Beautiful set of dinnerware. I ordered two sets of dinnerware, the completer set, and the soup bowls. I looked for quite a while before deciding on this set and it was the perfect choice. The site lists the dinnerware as stoneware, but it is actually ironstone, a step below bone china, but stronger. This is why they look and feel so elegant. Very sturdy and light weight. Not clunky and heavy like stoneware. The dishes do heat up in the microwave, but only on the bottom. It is food transfer heat as putting hot food on the plate or bowl produces the same effect, which means your food will stay hot instead of cooling off in a matter of minutes. I prefer this feature. Food presents very well. I use the salad bowls for pasta and salads and they are the perfect size and look beautiful. Even a frozen dinner looks like gourmet food on these dishes. The coffee cups are the absolute perfect coffee cups, perfect size and weight. The cereal bowls are large, but the soup bowls would be too shallow for cereal. I also ordered a set of salad plates with the strawberry vine design. Nice way to dress up the setting. Delivery was quick. Less than a week and packed very well. Overall, I could not be happier with this purchase.
I love this dinnerware, and more surprisingly, my husband loves it more & chose it over the Red Vanilla Classic White set. It is a creamy ivory color, a beautiful glaze, seems durable (no chips as of yet) & I always put it in the dishwasher. But, I've only had it 2 weeks. I ordered 8 piece setting, and have already ordered another set to have enough for 12. It's casual yet classy, with the scalloped edges with a simple scroll design. The dinner plates are not completely flat, but somewhat curve up like a shallow bowl ( which I find I actually like). Food stays easily in plate even sauces. If you are looking for a flat plate this is not for you. I was torn between this set & the classic white. My husband really like country estates so I ordered it based on all the positive Red Vanilla reviews. This set is stamped under each plate with ironstone & the Red Vanilla logo. Beautifully made and I hope will withstand the test of time. Microwave we'll, and a perfect weight,a little lighter than my old set of porcelain dishes which I like, but these seem more durable. Also the bowl has more depth than the classic & can hold cereal,salads or soups well, plus make them look delicious. I thought they might be too French country looking, but can be used in a more modern decor also. Very happy with overstock service and new set of dishes. I will update if anything changes. K
I am so thrilled to receive these dishes. They are gorgeous!!! I have never seen dishes this nice. They appear delicate but are tough ironstone. A beautiful cream color with a nice simple pattern. Can be used as everyday dishes but elegant enough for a formal dinner. The product was packed so well that I think if the box was dropped it would not break anything. The vendor really takes pride in his product. I turned around and bought the cereal / ice cream bowls and serving set. Oh, the shipping was fast.
I did a lot of research before finally ordering. Read many enlightening reviews of other pretty white dinnerware sets only to learn about products that were indeed pretty but not practical for everyday use. These are lightweight, durable for families with kids, and don't leave marks from knife use. I ordered a set of 4 initially, used them a while and then ordered four more. They fit in a standard cabinet, the deep coupe bowls work well for cereal or soup. They really do make a beautiful place setting and show off a meal. Shipping was quick without any breakage or defect. Each had a Red Vanilla sticker on the back - the dinnerware itself says Fashion Plates. I'm hoping this is the real thing. This dinnerware is ironstone and appears to be very durable and not apt to chip. I am very pleased with my purchase and highly recommend this beautiful dinnerware.
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