I'd like to share a tip with you for keeping your plates and bowls from being scratched as you are storing them. It's simple, easy and cheap.
Old fashioned paper plates. Just insert a paper plate between your dinner plate, salad plate, salad bowl or charger to ensure there is no contact between the bottom ridge of your plate and the top of the next plate. I've used bubble wrap and fun foam in the past, and while they are adequate, it takes quite a bit of time to cut them to fit. You can purchase the paper plates in two sizes, so they are perfect for larger and smaller plates. You can use the foam plates, but they are not as flexible as the paper and will not flatten out, taking up more space and causing your dish stacks to be a bit woobly.
Chargers - Hobby Lobby
Dinner Plates - Royal Stafford - Red and White Checker
Salad Plates - Royal Stafford in two patterns - Harvest Village and Hayride
Flatware - Reed and Barton Queen's Garden
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