How do you feel about dishes? Do you have casual dinnerware or fine china? I love dishes, but I don't have any fancy ones! Blondie and I debated, for a brief moment, whether or not we should register for nice china. I didn't see the point in requesting fancy (expensive) dishes that can't be washed in the dishwasher and are incredibly difficult to replace if you break one. And we would break way more than one. We can't be trusted with nice things. Blondie once broke a vase at my house without even touching it! He denies it, but I assure you, he was completely at fault.
I already have plenty of dishes, so we decided to forgo the fancy dishes and register for stuff we actually need. My everyday dishes are plain white plates, and I use them on special occasions too. They work fine and I don't think any of our guests have ever cared that they're not fancy. I'm pretty sure they're more concerned about what's on the plates than the plates themselves.
They came from K-Mart several years ago and some are chipped and scratched now, but they serve my purposes well. Over the years, I have acquired more white pieces that complement my cheap china. I got this nested set of bowls at Pier 1. They must have been on sale, because I generally think things at Pier 1 are too expensive, but I don't remember the price of these.
I received this gravy boat as a gift. It came from Crate & Barrel, which means it was out of my price range and I would have never purchased it for myself. But I needed a gravy boat, so I was very glad to receive it.
Julie talked me into buying this Fiesta platter. I needed a white platter to go with my white bowls and this one was on sale. I guess it is probably my nicest piece of "china," you know, since it has a brand name and all.
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