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THE KINGS AND QUEENS OF PLATES (AND ORNAMENTS, ETC.)


THE UNIVERSAL APPEAL OF PLATES

Truly, if there is one thing that unifies us all, the people of this planet – be they man or woman, Hindu or Muslim, vegetable or mineral – then it’s our shared need for the use of plates.

Unless you’re some kind of Island of Doctor Moreau style Beast Man, chances are that you’ll eat your dinner off a plate.  Mind, I believe those Animal / Human hybrids also ate off of plates and used cutlery.  That was kind of the deal with them.  Point being, the normal, un-mutated members of The Animal Kingdom barely ever employ the use of a full Dinner Set.

Also – Man people, like you or I – we like cups.  Cups to drink out of.

WHERE TO BUY PLATES OR CUPS

Granted, you can go out to the shops to buy your cups and plates.  Nobody would frown at you for doing so, and it remains a perfectly acceptable means of acquiring stuff to eat off of.  People still use shops.

But what if you’d like to order a really nice set of plates and table mats and whatnot?

For me, as a busy parent with impeccably high dining standards, there’s only ONE choice:

KINGS AND QUEENS

Kings and Queens is the Gold Standard when it comes to purchasing implements to eat with, or off of, or drink out of.  The Carmarthenshire based outfit was officially established in 1986, and made it their business to deal in “discount first quality Portmeirion”.  On an initial basis, this was to the people of South West Wales…  Before they moved on to dominate plate and cutlery trade in the Western Hemisphere.

As a side note:  Portmeirion, you might remember, was the location used for ‘The Village’ in the surrealist, 1960’s Spy caper ‘The Prisoner’.  Is that fact relevant here?  No.

Also, they do collectibles…  You know.  Ornaments.

But it’s plates we’re talking about today, and that’s an area that Kings and Queens can certainly assist with.

PLATE BUSINESS

If you’re a Family Man on a budget, like me, then you’ll probably want to bypass all the bespoke individual plate offers.  No, you’ll probably want to have a look see at their Dinner Set Offers.

For instance, this here Belleek Living Ripple 12 Piece Tableware Set – which would normally be a whopping £135.00 – comes in a very affordable £49.95.

For that, you get:

  • 4 x Dinner 26.7cm,
  • 4 x Side 21.6cm,
  • 4 x bowl 16.5cm

ALL made out of White Porcelain.  ALL Dishwasher & Microwave Safe.

I think you’ll agree with me, that that’s not too bad of a deal.

If you happen to spend £100 – and that could happen, one day – then the shipping would be FREE (if you live in the UK mainland, which chances are, you do).

DON’T LIKE THE INTERNET?

But that’s not all.  If you, or an elderly relative happen to be afraid of ordering things online – in case a virus steals your money or something – then you can pick up your landline and actually order over the phone!  

Office hours appear to be Monday to Friday, 9 to 5.  Classic style.

The number’s on their website.

CODA

So there you go.  Your red hot, 100% Dadzilla, top tip for purchasing decent quality plates off of the internet.

Tell ’em Dadzilla sent you!*

*(Again don’t – They won’t get it, and they might ban you from buying your whatevers.)

Cheers.

TC

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