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What do you eat off of everyday, not just the kids?

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I have the same old corelle dishes that my grandmother had I've added to them occasionally as things break. I love them because they are lightweight and stack together into such a small space (I have a teeny galley style kitchen).

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We have Fiesta Ware. They're made in the US by unionized workers and are pretty. They were wedding gifts. I also like them because you can replace pieces if they break without having to chuck the set.
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simple life stoneware in midnight black. made in the USA and it holds up well even to my kids and my tempermental dishwasher. I love it.
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Thrift store eclectic china.

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I have some stuff that I'm sure was made in China, got it from Bed Bath and Beyond for our wedding. I'm thinking of replacing it slowly with Fiesta Ware or something similar because I noticed small cracks all over the surface, and who knows if there is lead in there or not. I have not heard of Simple Life Stoneware before, I'll check them out too.

eta: Kaitnbugsmom, I'm not finding that when searching the net...do you have a link to their site maybe? Or where do you find their products?

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Longaberger pottery that my MIL gave us. She used to be a consultant. I emailed them, and they said it was all lead-free, fwiw.

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Some nice heavy scraffitio-ed pottery. Half the set came from World Market and was $$, the other half came from Target and was cheap. They're the same design in two matching colors, so it works pretty well.

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My grandma's corelle.

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Fiestaware. Love it!
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I have a several sets of olive green (several sizes) plates and bowls and a few sets of off-white plates I brought from Sur la Table and Williams-Sonoma several years back. They were made in Italy so I assume they are safe. :They are beautiful and hold up really well.

We also have some Japanese style bowls and Sushi sets that were made in....Japan. I need to do more research on their safety.
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I have a whole set of cobalt blue glass dishes (no paint) my MIL bought them for me (at my request) several years ago out of a catalog, they are made in France and are a smaller size than standard plates & bowls (great for portion control!). We did add a set of 4 glass regular size bowls. If I can find these again I will order a backup set I love them so much, and they were only $40 for a service for 8. They have held up beautifully, I have yet to break a dish and they have been through our house fire (the cleaning company washed & cleaned them after the fire & gave them back) my dishwasher countless times and my 2 year old DD who loves to help unload the dishwasher, sharp knives & big plates first of course! Plus I'm clumsy!
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Every Day Ware from Williams-Sonoma...it tested 0 for lead as opposed the what we were using before that which tested in the red! :

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I use Apilco porcelain dishes. I've not thought of whether they might contain lead! Off to do research . . .
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we use fiestaware in our house.....us & the kids. we LOVE it!

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We use some stuff from WalMart.

I'm really concerned about lead contamination now, though. Especially since we're going to TTC in a few months. Also, it seems so wasteful to just throw them out, right? I thought about getting a test kit but they seem to be so unreliable as to be worthless.

I really don't know why lead contamination didn't occur to me when I requested some functional dinnerware from WalMart for Christmas this year. But then, according to what I've read, the lead contamination is just as likely in more pricey brands. :

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corelle here too. we have some we got when Dh's great aunt went to an assisted living facility, and some my mom bought for us. it's just plain white.

we also have some ancient federalist iron stone, from sears and roebuck no idea if it's lead free, but it really isn't sold anywhere anymore.
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I have a massive amount of Fiestaware. Every color imaginable. I love it, and it's made about an hour and a half from where I live! I can't imagine ever using anything else.
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You guys that have Fiestaware...do you just mix and match the colors of plates and things? I love different colored things of the same nature, DH not so much...all of our plates are brown right now.

Just wondering if you have a rainbow of plate colors...sounds pretty to me!

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we have corelle too - it never breaks, can safely go in the oven and lasts forever.

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You guys that have Fiestaware...do you just mix and match the colors of plates and things? I love different colored things of the same nature, DH not so much...all of our plates are brown right now.

Just wondering if you have a rainbow of plate colors...sounds pretty to me!

I definitely have a rainbow of colors! I love it. I actually have 17 place-settings in 12 different colors! Plus some various bowls and latte mugs in different colors. I should take a pic of my cabinet and post it.
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Multiple colors here too. We have 5 diferrent colors of plates so far, 5 or 6 different bowl in two styles, 2 platters. We even have the silverware.
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You guys that have Fiestaware...do you just mix and match the colors of plates and things? I love different colored things of the same nature, DH not so much...all of our plates are brown right now.

Just wondering if you have a rainbow of plate colors...sounds pretty to me!
yep! we have 8 sets..... all different colors. it's very colorful!

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I have a set of ceramic dishes from Ikea. :

We got them so we could stop using plastic dishes... lead contamination never occurred to me.

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I should take a pic of my cabinet and post it.
You should, you should! I'd love to see it!

Thanks to all you guys who responded to my question I'm ready for some color, but it will take some convincing with DH. Boring Mr. Nuetral Man

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When they were tiny, I sometimes used wooden plates. I also got some nice metal cups and mugs from www.novanaturals for my youngest when she was a baby that and I sometimes use for my 2 yr old nephew. Mostly I just use my dishes and glasswear as I don't like the feel of plastic plates or cups. I have a large set of Meridan dishes from Italy, and another set of pretty Wedgewood from England from thrifting.
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I definitely have a rainbow of colors! I love it. I actually have 17 place-settings in 12 different colors! Plus some various bowls and latte mugs in different colors. I should take a pic of my cabinet and post it.
I love these colors. I always pick up what I can. I love the wonderful colors. Things don't have to be matchy-matchy, imo.
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I totally forgot about our mugs!

Most of them are made in China. We never brought sets of mugs because we get them for random places (gift shops, work, etc) Ill check out fiestawear.
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I definitely have a rainbow of colors! I love it. I actually have 17 place-settings in 12 different colors! Plus some various bowls and latte mugs in different colors. I should take a pic of my cabinet and post it.
WOW! 17 sets?! i don't have room in my tiny kitchen for that many, although i wish! i had the HARDEST time picking just 8 colors that i loved for my 8 sets! i would like to get more someday though.....they are SO durable that even my almost 9 and 11 year olds can't seem to be too hard on them.

i would love to see a picture though! we have the following colors: red, tangerine, yellow, turquoise, grass green, light blue, colbalt blue and plum. and we have a set of 4 of the "chili bowls" (not sure what they are called) in tangerine, a large oval platter in the grass green, and 2 larger serving bowls in red and colbalt blue. it certainly makes for a very pretty table!

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