Hmm, this is the most delicious dinnerware. I absolutely love it. I first started collecting the Fireking Alice pattern because there were only three pieces, and I thought it would be easy to locate them. Then, a certain Martha featured it prominently on her TV show and the stuff took off. But I still find a few affordable pieces. Also, I have branched out--I collect all things jadite. It is my favorite thing to collect. I love the pale green color and the shine and feel of it. I use it regularly--no need to relegate this to a back shelf. It is in my cabinet--standing ready.