I purchased this set 1 1/2 years ago from a major retail chain store-the one that sponsor's the Thanksgiving Day Parade. Less than a year from purchase, there was major chipping & crazing. Very disappointed, especially after having used everyday bone china for 16 years without incident. This earthenware set looks like I have had and abused it forever. Although the Lenox warranty allows for 1/2 price replacements, the individual piece price is outrageous and there's no way they'll get any more of my money for these.