I ordered Denby as I remember a friend owning it many years ago. Hers was beautiful and almost had a handmade look to it. While the price was daunting I thought it might be worth it. The characteristic I like the most about the dinnerware is the colors - they are beautiful, but I wish the plates had a wider edge so there was more color and less white. The bowls are deep with a straight edge, so they hold plenty of food without spilling but the shape makes it difficult to fit them easily into the dishwasher. The pieces are also very heavy, much heavier than any dinnerware I’ve ever handled - I’m not a fan off the heaviness. They are definitely manufactured looking, there is no longer that look that maybe they came off the potter’s wheel, which was very disappointing. I’m not thrilled with the dinnerware, and for the price I should be. Unfortunately there are no Macys nearby so I didn’t get to see them in person before I purchased. Wish I had bought just one place setting so it would be easy to send them back.