Crashing crockery and Argos ColourMatch

Do girls have a "bottom drawer" nowadays? You know, a place to collect hand-me-downs, bargains and bits and pieces ready for when they have a home of their own?

I'm sensing with bargain stores and huge Swedish warehouses, the need to hang on to Granny's old saucepans in case you need them is probably an old habit which if not dead already is on its back with its feet in the air.

I had quite a collection of odd plates, cutlery and baking trays (I was middle aged in my teens) which came in very handy when I first moved away from home. I even acquired my great grandad's 1970's olive green sandwich toaster which makes the best bean toasties ever. So good in fact that DS#2 has already baggsy-ed it for when he leaves home next year.

Argos ColourMatch Marina Blue
When planning my wedding in the early 1990's we had a wedding gift list - we didn't register anywhere (stupidly) just listed patterns and designs of household items we hoped for. So we ended up with 8 huge hexagonal plates (in my defense it was 1992), 2 small plates, one bowl and a serving dish. None of which fitted in our new dishwasher.

So being newly-weds with jobs and no kids we went out and treated ourselves to some Denby Imperial Blue. 

It's lovely - I still love it. But with 7 children, even adding to it over the years when we had spare pennies, we have had a fair few crashing crockery moments and recently had to resort to eating breakfast from camping bowls. We are down to 2 breakfast bowls. And I needed a budget alternative without compromising on my personal tastes so I was delighted when I was offered the chance to choose something from the fun and fashionable ColourMatch range, exclusive to Argos

It's very funky but is an affordable way to add the finishing touches to all rooms in the home with colour co-ordinated homewares.

Argos has just added pastel colours to the range and I instantly fell in love with some vintage-style 1950'sy American glass tumblers. BUT I knew we were desperate for more plates and bowls so browsed the large selection of colourways and styles available in the range of dinner sets.  

I plumped for the 12 piece dinner set in Marina Blue which is very similar in design to the vintage classic Cornish Blue design with blue rings on white crockery.

I am delighted with it! For just £19.99 you get 4 bowls, 4 small plates and 4 dinner plates. They seem to be good quality, durable and fit in my dishwasher! The children love them too and they are the first to be go out of the cupboard in the morning.

Only trouble now is they are such a hit I have to go out and buy another set to match. And once I'm in Argos I might just have to pick up those tumblers. And possibly the bubblegum pink utensil set. And maybe the cute pastel pink mixing bowl. And I liked the look of the matching kitchen scales..........


Find the ColourMatch range here

Disclaimer: I was not paid for this post. I was sent a free dinner set (worth £19.99) to review. However as always views and opinions are my own and not influenced by the fact I received free stuff!
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