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Old 05-23-2020, 03:04 PM
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We, as a family of 3, only have place settings for 4 in our current dinnerware set. Since both girls have boyfriends, we don't have enough plates for all of us to eat dinner together. My current set is not sold anywhere anymore (on eBay, for a LOT of money lol).

So I'm shopping for a new set. I currently have stoneware, and don't love it. It's HEAVY, it tends to chip.

Any recommendations? Do you love your plates? lol!


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I love my Corelle
Old 05-23-2020, 03:06 PM
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I've been through several sets, but right now I just have plain white. They're not that expensive, and if I needed one or two more plates, I could easily pick one up anywhere.

It doesn't break very easily, but when it does! (Shards everywhere!)

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Old 05-23-2020, 03:25 PM
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I also love my Corelle. We got a pattern that had the off white background since we figured we could always find the plain to add pieces. Well, it was discontinued in stores, but I found (10+ years ago) a website that still carried it. We ended up getting 8 more plain plates of the same base color and later on at the outlet store, we found more bowls.

We got ours right after we got married 12 years ago this summer. If you look close at some of the plates, you can see very faint knife marks, but hardly noticeable. It’s in great shape and we haven’t broken any. That being said, we’ll probably break 3 this week, and by we I mean the kids.
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Old 05-23-2020, 03:27 PM
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I have the plain white Corelle too. They nest/stack well, go with everything, and are easy to add to or replace. I think I have 12 place settings. It’s almost enough for when all the kids and grands come, and I don’t have to run the dishwasher very often when it’s just the two of us.

I used to want Fiesta ware, but a friend has it, and they don’t nest well. So I’m staying with my Corelle.
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Old 05-23-2020, 03:28 PM
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This is embarrassing to admit, I am a family of 1 and have (because I’m not good at parting with stuff) 3 sets of 8-12:
*white Fiestaware for everyday
*white fine china for fancy
*wild plastic for the balcony (but it feels/sounds like ceramic)

If I were just getting 1 set, I’d get plain white (Pier 1 going out of business sales?). I might even get a giant mix of unrelated whites. I really like the food to be the star (except for outside—I always wanted roosters).


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Old 05-23-2020, 03:30 PM
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https://www.replacements.com/showroo..._finds_toc.htm

We have bought for this company with good luck.
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Old 05-23-2020, 03:36 PM
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We like our Corelle. We've added deeper soup/cereal bowls in plain white. Advantage for me is that they are lighter to lift into the cabinet and out of the dishwasher.
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Old 05-23-2020, 03:41 PM
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I have Fiestaware and love it! I am a bit OCD that you must have different colors in your place setting. I just got 4 new sets in mulberry for my tablescape.
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Old 05-23-2020, 03:42 PM
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I like my fiestaware. I have asked for different pieces for my birthday. Kohls also carries it. I remember a discussion on this board about different colors showing marks. I have turquoise and orange and they have stayed nice.
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Old 05-23-2020, 03:44 PM
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Corelle
It is light weight, goes in the dishwasher and takes up very little room in the cupboard.


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Old 05-23-2020, 03:47 PM
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I wish I had gotten Fiesta way back when, but I was young and didn't know about it. Now I wouldn't go to the expense. I have Corelle now. Plain white. I love it. Light weight and the plates take up no room at all. Easy to replace too.
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Old 05-23-2020, 04:03 PM
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We've been using the same set of plates that I bought at WalMart probably 20 years ago. They are plain white with a fruit pattern along the edge. It was a place setting for 8, and I think I paid $20 for it back then. No breaks or chips.
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Old 05-23-2020, 04:05 PM
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I also use plain white Corelle for every day. I have some of the serving dishes as well. Easy, cheap, durable. I got in when the kids were little and I lived in an older home that didn't have a dishwasher and washed dishes in a porcelain sink. I didn't want to break my nicer stuff. I have a dishwasher now, but still tend to use the corelle for every day, and my other dishes when I'm want to feel a little fancier. (Like mhugs, we often use the Corelle bigger pasta size bowls now because they work as either bowls or plates and work well for the kind of meals we tend to eat now.)
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Old 05-23-2020, 04:13 PM
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I bought plain white Corelli for the RV and liked it so much that I bought it for my house. I like that they have a variety of serving plates and bowls. The bowls have lids that also fit some of the plates. I can fit a lot of Corelle into my cabinets.

I also have a heavy set of handmade pottery. I would add a few pieces each year.

I love the Fiestaware plates but not all of their serving pieces.
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Old 05-23-2020, 04:30 PM
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I have Pfaltzgraff which I really like, but the plates and bowls are quite large. DH tends to “saw” with his knife and it leaves marks. I am considering Corelle after reading all these responses! My mom had that when we were kids. They were pretty indestructible.
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Old 05-23-2020, 04:31 PM
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I have turquoise and dusty rose fiesta ware. I like that you can add coordinating colors.
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Old 05-23-2020, 04:36 PM
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I'm another vote for the white Corelle (mine has a raised swirl pattern around the edge). They are so lightweight, don't make that scrape sound when you stack them, and store in a much smaller space. I love them!
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Old 05-23-2020, 04:41 PM
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I have this set from Target. They are a little on the heavy side, but they look really nice. Plus you can replace 1 or 2 pieces at a time and not buy the whole set again.

https://www.target.com/p/16pc-porcel...2/-/A-14172073
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Old 05-23-2020, 04:59 PM
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I too like white Corelle.
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Old 05-23-2020, 05:34 PM
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Who LOVES Corelle! So lightweight yet sturdy and can go in the microwave. There are plenty of very pretty patterns, too. Mine is a lovely blue and green pattern of leaves and hearts on a white background that always makes me smile when I look at it. I can't stand heavy dinnerware!
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Old 05-23-2020, 05:35 PM
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I’m addicted to dinnerware. This would be a good time to search Pied 1’s website, since they’re going out of business.

Cost Plus is also good....I have all white from both places and then add in colorful side plates.

Replacement, Inc. is good, but expensive.

Also, look at Macy’s.
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Old 05-23-2020, 05:36 PM
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I have had my Fiestaware for 24 years and love it. I have many different colors and pieces.

When I got married in 1979 my mom & grandmom bought ne Corelle Indian Summer [I think that's the pattern]. I had the corelle until 1996 when my mom & dad bought me the fiestaware as a house warming gift.

My sister now has my Corelle and its still going strong after 40 years.
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Old 05-23-2020, 05:43 PM
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Bed,Bath,and Beyond has many reasonable dinnerware sets.
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Old 05-23-2020, 05:50 PM
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Another vote for Corelle! I love our set - white with blue flowers. I know that Walmart sets the "boxed set" but you can also just buy plates individually (and bowls too).



We had stoneware for years and yes, it's very heavy and it chips.
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Old 05-23-2020, 05:51 PM
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I love my Fiestawear!! It doesn't chip. I've only broken two pieces since I've had them, probably 10 years.

It's so easy to add new pieces and love the colors.
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Old 05-23-2020, 05:55 PM
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I love my Corelle for every day. I originally had a set with a brown pattern on the edge. I still have most of it, but over the years have added white serving pieces to it. As others have said, it stacks well and you can fit a lot in the dishwasher.

If you want a fancier set, one place to look is second hand stores. A couple of friends and I love to poke around in them and often see complete services of very nice dishes at very reasonable prices.
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Old 05-23-2020, 06:12 PM
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I actually gave my DD my older set when she got married since she registered for my exact pattern and got myself a newer pattern I'd been eyeing. Look for sets. If you have an outlet near you they have GREAT deals.
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Old 05-23-2020, 06:19 PM
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Pfaltzkraff sells something that takes those marks off. My mom had Pfaltzkraff dishes and she used to buy this stuff.



https://www.pfaltzgraff.com/kitchenw...neware-cleaner


I have Fiesta Ware in cobalt, sunflower and scarlett. I am not crazy about the cobalt anymore because of the knife marks.
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Old 05-23-2020, 06:21 PM
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I, too, like Corelle for the durability and ease of care and storage. However, I also really like Mainstays (you can get at lots of different Target-type stores). I love their deep bowls so much.
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Old 05-23-2020, 07:21 PM
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I have the cafeware II from Crate and Barrel. I've had it for probably 20 years and have maybe broken 2 of them (and they get dropped a lot and I have 3 teens). They are super sturdy and stack well. So sturdy that I have a box out in the garage of an extra set of 4 (bought when they were on a really good sale) and I've never had to open it. My dd is going to take them to college.
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Old 05-23-2020, 08:50 PM
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We have this set from Ikea in three colors. I had looked into Fiesta but they were heavy and pricey. I like how light these are. We’ve have them for at least five years, can’t remember for sure and we’ve only chipped one plate.
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Old 05-24-2020, 03:52 AM
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I've been using Fiestaware since my early 20s. I'm now 49. So...I think I like them.
They are a little heavier, though, so if you don't want heavy, this might not be the set for you. However, in all those years, I've only broken 1 plate (and I've since found an exact replacement) and none are chipped. They're super sturdy!!
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Old 05-24-2020, 04:16 AM
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When I was a kid in the 70s we had Corelle in the house. I've never owned any. I own big heavy red round plates from Walmart. This thread got me to look on Amazon last night and now I bought white Corelle plates with a red patterned border, haha!
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Old 05-24-2020, 05:12 AM
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Amiga, you are my double. I, too, have a dinnerware problem. There should be a support group for me. Or an intervention.

Our everyday dishes are Mikasa “Potter’s Art”, from our wedding 43 years ago this week. The pottery look was so trendy in the late 70’s!

The only reason they have survived is that we retired them while we had kids at home, using white Correlle during those years.

We also have a set of “Blue Willow” ironstone for everyday, purchased on a trip to England.

And yes, I have 20 place settings of white Noritake China ( wedding gifts), PLUS inherited 12 settings from my mom in a similar white pattern; thereby making me responsible for hosting extended family Thanksgiving until the end of time.

As we have been building a cabin (we are beginning year 5- dh is actually building it), I have been asking for place settings of Fiestaware ( multi- colored) for Christmas. I have 8, and need 3 more for our immediate family of 11.

Even Mari Kondo can’t help with this- every one of these sets “sparks Joy” for me.
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Old 05-24-2020, 05:18 AM
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Thank you, grade2rocks, for my first laugh of the day.
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Even Mari Kondo can’t help with this- every one of these sets “sparks Joy” for me.
Yup, I like my tasteful white dishes, but Marie Kondo can’t imagine how much joy I get from those ugly roosters.
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Old 05-24-2020, 06:24 AM
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My mom had the white with blue flowers, and my brother has it now.

This is the set my parents got us when we got married in 1986. I had put it away when I got a new Corelle set with the ivy pattern. I am happy to be using the old set in our SC apartment.

The old pattern is indestructible. The ivy pattern has worn off on the most frequently used dishes. When we move back home for good, I have a big decision to make- which ones to use!

Amiga- I love your rooster plates. They are so cheerful and cute! Just like you!
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Old 05-24-2020, 07:02 AM
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Another vote for Fiestaware. Durable good size and weight. I have all white.
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Old 05-24-2020, 07:29 AM
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I love dinnerware too and have a hard time giving up sets. Our white heavy duty set came from Target and we use it everyday. The durability is outstanding. My other sets include: mother in law's pink colored glass set,a yellow floral set,a set from Pottery Barn with birds on them,a wedding set with blue,white and gold colors,a brown and white Johnson Brothers set and a Christmas set. Whenever I go in the cabinets to decide what to do with the dishes my daughter begs me to keep the sets because of her memories of holiday and birthday meals with the dishes and matching placemats .Dd wants some of the sets when she moves to a larger home.
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Old 05-25-2020, 06:14 AM
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Thank you!! I love all of your suggestions, and I was surprised to see how many people have plain white plates!

Still haven't made up my mind, but I'm getting closer!
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