Rated 2 out of 5 by 1
Rated 2 out of 5 by MzMeyer Nice dishes, but NOT as pictured.
I bought two of these sets, to have 8 place settings for my family. When they arrived, my son excitedly unpacked everything to have them sitting out to "surprise me" when I got home... and boy, was I surprised! The good news is, the dishes seem to be very well made, with a nice weight and beautiful shine to them. Everything arrived in good condition as well, with no breakage (the packing job was the best I've ever seen!). BUT, for as long as I've been coveting this particular set -- primarily because of the vivid, true blue color of the flower pattern -- receiving them was a let-down. The color in person is MUCH fainter than in the photographs, more like a pale watercolor tint with almost a lavender undertone. It isn't like they're not pretty dishes; they are. They're just not what I was expecting at all, based on the photos. And the only reason I'm not returning them is the major hassle it would be to repack everything, and the cost to ship them back. As it is, I'd give them four stars for the quality, but only one star for how true they are to the photos. If you're decorating in a lavender-blue watercolor motif, you'll probably love these. But I feel misled, frankly.