙂 Thanks gals.
Post # 3
I really like the dessert plates and think it makes sense to get 12 since that is how many place settings you have.
I know you didn’t ask for this so I hope it’s okay that I am adding it…I don’t think the dessert plates and the everday dishes match all that well.
Post # 4
They’re dessert plates, served separate from dinner, who cares if they match?! I like both styles. I say if you can afford to spend $60 on plates then go for it! I have 12 dessert plates and I rarely use them all at once, but i do use some of them all the time for when I just need a small plate for a snack or to cut up a tomato or something 😉
Post # 5
I have 12 place settings of my good china including dessert plates. I also have enough silverware and crystal to match. Even having family over for the holidays can quickly add up to that number.
China patterns are discontinued and someday you may not be able to find your pattern.
Post # 6
@jny1179: good point. I also agree that I use my dessert plates for a lot of things like snacks and such.
Post # 7
I think it’s nice to have them if you have the space – you can use them when serving a lot more than just dessert. You could even use one or two as decorative tray-like plates around the house/bathroom etc. Plus, if one or two get broken over the years, it won’t be a big deal if you have 12!
Post # 8
I have 12+ of everything, I like that number 🙂 (We have “safety” china dinner plates, I think there’s 16, while we have 14 place settings.)
I only have 11 of my everyday ones now… and 10 bowls.