Ludicrous Quantities of Crockery

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    Nov 27, 2008 5:55 AM GMT
    In preparation for tomorrow's poultry dismemberment ceremony, today I bumped up my dishware supply up to 16 place settings. Somehow this seems a ridiculous amount for a "confirmed bachelor." For many years, I got by with one plate, one fork, one knife, one mug. In fact, I still have a couple of them.

    Out of curiosity, how many place settings do you other single guys keep on hand? If it's a lot, how often do you use them, and how? Weekly salon? Fortnightly dinner party? Breakfast after the orgy?
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    Nov 27, 2008 6:01 AM GMT
    I have full sets of 8 of everything, and things like dinner wear, I have two or three sets of differing designs.

    Although I haven't in some time, I loved having dinners with lots of people, sometimes there was 10 - 12 - 16 people... now though, hmm, I sitll have it all hehe icon_smile.gif
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    Nov 27, 2008 6:58 AM GMT
    I only kept four settings when living alone.

    Glad to have Grandma's set this Thanksgiving as I have a 20lb Turkey to dish out.
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    Nov 27, 2008 6:35 PM GMT
    I have one real plate, two bowls, 16 glasses (8 and icon_cool.gif (I don't feed people often but they do come and drink stuff) and just in case, a bunch of plastic party plates. Also, two forks, two spoons, two teaspoons, and 4 steak knives (they came in a pack and couldn't find just one when I went shopping for them). Seeing as I don't actually have a dining table, buying more plates is kind of useless at this point.
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    Nov 27, 2008 6:48 PM GMT
    I started several years ago with a nice 4 place setting and also a nice set of silverware. I wish I had bought 3 times that amount, because I've been having more occasions for larger dinners with friends.

    Have to plug the company Replacements LTD. You can enter in your specific discontinued patterns for dish ware and silverware and they can send you notices when they acquire matching pieces. They're also gay owned and operated. If you're around their showroom in North Carolina, it's really impressive, too. From royalty to kitsch.
    http://www.replacements.com/
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    Nov 27, 2008 6:55 PM GMT
    I have enough crockery for 8 people altho it doesn't all match. Yikes. Martha Stewart will send me to prison.
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    Nov 27, 2008 7:01 PM GMT


    We can set for 12! But then, a lot of times we have had that many, so....