This is another instance where casual and formal dinnerware differ. Casual dishes oftentimes come as a complete set, with usually enough plates and bowls for eight people. Formal sets, on the other hand, are bought as individual settings — therefore, you will need to buy eight five-piece, single-person settings to serve eight people. Because of this, as well as the quality of the dish set, formal dinnerware is vastly more expensive than casual.
And imho, if you’re going to be using the atomic dish set regularly, you should definitely hold on to the tea cups and saucers. Why, you ask? Well, what if some day you decide to throw a tea party? WHAT IF?!? While I personally would be into a Mad Tea Party-style spread with wacky odds & ends, you are definitely the neat and coordinated type and so you should keep them. Just in case. For tea parties. 😀 Pinky up!
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