Post # 1
I searched and there are a few old posts about this, but there hasn’t been one in a year. Fiance and I are having serious trouble picking our everyday dishes. So if you could, please, show me your everyday dishes and tell me what they’re made out of (stoneware, bone china, porcelain?) and how durable you’ve found them if you’re already using them.
A lot of the plates we have liked so far have been porcelain but I’m worried about the day-to-day durability of that. Here is the set we’re in love with and currently registered for:
Lucille Gold by Denby — inspired by a panel of 1950s lace 🙂
Show me your everday dishes, bees!
Post # 3
@Kant: Oh, I wish you hadn’t shown me those dishes. I love the ones I have now, but I really want them. Hahaha.
My dishes from Bed, Bath, and Beyond:
(Click link to access website to dishes)
Post # 4
I have Fiesta dishes, I love them so much! Sorry, I had to take a bulky photo of mine since they’re all different colors :).
Post # 5
We went with the Alipco Tres Grande porcelain dinnerware from Williams-Sonoma. We’ve been using them for a couple months now and they are very durable. I’ve been putting them in the dishwasher. I chose the plain white for a reason. I love to spend hours cooking meals from scratch, and after all my hard work I think plated food looks best on white 🙂
The other reason though, is because WS has carried this dinnerware for 30 years or so. I like the fact that they will have this 10 years from now when I break a bowl. I did the same with our glasses (went with the Picardie also from WS because they’ve carried it for 30 years and always will). The problem with trendy dinnerware is that it is often discontinued so if need to replace a broken piece or want to increase your number of place settings you can’t 🙁
Post # 6
@vaness13181: That’s good to know about porcelain standing up well to everyday use so far…in my mind porcelain makes me think of “porcelain doll” which has the connotation of being extremely fragile and you have to be exceedingly gentle with it. I guess porcelain plates are made with a bit more durability though.
Bumping this since I posted it last night and not many people may have seen it…come on, I want to see more plates! 🙂
Post # 7
I will have to take a picture of mine! So I am commenting on this so I can find this post easy later on.
Post # 8
We got these from BB&B, Quattro everyday white bone china. I love how simple they are, but they recently got some reviews that said the bowls have a tendency to break…luckily someone bought us an extra set!
Post # 9
We have the Denby Lucille Gold and so far they have been very durable.. they are also GORGEOUS!!!
Post # 10
@mrsbacon: Ohh that’s good to hear! I am seriously in love with those plates, I was just afraid they would be so easy to break /: I’ve never had anything but thick stoneware so I’m not used to the light feeling of porcelain haha. We are very careful with our dishes anyway though…I think it’s been about 2 years since I broke a dish, and before that it had been at least five. Maybe the porcelain plates won’t be so bad after all…
Post # 11
My everyday stuff is a mix of the Target white cafeware (easy to match with other stuff) and the usual hand-me-downs.
Post # 12
@Kant:That was the set we registered for…they’re so beautiful!
@jo.lee:So pretty! My mother was always a fan of dishes with bright colors and it’s rubbing off on me:)
@vaness13181:They’re perfect! I love simple white dishes!
Post # 13
@Kant: Those dishes are so gorgeous! Fiance won’t let me register for anything nice like that, I wanted a similar design in fine china and he protested that it’s too girly (which is totally is not!). He’s not a big pattern guy. We ended up registering for the Lenox Vibe sets for everyday use. I obviously haven’t gotten any or used it yet, but it’s made of porcelain and seems to have good reviews in terms of not breaking. I’m excited for nice matching plates! Right now we have a random collection of crappy mismatched half broken stuff from college/hand-me-downs from our parents.. we are so sophisticated.
Post # 14
@Nicoley1985: Haha yeah that’s what we’re working with right now too. We have 2 sets of 4 dinner plates, 2 sets of 4 small plates (that don’t match the dinner plates), 3 types of bowls (that don’t match any of the plates), most/all of which have chips and dings and cracks. Classy, classy people we are haha. Can’t wait to get our nice plates from the registry. I really like your set! Usually I don’t like solid white dishes but that set is really pretty.
Post # 15
I am so jealous of all of your dishes… Our dishes have woodland ducks on them… husband loves them :/
Post # 16
@cyndistar3: LOL that’s, um, interesting. I don’t even want to know what kind of dishes we would have if it was up to Fiance… I’m guessing something with sports teams logos or footballs on them. But I’m sure they would *accidentally* all fall out of the cupboard and break one day, forcing us to buy new ones 😉