I'm replacing my dishes.
After nearly 17 years, I'm ready for something new. And, it's part of the process of moving to a new house, and the change my life.
For years I've been eyeing Pillyvuyt's "Sancerre" dinnerware. Sancerre is their most popular all-white collection and is used by restaurants and hotels around the world. If you've dined out in France, chances are you've eaten from a Pillyvuyt plate. Founded by the Pillyvuyt family in 1818, Pillivuyt has been producing fine culinary porcelain in the heart of France for nearly two centuries.
The problem is, I discovered these "Sancerre" knock-offs at Crate and Barrel, where a dinner plate is one-third the price of Pillyvuyt. So, I need to decide whether to be thrifty, or, accept the price difference and buy the genuine French article.
What to do? How do you consider major purchases?