And, they're on sale! Wish me luck! That is all!
I'm Buying New Dishes!
|by Dish Davy||reply 97||05/10/2020|
When you've finished with them, the local funeral home will welcome the donation. What's the pattern called? "Casket Handle?"
|by Dish Davy||reply 1||02/10/2017|
Very stylish! I'm on the hunt for some new dishes myself.
|by Dish Davy||reply 2||02/10/2017|
If by "stylish," r2 means "dreary," then, yes, they're very stylish.
|by Dish Davy||reply 3||02/10/2017|
The pattern around the edges looks like mold.
If I were your guest, I'd lose my appetite.
|by Dish Davy||reply 4||02/10/2017|
I can still return them, but I think I'm going to just jump in and buy.
|by Dish Davy||reply 5||02/10/2017|
White dishes are the best to show off the color of your food.
|by Dish Davy||reply 6||02/10/2017|
They match my tablecloth, which matches the valence and carpet.
R6, I've had white dishes since at least 2005. That's what, 12 years? I thought I should break out of that.
|by Dish Davy||reply 7||02/10/2017|
So, gray, r7? They match gray.
|by Dish Davy||reply 8||02/10/2017|
Perhaps something other than gray might be a welcome sight.
|by Dish Davy||reply 9||02/10/2017|
OP, I love the fact that you just used the word 'valance'. Kiss on the cheek for you.
|by Dish Davy||reply 10||02/10/2017|
Back at you, R10.
|by Dish Davy||reply 11||02/10/2017|
I was being polite R7. I find them hideous and obviously the rest of your decor is too.
|by Dish Davy||reply 12||02/10/2017|
OP, I purchased this fun country Wedgewood pattern. Isn't it gorgeous?
I'd go with something "less dark" than what you are considering. Plus, the edges of your design look rough, not smooth.
|by Dish Davy||reply 13||02/10/2017|
OP, do yourself a favor and bring them back. They are far too plain looking and look like something you'd buy at the Dollar Store for $1/plate.
|by Dish Davy||reply 14||02/10/2017|
R10, what other word than valance would he have used? There is no other word for it except maybe pelmet. Plus, he spelled it wrong. Perhaps all that gray has damaged his eyesight, so it was a typo.
|by Dish Davy||reply 15||02/10/2017|
The edges are blue and black, not gray. The plate is off-white.
For you nay sayers, would you mind posting your plates, so I know what we're dealing with?
|by Dish Davy||reply 16||02/10/2017|
There is a middle ground between the pretty traditional pattern at r13 and the drab, moldy sadness of OP's choice. I'm not going to decorate for you, OP, but maybe introduce some color that would go with your gray (or dark blue, as you insist) valance, carpet, tablecloth, life. Something cheerful. You seem to like modern stuff...so...
Also, OP at r16... they're gray.
Something like this might be cheerier.
|by Dish Davy||reply 17||02/10/2017|
R15, I think it's presumptuous to correct another person's spelling errors. I'm using a keyboard, and I still make mistakes, and don't enjoyed being corrected, and I know plenty of people are using their phones or other devices, which add their own difficulties. I think OP is cute.
|by Dish Davy||reply 18||02/10/2017|
Lol, r18! Presumptuous! Ha. Meanwhile scolding strangers on behavior that ruffles your dainty feathers is not at all presumptuous.
Thanks for the laugh.
Also...welcome to datalounge. That's how this works.
|by Dish Davy||reply 19||02/10/2017|
R19, I've never scolded anyone on this site. I know plenty of you are proud of being miserable cunts.......something to be proud of, I guess. You don't need to assume I'm ignorant of that fact.
|by Dish Davy||reply 20||02/10/2017|
I don't like the colors as they appear in your photo, OP. But are they the set at the Denby website called "Halo"?
If that's the case, then I like how they look there. (Although, I'm still not a fan of the mug.)
|by Dish Davy||reply 21||02/10/2017|
Middle class rubbish. They are nowhere near the quality of my Royal Doulton with the hand-painted periwinkles.
|by Dish Davy||reply 22||02/10/2017|
R20, girl, if you can't see the irony of what you just wrote, there's no help for you. You never scolded anyone except that one time just now when you did. Fun logic, I'm guessing you're in your 20s.
Good luck, little one. At least when you and "cute" OP, hookup, you won't have to put dishes on the wedding registry.
"Our colors are gray and dark blue! Like the Civil War, Mama. It's totes adorbs!"
|by Dish Davy||reply 23||02/10/2017|
R22, you beat me to it.
|by Dish Davy||reply 24||02/10/2017|
R13, no one wants to eat from plates with all an Amish Hex sign.
|by Dish Davy||reply 25||02/10/2017|
I have Fiestaware. Jealous , bitches?
|by Dish Davy||reply 26||02/10/2017|
I have Franciscan Starburst .... way too much of it.
|by Dish Davy||reply 27||02/10/2017|
OP. you bought dishes that match the WHAT?
|by Dish Davy||reply 28||02/10/2017|
OP I love them - because I have them! It's my everyday set, Denby are fantastic for holding up to the daily rigors of dishwasher, cutlery etc. The color is a beautiful subdued grey and off-white. It looks great with my decor although I like the Azure Coast range too so I may get that.
|by Dish Davy||reply 29||02/10/2017|
I have plain white Corelle and I love it. Always available. Makes me happy. If I chipped an expensive plate I'd be sad.
And tons of Le Creuset dishes in bright colours. It's served from at the table to add a little visual merriment because even I realize that plain white isn't the most interesting thing in the world..
|by Dish Davy||reply 30||02/10/2017|
r29, yours is a nicer pattern than OP's, which reminds me of the 70s. My parents own some wooden goblets that would complete OP's set perfectly!
|by Dish Davy||reply 31||02/10/2017|
R16-slash-OP, the pic makes the dishes look charcoal gray around the edges and beige in the center, not blue and off-white. And while they're not what I'd pick, if you like them, buy them.
I got rid of two sets of dinnerware, as I have downsized over the past few years. One was plain white and very modern. Another, also modern, was navy with thin platinum striping around the edges. I would have kept the navy ones, but knives always fell off the edge of the dinner plates, so they were the first ones I gave away. A friend of a friend's son or daughter got married and needed everything, so they were thrilled to get them.
I kept my Fiestaware, in varied shades of blue and green, mainly turquoise, which is as good a color for showing off food as white. Everything red and everything green look terrific on turquoise.
|by Dish Davy||reply 32||02/10/2017|
OP, what is the name of your new pattern? I'm looking on Demby's website, and there are so many patterns, I'm unable to recognize yours.
|by Dish Davy||reply 33||02/10/2017|
r27 I love Franciscan Starburst. I had to resist starting to collect it when a friend gave me the pitcher.
|by Dish Davy||reply 34||02/10/2017|
Theme song for r18:
|by Dish Davy||reply 35||02/10/2017|
R34 I was obsessed with it and collected it from eBay for several years, r34. I love it too but just display it - I don't dare use it!
|by Dish Davy||reply 36||02/10/2017|
Oh, you should use it, R36. How much do you have?
|by Dish Davy||reply 37||02/10/2017|
I just recently purchased a set of the "Carolyn" pattern from the Homer Laughlin Co. It has a substantial,weighty feel and nice thick glaze. It reminds me of something one would have seen in a 1930s-40s diner.
Give me vintage looks any day...I hate the look of trendy,sterile,modern looking dishes.
|by Dish Davy||reply 38||02/10/2017|
A question for fans of Franciscan Starburst here : it reminds me of Midwinter pottery from the 50s, anybody here collectors? There's one pattern I'm thinking of, very 'starburst' with stylized atom-type flowers but I can't remember the name and I'd like to find some.
I had an aunt who loved Midwinter and Poole pottery and when she died her numbskull son just packed up boxes upon boxes of very cool china and sold it at a dollar a box. He knew lots of my cousins loved her collection, myself included, and would have paid full market value but he chose to just clear out her home like it was rubbish and dumped the lot. Cunt.
|by Dish Davy||reply 39||02/10/2017|
R39 looks like its Midwinter "Quite contrary" pattern ... cute, but nowhere near as nice as Franciscan Starburst in my opinion. I really like their shapes!
|by Dish Davy||reply 40||02/10/2017|
If you like them, OP; that's all that really matters.
|by Dish Davy||reply 41||02/10/2017|
I like the Midwinter "Quite Contrary."
|by Dish Davy||reply 42||02/10/2017|
Are you perhaps thinking of the "Stardust" pattern (wonder where they got THAT one)?
There's another called "FlowermIst" that is also reminiscent of Franciscan Starburst.
|by Dish Davy||reply 43||02/10/2017|
Or maybe you were talking about the midwinter flower mist pattern? That does look more like Starburst.
|by Dish Davy||reply 44||02/10/2017|
A whole lot of Midwinter, designed by Jessie Tait.
|by Dish Davy||reply 45||02/10/2017|
|by Dish Davy||reply 46||02/10/2017|
Good catch, R43.
|by Dish Davy||reply 47||02/10/2017|
A convergence of dish queens. How nice.
|by Dish Davy||reply 48||02/10/2017|
Thanks r40, r42. It's similar to that but more atom-y than floral. I think I found theDL official dinnerware pattern though, "Gay Gobbler" by Jessie Tait for Midwinter.
|by Dish Davy||reply 49||02/10/2017|
Cue the inevitible bitchy:
"you tacky queens all have granny taste" comment in 5...4...3...2...
|by Dish Davy||reply 50||02/10/2017|
That's it r43. You're quite the sleuth! Thanks, now I know what to look for. I also liked Flower Mist at r46. I love these old Jetsons-styled pieces, very '50s idea of the space age'.
|by Dish Davy||reply 51||02/10/2017|
I don't have any "Atom-y" Midwinter dishes in stock R49 but I do have some lovely "Ovum-y" ones by Midwinter if that's more to your taste.
|by Dish Davy||reply 52||02/10/2017|
My pleasure, R51.
|by Dish Davy||reply 53||02/10/2017|
[quote]A convergence of dish queens. How nice.
I bet you only set a table for one with that bitchy attitude.
|by Dish Davy||reply 54||02/10/2017|
Here are my old dishes. It is white, though it appears cream here.
2005 - 2017
|by Dish Davy||reply 55||02/10/2017|
OP there are better brown dishes out there. Look for Scandinavian or Italian. Those english ones are AWFUL.
|by Dish Davy||reply 56||02/10/2017|
[quote]I bet you only set a table for one with that bitchy attitude.
Poor r54. Utterly incapable of recognizing sincerity.
|by Dish Davy||reply 57||02/10/2017|
Yes, R21, that's them, thank you! Lucky me, I'm not buying the mug.
I got my mugs from Vistaprint. Their mugs are a little bigger than most, just barely, buy they work good with my Keurig coffee maker. I put photos of my late parents on them and gave them out at Xmas to the family, then kept a few for myself.
|by Dish Davy||reply 58||02/10/2017|
Those are pretty, R29.
|by Dish Davy||reply 59||02/10/2017|
They are named "Halo", R33.
|by Dish Davy||reply 60||02/10/2017|
This thread is gayer than the Duvets For Christmas thread!
|by Dish Davy||reply 61||02/10/2017|
R38 I adore your dinnerware. Is it bone china?
The Jetsons-y patterns are great! They would suit my mid century "rumpus room" which is a tribute to my late parents(and filled with their first haul of furniture from 1955.
OP, you seem so earnest and sweet, and if you truly love the plate in your OP photo, then of course you should have it/them. But might I suggest that you shop around a bit first? DLers have fabulous taste, and there have been many threads on the subject of China patterns. There was a particularly fascinating thread posted when the Obamas selected new White House china. Perhaps you might gaze through the suggestions?
|by Dish Davy||reply 62||02/10/2017|
I appreciate the suggestions. This pattern is on sale for another few days and I just got the first three dishes in the mail today, as a sample. I'll have to view them in the daylight tomorrow. I got sucked into the "on sale now, ending soon" trick.
I think I have good taste, but have terrible judgement for making immediate decisions, I usually need some time to decide. That's why I hate my couch fabric. I couldn't tell from the swatches what a huge couch in that fabric would look like. So, after a short while, then I know if something is nice or not. When I bought my last couch, I bought the floor model because I could visualize it, and loved it until it died.
What I want in general for the plates, is something mostly white, I think.
|by Dish Davy||reply 63||02/10/2017|
My dishes have 350 views on Imgur. Until recently, my pics there were not public, though you all could see them. I'd get 40 views, if I was lucky. Now, I must have changed a setting, because I'm getting comments and views and a negative 2 rating. Who views and especially rates dishes, really! Ha!
|by Dish Davy||reply 64||02/10/2017|
YOu can get better looking plates out of box of Duz detergent.
|by Dish Davy||reply 65||02/10/2017|
[quote]Poor [R54].Utterly incapable of recognizing sincerity.
My apologies for misreading you R57 but expecting people to recognize sincerity? On DATALOUNGE?
|by Dish Davy||reply 66||02/10/2017|
The plate looks like an octopus' ass hole.
|by Dish Davy||reply 67||02/10/2017|
R66 = a cunt's cunt.
|by Dish Davy||reply 68||02/10/2017|
Thank you R62..you're cordially invited to my next dinner party and no, they're not bone china.
|by Dish Davy||reply 69||02/10/2017|
Did you just toss them R55? Or did you lose them to wear and breakage? I don't think I've ever gotten rid of any of my dishes if they're still in good shape and I always buy many extras of a style I like in case of inevitable breakage.
You see, I'm a bit obsessive about dinnerware, serving pieces and artware and when I was having my house built I had a 12x11, auxiliary dish pantry incorporated into the kitchen design. It houses all my sets of vintage embossed Franciscanware as well as other vintage and new patterns. I also had a special closet built to house all my vases, flower bowls, floor urns and jardenieres. The picture isn't mine but it's very similar.
I told you I was obsessive.
|by Dish Davy||reply 70||02/10/2017|
That's a lot of dishware, R70.
|by Dish Davy||reply 71||02/10/2017|
R70, where do you go to find all of that?
|by Dish Davy||reply 72||02/10/2017|
R70, My plates have discolored, probably due to the microwave over many years. I seem to have broken enough salad plates that I run out of clean ones between times when I run the dish washer. So, I have a lot of plates remaining, but I thought that "change is good".
|by Dish Davy||reply 73||02/10/2017|
If Fiesta was good enough for generations of gay men, who are you to buck tradition. What's a little lead if its vintage!
|by Dish Davy||reply 74||02/10/2017|
Fiesta has lead in it? For real?
|by Dish Davy||reply 75||02/10/2017|
R70, I think it looks PURTY and I'd like to know a guy like you.
|by Dish Davy||reply 76||02/10/2017|
I love the way he has so much stuff---yet it all looks tidy and organized.
|by Dish Davy||reply 77||02/10/2017|
R70 do you have the "small fruit" pattern of Franciscanware?? I think I have 1 salad plate of it .... I believe it's one of the most rare of their patterns. I am the Starburst collector, but I didn't mention I also have other patterns like Oasis, Duet, and Cypress, plus a few pieces of gladding Mcbean Golden Glow...
|by Dish Davy||reply 78||02/10/2017|
For our Dish Queens on a budget might I suggest this Fiestaware simulant.
It's called Santa Fe Stoneware from Royal Norfolk...it has a solid,weighty clay body, a thick glaze and comes in 4 festive,quasi-vintage hues:
And the best part is it's also an incredible value for the quality at only a DOLLAR a plate at the Dollar Tree.
And YES, I am TOTALLY serious.
|by Dish Davy||reply 79||02/10/2017|
R75, Fiestaware is guaranteed not to have lead in it since it was reintroduced in 1986. Here's an article on the subject in The Smithsonian. And those are my dishes (post-86 Turquoise).
|by Dish Davy||reply 80||02/10/2017|
No, the "small fruit" pattern is not one I collect. I prefer the larger scale embossed designs like Apple, Ivy, Desert Rose, Poppy, Meadow Rose,October and Wildflower.
I do like the "Forget-Me-Not" which does have a smaller design but I don't have a complete set of it.
The rarest and most expensive Franciscan pattern,I believe, is "Wildflower"... it was only produced for 3 years and can get pretty pricey.
|by Dish Davy||reply 81||02/10/2017|
Oh,and another thing about those Dollar Tree dishes is that although made in China, I tested them for lead and they came up negative.
|by Dish Davy||reply 82||02/10/2017|
So what did you do, OP?
|by Dish Davy||reply 83||02/11/2017|
I think I will buy the dishes as the Macy's sale ends Monday. I just need dinner plates, salad plates, bowls (which I don't need, but thought I'd get the matching set). Then in a few weeks I will regret the purchase, and buy another all white set. That is how I roll. *sigh*
I have a different set of bowls now. I like the design, even though they are plain and all white, and they are good for everything. They don't match my old dishes but I never use them together anyway. I'd replace them just to get a set that matches my new dishes.
All this is by internet so there is a time delay between decision and possession.
|by Dish Davy||reply 84||02/11/2017|
The dishes do look brighter in daylight.
It's funny that the white part of the dishes is actually brighter white than my old set, but because of the blue-black rim, appear to be cream colored.
|by Dish Davy||reply 85||02/11/2017|
So, I eventually found my new dishes unacceptable. The deal breaker was the weight. They are microwave safe, and I am guessing that is why they are so heavy.
I put a request in at the company called “Replacements”. It’s run by a couple of Gay guys from North Carolina. In a few weeks, they found my old pattern, I’m so happy! And the new dishes look great! I got 7 dinner plates.
What do you think, DataLounge?
Oh, the white (original) dishes are 1 lb 5 Oz. The new dishes are 1 lb. 16 Oz. Feels lie a lot. I think I discolored the white dishes by putting them in the microwave, I guess.
Thanks for all your advice and cuntery, if applicable.
Not a paid Replacements shill
|by Dish Davy||reply 86||05/13/2018|
I don't remember if I commented when you first posted this thread, but the first thing that occurs to me today, OP, is how heavy the Denby dishes look. However, I can't tell if the white dishes are stoneware, pottery, or bone china. If I go white, I like the dishes to be as thin as possible. But no big deal. We may simply have different taste in dinnerware.
|by Dish Davy||reply 87||05/14/2018|
What is your old pattern called, R86?
|by Dish Davy||reply 88||05/14/2018|
R88, Country Chateau by CHARTER CLUB made for Federated Dept. Stores. They say 1996-1999, so maybe I’ve owned them longer than I realized. It says China, but I don’t know the difference between that and the others, R87.
|by Dish Davy||reply 89||05/14/2018|
Oh my. Denby is for poors.
|by Dish Davy||reply 90||05/14/2018|
R90, Villeroy and Boch's Amapola is the only floral pattern I ever liked. I first noticed them at La Plaza in Adams-Morgan (DC) before it merged with Lauriol to become Lauriol Plaza. I didn't buy them, but I thought they were especially nice for a Mexican restaurant.
|by Dish Davy||reply 91||05/14/2018|
R89, it's nice you were able to get those dinner plates. It's hard to find stuff, even on replacements.com, sometimes.
|by Dish Davy||reply 92||05/14/2018|
Villeroy & Boch? I guess if you like pastels.
|by Dish Davy||reply 93||05/14/2018|
Our V&B plates are not pastel.
|by Dish Davy||reply 94||05/14/2018|
Hmm, thread no longer Closed. That’s a mystery.
|by Dish Davy||reply 95||05/10/2020|
It's the dish thread that rose from the dead.
|by Dish Davy||reply 96||05/10/2020|
Stop being so frau OP
Just do what regular guys do when they need new plates.
|by Dish Davy||reply 97||05/10/2020|