Post # 1
Does anyone have any suggestions for everyday, long-lasting dinnerware? I do not want china, although I know that it is durable. I’m leaning toward Pottery Barn or Crate and Barrel, but I’m not sure which has better quality. Open to suggestions and/or pics! Thanks!
Post # 3
- Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort
We registered for fine stoneware: Mikasa’s Italian Countryside. We got ours from Macys and registered for the 8 place setting set, which is $400 but goes on sale for $199 all the time and then 4 additional place settings.
ETA: we wanted something that would alst a long time and that we could find replacement pieces for, which is why we went for a major brand that keeps patterns for a long time. If you buy at Pottery Barn or Crate and Barrel, those pieces likely won’t be available by your one year anniversary… so if you need to complete of something breaks… too bad.
Post # 4
We ended up registering for Noritake dinnerware. It got decent reviews and the company seems to be awesome as far as customer service. I’ve seen people post that their dinner plates were fading easily after a short period of time and they replaced pieces at not cost to the customer. I love ours so far.
Post # 5
I registered for Alpico dinnerware from Williams Sonoma. They sell it by the piece, so I can easily replace if something breaks. Also the styles have been around for a century, so I don’t need to worry about it discontinuing.
Post # 6
We went the stoneware route, too (Mikasa Swirl) at Bed, Bath, and Beyond. Even if they discontinue it eventually, it’s a pattern that will mix and match nicely will other sets.
Post # 7
Fiestaware, it’s been around forever and is VERY durable with MANY color options. The only plate I’ve ever come across that MIGHT be more durable is Corelle. But when we examined all the options and pros/cons fiestaware was the clear winner.