(Closed) How often do you buy new dinnerware/dishes?

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Post # 4
2300 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2013 - An amazing non-profit retreat

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 # 6
1219 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Like 14. Our dishwasher destroys allllll

Post # 7
915 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

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 # 10
1289 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

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
84 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

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
4771 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

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
1042 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

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
242 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

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
661 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

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
171 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

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.  

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