The small town Colorado girl who’s obsessed with home and everything that entails! I’m a creative, a decorator, a day dreamer, a huge fan of scones, and I’m passionate about loving where I live and making a home.
You may be surprised to know, that even with all of the table setting and entertaining ideas I’ve shared over the years, I’ve never really had an “official” dinnerware set to use for everyday meals. I’ve collected a lot of dishes, mainly from thrift stores and estate sales, but they’ve never been in a complete set, or in perfect condition.
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Several years ago, I bought a really pretty set, that I’ve showcased in so many table decor ideas, but there’s always been a few things about them that I haven’t loved. Todd and I have been using them exclusively since we got married, but the little things I’d noticed about them before have started to become an issue. Mainly, the fact that they become burning hot any time we use them in the microwave. We have to use an oven mitten, or a tea towel so we don’t burn our hands, or the table. On top of that, they’ve also chipped in a few areas, split in the middle because of heat (!!!) and they show utensil marks.
Needless to say, we’re on the search for new dinnerware. I’ve found a few different options, but I also have some requirements.
After browsing around, here are my favorites!
2. Cafeware II Dinnerware: It’s a fresh take on traditional dinnerware. Plus, the reviews are terrific!
3. Pantry Dinnerware: One of my favorite designs, with the rimmed edge detail.
4. Au Naturale Dinnerware: Simplicity at it’s best, but so pretty!
After reading basically all the reviews, we ended up deciding on Option 3, the Pantry Dinnerware Collection. I love the classic design, with the rim detail. It has an upscale classical feeling I couldn’t shake, and I love that it will look great on the open shelving we’ll be adding to the kitchen. It was one of the more expensive options, but before pulling the trigger, I did a quick search on eBay and found a 25% off coupon with free shipping. The seller e-mailed me the code and it worked like a charm, making this dinnerware set the same price as some of the other lower priced options.
We can’t wait for the set to arrive so we can start using them everyday, and I look forward to creating even more table decorating/ entertaining ideas to share!
Join me as I share several easy to implement ideas that will give your home a breath of fresh air and leave you feeling excited about the changes you see by the end of the week!