I had never purchased silverware before (although I really appreciated “hand-me-downs” from my parents when I went off to college, because I didn’t have much at the time!) so shopping for a real set was pretty exciting!
My fiancé and I spent quite a bit of time holding different sets of silverware, twirling them around, seeing what patterns we liked best and finally decided on the Kate Spade New York “Todd Hill” 5-piece place setting. (Yes, I was a little giddy to have Kate Spade in my kitchen!!)
The set was a nice weight and looked very stylish.
Our friends and family were VERY generous with gifts and we received 14 of the 16 place settings we registered for. So when it came time to set up our kitchen, I took out the silverware and played with it one more time before I was ready to wash them and start using them. I’m glad that I did! When we were at the store, I hadn’t noticed the only pattern on the pieces is a rounded circle and it hits you right where your finger is when holding the silverware properly. That would drive me nuts, so this set is not practical for me.
So I am going to exchange them for a different set. (Again, Macy’s customer service is outstanding – they are very helpful and accommodating!)