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We have been in our house three years, and I’ve gone through two sets of dinnerware. I’m ready to give up and buy a third.
Here is my deal. The first set I bought at Target. They were wheel thrown pottery style and cream colored. I wasn’t crazy about them but I liked the wheel style. Then one after another they kept chipping! When like half the bowls were chipped and a dinner plate, I bought a new set and off those went to goodwill.
Now I have the new set about a year, if that, but they are so heavy I can’t put them away.
I’m really short, so all the cabinets are over my head. I always feel like if I just want one plate, it’s a friggin challenge. So now I am fed up again. And I want to go back to the lightweight Corelle ones I had at my parents. But I like JUST got these not that long ago. It seems like a waste!!!! I hate that I’m not happy with the purchase. 🙁
What do you think bees? Keep the heavy stoneware I’m not crazy about and be frugal, or get the Corelle and be done with it?
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Use the heavy stoneware occasionally and the Corelle for everyday. Or, try to sell the stoneware to make yourself feel better about buying yet another set of dishes 🙂 OR, can you change the kitchen organization around a bit?
I think I’m going to wait until our wedding and register for some new dishware. I’ve been seeing sets lately and wanting a change, but I like ours in that they are mismatched. One set is cream coloured and kind of vintage looking. I got those for my first place. His set is plain green and quite heavy. It’s funny how much they represent us. I hate his bowls though. They get so stinkin’ hot in the microwave that I usually end up using the Corelle style ones (go Corelle)
Post # 5
@sherryberry: We don’t have any of the cabinets that are waist our below if you know what I mean?
I thought about putting in floating shelves just because I am so short, but I’m afraid these dishes will rip them out of the wall! They’re pretty heavy!!! Like, a cement cinderblock or something with all 8 stacked! (no wonder they haven’t chipped Bahahaha)
Oh! And grandpa gifted us plain white heavy ass stoneware for our formal set, so thats the other thing. These plates don’t go with what family gifted. Sigh. So complicated.
Post # 6
Like 14. Our dishwasher destroys allllll
Post # 7
It has been years. We have two completely different sets of dishes. But we love both for different reasons and this was one thing we did not register for.
I think that if they are a hassle then you should replace them. Watch for a deal on the ones you like if your not in a hurry. And like suggested, sell the ones you have. Even if it for cheap, it helps a bit.
Post # 8
I have been using the same dishes for 22 years.
They are Mikasa everyday china. I love them and they go with everything, I just change my tablecloths for different holidays etc.
Post # 9
@CoffeeandCream: Those look just like the ones we were gifted! 😀
Post # 10
I have an everyday set that we always had, and my posh set, which I store in a box in the storeroom when I’m entertaining. The posh set was a wedding gift, we were bought two, but we returned the least favourite and took a second set matching the first. So now we have 12 of everything which works well for us because a 6 set wasn’t enough. Anyway the point is I doubt I will buy again for a long time. Why don’t you buy a cheaper – everyday set and store the heavy ones away for dinner parties etc?
Post # 11
Corelle. My family is still using a bunch of my grandma’s corelle dishes from when my dad was a kid, that stuff is TOUGH!
Post # 12
I don’t really change them in and out, however, I usually buy pretty expensive sets, so I would feel super guilty about changing them out. If what you like isn’t too expensive, then just get it. Ya only live once, right?
Post # 13
the dishes we started out with were my mother in laws dishes, they were like 25 years old. We used those for 2 years, now that we just got married we have a new set that I love and I hope we can use those for the next 20+ years!
Post # 14
I love Corelle and that’s what I registered for (because I wanted a different pattern and more dishes – my current Corelle is still going strong).
Post # 15
I have Corelle…and they’re lightweight and practically indestructable. Not the cutest things in the world, but they go with every kitchen and have made it through 6 years of abuse (based on my clumsiness and 5 moves!). Only one has broken– and it’s because it got dropped on a sharp metal corner that was sticking out of the floor. I would say buy the Corelle, but get a pattern that you know will be around for a long time (we have plain white, and my Father-In-Law just upgraded to stonewear and gave us his old Corelle plates/bowls…you can’t tell a difference between the sets and his is at least 10 years older than ours). Try selling your old set on Craigslist or at a garage sale!
Post # 16
Go for the Corelle… you won’t regret it! You know that will be the last set that you buy. Both Fiance and I have used Corelle for ages, and neither one of us has has so much as a chip on either set of dishes. We decided to register for a new pattern instead of combining two mismatched patterns. You can always Craigslist, Goodwill, or even Freecycle your old dishes.