May. 11th, 2015

Dinnerware

May. 11th, 2015 10:02 am
talismancer: (Elmer Fudd)
After breaking a plate a few days ago, my thoughts returned to a topic that I've had a few times since we moved in, which is crockery (plates, cups, etc). Right now, our practical day to day use of crockery is made up of a mix of three different designs. One is a box I picked up for Southampton university all those years back, has a rather smart green and black mottled border, and along side the original 20 piece box I bought then, we've found various very similar stuff in charity shops over the years. Annoyingly, a lot of it has gold on it, which makes it unsuitable for the dishwasher and microwave, so it tends not to get used. Second set we picked up when Mum was clearing Rae's place, and is a rather pretty grey on white design, with silver highlights. This is also not microwave or dishwasher safe, although that hasn't stopped us dishwashing it. The third is we have a handful of pieces of my parents spare plates, because there are several elements that the other two sets just completely lack, and so we borrowed off my parents.

This mismatch is not coherent, and I've been giving thoughts on changing it for a little while.

There are some interesting problems with buying new crockery for us. We need to find something we both reasonably like. I want to find something with a few of the more interesting options, like casserole dishes, and breakfast plates (Breakfast plates are a size of plate used for small meals or large snacks that are larger than a side plate, but not so large as a dinner plate, and will generally just about hold two slices of toast side by side). Whatever we find has to be dishwasher safe, and microwave safe, and hold no facets that will invalidate normal every day use. It needs to be interesting, have no polka dots, have it's main stuff have design only on the edge, so we can actually see our food. Oh, and to be a major production, so we have best chances of nailing down replacement parts should we break some.

We appear to have found such a set, and as a result I'm indexing here what we have found, with pictures of each piece. As there will be pics, here is probably a good place for a cut to start.

what we found )

Well that took far too long to type out. But I have a quick visual reference to what I want, which is the aim.

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