I read the reviews and ordered anyway. I sacraficed because it was the pattern I wanted for my Kitchen. Here is the good point of the dishes: pattern and weight (heavier then correlle lighter than stoneware). Bad pionts - The paint quality is inconsistent and poor. The saucers don't match the plates (6 shades lighter). The green rim is poorly painted. The plates have fingerprints in the paint and glazed over. The coffee mugs which are white on the inside have green fingerprints inside. The plates have a rise in the middle and they don't sit level on the table. All of the pieces have imperfection in the glaze. I will not send them back because I need dishes and they go with my kitchen but I am very disappointed in the quality for this price.