Thursday, 7 December 2017

Finding the perfect Dinner Service

I have just recently had a kitchen clear out, I have de cluttered all my broken, chipped and mismatched china. I am in the process of replacing everything. Luckily there are so many sales and black Friday deals, that it was the perfect time to do a spot of research. My search led me to the Debenhams dinner set range and I am really pleased to find out there was a massive on line sale and there are 30% - 50%  discounts on a majority of the range.

Ideally I want to purchase a range for daily use, one set for entertaining and I also wanted a basic set for my daughter who is a new graduate living away from home.

A few of my favourite sets that I have short listed are:




My first choice for the formal dinner ware is this Denby - Cream glazed 'Monsoon Lucille' 16 piece dinnerware set. 

The design is inspired by a 1950's lace panel. The gold fine design on soft cream china is elegant and very ornate. It would grace any dinner table beautifully. The set is freezer, microwave, dishwasher and oven safe to so it’s perfect for the modern lifestyle.
The set is on sale for £121.80









I also liked Novello 12pce Dinner Set is part of the Belleek Living Novello Tableware range. I adore the blue/ grey swirl design on the white. The set looks dainty yet robust in its own way.

The set consists of 12 pieces; dinner plates, 4 side plates and 4 bowls. This design is inspired Georgian architecture, this is a modern and extremely stylish and dishwasher and microwave safe.
The set is on special offer at £59.00









Royal Doulton dinner sets are very well known for their quality and class. This luxurious 'Platinum Trim' formal dinner set from Royal Doulton is made from white porcelain. 


It comes as a 12 piece set and includes 4 dinner plates, 4 side plates and 4 cereal bowls. The set is dishwasher safe only. With this is mind I think it would only be practical for occasion use.
The set is on sale for £65.00








For that alfresco dining and summer days the sea green and white Denby 'Azure Coast' range is perfect. The white plates with a mosaic type blue design is both modern and stylish and smart


The stoneware set is practical for daily use since it is, dishwasher, freezer and oven safe. It comprises of 4 x dinner plate, 4 x tea plate, 4 x cereal bowl and 4 x mug. The set is on sale for £188.30






The Denby Jet sixteen piece dinner Set is very masculine, so I am not surprised that my husband really likes it and it was his first choice. It has a smart urban feel with its bold, gloss black with soft dove grey finish. 


This stoneware set is dishwasher, oven, microwave and freezer safe and consists of 4 x dinner plate, 4 x tea plate, 4 x mugs, 4 x bowls.
The set is on sale for £161.00





For my daughter I thought this Home Collection Basics - Blue 12 piece stoneware dinnerware set is real good value for money. 

It is dishwasher and microwave safe. It includes 4 x cereal bowls, 4 x dessert plates, 4 x dinner plates

This set is only £40.00, for a student its affordable and will not be too upsetting if any of the pieces should break!!!








I really like the look of all the sets I have short listed and I think I am going to go for the “Monsoon Lucille” for entertaining, the “Home Collection Basics” for my daughter  and the “Denby Azure Coast” for daily use.

Whilst shopping for dinner sets, I did get sidetracked and stumbled across a range of lovely kitchen ware and electrical gadgets on their website. I instantly fell in love with the Chrome Pressure King Pro - 3L, 8-in-1 Digital Pressure Cooker, . With its 8 pre set settings it would be the perfect kitchen companion for a working parent like my self to create healthy delicious meals in minutes. Do check it out and see what you think.

What do you think of my choices what would you have picked???

**This post is in collaboration with Debenhams. Images used with permission from Debenhams.

44 comments:

  1. Lovely choices. Denby is really near us and I aspire to have a nice set of dining wear when I feel properly grown up, but I think I would be safest with the bottom set for now!

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    1. lol When you are properly grown up????You are never too young for fine dining. :)

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  2. These are all lovely, but I have my eyes on the deep dish style set!

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  3. The real problem I find is the choice between something that looks lovely and something that displays the food to its best advantage

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    1. Yes I totally agree which is why I prefer white with print rather than all colour.

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  4. These are some lovely ideas, I have to admit I don't really have a dinner service as we don't have a dinning room, but one day I would love to have a special set for when people come over.

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  5. This are such a great pieces to serve for holiday! My favorite one is Novello with all light blue and grayish swirl makes it super unique! Lovely!

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  6. Some really nice options here I love the second set. Sometimes you want something more than the basic white option. Habitat tends to be where I look but I might have to take a stroll through Debenhams for the next set x

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    1. The Novello is indeed a beautiful set.

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  7. I just love that Stoneware set! I really need to look into getting a proper dinner service set like you. Too many mismatched dishes here.

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  8. These all look great, I think one should always have two or three sets at home. I like things to be organized and look great.

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  9. Lovely choices! I really like that azure set, the colours are beautiful :)

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    1. I really like the blue on them its very pretty.

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  10. I love Denby stoneware. I have recently purchased many of one of their new earthen colour range - love it so much!

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    1. Stoneware is practical nad hard wearing too.

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  11. I like contrasting colours for my dinner service. I tend to have white with red floral patterns as my kitchen is all red x

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  12. I love the 'Azure Coast' set, the colours are great. I would love a nice and colourful set like that!

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  13. The Denby Jet sixteen piece dinner Set may be masculine but I love it :) x

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    1. My hubby loves it and would make me buy it if I let him!!!

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  14. im loving the white denby set!

    x taylor

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    1. Its very versatile and would be practical for any occasion.

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  15. These sets are so beautiful. They are like little pieces of art and for anyone who loves to cook and serve others, they look like the perfect complimentary piece to serve on.

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    1. I totally agree they are all so pretty.

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  16. I've been looking for the perfect dinner service for over a year now, and still cannot find it! My husband says I am too fussy, I would probably agree, but I don't want to admit to it.
    But there are some gorgeous sets from your examples, and I may just go have a look myself to see what catches my eye.

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    1. They are on sale as well at the moment so do check them out.

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  17. I have had good experience with stoneware in the past. And I would definitely get sets in the future. I don't have any need for new pieces now, but will remember these when I do.

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    1. Stoneware is easy to look after and great for daily use.

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  18. I always love to shop in Debenhams, such a lovely collection they have. I would go for first set as well.

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  19. You can't go wrong with a stoneware set!!! I love the colors of the one you show too. I had a stoneware set a couple years ago and absolutely loved it!

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  20. I like the Denby Azure coast. My dinner set is random stuff I have collected over the years mixed with my wife's collection of random stuff.

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  21. Debenhams is always the first place I go to to look for sets. they always have the perfect one. the Cream glazed 'Monsoon Lucille' is my favourite from the list

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  22. These all look like lovely dinner sets. I love the monsoon Lucille collection!

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  23. I love all the sets that you have shortlisted. However, the 5th one (black and white) is my favorite, may be because of the colour combo!
    Thanks for sharing.
    Do drop by my blog as well : http://styleovercoffee.com :)

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  24. Some gorgeous choices, the Monsson set would be lovely for the Christmas dinner table :)

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  25. My favourite has to be the Novello 12pce Dinner Set! Those swirls are so elegant and beautiful.

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  26. These look like great choices. I love the Belleek Living Novello Tableware range it's very pretty.

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  27. oh I saw a lovely dinner set last week and told my hubby how much i'd love a new one. I have never had a new set yet. One day!

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  28. Oh I love these! Especially the azure coast! :)

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  29. I'm so obsessed with the perfect dinner service, and I'm always looking for new options, and this post is a great help, thanks for sharing!

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  30. I love th black ones. We don't have anything that matches, as I am always buying new props.

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