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what kind of dinnerware do you have for everyday...stoneware, corelle, something different?

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I have 2 sets.

 

One is a Corelle set.  When I got married nearly 20 yrs ago, I got 2 full sets Corelle in the summer blush pattern.  Over the years, I have lost one serving plate and one regular plate to drop-splosions.  I have also lost a lot of bowls but....I don't know where they went.  We had a billion mugs, we got rid of all of them in our most recent move, because we weren't using them.  I really love the summer blush pattern, but the pattern on my plates are starting to show their age and I don't now that was to spend the money to start to replace and restock.

This summer, I bought a set of clear plates and bowls.  Specifically, the plates I bought were lunch sized.  There are 8 of them, and 8 bowls, which all match in a flowery sort of pattern, but it's clear.  They had a set of full sized dinner plates and some mugs and a couple of other things, but I only wanted the lunch plates and the bowls because we need so many more of those.  I only paid $5 for clear set.  We haven't broken any yet.  

 

 

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On our wedding registry, we asked for Dansk Maribo which we use every day. It's going strong thirty years later! We've added a few Dansk Bistro pieces as well as some Dansk Concerto, Tivoli, and Flora. These latter pieces (all white with blue accents) I've generally found at thrift stores. 

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Kareni

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We've had Pfaltzgraff Pistoulet for over a decade. We love the colors and patterns, but we have had problems with it chipping easily. Especially the square plates--they are the worst. I don't think one of our square plates is chip-free. And I worry about things like lead and safety in my dinnerware. I've been considering what our next set will be so I'm enjoying reading everyone's comments. 😊

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I have Corelle for every day, stoneware snowman dishes (service for 4) for when I’m festive in the winter, and melamine plastic in tropical colored stripes for outside dining. 

My corelle is the bisque color and they stopped making it, so my pasta dishes are white. I wish I’d bought them in bisque earlier, but I just didn’t predict that they’d discontinue a base color.  

We’ve never broken a dish, so I haven’t experience the spectacular shatter. I don’t think that would deter me. I like how light and durable they are. 

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23 hours ago, Suzanne in ABQ said:

I have white porcelain dishes, which I bought from Pampered Chef.  They've been discontinued, but fortunately, they are very high quality, so I haven't needed to replace anything, even after several years.  If/when I do, I have discovered that it's quite similar to the white Luminous Porcelain dinnerware at Pier 1 Imports. I linked the open stock, but they also sell sets.  They're so similar, I wonder if they're the same thing, and Pier 1 has just picked up the product from Pampered Chef.

https://www.pier1.com/luminous-coupe-porcelain-white-dinnerware/PS1592.html?cgid=luminous-porcelain-dinnerware#nav=tile&icid=cat_dining_entertaining-subcat_dinnerware_collections-subcat_tile_luminous_porcelain_dinnerware&origin=gridswatch

 

Thanks for posting the link. What a great price for porcelain, and the reviews are fabulous! Also a fan of white dishes--I feel like it's a blank canvas that makes the colors of the food stand out.

Amy

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15 hours ago, Laura Corin said:

IKEA 365.

 

Same here.

I also mix in a set of China for everyday that my grandma bought me years ago. Only a few pieces have broken and it’s easy to find replacements. 

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I have Fiestaware in the bolder colors.   It is heavy and bulky and makes me feel like I am in a nicer eating establishment.  Love it.

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On 10/11/2019 at 10:04 AM, kfeusse said:

.I am amazed as to how popular white is though....interesting.

It goes with everything. Most food looks good on it. You can dress it up with a pretty tablecloth, napkins, glasses, etc. And if you move you never have to worry if it will match your new kitchen.

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12 hours ago, KungFuPanda said:

I have Corelle for every day, stoneware snowman dishes (service for 4) for when I’m festive in the winter, and melamine plastic in tropical colored stripes for outside dining. 

My corelle is the bisque color and they stopped making it, so my pasta dishes are white. I wish I’d bought them in bisque earlier, but I just didn’t predict that they’d discontinue a base color.  

We’ve never broken a dish, so I haven’t experience the spectacular shatter. I don’t think that would deter me. I like how light and durable they are. 

What is this voodoo where kids never break these bowls?!  I swear mine go through one every month or two 😓

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40 minutes ago, Arctic Mama said:

What is this voodoo where kids never break these bowls?!  I swear mine go through one every month or two 😓

Now that you mention it, when a Corelle piece has broken here it’s always a bowl.....I’ve dropped plates and never had one break, but the cereal bowls definitely have not stood up to that. 

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I have correlate because it is light and easy on my hands (bit of arthritis in them) and it stacks so nicely without taking up much room. But I also don't like most of the patterns - they look cheesy/cheap to me. So I got white - the white one with a bit of texture to it so it's a bit less plain, but because it is white I can mix and match pretty much anything with it when I want to. It's this one - although the mugs (which are stoneware, not the Correlle material) bit the dust a long time ago. I have other mugs now, from Ikea)

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I also don't like plain white for my dinner ware

At one time I had Pfaltzgraff and I quickly tired of it.  It was heavy and bulky and I found they don't microwave well (heats the plate/bowl but not the food)

I've been using Corelle for many years.  It took me a while to find a pattern I liked too.  Here's the set I have

https://www.walmart.com/ip/Corelle-Impressions-Watercolors-16-Piece-Dinnerware-Set/17654355

I just have the dinner and lunch plate.  I actually like the lunch plate more.

But, since I've remodeled the kitchen I've wanted to change things up.  We rented an Airbnb that used all Polish style pottery plates and dishes.  It was so beautiful together.   But, it would be pottery again and I don't know if I'd  like it in the long-term.  

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I just realized Corelle is having a 25% off sale right now.  I may get a few extra (or different pieces) from the design I feel most cheerful using:

https://www.corelle.com/search

though I can get a whole set of some patterns less expensively than just a few Square European Herb pieces.   

It’s interesting what different looks people like!  

I’ve even found looks I myself like change over time.  Or circumstances may make something like weight or not having raised pattern that is hard to hand wash important. 

Edited by Pen

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1 hour ago, Pen said:

I just realized Corelle is having a 25% off sale right now.  I may get a few extra (or different pieces) from the design I feel most cheerful using:

https://www.corelle.com/search

though I can get a whole set of some patterns less expensively than just a few Square European Herb pieces.   

It’s interesting what different looks people like!  

I’ve even found looks I myself like change over time.  Or circumstances may make something like weight or not having raised pattern that is hard to hand wash important. 

I just saw that sale too! I got some of the appetizer/snack plates - a set of the ones with the words on them and a set of Halloween ones. 

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15 hours ago, Arctic Mama said:

What is this voodoo where kids never break these bowls?!  I swear mine go through one every month or two 😓

 

We haven't yet lost a bowl...

 

OTOH my kids used the IKEA bowls until they had the appetities for the larger Corelle bowls. (which means they are also older). The IKEA bowls are what are down at their level (and the lunch sized Corelle plates and plastic cups). The other Corelle is higher and they can't reach until they are older.

 

(and yes the lunch plates are much preferred in this house. Now that we have lunch plates I find the dinner plates get used VERY infrequently. Luckily my sister had quite a few lunch plates!)

 

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