Monday, March 24, 2008

Dinner settings

I have recently updated the dinner setting from the $20 Target pack (fine, but a gross off-white colour, grey veining quickly showing through and chipping very easily) to the Maxwell and Williams Cashmere coupe setting, the one without the interior rim. I quite like the M&W stuff: it's nice without being too nice, well-priced, good quality and mostly good-looking, even if it is ubiquitous and you're likely to have the same plates as half the people on your block.

It was a tough choice, though. You don't want something you'll be too paranoid to use; you want it to be attractive and able to show off your bestest creations, you want it to be slightly interesting and set itself apart from other lesser dinner settings.
If I had an unlimited budget, I might have gone with the Cameo White from Villeroy & Boch, Le Restaurant from Noritake (not very practical, but totally gorgeous... covered in French bistro illustrations!), the Antique White or even the Sedona Brown, both from Mikasa. Seems to me that there are a lot of totally revolting dinner settings out there though, and you need to weed through the rubbish to get to the good stuff. Wonder who buys it...

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