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French Countryside Makes Great, Long-Lasting Dinner Wear
on November 28, 2007
This is my first review for Amazon! That's how much I like this set. I also wanted to share the good experience I had with Amazon.
I love, love French Countryside by Mikasa! In my college days when I worked in the bridal department of a department store, we would have tons of brides register for this pattern as well as Italian and English Countryside by Mikasa. I myself ended up with English Countryside. Isn't it funny how your tastes change though? I like the French Countryside so much better now! After about 12 years and 6 moves, most of my English Countryside pieces were missing or broken and I needed a new set. I had always remembered French Countryside, and when I started looking for new china, I choose this one right away.
The French Countryside is well made, heavy, and elegant. It can be formal or informal, depending on how you dress it up. Some ladies in other reviews say they dress up the white plates with red table accents at Christmas. They are classic looking pieces that go with anything. So if you decide to change the décor in the kitchen these will always work. I am very happy with this set and know I will have it for many years to come.
The price on Amazon for 45 pieces is great, you just can't beat it. To buy these pieces in a place setting or individually would be so much more, plus you get five serving pieces with this offer.
When the package arrived, I expected pieces to be broken from other reviews I had read on Amazon. It seems as if a lot of china pieces packaged together are destined to break. Luckily, only one salad plate broke out of the 45 pieces. I called Amazon and they gave me a refund for the plate. No hassles, very easy (they said I could return the whole box, but there was no way I was doing that. It is heavy and repacking everything would have been impossible, so getting a refund for the plate was the best solution).
I highly recommend this set if you are looking for durable, long-lasting, classic dinnerware. I really enjoy my pieces!