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Thu, 08-30-2012 - 9:31am

What do your everyday dishes look like?

How long have you had them?

 

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iVillage Member
Registered: 12-16-2004

Mine is a mix between  Birka   stone wear and Ikea s cheapest white plates, they do thier job and  no one has complained over the fact there is two different plates.   

 TALLRIKAR, 40 del, Birka, Stig Lindberg (1916-1982), Gustavsberg

iVillage Member
Registered: 04-01-2002

I have Pfaltzgraff Ocean Breeze.  I have had them since I got married in 1997.  I like the ones Missy pictured better.

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Registered: 02-06-2004
I have 2 kinds. One is plain white with a braided design on the outside. The other is white with some green leaf design on the outside.

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iVillage Member
Registered: 10-31-1999

I have a myriad of Corelle dinner plates that we use every day.  I love Corelle, they are lightweight, not heavy like stoneware and they are very durable.  I pick up the plates whenever I see them at garage sales, flea markets and/or Goodwill type stores.  I have the following 4 patterns in my stack.

I am not picky about a pattern as long as it's Corelle and a good price.

I do have a set of china that my mom bought for me at a garage sale.  It's very pretty with a light blue flower/vine pattern around the edge. 

I also have a set of stoneware that I got before I was married.  When you opened up a new account, a local bank would give you a place setting as an incentive type thing.  So, a bunch of my family members (my mom, dad, sister, grandma, papa, an aunt and one cousin) opened up an account to get the free place setting for me so I would have a set when I got married.  They were light gray colored with a liberty blue band around the outside and a bouquet of red, yellow & blue flowers in the middle.  I could not find a picture on the internet to save my life!  Maybe I've got a goldmine, eh?  Probably not..... lol 

 

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iVillage Member
Registered: 11-01-1999

Johnson Brothers Heritage White.  I bought the entire service for 12, including serving pieces (only 11 dinner plates) at a consignment store for less than $100.  I've had them maybe 3 years.  I use them for everything.  Haven't had my "good "china out in years.

5 Piece Place Setting in the Heritage-White ("made In England"stamp) pattern by Johnson Brothers

iVillage Member
Registered: 02-12-2002

Mine are plain white from Pier One.  Got them about 6 years ago when we moved in to our new home.  I had a set of plain white before also.  And like Gaye I don't remember the last time I took out the "fine china" which is white with a gold band.  I also have a set of Royal Albert Christmas dishes which I have not unpacked since our last move.

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Registered: 02-12-2002

See I am just the opposite of you Cara.  I like the plain white because that way the food is the showcase.  I had a set of blue dishes that everyone loved.  I could not stand eating off of them.  Did not like the way my food looked on it.  I sold them in a tag sale to a gal who loved the color.  I told her how i couldn't eat off of them and she said oh I only have white or clear glass dishes.  I am going to smash these and use them in my mosaic pieces I make.  The color is beautiful.

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iVillage Member
Registered: 04-01-2002

Sandy you and my mom could shop all day together.  Her dish advice to me was to pick something that will never go out of style.  That's why I got Ocean Breeze.  White with a thin 2-color band. 

I was wrong about my china.  It's Mikasa, Classic Flair is the pattern.  It is white with a patterened white cala lilly in it.  I still really like them.  It's discontinued.  I looked it up this morning.  A 45-piece set costs $800.   Maybe I should think about selling it.... ;-)
Dinner Plate

What's funny, Cara, is that I went back and forth on the Noritake pattern you posted.  I loved that one too.   I had a hard time chosing between the two.

The Lenox my mom has is also white, with a platinum band around it.  I'm not 100% sure this is it, but it looks like this:
Tribeca Dinnerware

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iVillage Member
Registered: 02-12-2002

Now those I like a lot Tracy.  My good china is white with gold and like Cara said I don't use it much because it can't go into the dishwasher.  Looks pretty much like this -

Crestwood Gold Dinnerware by Noritake

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iVillage Member
Registered: 04-01-2002

My mom said she had to go with platinum because she can't stand the look of silverware and a gold band on the plates.  I would have never thought about that.  

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