We purchased 3 sets of these beautiful dishes. One in Taupe and 2 in the Blue 6 months ago. I looked for a long time for the exact color of blue. My kitchen is browns and accents of egg shell blue. These dishes match wonderfully. They are very sturdy despite their delicate appearance. We are very happy with them and I would recommend them!! Overstock was so quick in sending them. They were packaged very well and no broken pieces at all. I'm definitely one happy customer!!
I really wanted square dishes. I did not find anything in a pattern that I liked and I was not keen about plain white. This was a great compromise. The rice pattern gives great detail without being overwhelming - much more interesting than plain white and still compliments about everything. I expect to use these as my everyday dishes for a long time. I wish I could find serving pieces that matched but plan to use white for those. If you want something of style that will last and complement much you may already have, it is a great choice. They would also look good with bright color accents in serving dishes.