Choosing tableware, both when we buy it for ourselves and when we want to give someone an excellent gift, can be quite a challenge. After all, it is a purchase for years, and often also associated with an expense noticeable for the home budget. Especially when we want to make a purchase for home decor items online in India, e.g. via the Internet – because it is much more convenient, and sometimes even cheaper. But when you buy it at a distance, you cannot see the tableware with your own eyes, touch it, feel its pleasant, velvety touch. It’s hard to fall in love with it at first sight, just like in a traditional store. Only these traditional stores rarely offer a full range of food servers available on the market. How to get out of this “closed circle” and make the right decision when buying?
A natural element of the choice of handcrafted tableware is its beauty – that is, a factor related to our taste, with matching handcrafted tableware to ourselves, as well as to the interior of our house or apartment. Also for the occasion – because you may be organizing your child’s birthday or your guests visit you suddenly. Or maybe you buy these beautiful handcrafted tablewares for your relatives or friends for the wedding. We will choose the design and decoration later, now let’s deal with what we do not always know when buying tableware.
We buy tableware once a year. Therefore, it is worth spending some time choosing it. Especially that the offer of tableware sets is very wide. There are some important considerations to consider when finding the perfect tableware.
Tableware is the most important decoration of any table. Therefore, when choosing it, we are mainly guided by aesthetics. However, this should not be the only criterion. The main factors to consider when selecting a tableware are:
– Number of guests
Admittedly, for a family of four, a set for six people seems to be sufficient. Problems begin when guests come to the house. That is why it is always worth buying sets for twice as many people.
– From what material?
The most noble and timeless material for tableware is porcelain. It is white in color and can even be translucent in the thinnest places. Although it looks elegant, it is delicate and quite expensive. When looking for durable dishes, it is better to pay attention to the stoneware. The tableware made of it is usually quite heavy and has a massive appearance. Another possibility is faience. Earthenware dishes are often difficult to distinguish from porcelain ones, and at the same time they are more convenient to use, because they can be washed in the dishwasher. If you only have to serve dry snacks such as fritters, and momos then you can also choose the food servers made of wood or metals. These types of handcrafted items also increase the beauty of the Tableware. And, the last option is glassware.
– What elements?
Ready-made sets of dishes usually contain three basic elements: dessert plates, dinner plates and deep plates. Sometimes, however, they can include more types of utensils, such as cake plates, soup bowls, sometimes tea cups. It is always worth getting acquainted with the manufacturer’s offer and checking whether additional dishes, such as a vase, jugs, food servers, dishes, etc. can be purchased for a given set.