I thought the request was straightforward. I thought I would be able to identify the design of my dreams within a moment of entering the crockery department. I thought that it would be easy, satisfying and exhilerating.
I am only just now recovering from the strain of the exercise and remain without a chosen set of crockery.
I had hoped to find:
- Crockery that would be suitable for daily use as well as for more formal dinner party occassions
- Some design-added feature such as an interesting print, a handmade quality or a textured finish that would take it away from the normal white run of the mill set
- Nothing with a silver or gold plain stripe on it
The Boy's only two stipulations were that it be not too girly and that he be comfortable eating a pizza off the chosen set.
After 50 minutes of a two hour consultation with no decision and a week of frantic internet surfing under my belt, I can confirm that we have narrowed down the options to the following SEVEN:
Any preference? Any other suggestions? Any advice??