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 wasnt 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 theyd 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 thats 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 cant 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 wont get that filthy look after years of use, a very nice feature.The color is that of Waterfords 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. Theyre 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
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.
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
from Birmingham AL suburbs,
May 10, 2012
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
from I live in the desert outside Yucca Valley, CA,
Oct 7, 2011
I have been looking for creamy off white dishes for years. I had looked at a Pfaltzgraff set of dishes but they were heavy and expensive. We recently remodeled our kitchen, thanks to my contractor/designer Amy from Tulsa and I knew I needed new dishes. I That's when I found these dishes on Overstock. I was hesitant and just ordered one set. One of the salad plates was missing and so I emailed Overstock and the replacement arrived in less than a week. I was so impressed with these light weight beautiful creamy antique white dishes that I ordered two more sets. Now I am waiting for the cereal bowls to come back in stock. One of the best buys I have made in a long time. My whole family loves them. This was a great buy. Thanks Overstock.
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
Please feel free to contact us again with any further questions. Thank you for shopping with us!overstockcustomercare1 on Aug 28, 2013
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
You can purchase additional plates, bowls and mugs by using this link:
However we do not have any platters available at this time.overstockcustomercare1 on Apr 4, 2012
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