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Registering RAGE

Dear makers of dinnerware;

The jig is up. Nobody wants or uses your sorry excuses for "coffee cups." Those things are about half as big as they should be. And saucers? If I had a handmaiden to serve me my tea I might need those. But for slurping down a mug of joe out of the Keurig, not totally necessary. So I beg of you... STOP making all your damn place settings come with cups and saucers! I don't want them! I just want plates and bowls! This is not rocket science!

Also, Target, "out of stock online and not sold in stores" should not be a thing. Make it say "gone. sorry, yo" so I can just accept the fact that the dinnerware I DID want, that DID come in sets of 4 dinner plates OR 4 salad plates OR 4 cereal bowls, rather than a fucking 548546 piece place setting, is in fact unattainable.

Sincerely, 
Lolo

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Re: Registering RAGE

  • Yes. It's been dishes issues day in our house, too. Does anyone actually use those useless little cups?
  • We actually chose our entire place settings based on which set came with USEABLE coffee mugs and no saucers.

    Dinner plate, salad plate, bowl, coffee mug. That's all you need.
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  • theartistformerlyknownastheartistformerlyknownas peaced out. member
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    Yes. It's been dishes issues day in our house, too. Does anyone actually use those useless little cups?


    No! Because if anybody WANTED them, they'd buy them SEPARATELY. But the only way the damn manufacturers can offload them is to put 'em in a place setting set and not sell just the FUCKING PLATES! STOP MAKING THOSE TINY LITTLE CUPS THAT MAKE ME LOOK LIKE I HAVE ENORMOUS MAN HANDS!

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  • mysticlmysticl member
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    My dishes came with awesome mugs.  Nice and big.  No saucers.
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    We actually chose our entire place settings based on which set came with USEABLE coffee mugs and no saucers. Dinner plate, salad plate, bowl, coffee mug. That's all you need.
    That's all I want. :( The only reasonably priced ones that I like that come with a decent sized (14oz) mug and NO saucer I can only find on Amazon. (They have them at Macy's, but not the color I want.) And I still don't need 12 damn mugs. But can I buy, say, two 12-piece services for 4 and one set each of 4 dinner plates, salad plates and bowls so I only have 8 mugs and not 12? NO. NO I CANNOT. Where am I gonna fit all those mugs?!
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  • We actually chose our entire place settings based on which set came with USEABLE coffee mugs and no saucers.

    Dinner plate, salad plate, bowl, coffee mug. That's all you need.

    That's all I want. :( The only reasonably priced ones that I like that come with a decent sized (14oz) mug and NO saucer I can only find on Amazon. (They have them at Macy's, but not the color I want.) And I still don't need 12 damn mugs. But can I buy, say, two 12-piece services for 4 and one set each of 4 dinner plates, salad plates and bowls so I only have 8 mugs and not 12? NO. NO I CANNOT. Where am I gonna fit all those mugs?!
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    We found ours at BBB. And that is one of my gave GWTW scenes!!
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  • JCbride2015JCbride2015 Dirty Jerz member
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    Yeah, we bought our cheapie starter place settings at Marshall's and they came with those stupid tiny mugs and saucers.  I can't bear to throw them out so they are stashed at the back of a corner cabinet, but we never use them.  Total waste.
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  • InkdancerInkdancer The Shire member
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    I found mine at Kohl's. Nice 14 oz mugs with no stupid saucers. I like them.

    Unfortunately they didn't stand the test of roommate and we had to register for new ones, even though I only bought these like two years ago. (Seriously roommate how did you break or chip so many damn dishes???)
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  • theartistformerlyknownastheartistformerlyknownas peaced out. member
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    My current dishes are from IKEA. Chipped to all hell. FI didn't see the point in registering for new dishes at all. No darling, I don't plan on serving our grandkids Christmas dinner on my chipped IKEA plates in 40 years. And if someone wants to buy us new plates now rather than buying them ourselves, by all means. 

    Our registries are at Target, Macy's and Williams Sonoma and I don't like anything they have for casual dining. I don't really want to move an entire registry just to find dishes, and certainly don't want to add a fourth. I DO have an Amazon wish list that's only visible to those who have a link... maybe I'll just mention it to my mom and sisters. Or buy them myself. Ugh. Dishes should not be this stressful. 

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  • We got our casual dinnerware from the luigi barmioli brand at BBB, 12-piece set with just plates and bowls--no dinky cups or saucers:


    I registered for (large size) coffee mugs separately.
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    The trouble is really self-imposed that I don't want plain white. :-p

    I like this set, and the mugs are a good size, but they don't have the light blue at Macy's. If I do Amazon I can mix and match a blue, teal, and grey set.

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  • phiraphira Bahstin member
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    We registered for C&B open stock and didn't bother with coffee mugs or any kind of tea cup/saucer combo. Why? Because we've collected TONS of mugs over the course of our lives and we like that they're all mismatched. I think we have maybe ... 20 mugs? So we're not registering for any.
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  • Can I warn you that amazon is notorious for inadequately packing their dishes/glassware so you end up with broken stuff? Happened to me and several others I know.  Just a thought.  Open stock sounds like a good idea, what about this from C&B:

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    Can I warn you that amazon is notorious for inadequately packing their dishes/glassware so you end up with broken stuff? Happened to me and several others I know.  Just a thought.  Open stock sounds like a good idea, what about this from C&B:

    Ugh good point. IDK. I think I just need to wine about it. (No, that isn't a typo.)

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    If I was marrying a girl, we'd totally get these. But FI says no flowers.
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  • We just bought new dinnerware and specifically picked a set with open stock to avoid "place settings".  We need more plates than mugs or bowls.  I did the math and the price difference between buying everything individually vs. a prepackaged "place setting" was less than a dollar.
  • theartistformerlyknownastheartistformerlyknownas peaced out. member
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    I think we do need a lot of bowls... FI has oatmeal for breakfast every single morning (along with 8 egg whites, I shit you not), and we often have friends over for chili during football season. And we eat a lot of soup. I'm cool with equal portions of plates and bowls, just not all those damn mugs.

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  • chibiyuichibiyui The Boring Part of MD member
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    I actually do on rare occasion, use those little mugs and saucers. I use them for tea, or cocoa, and I used one of the really pretty china ones I picked up at the employee bent and dent sale for wine last night. The Corelle antique linen mugs are so small, I don't think they're fooling anyone that they're actually for coffee. But I feel classy when I use it. And I feel it disguises that the ratio of hot chocolate to whipped cream vodka or peppermint schnapps is 1-2. The saucers I use for dessert. 
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    These are the dishes I registered for. Though I only registered for the plates and bowls, cause I have enough mugs. 
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    H decided he didn't like them. I took them back, and well. It looks like we're sticking with the corelle as our main dinner set for a little bit longer. 

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    @chibiyui I love that toile pattern! And we have a similar shape to those blue ones for our fine china... 
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  • chibiyuichibiyui The Boring Part of MD member
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    Oooh. I like your fine china. 

    I like our Corelle dinnerware and it is crazy durable. But I don't have a full set (I've got, like 6-7 of the plates and 3 bowls. Don't really care about the bowls, but the plates I like) The pattern is discontinued though. :(
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  • we registered for (and got) corelle. It is replacing the set i have now. FI is notoriously clumsy. He managed to break a plastic bowl, so he is not to be trusted with ceramic or other fine china. Corelle for us for life!

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  • chibiyui said:
    Oooh. I like your fine china. 

    I like our Corelle dinnerware and it is crazy durable. But I don't have a full set (I've got, like 6-7 of the plates and 3 bowls. Don't really care about the bowls, but the plates I like) The pattern is discontinued though. :(
    Go to Ebay!  I still have the Corelle i was given in 1972, when it first came out.  (Butterfly Gold).  I get replacement pieces cheaper on Ebay than anywhere else.  Sometimes you have to be patient  until your pattern gets listed.
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    I helped search houses for valuables to return to the owners and clean up stuff after the forest fires in CO last year. I was great at spotting valuables and worked hard to find pieces of wedding china. Most china was broken (these houses were two floors burnt to the foundation and piles of burnt stuff), but we did manage to find some pieces. We also found some wedding rings. The trick was to convince the guys to stay on the paths and not just shovel things but to pay attention. (I only say boys because I was one of the two girls there, that wasn't a sexist point).

    Anyways, my point was that we found full sets of Corelle. That stuff survived the fire, the spray to stop the fire, and the cleanup crews!


    Other stuff we found: a coin collection, some old guns, jewelry, photos, antiques, a letter (we didn't read it, hopefully it was meaningful), a diary. 

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  • Confession - I love the little mug and saucer. I specifically picked a set that came with mugs and saucers. I will take all your mugs and saucers!

    DH HATES them. He doesn't drink coffee so he never uses them, just complains about hating them whenever he unloads the dishwasher.

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  • The trouble is really self-imposed that I don't want plain white. :-p

    I like this set, and the mugs are a good size, but they don't have the light blue at Macy's. If I do Amazon I can mix and match a blue, teal, and grey set.
    I saw those in blue at JC Penny
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  • lyndausvilyndausvi Western Slope, Colorado mod
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    DH refuses to have any colored or patterned dinnerware.  This was non-negotiable to him.  Which actually works well because it's easy to buy the pieces we want when we want.

    Doesn't help you since you do not want plain white.






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  • Our china comes with the saucers the every day dishes have the bowl and mug.


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    lyndausvi said:
    DH refuses to have any colored or patterned dinnerware.  This was non-negotiable to him.  Which actually works well because it's easy to buy the pieces we want when we want.

    Doesn't help you since you do not want plain white.
    I realize I'm entirely too picky to be pissed when I can't find exactly what I want. :-p

    Well, we did find exactly what we wanted at Target... and now it's "out of stock online and not sold in stores" despite being available in-store AND online when we originally picked it. Rawr.

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