You may have started or even finished your Spring Cleaning to do lists, but when is the last time you did Spring Cleaning with your dishes? We realized our mom hadn't had new flatware in a REALLY long time. 8 adults in the family, and 5 kids, with years and years of use, we decided it was time to get her a brand new (and matching) set for Mother's Day!
We found this beautiful
French Countryside Flatware set by Mikasa, a Lifetime Brand company.
65 Piece Set
Since we have such a large family, we got her the 65 piece set, which serves 12. This set comes with 12 of each of the following: dinner fork, salad fork, dinner knife, dinner spoon & teaspoon. It also comes with a bonus serving set with one of each: tablespoon, pierced tablespoon, cold meat fork, sugar spoon & butter serving knife
The French Countryside Flatware Set is made of Stainless Steel and is dishwasher safe. The utensils are sturdy but not too heavy. They shine brilliantly and compliment our dinnerware. We love the details that make them perfect for a nice dinner as well.
While we were searching around for this Mother's Day gift, we also ran into the beautiful setting from Pfaltzgraff...another Lifetime Brands Company.
This Pfaltzgraff Kim Parker - Providence Garden Dinnerware Set is perfect for the Spring and Summer seasons.
UPDATE: It looks like it may be discontinued now, but you can find some other great patterns here
We knew mom would love the vibrant colors of the flowers, and it would brighten up the kitchen, and create a fun place setting for the summer nights. This set is made of porcelain and is dishwasher and microwave safe...that's always a plus! They are heavy duty pieces that give you a nice luxury feel. We love that the print even goes inside the bowls and cups.
We got the 16 piece set that comes with 4 of each: Bowls, Mugs, Salad Plates, and Dinner Plates.
When we first gave them to her, we washed them up, and actually left them out instead of putting them in the cupboard, they are that pretty!
Pfaltzgraff has so many great patterns of dinnerware, so go find your favorite!