Enjoy dinner with your family as you serve sumptuous delights on this 16-piece dinnerware set from Red Vanilla. Inspired by Tuscan villas, these clean, white plates are embossed and subtly scalloped, adding an air of Italian charm to your dining area....more
I thought I would wait and give a review that wasn’t an “out of the box” review, hope this helps. I was afraid to purchase the dishes because had said they were cracking after a week. Though the other reviews out-weighed her remarks, it was still in the back of my mind. I ordered my dishes on Monday. They came that Friday by 5 pm. They were packed very well, but still a small/salad plate was broken and a bowl was flawed. I got on the website and easily found my way to an instant chat with a nice person from Utah. He said they’d ship replacement dishes out right away, which I received 3 days later. A big Thank You to Overstock for fabulous customer service and standing behind the products they sell! The dishes are beautiful and well made. They are not the cumbersome Pfaltzgraff stoneware that is so heavy. They are an elegant medium weight that’s perfectly balanced. I have worked with ceramics my entire life and both plates are stilted when they are fired in the kiln. This means that there is glaze on the bottom rim of the plates. (They can’t do that with the bowls or cups) Most dishes are bare on the bottom rim; it rests on the kiln shelf when being fired. If it were glazed, it would fuse with the kiln shelf. The glaze also helps the dishes slide without scratching.The bottom rim of these plates won’t get that filthy look after years of use, a very nice feature.The color is that of Waterford’s Kings Gate damask table cloth. It is very elegant and not the starched white that most dishes are. It looked fabulous for Thanksgiving. The salad bowls are huge. They remind me of the fettuccini alfredo dishes they use at Italian restaurants. They’re great for pasta and salad, not cereal or ice cream. I took the advice of allysoncross and bought the cereal bowls, which is stellar advice. They round out the set nicely. Everyday ware they are doing very well. I had a cup with coffee on the end table and my teenage son knocked it off. It fell 26” to the oak floor and bounced. My heart skipped two beats but, the cup landed unscathed! How awesome is that? Not carpeting, a solid oak floor… I am buying two more sets. Wonderfully made dishes! You can purchase with no worries. My wish is that Red Vanilla makes more serving pieces!
How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Look Starch white and they are a wonderful creamy color.
Please tell us about the quality of the product. Excellent Quality
How accurate was the on site description of the product? very accurate
I was tired of my oversized dishes and was looking for something that met the following criteria: 1) better nesting cupboard for cereal/fruit bowls, 2) had a soup bowl with a rim and 3) would present and fit better in my glass front cabinets. I knew I wanted a creamy neutral color and durability is a key requirement, along with being oven safe and microwave safe. I have spent quite a bit of money on other dishes that failed in the durability and ease of storage storage categories. My 2 previous sets (Pfalzgraf and some other kind of stoneware) chipped very easy with minor incidental contact.. such as simple dishwasher loading/unloading. Also my last set had very poorly stacking over-sized cereal bowls. The old plates and coffee mugs were also huge. I wanted a set that fit well in my normal sized cabinets and also stacked well in my dishwasher, especially the big dinner plates (without interfering with the upper rack operation). So this new set has met ALL my expectations, while being sized generously/normally. A really nice surprise is the coffee cups. They are slightly taller than average and have a nicely sculpted elegant handle that fits our tall person hands well. Not "1-finger" handles, rather several fingers can fit in the handle. I LOVE the 2 different sizes of bowls offered to match the set. 1 type comes with the set in the box and I ordered the matching option too. So now I have wonderful wide-rimmed soup/pasta bowls and perfect cereal/fruit bowls. The cereal bowls do SLIGHTLY stick/hang on every once in a while when I stack them, but no damage has resulted. I think this is likely due to the slight fluting on the outside, and will hopefully work itself out as they are used more. When I say slightly, I mean it has happened 2 - 3 times only in the past month and was only a momentary issue. Remember... I LOVE THEM. I also bought the hostess serving set. The serving platter and serving bowl are quite nice. I wish I could purchase more serving bowls separately. I AM VERY PLEASED WITH THE DISHES.
Update, after normal family use, no chips, scratches or broken dishes. I have accidentally knocked the dishes against my granite counters many times when loading the dishwasher and I am amazed that I have not damaged them!
How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Exact
Please tell us about the quality of the product. Best quality I have EVER purchased
How accurate was the on site description of the product? Accurate
Just a few words about the color: if you're looking for dinnerware in an icey white color, this isn't for you. These dishes are in the nicest creamy white color, more white than yellow. These are my "everyday" dishes, yet, the pattern is nice enough that I've used them several times for "company" dinners.
Also, for those who feel a cereal bowl is needed rather than using the soup plate: use one of the mugs in the set. They're huge! That's what I use and I find that a mug holds the right amount of flakes and milk.
These dishes are beautiful! They are light weight in a perfect biscuit color; we use them as every day dishes but could certainly be considered for a formal dinner. I purchased 3 sets and all arrived unscathed and intact. I am very pleased with this Overstock.com purchase.
Did the color match the color displayed onsite? Yes
How is the quality of the product? Excellent
Did the description onsite accurately describe the product? Yes
I love my new dishes. Bought two sets and two sets of the cereal bowls. I appreciate the reviews because other reviews said that the salad bowls were too shallow for cereal or soup and they were correct. The cereal bowls I ordered are a perfect size. Every dish arrived in perfect condition. We will use these dishes for every day use but they are pretty enough for company. I definitely recommend these beautiful dishes. Thank you Overstock.com.
How did the color on site compare with the actual product? exactly what I expected.
Please tell us about the quality of the product. Exelent quality
How accurate was the on site description of the product? The description of these dishes was spot on
Would you recommend this to a friend? Yes
from I live in the desert outside Yucca Valley, CA,
The china is a lovely soft white/beige and looks pretty on table. Dinner plate is large enough to be a charger for my fine bone china. The china is much lighter in weight than my previous china which was unexpected so unsure if it will hold up to daily use. Mugs are great to hold especially when filled with hot coffee in AM. Dishes seem to be fine in dishwasher and microwave.
Extremely well packed inside 3 heavy boxes with excellent corrugated packing between plates.
Received my dishes yesterday and they are very nice. The packing was exceptional and not chip or broken dish. This might seem like a little thing but I was pleasantly surprised to find that the manufacturer's label was an easy peel label so you don't have to spend hours trying to get the glue off. I purchased two sets plus cereal bowls and I am glad I bought the cereal bowls because the soup/salad bowls in the set are very shallow ( thank you to previous reviewers for pointing that out). That would be the only negative I have about the set. Washed everything last night and used the bread plate and a coffee cup this morning. They weigh a lot less than the stoneware I replaced and the cups seem a little dainty - I'll see what my DOH has to say over the next few days. May need to purchase some mugs.
I've had these dishes now for about a year and a half, and I absolutely love them! I wanted dishes that I could mix with others, as well as use as a set. These fit that bill for me. Although the material that makes up this set is described as stoneware, it feels much more like porcelain or china to me. They don't have that thick, stoneware feel or look to them.I use them day in and out, and have not had issues with chips or cracks of any kind. One disclaimer, though, is that I have no children at home to whack them around. :) Besides the quality and feel of this set, I LOVE the pasta bowls that comes with this set! The description says "soup bowls" but they really are more like pasta bowls. I followed one reviewers' suggestion to buy the cereal bowls as an addition to this set, but honestly, they're pretty good size, and I don't often use them. I can't believe how expensive stoneware dishes have become, in general, but this is an EXCELLENT value for the quality. The only frustrating thing is it's cheaper to buy a whole other set rather than just buy 4 "soup" bowls (@$***** ea. last time I looked)!
These are beautiful dishes. Classy. Well made, as each piece is completely glazed. Not too heavy, but a great medium weight. They are not a stark white, but a warm shade. And nice enough that I would use them for special occasions. Also the soup bowl is lovely, but a regular old simple bowl (my Corelle ones that match the shade pretty well) will still be best for cereal and ice cream!
I love these dishes. The pattern, Tuscan Villa, is a classic look that will not go out of style and the creamy white color is very nice and also classic. Great quality product too. Goes with everything and the food looks great on the plate. The size is just right and they look more expensive than they are. I ordered 2 sets of 4 and they were packed really well with no chips or anything broken, The bowls in the set are the larger cream soup bowls which I really like. And to round out the set I will be ordering 8 of the cereal/salad bowls.
How did the color on site compare with the actual product? The picture looks white, but the dishes are actually a very pretty creamy white.
Please tell us about the quality of the product. The dishes are very nice. I liked the design of the Tuscan Villa dinnerware and the dishes look more expensive than they are. It is a beautiful set.
How accurate was the on site description of the product? Very Accurate. I liked that the actual dimensions of each dish were included in the description.
Hello backtwobasics, On the Red Vanilla Tuscan Villa 16-piece Dinnerware Set, the stamp on the back states:
Ultra Durable Iron Stone
FN900 Classic White or FE900 Tuscan Villa
Oven to table to dishwasher
Microwave safe Malaysia
Red Vanilla Sticker
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To what oven temperature can these dishes withstand? Do they get overly hot in the microwave (like reactive glaze ware can do)?pptcmf on Jul 29, 2013Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
Hello pptcmf, These dishes are warm oven safe only up to 200 degrees. Thank you for your inquiry.overstockcustomercare1 on Jul 31, 2013
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However we do not have any platters available at this time.overstockcustomercare1 on Apr 4, 2012
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