Aside from a great set, this arrived very well packaged and much sooner than I expected! The dinner plates are larger than average. The large bowls are low rimned and wide, really cool look. I would refer to a friend BUT I don't want my close family or friends to have the same set I feel I have a unique look with my set. They all loved them! Dishwasher and microwave safe.
I bought Nova Brown Stoneware almost 20yrs ago and they last a very very long time. Finally had to replace the set and thank god they had same style and color! When I compared them to the old ones, they matched perfectly! You cant even tell which is which! If they last as long as my last ones (less throwing dishes) they should last a life time.
They came securely packaged and look just like the picture. The plates are not all even (circular) but I love the rusticness of it. I've put mine in the dishwasher and haven't had any issues (knock on wood). Love love love the dishes. Definitely a great investment.
I wanted a nice sturdy set of dinnerware and I am extremely satisfied with this set. The color is very nice as brown is my favorite but the set overall is great. Each piece has a nice solid weight to it but not too heavy. I know eventually some pieces will chip or break due to accidents but rest assure u can purchase/replace them on ******. I highly recommend this set as it comes just as displayed....
The dinnerware set is exactly what I thought it would be ... strong, sturdy and beautiful. The dinner plates are much larger than I expected and my cabinet doors won't close completely, but I'll learn to live with that. Thanks again for another great product.
Bought my set in April of 2014. Right off the bat a salad plate and cup broke loading them in the dishwasher first week. In Oct of 2014 while holding a cup it simply fell away from the handle while holding it. Now in Feb of 2015 I place a cup in the dishwasher and after setting it there I simply turned the cup to point handle in different direction and it touched another cup and broke off totally. I was really surprised and my wife was very upset over it. Aside from those few incidents I have enjoyed this set very much. It also came packed very well as I would expect it to be. No problems there. I wonder if the simple breaks had anything to do with the batch that was fired that day? My wife wants me to return them for something different, I will try and see.
I had purchased an 8-piece place setting of this pattern almost 9 years ago. The finish had started to wear off since we use daily, and had a couple plates break too. Seriously thought of starting over with a white stoneware, until I started pricing them! To include the place settings, service pieces and odds and ends like salt and pepper, gravy bowl, etc., it would cost me over $$$! Then I saw this and thought, for $$ I can replace what I need and still have a complete set. They were delivered in 2 days, just in time for Christmas dinner! Not a scratch on any of the 40 pieces, beautifully packaged, and I feel like I have a brand new set. The only thing to note is that they sent smaller bowls instead of the square salad plates found in the original set, some which I had broken. But not a problem, can go to Replacements Ltd.com and order those separately. This is a steal, and I get compliments on the dishes all the time!
I was leery about ordering dishes online. However, this set was packed very well. All the dishes arrived on time and intact. After unboxing them, my mother and I were pleasantly surprised by the weight and thickness of the dishes. They are not too heavy and they feel very durable. Not to mention, the price on Overstock.com is way better than I've found anywhere else online or in-store. I love the colors so much I'm probably going to buy myself a set, as these ones went to my mother for Christmas.
I bought this set to add to an existing set. Somewhere along the way, Sango must have changed the plate pattern and size of this set as the new set is slightly larger and does not have the glazed swirl the old plates had. I noticed imperfections on several of the plates and cups - places where the color was missing or a spot was added in the wrong place, but nothing too terrible. Overall, I like the set and that's why I bought this one to add to it. Plates and bowls are heavy and not for people that want light pieces, but I like the substantial feel of the pieces.