Why yes, you did read that correctly. This is a 32-Piece, 4-Person dinnerware set that we received as a wedding gift.
While most sets for four people contain 16 pieces-- 4 dinner plates, 4 lunch plates, 4 bowls, and 4 mugs--this set includes all of the above, PLUS a drinking glass, a knife, fork, and spoon for each place setting. Everything you need in one box!
I really like the look and feel of these dishes. The red pattern always strikes me as being so "homey". And the dishes are made from earthenware, making them feel slightly heavier (and somehow, fancier), than your typical ceramic dishes.
Other reasons to love this set:
1. The drinking glasses are made of thick glass that is good quality and durable instead of fragile.
2. The soup bowls are nice and deep! Bigger servings, and less spills. =)
3. You get to have everything, right down to the cutlery, matching.
The only real down side to this set is the quality of the cutlery. These are obviously made more cheeply than the rest of the set. The handles are really lightweight plastic, and after some use, seem to "wobble" loose from the metal ends. I can tell that these will need to be replaced long before the rest of the dishes.
Still, I really like these dishes, and would recommend them overall. They certainately made a great wedding gift, and would also be perfect for students, or anyone else just starting out, as they have everything in one box.
You can find the Mayfair & Jackson brand at Canadian Tire.