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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.

The set is called Denby Halo. Its a black and white design, and IMO looks rather smart:

We're looking to order:

8x Dinner plates: 1cm larger than what we're currently using. Cheapest price: £9.45 ea @ Amazon: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Denby-Halo-Dinner-Plate-28cm/dp/B0041H4JGO/ref=sr_1_3?s=kitchen&ie=UTF8&qid=1431332682&sr=1-3&keywords=denby+halo

8x Breakfast plates: 1.5cm larger than what we are currently using. Cheapest price: £9.20 ea @ Ecookshop: http://www.ecookshop.co.uk/ecookshop/product.asp?pid=199010104

8x Side Plate: Between the various sizes we currently have. Cheapest Price: £5.28 ea @ Amazon: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Denby-Halo-Tea-Plate-20-5cm/dp/B0041H2KXI/ref=sr_1_6?s=kitchen&ie=UTF8&qid=1431332682&sr=1-6&keywords=denby+halo

10x Saucers: 0.5cm larger than our current ones. Cheapest price £6.40 ea@ ecookshop: http://www.ecookshop.co.uk/ecookshop/product.asp?pid=199010202

8x Soup/Cereal bowl. 1cm larger than our current cheap options from Sainsburys, and 5x the price. Cheapest is £7.87 from amazon: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Denby-Halo-Soup-Cereal-Bowl/dp/B0041H4K8G/ref=sr_1_5?s=kitchen&ie=UTF8&qid=1431332682&sr=1-5&keywords=denby+halo

8x Wide Soup/Cereal bowl. 1cm larger than the green set, and 2.5 than the white. Cheapest £8.10 ea from amazon: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Denby-Halo-Wide-Rimmed-cereal/dp/B0041H2LSW/ref=sr_1_33?s=kitchen&ie=UTF8&qid=1431333888&sr=1-33&keywords=denby+halo

8x Mugs. One or other design, depending on what is available at the time of ordering (Not everyone seems to stock both designs here). Cheapest is £9 direct from Denby: http://www.denby.co.uk/halo/halo-straight-mug/invt/199010613

4x Breakfast cereal bowl. Same size as the horrible brown ones we currently have at the bottom of the pile. Cheapest is £7.2ea at ecookshop: http://www.ecookshop.co.uk/ecookshop/product.asp?pid=199012007

1x Teapot. Cheapest at Amazon: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Denby-HLO-091-Halo-Teapot-1-5L/dp/B0041H2LVO/ref=sr_1_1?s=kitchen&ie=UTF8&qid=1431334137&sr=1-1&keywords=denby+halo+teapot

1x Sugar bowl. Cheapest £22.40 at ecookshop: http://www.ecookshop.co.uk/ecookshop/product.asp?pid=199010017

1x Small jug. Cheapest £23.40 at ecookshop: http://www.ecookshop.co.uk/ecookshop/product.asp?pid=199010017

2x Small oblong dish. Cheapest £18.40 ea at ecookshop: http://www.ecookshop.co.uk/ecookshop/product.asp?pid=199010289

2x Large oblong dish. Cheapest £41.2 ea at ecookshop: http://www.ecookshop.co.uk/ecookshop/product.asp?pid=199010288

2x Casserole dish. Cheapest £52 ea at eccokshop: http://www.ecookshop.co.uk/ecookshop/product.asp?pid=199010286

1x Toast rack: £20 at eccokshop: http://www.ecookshop.co.uk/ecookshop/product.asp?pid=199010670

1x Salt and pepper pots. Cheapest is £16.80 ea at ecookshop: http://www.ecookshop.co.uk/ecookshop/product.asp?pid=199011023 http://www.ecookshop.co.uk/ecookshop/product.asp?pid=199011024

Adding up all those cheapest prices sadly comes to some £851.31. Woah!!

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

Date: 2015-05-11 05:06 pm (UTC)From: [identity profile] boggyb.livejournal.com
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I was much more boring when I first moved to Fareham - I bought a set of plain white Ikea dinnerware, added the yellow/orange circularly patterned plates/bowls from university, and left it at that. I am now tempted by what you're found though.

Oh, and the salt and pepper teapots look fun!


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