$ 620.00 $ 530.00
Calamityware place settings for 8 dinner guests in a discounted bundle. Each dinner plate features a different calamity from Don Moyer's sketchbook—please specify which Series of designs you want before checking out. The mugs are identical but depict a plethora of calamities.
There are two options for the shallow bowls and small plates: Calamities (this bundle) or Insects (click here to switch to the insect bundle).
This bundle contains:
8 Identical Things-Could-Be-Worse Mugs
Rich blue images on white porcelain dinner plates. Food safe. Microwave safe. Dishwasher safe. Designed by Don Moyer and produced at the award-winning Kristoff porcelain workshop in Poland using the in-glaze decoration process. That means the image is slightly melted into the surface like the fine porcelain you see in museums.
Porcelain is both delicate and durable. We think you’ll enjoy Don’s blog about caring for your new treasures.
I have some very nice "collectible" dishes I have had for decades. I adore them, and use them sparingly. Then I have "Everyday" dishes. They are....well...."blah". Now, our family isn't wealthy, and purchasing this particular set of dishes was a stretch. BUT, I have been blessed with a family of boys. We live on a working farm, and run into our own "calamities" almost daily. Humor gets us through the drudgery, and we love admiring and sharing "all the little things". As a farming family, food is a HUGE part of our life. These dishes fit the humor of our life filled with hard working men, yet, also fit my love of collectible dishes. I hate to use them...but we do. My boys request particular plates (and it's not because of the food that is on the plate, but the plate itself!) I always wanted a girl that would love the heritage of the dishes I've inherited through generations. These dishes are already cherished by the boys! I'll likely collect more, because I am sure they will adore these, and the memories of our family meals.... when they are older men.
We closed on our dream house in February. My husband bought the service for 8 as a housewarming treat to ourselves. Now, we are great big nerds and had never found a traditional set of china that felt like us- but Calamity Ware is right up our alley. We've been delighted with our purchase, though admittedly we do sometimes shuffle through the plates to find the right one for any given meal. The entire set is beautiful and slightly demented. The handwritten note from Don was a nice and unexpected touch. The dishes and mugs have a nice weight, the glaze is lovely and just setting the table makes me smile.
Love, love, love! Purchased for our 8th wedding anniversary (pottery). The elegant irreverence of the collection perfectly reflects our style and humor. Or 6 year old is tickled by all the fun characters on the mugs he uses while drinking his hot chocolate. Excited to share these when entertaining, and for daily use, for years to come!
Turns out we did need them though and we haven't looked back.
I found this through a Facebook ad and was dubious, showed my wife and she was instantly sold.
Order came very well packed and very quickly, everything perfect! The dishes are beautifully made, no flaws, good weight and a quality feel... all of which I was nervous about after pulling the trigger on the order.
Plus, we received a hand written card from the owner after the set arrived. It's like these guys still believe in customer service, or something!
The full sized and small plates are great, standard size. The shallow bowls are smaller than we are used to (now thinking about the super bowls...), but we've actually found that the force portion control of the smaller dish isn't a bad thing, especially coming out of the holidays and the weight gain that they brought.
The mugs are a fantastic size, good volume, not too big and not dainty tea cups.
Treat yourself, these are terrific and you deserve it.