Thursday, November 24, 2016

My Fabulous Life - Tabletop Update

We are eating off the white bone china set I ordered a couple of months back and I wanted to give an update.  I love it!  I wish I had done this sooner.  The  plates and mugs are wonderful.  They are slim so a lot fits in a small space -- great when you have only one cabinet to store it all.  Their size also means filling the dishwasher is simple too.  No clunky mugs on the top level, slim plates below -- and when one piece hits another, they don't chip.  Once in the past, I had a set of Pfatlzgraf  that started chipping almost immediately.

I have to admit that we've had no fancy dinner opportunities to mix high and low -- but I hope to rectify that soon! We are being hosted for the holiday elsewhere today.  But we have had plenty of casual dinner guests and it's nice to have dishes you can dress up or down.  As for the white color, they have not shown any stains from coffee or food.  I am not getting scratch marks on them from stacking them and pulling them on and off the shelf every day.

Call me old fashioned and out of touch, but if anyone is registering for wedding gifts or setting up house and are registered for gifts, register for plain white bone china.  It will last a long time, it's practical and easy to care for -- as long as you don't get a metal trim that won't last in the dishwasher.

It sounds fancy-schmancy to eat of china every day, but nothing could be more sensible!

My simple set

6 comments:

  1. I love it! After years of dealing with heavy Pfaltzgraff stoneware (I had two complete sets at one time, with all the peripherals), I gave it all up and went to plain white Corelle Living Ware square(ish) plates and bowls. They are a fraction of the weight, take up a fraction of the space and are a dream to clean. Not as fancy as bone china, but can be dressed up with other things. Simple and easy. That's for me.

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    1. We use Corelle in our trailer for that very reason! We call it "Trailer China" because it's lightweight and durable.

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  2. I have Wedgwood, Strawberry and Vine, white. I can dress it up for any season. I would love to have Christmas dishes, but I am too frugal. Accessories make me happy.
    pparsimony

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    1. That sounds nice! I never could understand folks spending so much on Spode Christmas China -- expensive for use 1/12th of the year. Of course if money were no object...

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  3. Pretty. Very pretty. I confess that I have....FOUR sets of every day, and three sets, (two complete) of formal china. The first set I achieved, my mother gave me in college for Christmas...Johann Havilland "grocery premium" china. I used it for years as my only set. When I married, we picked out a Lenox every day, and bought ourselves a nice Christmas set by Lenox. Silly of us, though it wasn't a financial stretch, beacause shortly after, we found COMPLETE sets of Pfaltzgraff in the thrift shops, (three different patterns), service for 8 with serving dishes, etc., for under $50. Same with my formal...found a Royal Doulton set for just $100 for service for 8, with tea pot, sugar bowl, and serving bowl. Then, DH got me another complete set of a different Haviland pattern for a song. I could sell them, but the kids have laid claim to them for when they are starting out. Meanwhile, I switch my dishes with the seasons.

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