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wmackleit
04-17-2006, 12:26 PM
I need new dishes .... I still have some that my mom gave me...that were hers. I would like some that are fun colors. Any ideas .... I would also like to know how much they are?

Thank you
Wendy

TSM1993
04-17-2006, 12:50 PM
We bought some from WDW. Blue and white with just mickey and ones with Winnie the Pooh. Paid $10 for 1 plate. Cant remember bowls were either $8 or $10 a bowl not sure of the othere prices getting them a little at a time.

lilprincessnbuzz
04-17-2006, 12:58 PM
I like the plain white Corelle dishes. I got mine at Walmart, you can buy a starter set or just buy individual pieces. I love them because they are plain white so they are always in season, go with all Holidays and don't go out of style. I also like them because they are durable and they stack "skinny". I did drop a salad/soup bowl recently on our tile floor and it shattered, but I was able to go to Walmart and buy another one. They also make salad bowls, serving bowls, platters etc, you can make a set out of whatever pieces suit your needs. I didn't buy the boxed set, I started with basic dinner plates and smaller plates (not saucers because we never use those) cereal bowls the salad/soup bowels and 4 coffee cups. I've added a few different serving bowls and that seems to be enough for us, I also have white Corning wear serving bowls and they match nicely too. I really think being able to buy individual pieces is GREAT! I have a bunch of cereal bowls because I found a stack of them at the thrift store! :banana:

calanniebu
04-17-2006, 01:32 PM
We got our every day set at Ikea - $24.99 - that was 6 place settings - dinner plate, salad plate, and good size bowls. (http://www.ikea.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/CategoryDisplay?cattype=sub&topcategoryId=15591&categoryId=15808&parentCats=15591*15803*15805&storeId=12&catalogId=10103&langId=-1). They don't sell the set online, but do at the stores. They also have a bunch of "serving" pieces to complete the set along with mugs. They have been quite sturdy and I like the fact that when I did drop one on the concrete outside and it broke I was able to zip over and get one more plate. We are in the process of registering for our wedding and I get get my DFi to pick something new so we're just going to get another set of 6. JMTC :-)

kizmac
04-17-2006, 01:42 PM
If you are looking for use everyday type dishes then buy Corelle! They are very family friendly plus if something breaks you can usually buy replacements.

budbeerlady
04-17-2006, 01:50 PM
I have longaberger that I love (have the eggplant) they go from the microwave to the table is DH works late. http://www.longaberger.com/cgi-bin/bv/products/product_detail.jsp?BV_UseBVCookie=Yes&channelID=-536880344&goAction=changeColor&pottery_color=1073770969

But I would get Fiestaware if I had to pay for my dishes. (Mom bought me the longaberge for Christmas and Birthday) http://www.hlchina.com/fiestacolors.htm
They are very colorful and at Marshall Fields over the weekend the place setting was on sale for $24.99. That didnt seem to bad for fiestaware, the open stock pieces were 30% off.

englishteacha
04-17-2006, 02:16 PM
I'm all about Corelle. My SIL gave us her set when she got a Faltzcraft set. I love the Corelle. It's light, it takes up less space than other dishes, and they're pretty darn rugged. They can and will break if you drop them on something really hard. My pattern has been discontinued, but I keep looking on ebay and my whole family is on the lookout at yard sales for other pieces.

~Kathie
04-17-2006, 02:29 PM
I have Platzgraff for my "holiday/good dishes" and like them. There are Platzgraff Factory outlets all over and if you sign up for their rewards program you get gift certificates when you reach a certain $$ amount. They also have an online store and I scored in their online after Christmas sale. I have the Winterberry Christmas Pattern and Yorktowne for other special occasions. They are always coming out with new patterns and pieces. They have a lot of pattern choices. Platzgraff is stoneware so it is heavy. Goes from freezer to oven to table.

For my everyday dishes I have various pastel Fiestaware dishes. These are my favorite dishes. I bought my first sets at Speigel many years ago and have since picked up pieces on ebay, at TJMaxx, at Amazon.com and JC Penney. Penney's has more of a selection online than in the stores. I wait for a sale and a free shipping code and then I go to town picking up new pieces. If I only had one set of dishes, Fiestaware would be it. Goes from oven to table.

I also have a set of Corning Ware I picked up at Walmart. Walmart had the best prices for sets....they even beat the fatory outlets. I found platters and bowls and other serving pieces at the Corning Factory Outlet. My SIL has trouble lifting things because of problems with her wrists and she also has Correll because it is so light. Can't put these in the oven.

I love buying dishes. Have fun and please let us know what you decide on!!

melmel
04-17-2006, 02:32 PM
Another vote for Correlle!!! My mom had them when I was growing up, and in many many years only 2 ever broke. They're great if you have kids, or a clumsy husband. And there are lots of patterns out there for variety. I actually have 3 patterns mixed together, so I don't get bored with them, and it doesn't matter as much if one breaks.

Melissa

Calliaz
04-17-2006, 02:33 PM
:cheer2: Fiestaware! :cheer2:

I really like the durability of Fiestaware and they have some great colors. I have a dinner plate, salad plate, and bowl from each color and I like that I can just mix and match for something fun. My favorite reseller is: http://www.megachina.com/ because they will let you mix-and-match colors within a set.

~Kathie
04-17-2006, 02:37 PM
I'm all about Corelle. My SIL gave us her set when she got a Faltzcraft set. I love the Corelle. It's light, it takes up less space than other dishes, and they're pretty darn rugged. They can and will break if you drop them on something really hard. My pattern has been discontinued, but I keep looking on ebay and my whole family is on the lookout at yard sales for other pieces.

What is your pattern?? How long it's been discontinued? Have you called any of the Factory outlets?? LMK the pattern name and I can check for you the next time I go to the outlets if you want. Not sure if they ship.

My set is a white pattern trimmed in green. At the factory outlet they had soup bowls and other dishes that were plain white trimmed in green. so they would go with any pattern that was white and trimmed in green. They also had plain white (WINTER WHITE) and plain beige or tan. That might also be another option for you.

Another option is to contact Corning directly if you haven't already. They just might have those dishes haning around somewhere. You never know.


:cheer2: Fiestaware! :cheer2:
I really like the durability of Fiestaware and they have some great colors. I have a dinner plate, salad plate, and bowl from each color and I like that I can just mix and match for something fun. My favorite reseller is: http://www.megachina.com/ because they will let you mix-and-match colors within a set.


Thanks for the link. :thumbsup2

My set is all pastels and many of them are discontinued. This site has a huge inventory of Seamist---one of my discontinued colors. Looks like I'm going shopping!!! :rotfl:

alikat99
04-17-2006, 02:41 PM
My mom swears by Corelle. She has arthritis issues, so she likes them because they are light, but durable.

We have Fiestaware and I love them. We have 2 sets of 6 different pastel colors. We mix/match them all the time. I love that I can do that, and they never go out of style.

I'm event tempted to get some Scarlet, Shamrock and White for Christmas dishes.

pearlieq
04-17-2006, 02:41 PM
Another vote for Corelle! My mom's set is 30 years old and still going strong. we love our set, and we love that there are coordinating bowls, bakeware, glasses, etc. It's inexpensive, and it doesn't take up as much room (or weigh as much) as stoneware.

dpratt68
04-17-2006, 02:44 PM
I'm not sure the price but I saw some great dishes at Big Lots. They had some great colors to mix n match too.

Jessd
04-17-2006, 03:09 PM
Another vote here for Fiestaware!

I love mine, I have 8 sets right now. I usually get mine at Dillards, they are $20 per place setting. Dinner plate, salad plate, bowl, cup and saucer. I buy mine so every setting is a different color.

I have been searching for a Fiestaware child's tea set that is reasonably priced, but no luck yet.

Jessd
04-17-2006, 03:10 PM
Another vote here for Fiestaware!

I love mine, I have 8 sets right now. I usually get mine at Dillards, they are $20 per place setting. I think they are the 5 piece set. Dinner plate, salad plate, bowl, cup and saucer. I buy mine so every setting is a different color.

I have been searching for a Fiestaware child's tea set that is reasonably priced, but no luck yet.

T. Lynn
04-17-2006, 03:21 PM
Another vote for Corelle.

They are very light weight, durable and have so many coordinating pieces. I have the Callaway, which is the ivy vine pattern. I love it!!!

mlwear
04-17-2006, 03:29 PM
:cheer2: Fiestaware! :cheer2:

I really like the durability of Fiestaware and they have some great colors. I have a dinner plate, salad plate, and bowl from each color and I like that I can just mix and match for something fun. My favorite reseller is: http://www.megachina.com/ because they will let you mix-and-match colors within a set.

I actually got excited when I saw this thread. :rotfl: I have an odd addiction to dinnerware. I LOVE Fiestaware. I agree megachina is a great place to buy. Sometimes Amazon has good deals, too (but I think they are starting to sell less). Ebay is another source, but the shipping usually makes it more expensive than megachina or Amazon. They are heavy dishes, which some people don't like, but it doesn't bother me. I think they are incredibly durable. In the last five years that I have been using Fiesta for everyday dishes, only one piece has chipped. I have two boys, so this is amazing. I love opening my cabinets to all the beautiful cheery colors. The one downside I will mention is that the darker colors show scratches from utensils much more so than the lighter colors.

Happy dish shopping :cheer2:

goodeats
04-17-2006, 03:33 PM
Check out Williams Sonoma, Pottery Barn, or Crate & Barrel. We registered for and received a set from Williams Sonoma for our everyday ware, and we love it!

jbdreamer
04-17-2006, 03:46 PM
Another vote for Fiestaware here! :thumbsup2 I love mine! Colorful and heavy duty. Did you know that they are also oven proof!

ducklite
04-17-2006, 03:54 PM
I've got Fiestaware, I bought it all piecemeal off of E-Bay and probably paid 20% of what I would have in a store. It's all different colors with no rhyme or reason about it. If a piece breaks I just buy another piece of Fiesta in whatever clor I can find the cheapest.

It's very colorful and it seems to hold up well.

Anne

mickeyluv'r
04-17-2006, 04:02 PM
My dishes are white Mikasa. They have been very durable, but the one thing I dislike is how the bowls stack up. They don't fit together well. I think maybe Corelle dishes are better for this, as well as other patterns of Mikasa. Whatever you pick - go lightweight and durable!

For myself, I chose white because it can go any direction - add napkins and placemats - and it can go formal, informal and match any season. But colorful plates can be fun too.

sk!mom
04-17-2006, 04:11 PM
Fiesta- We just bought 2 place settings each of 6 different colors. Our first new dishes in 26 years- It was time and they are beautiful!

weregoingtodw
04-17-2006, 05:02 PM
Another Fiestware family. We have a 12-place setting, two each of six different colors. Long-lasting and gorgeous!

brittsmum1998
04-17-2006, 05:34 PM
I have been searching for a Fiestaware child's tea set that is reasonably priced, but no luck yet (I can't quote no matter how hard I try :smooth: )

The megachina website shows the childrens tea set. I'm going in there now to order a setting for 8 plus Moms b-day is next week and she would love a sunflower yellow set. Thanks for the link!

helens042266
04-17-2006, 05:37 PM
Another vote for Fiestaware! I have EVERY color and my dear mother always buys me new pieces for birthdays and holidays. They are sooo durable. I have used them for 14 years and have yet to break a dish....even with 3 kids. I also buy the big platters to use as dinner plates when we are having a big meal. LOVE MY FIESTAWARE!

Helen

wmackleit
04-17-2006, 06:12 PM
The fiestaware looks fun......now picking the colors....I like the cinnabar and the yellow but would the cinnabar show the scratches? My kitchen is sage green with red yellow black accents.... Do they have a sage green?

Thanks for all the input!!

mlwear
04-17-2006, 07:10 PM
The fiestaware looks fun......now picking the colors....I like the cinnabar and the yellow but would the cinnabar show the scratches? My kitchen is sage green with red yellow black accents.... Do they have a sage green?

Thanks for all the input!!

I don't think cinnabar is too bad--at least mine isn't. The color I notice scratching most with is cobalt and only on the dinner plates (from cutting meat, I suppose) and they don't look bad, just noticeable. We use our plates all the time, too. Plus, some are about 5 years old.

They don't produce a sage green. Mega China shows all the colors. :thumbsup2 If you want to stay with your kitchen color scheme, know that cinnabar isn't a fire engine red (you could probably tell that from the pics, but I know that is popular now, esp. with all the Kitchenaid stuff). The dark colors do show more scratches, if that is a concern you could get black pieces to mix in and just not get dinner plates in black. Fiesta is so fun.

I'm glad there are so many other Fiesta fans. :cheer2:

bw2003
04-17-2006, 07:46 PM
I have the Longaberger dishes and I absolutely love them! The colors are awesome! The dishes are about $45 for 2...but of course are cheaper if you have a party and get a whole 16 piece set. That is what I did.

isla bonita
04-17-2006, 08:11 PM
I am in the process of getting rid of all of our correlle ware. It is so dangerours when it shatters.

princesscj
04-17-2006, 08:17 PM
Pfaltzgraf all the way! I absolutely love mine. IF you register them, and they chip they will replace them for free, they will just send you a new one.

My MIL had a salsa bowl chip, and she called them and they sent her the whole new chip and salsa bowl package.

The are everyday, yet formal as well.

DisneyMomJen
04-17-2006, 08:57 PM
I have Mikasa French Countryside which is all white and goes with everything and is durable. I love it!!! They even have a Christmas pattern for mugs and salad plates that goes with this. I bought my whole set for $40 at a garage sale. Most of it was brand new in boxes. 12 dinner plates, 12 pasta bowls 8 cereal bowls, 8 cups & saucers & serving pieces. I was going to buy Italian Countryside, but when I saw this I couldn't resist!

ENSOCK
04-17-2006, 09:01 PM
I have corelle for my everyday dishes. I love Fiestaware but DH would take my checkbook if I purchased all of the colors I want. :furious: I have a few pieces of Fiesta that I have been getting from bettycrocker.com. :angel: They are great and you can mix and match any colors you want. :rotfl:

mickey mommy
04-17-2006, 09:16 PM
:cheer2: Fiestaware! :cheer2:

I really like the durability of Fiestaware and they have some great colors. I have a dinner plate, salad plate, and bowl from each color and I like that I can just mix and match for something fun. My favorite reseller is: http://www.megachina.com/ because they will let you mix-and-match colors within a set.

I Love my Fiestaware! Everytime a new color comes out, I buy a dish, or bowl, or something. Have had it for a few years now and not one broken piece. Macy's/Strawbridges usually have it on sale, buy one, get one 1/2 off, or something like that! :sunny:

babslittleones
04-17-2006, 10:26 PM
I grew up with corelle. MY mom had her set for as long as I can remember and still uses the smaller salad plates. Remember the green flower ones.

I had a small set of corelle when I was first married. They were white with a red ring and a blue ring around the edges. I liked them but I didn't buy enough of the set. I gave them to my sister to use.

I have had my current set of corelle for almost ten years now and I am always getting comments on them. They are white with blue flowers around the edges. What makes them unique is the fluted edges all around the edges of the dinner plates. I've only see two or three patterns that had the fluted edges.

Imzadi
04-18-2006, 01:14 AM
I bought a fun basket weave pattern in bright, Native American colors from Target years ago. It was a 4 place setting for about $25. It is still one of my favorite designs. I also found a nice whimsical, handpainted, floral motif from the dollar store. :cool1:

calypso*a*go-go
04-18-2006, 01:34 AM
I have a set of Denby stoneware that I've been using for about seven years now and they still look as good as the day I bought them. I will probably die before these dishes do!

swilshire
04-18-2006, 03:54 AM
[QUOTE=lilprincessnbuzz]I like the plain white Corelle dishes. [QUOTE]

Me too. I get mine at the Corningware outlet store. I sometimes match them with colored or patterned pieces if I'm trying to be creative.

Our favorites are "divider" dinner plates that have three different sections. Great for those of us that don't like our foods to touch.

We also have some plates with the fluted edges another poster mentioned. It makes them look quite elegant for cheap plates.

I have tons of bowls in all sizes and shapes, which seems to be what we use the most of.

Sheila

wmackleit
04-18-2006, 02:50 PM
Macy's has the fiestaware going on sale on Thursday buy one get one free and they are $40.00 set normally...plus you get 10% off if you use your Macy's card. I was thinking I would get 2 peacock, 2 sunflower, 2 scarlet, 2 tangerine.
This seems like it could be addictive......the colors are all so fun!!

newman7501
04-18-2006, 06:38 PM
I love my dishes from Pier 1. I received them for Christmas two years ago and they are still looking great. They have lots of great colors and patterns and when you can get them on sale they are a great deal.