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RETRO HOUSEWIFE TIPS
Buying a new set of dishes or selecting a set for your bridal registry.
Here are a few important things to remember when
A lot of cool dishes come in different shapes and sizes.
Make sure that you know whether the dinnerware you are selecting
will fit in your dishwasher. Large dinner plates that
look beautiful on the table can block the spinning arm of
the dishwasher or just press up against the top rack.
Also, your dishes might not fit in a standard kitchen
cabinet and they might need to be stored elsewhere. Some shapes might not work
at all in your dishwasher. If you go
for an Asian look and buy a set with small sushi plates,
they might just slip through.
Lets face it, dinner plates and coffee mugs are probably
going to chip. Darker colors show the chips, lighter
colors hide them. If you are the type of person who is
going to throw the cup away if you see the chip, think
before you buy your eggplant dinnerware. Darker colors
also have a better chance of fading. Unless you wash all
the dishes the same amount you will soon notice that you
now have two different sets of dishes - violet and
eggplant. Lastly, pick a color that will coordinate with
other colors so you can spice up your table easily often
and inexpensively with different pieces from different
When you pick your dishes, think about how they will look
with other pieces in your kitchen and dinning room.
Think of your dish set as a new suit that you want to
wear to work each day, wear to dinner on Friday night,
and that you can throw in the wash at the end of the
week. Ornate styles, or styles with oversize coffee cups and
other pieces are extra trouble to clean and might not be
worth all the trouble.
Bottom line, pick something that you love on the table
and can throw in your dishwasher and fit in your kitchen
WHAT DO YOU THINK?
Tell us at the retro housewife hotline!
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