I ordered 3 sets of Tuscan Villa china and one completer set. They were delivered quickly and in perfect condition. They look wonderful on the table and with any color cloth or place mat. I did not have an option to buy any accessories such as a gravy boat, or salt and pepper shaker so I bought those items in the Italian countryside pattern by Mikasa. The two patterns looks so similar that no one notices that they are not the same. The dishes stack nicely and fit well in the dishwasher. I would highly recommend these dishes to anyone.
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.
This set completes the dinnerware. I bought the pattern because I wanted something colorful, so I may have missed in the description about how durable these are. I bonus I learned upon unpacking! I purchased 2 sets of the dinnerware so that I would have service for 8. This set fits nicely into my dishwasher, and the plates are a nice size. In the completer set, the serving bowl is rather large - I've though about using it for a fruit bowl instead of for side dishes. I love the sugar and creamer, and the serving platter is perfectly sized.
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