Be careful what you buy for your mother

Community Leader
Registered: 02-27-1999
Be careful what you buy for your mother
Sat, 10-01-2011 - 5:56pm

Be careful about what you buy for your mother, because you will probably get it back.

iVillage Member
Registered: 10-17-2000
Sun, 10-02-2011 - 11:30am
I inherited my mom's pansy Corelle, my brother actually had given us each a set for Christmas several years ago, so that worked out. I love Corelle, but not the patterns...they can be so dated & era specific. I have a plain flat white set that I bought many years ago, probably 30, at a parking lot sale for $5. I an another white set that has kind of a pleated/rippled edge, I prefer them 'cuz they are dated to me & they are a little more interesting.
I also inherited an ugly set of Noritake china that my parents bought before leaving Japan in 1960. The silver trim is okay, but the ugly gray design is not my style, at all. DH & I have been buying partial sets of china we actually like (brighter pastels, country-ish flowers) at thrift stores.
We are in the market for new dishes, after looking at all of the expensive stoneware that the kids are probably going to just break, I think I'm going to try to convince DH to get new matching Corelle in service for 12 in a pattern we can agree on!
I have never been an orange fan,either,for anything other than eating!!

Community Leader
Registered: 01-25-2000
Thu, 10-06-2011 - 3:37pm

Oh dishes.