Noritake Elements Marine Dinner Plates and the Noritake Elements Marine Multi-Purpose Bowls with it because I was lacking in a matching set of good hardy dishes in my kitchen. I wanted a set of 8 dishes each so I splurged a little and bought the extra with my own money because I went over the $65 of the gift code quite a bit, but it was well worth it in my opinion. These dishes have a beautiful deep marine blue and lighter blue textured finish to them that reminds me of the dancing moonlight on a calm rippling ocean. They are a part of the Noritake Elements Marine Collection and I am going to be coming back for more of the set :) They are wonderful because they are made of stoneware which is microwave, oven and dishwasher safe! These dishes are beautiful, very functional and practical!
The plates that I got are 10.75" in diameter and the bowls I got are 6.5" in diameter. They have other sizes in both plates and bowls in this collection, but we decided on these and we are glad we did. The plates are a very good size for a whole meal to fit on and the bowls are great for all sorts of things especially large bowls of soup or salad. They both hold quite a bit and I am truly happy with our decision! I am thinking of purchasing the mugs and salad plates too to go with these. I also love the creamer and covered sugar dish and currently have them on my wish list on CSN Stores as well :)
I paid $11.85 each for them and now they are listed as $16 each...so the price will probably vary depending upon when you buy the item and how many are in stock at the time. I have also noticed that when you add them to your wish list when the price happens to be lower the price stays the lowered price listed in your wish list even if it goes up in price later on in the website and it looks like CSN Stores will honor that lower price if you add the item to your cart from your wish list. Which is neat!
DISCLOSURE/DISCLAIMER: Thanks to CSN Stores for providing me with the $65 Gift Code free to use at their stores so that I could review the items I got with it. My thoughts are mine and my family's own opinion and have not been altered by anyone else. I did not receive any other compensation for posting this review.