Dinnerware is an investment, and it says a lot about who you are. You might inherit a family set from your grandparents. You pick out a china pattern together when you get married (whether or not it's actual china). And if it's an investment that says so much about you, maybe it should say more about you than acanthus leaves and Greek key patterns do?
Might we suggest expressing how much of a Harry Potter fan you are? This set of 4 place settings - dinner plates + salad plates + bowls + cups - includes one place setting for each house - Gryffindor, Hufflepuff, Ravenclaw, and Slytherin. And you know what that means? Everybody gets to dinner on time in order to secure their proper house. No more, "Just five more minutes!" And imagine when you have friends over. As a host, it's appropriate for you to let your guest select his or her preferred house. Unless you're Slytherin. And then all bets are off.
Harry Potter Great Hall 16 pc Dinner Set
Officially-licensed Harry Potter merchandise
A ThinkGeek exclusive
A set of 4 place settings - dinner plate + salad plate + bowl + cup
One place setting for each house - Gryffindor, Hufflepuff, Ravenclaw, and Slytherin
Ensure everyone gets to meals on time to secure their proper house
Mix 'em up to cause complete chaos
Cups (on both sides), dinner plates, and salad plates feature an illustration for the particular house
Dinner plates, salad plates and bowls are edged by an intro from the Sorting Hat and then the couplet for the particular house
Capacity: 12 oz. cups
Care Instructions: Not dishwasher safe. Not microwave safe.
Dinner Plates - 10 1/2" diameter
Salad Plates - 8" diameter
Bowls - 7" top diameter x 2 1/2" tall
Cups - 4 1/2" tall x 3 1/4" top diameter
Weight: 18 lbs.
Includes 4 dinner plates, 4 salad plates, 4 bowls, and 4 cups