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A Question Regarding Modern Corelle Dinnerware.

rusted | Nov 3, 201201:24 AM     23

Hi.

When I moved out 3 years ago, my mother gave me some pieces of Corelle Dinnerware with the gold butterfly motif (picture included). She received these from her mother when she got married in the 70's. Recently, when I was visiting my aunt, I noticed that she had the exact same dinnerware. It turns out that she was jealous of my mother so my grandmother had also bought her the same set. Ever since I can remember, every meal prepared at home had been eaten off these plates.

After having lived alone for a while now, I find that just having 4 plates, 2 bowls and 2 teacups + saucers is lacking. Particularly when I have friends over, I find myself short on dinnerware. I would like to start my own collection and return the Gold Butterfly pieces to my mother. However, it seems like modern Corelle designs are not as complete as the older designs and online reviews of their quality are mixed.

The most common sets are either 4 piece sets or 16 piece sets, which include a large plate, a bread plate, a soup bowl, and a mug, or 4 of each, respectively. Sets do not include a tea cup or saucer nor do these seems to be available separately for modern designs. Also many sets seem to be lacking the larger 28oz cereal bowl (picture included).

I would love to have a matching set that at the very least includes 10in dinner plates, 28oz cereal bowls, mugs and tea cup + saucer. Do any such designs/sets still exist?

Also, regarding the dinnerware sets, there seem to be different price points. I've found 16pc sets that run around $65 (actual price not suggested retail price) at department stores like Macy's and I've also seen 16pc sets that are less than $25 at places such as Wal-mart and Amazon. Are there varying degrees of quality (e.g. some come with longer warranties) or is pricing purely based on design?

Edit: I noticed my photo was shot with really poor perspective (I am clearly not cut out for photography). The shot makes the cup which is either 4oz or 6oz look enormous and its saucer the same size as the smaller of the two plates. This is not the case.

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