Rated 5 out of 5 by ChunkyMonkey The Best Dishes E-V-E-R!!!
These dishes are AWESOME!!! I was somewhat apprehensive about spending so much $$ on a new set of dishes but these are TOTALLY WORTH the money! Initially, the unusual design caught my eye, and then the fact that they have designs on both front and back was so uncommon, I kept coming back and drooling over them!! The pictures do not do these dishes justice! Not only are the colors very vivid but on the bowls, teacups and large dinner plates, there are raised areas in the shape of anchors!! Too cute for words! The teacups are HUGE!! Like, borderline duo purpose mini soup bowls! I think I will have to start cooking more so we can eat on these dishes every night! I only received these dishes this morning but they seem very high quality, not too heavy and very well made- totally worth the money! They came packed extremely EXTREMELY well, without anything broken. I did notice that on the bottom of one or two plates, where there is that ring of like unfinished, unglazed porcelain (??) it was a tiny bit rough, which isn't that big of a deal to me, but if you're super picky you might want to double check your order.
I purchased enough for four people, and I mixed and matched one of each design of salad plate. I plan on doubling my collection in case of an accident or something.
If you can't already tell, I love these dishes- they are awesome! A very unique addition to any kitchen- I'm even planning on a nautical-octopus theme for the decor now! LOL!!
March 16, 2010
Rated 3 out of 5 by PicaMiran A+ Aesthetic, C- thin edges
I *love* these for their edgy maritime sensibility, solid feel and dishwasher safety. I bought 12 large plates and a mix of 4 each of the smaller plates to make 12 also. However, the edges are very thin, particularly in comparison to the rest of the plate, and I have trouble with them chipping. I am not particularly rough on my dishes, but have found after a little less than a year of everyday use that many are chipped in several places along the edges. If you were planning on using these for every day, please reconsider.
December 20, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5
by Team831 Nautical with a romantic vintage twist!
I ordered a place setting for 4. One each of the salad plates, 4 dinner plates, and 4 teacups and saucers. The dinner plates, octopus salad plate, and teacups are on backorder so I haven't received them yet. But today I received the sugar bowl, creamer and three salad plates! They are so charming! As others have mentioned the motif continues onto the back so I will include pictures so you can see that. My only regret is that I couldn't afford to buy a place setting for 8. Jump on these now!
June 25, 2010