Post # 1
I’m registed for Fiesta (none purchased yet) but recently came across Sorrento brand dishes and love them! They match the meditarianean feel that I’m in love with, but I’m not sure if they’re as easily replacable for the future. They’re also a bit more “old” looking to me and we’re a pretty young couple, however I think they would be really nice to grow into. There seems to be less color options, so things would probably look a little more cohesive than the rainbow colored Fiesta dishes that I registered for. Maybe I should get a few pieces of Fiesta to mix in in the case that I do get to Sorrento dishes (such as scarlet).
What do you think?
Post # 3
When I worked at Macys, we used to get unhappy couples returning their Fiesta dishes all the time because it chipped so easily. They’d chip in transit or chip after their first time in the dishwasher, stuff like that- not even abuse!
I think the Sorrento dishes are beautiful, too 🙂 That’s what I’d vote for!
Post # 4
Fiesta! I have a friend who collects old-school fiesta and her collection is amazing.
Post # 5
@Dialysate: Seems like stoneware in general can be really chippy like that. I read so many bad reviews of really beautiful stoneware when I was shopping that I settled on the Corelle Hearthstone line. Not as showy as some of the others, but I trusted the Corelle name and it came with a one year guarantee against chipping. 7 years later, no chips!
Post # 6
I like the Fiesta ones. They seem like a bigger brand that would be easier to replace.
Post # 7
I voted for Fiesta. It’s what I have in my kitchen, and I’ve used them for almost a year and I have not had any problems with them. No chipping here.
Post # 8
I’m biased. I have a 10-person set of Fiestaware (10 different colors, of course) and I really like them! I don’t know anything about the Sorrento dishes, but if you’re a “made in USA” kind of person, Fiestaware IS. It’s made in Newell, WV and, the best part, is that they have a factory store on site… which has a back room where you can buy ones with small glazing errors for super cheap! Most of my servingware comes from there, because the errors are either on the bottom or where the food goes, so guests never notice that we didn’t spend $150 on a platter. I don’t think you can go wrong with either choice, though.
Post # 9
Based on what you said you liked, I’d register for the Sorrento…YOLO…lol. I mean yeah it’s important to be able to replace broken pieces but unless you really think it will be impossible to track them down then why not go for the ones that fit your style better.
We’re collecting Pfaltzgraff and there’s no shortage of pieces on ebay and replacements.com. Maybe check those places to see what comes up for piece of mind.
Post # 10
@moriah: Wow, those are beautiful! My FI and I are still debating about what set to register for….those might be in the running! Thanks! 🙂
Post # 11
We registered for Fiesta. We decided on each item as a different color (ie large plates dark blue, small plates green, bowls light blue) instead of each place setting a different color.