With the holidays nearly upon us, I am so excited to be pairing up with some wonderful and mindful brands to bring you lots of great product features and giveaways from now up until Christmas! I have some amazing gift guides planned to make holiday gift-giving a bit easier for you this year, but in the holiday spirit of giving, I also wanted to give you guys some good stuff, too! So, stay tuned throughout this month and next where you will find lots of wonderful goodies!
As someone that is slowly taking the steps to rid my life and my home of all useless and unnecessary plastics, disposable products and other wasteful items, I am always taking note of places where I can still make changes. I have gotten rid of almost all of the plastic containers in our home and we now opt for glass whenever possible, so when MightyNest contacted me about creating a post, taking inventory of my kitchen and replacing plastics or other harmful products with glassware from Duralex; instead of storage containers or drinking glasses, which I am set with, I decided their beautiful dinnerware would be the perfect addition to my kitchen.
My husband and I just relocated to Southern California earlier this year and one of the things I was most excited about when we got into our new home here, was all the room we have to entertain. We have a big deck off of the house that is perfect for hosting dinner parties. Not only did we not have a deck at our home in NY, but we didn’t have a dining room table or even a kitchen table, for that matter. We had a small town house and our kitchen was long and narrow, no room for a table, so we just had a long bar. It just simply wasn’t conducive to entertaining. After living there nearly 10 years, our kitchenware reflected that fact. We had enough plates and bowls to have another couple over, maybe two, but hopefully not everyone would want their salad in a bowl!
With our new home here in California better suited to entertaining, after just two or three dinner parties of 8 or more, I realized I just didn’t have enough plates to accommodate everyone. I would always make do, pulling out mismatched prop plates that I use for food photos here on the blog. I, of course, always feel like that is a much better option than disposable paper or plastic plates. Yuck! I actually find food to taste worse on those things. Gosh and who knows what nasty chemicals are leaching out and into our food from them, too. Plus, how wasteful right?
However, with the holidays approaching, we have many dinner parties planned. Mismatched plates simply wouldn’t do. I am so excited to now be able to serve my tasty meals on this beautifully simple glass dinnerware from Duralex, where the food gets to be the center of attention. I am already dreaming of fun ways to set my beautiful outdoor dining table for Thanksgiving, around these plates.
Look around your kitchen, take inventory of how much plastic you currently have and are using.Do you really need it? Have you considered recycling it and replacing it with safer and more affordable options? If you are thinking it’s time to replace some plastic containers or you are looking for some wonderful glass dinnerware, instead of the disposable stuff, you will love this wonderful high quality, tempered glassware from Duralex.
Duralex Boasts the Following Features:
Tempered. 5x stronger than typical glass. This means that if you do in fact drop it, chances are that it won’t break. But, if it does break, it shatters like bus shelter glass (safety glass) and there are little crumbles to sweep up rather than jagged shards and the fine splinter types that get into your feet.
Stackable. Very space saving so you can really fit quite a bit of glass in your cabinets. Plus impact and chip resistant means less worries when stacking.
Aesthetic. Classic, simple French designs.
SAFE! Free of lead and obviously BPA, PVC, phthalates, etc that come along with using plastic everyday (that includes those cute designer melamine plates which likely contain formaldehyde).
DURALEX GLASS DINNERWARE GIVEAWAY
MightyNest and Tasty Yummies are proud to be partnering together to giveaway a Set of Duralex Glass Dinnerware to one lucky reader. The winner will receive a set of six (6) Lys Stackable Glass – 11″dinner plates, 6″ dessert plates and soup plates.
Enter using the Rafflecopter widget below. Lots of different ways to enter!
Open to US readers only. Contest ends 11/20/2013. No purchase necessary.
***Lastly, make sure to check out these other great MigtyNest / Duralex giveaways from some of my blogger friends that are also participating in this series, feel free to enter any or all of these:
The Hip Girl’s Guide to Homemaking is giving away a set of six Duralex nesting containers and six Picardie tumblers.
Autumn Makes and Does is sharing a yummy gluten-free pie recipe and she’s giving away set of six Duralex Picardie tumblers and a ten-piece Lys Stackable Glass Bowl Set
Food in Jars is giving away a set of Picardie tumblers that includes six 5.75-ounce glasses, six 10.5-ounce glasses, and six-17 ounce glasses.
Local Kitchen is giving away a six-piece set of Duralex food storage containers and a set of six Lys Calotte bowls.
*Bonus: for a simple how-to on making your own cute rosemary wreath place card like the one above, check out this great DIY post from Spoon Fork Bacon*
Disclosure: MightyNest provided me with Duralex Dinnerware for this review/giveway. They will be supplying and shipping the dinnerware for this giveaway to the winner. All thoughts and opinions of this product remain my own.
Just what we are in the need for. Glass makes the decor even more fun.
I would love to get rid of the kids’ plastic sippy cups! Any suggestions?
Kirstin, here are some great options from MightyNest: http://mightynest.com/shop/baby-toddler/sippy-cups
I need to get rid of our plastic measuring cups.
I definitely would replace plates!
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I would love to replace my older dish ware with glass. And to Kristin – we skipped the sippy altogether – it was just a tad messy at first – but we ended up using corningware mugs and they were easy for the kids to manage 🙂
Love the simple, sleek look of these plates!
All the plastic leftover containers! Hate them!
Hoping to be rid of all of our plastic serving spoons soon!
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Rubbermaid storage containers are next to go. Right now, canning jars and a few glass containers have made their way into the kitchen but need more.
Those dishes are beautiful!
I’m working on finding a suitable replacements for the plastic containers in my rough-and-tumble seven-year-old’s lunch box.
I love these glass plates!! I would like to get rid of my plastic lunch salad container. I knowwww everyone is doing salad in a jar now, but that kind of seems silly to me.
Cups and tupperware!
Plastic spoons and spatulas.
I’d love to get rid of all my tupperware and replace it with refrigerator glass. It’s just a matter of getting to the antique stores and tag sales.
These are beautiful. I can’t wait for the day when all the plastic leaves the kitchen.
I want a glass drinking straw for my iced coffee (which I drink out of glass already).
Those plates are beautiful. In terms of plastic reducing, I am searching for a good freezer replacement for ziplocks.
Ball wide-mouth jars are perfect for freezing.
So glad to have found your blog through this giveaway! Adding you to my Feedly now. Love it!
Trying to get rid of my plastic storage containers.
Just asked my husband to please buy some of these containers! They look awesome and the glass dinnerware is really elegant. . .
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I would really like to get rid of my last few plastic food storage (tupperware) containers. I have a few glass ones but really should get more.
I want to replace my baking dishes.
Water bottles and plastic measuring items.
I love how the linen napkins look with those glass plates, Beth! So pretty.
I love glass. Those plates are so pretty!
I love these and Oh My Goodness, I need them!
Terrific plates! I’ve done a lot of plastic purging, but still need to get rid of plastic measuring cups, a few spoons, and the “extra” storage containers for when I run out of glass ones.
I’ve been replacing my plastic food storage for glass containers.
I would love to stop using sandwich bags- did find reusable bags at Uconserve. Those plates are lovely and would be a nice replacement for my old corel plates.
How lovely it would be to get rid of ALL the plastic!
These are really beautiful dishes! I loath having disposables and plastics around for many of the same reasons that you mentioned, I am glad to see that there are so many people that are also looking for alternatives!!!
I’m down to plastic for some dry storage and some plastic freezer bags that I still need alternatives for. I love the clear glass plates. I have a few clear glass plates that I like to use as bowl covers instead of using plastic wrap especially to cover the bowl when I raise bread dough or anything like that. Mine aren’t nice safety glass like that though. I think those are a very good idea!
I’m looking to get some stainless steel straws! Thanks for the giveaway!
I would love glass measuring cups!
Love the look and I would NEVER have thought to make a wreath out of rosemary but I will be doing that now!!! Love them. Love your table as well.
I would like to get rid of all the mismatched plastic cups (mainly from restaurants) in our cabinet!
I would love to win the glassware!!
I’m trying to get rid of all plastic but most especially food storage containers.
I have a ton of mismatched plastic containers from various takeout to replace with glass.
No more tupperware (soon!!)
Tupperware is the next to go in favor of glass storage containers.
Next I plan to replace my storage containers!
I’m working on replacing plastic storage containers with glass.
I want to replace all my mismatched food storage containers.
I’ve recently been using glass mason jars for drinking from – and ditched the plastic bottles. 🙂 Next, I’d like to switch to a bento style lunch box – so no more plastic containers!
Ohhh, cottage cheese containers! The single most annoying thing in my cupboards!
The cups for sure. They aren’t very sturdy anyway and my grandson put his finger through one the other day. Not good.
Definately will be replacing my tupperware! So much and they absorb all the oders!
I just replaced my storage/lunch on the go containers with pyrex. That’s pretty much the most plastic I used, and I hated heating up plastic containers at work.
I need to get rid of a few plastic mixing bowls –
measuring cups and my drinking glasses
We have already started to ditch all of our plastic but we still use zip-locks on occasion. I would love to ditch them completely!!!
Would love to get rid of sippy cups!
I stopped using plastic water bottles and started using refillable glass bottles!
I would love to ditch my plastic water bottles 🙂
Tupperware for sure.
Love the simplicity of these plates and how versatile they are. The rosemary wreaths will be on our TG and Christmas plates. Always looking for quality kitchen goods.
I want to replace my plastic storage containers with glass or stainless steel ones.
Love love love those plates.
I’m running out of plastic items in my kitchen, replaced with glass/wood/ceramic. I still find myself using plastic bags in the bulk section when I forget to bring some from home (no koot sacs!), and I still wind up with plastic containers from yogurt/cottage cheese/sour cream. I’m trying to be better about buying my bulk items from stores that I can bring my jars to fill directly, and I’d like to make my own yogurt more consistently.
I would like to get rid of the plastic little kid cups.
I’m gradually getting rid of smaller plastic food storage containers as they wear out.
We have four small Duralex glasses and love them. I am always dreaming of getting more! This would make my day!
Would love to feed my family off of these lead free and cadmium free plates!
I’d like to ditch my plastic storage containers.
Plastic baggies and canning funnels are next to go!
plastic storage bags
I have a few storage containers to replace.
Trying to get rid of the plastic drinking cups, as well as my toddler’s plastic dinnerware.
I really need to replace my plastic storage containers.
I’ve got to ditch my plastic ware for left overs. I also have to ditch the habit of forgetting food and just tossing the container… 8-(
I am trashing all my tupperware!
I’m replacing saran wrap and freezer bags next
I would LOVE to get a whole set of duralex dishes in my kitchen! I’ve been using my mother in law’s hand me down old dishes for the past 3 years, and I’m itching to get something new!
We use glass not plastic.
I want to be rid of all the plastic food storage next!
What plastic kitchen every-day use items are next on your list to ditch for glass replacements?
My very old tupperware containers for flour and sugar.
I have been switching to glass food storage for my pantry and leftovers on the fridge. I worry about chemicals leeching into food from plastic. I found gorgeous glass storage containers with rubber lids. They’re made in Italy and Ross has them for a couple of dollars each.
the sistema plastic storage items in my pantry. I don know what I was thinking when I purchased them. actually I know what happened I was shopping with my 11 moth old who always gets crazy and makes me rush. I was in a pinch for storing rapadura and lentils. doh!
these plates are gorgeous!
We eat off glass plates at our house. I used to have plastic, but now the boys are older. I can have glass without worrying about it being shattered everywhere!
I need to get rid of plastic storage containers.
I would love to have these in my cupboard and on my table!
I want to get rid of my kids’ plastic plates, so these would be perfect!
Plastic storage containers are the next to go!
I never knew glass dishes existed! What a great idea in keeping the food the focus and keeping dishes sparkling clean-no silverware marks!
I am looking for alternatives to plastic bowls used for cereal.
I want to ditch my plastic storage containers!
I am replacing all my rubbermaid food storage containers with glass!
I would love to replace the rest of our small snack bowls.
All of my plastic food storage containers!
I already use mostly glass for storage, I’d really like to find a handy solution to plastic bags! I hate that they are plastic but still use them for some things.
I’m desperate to junk our Tupperware and plastic containers. I’m slowly building up our glassware collection:)
Each time I host a party, whether it’s a holiday or birthday party, I always wish I had an alternative to the paper plates. This set would be great!
Water bottles (both my own and the kids’ cups), and the kids’ plates and bowls. I *think* I’m getting good bamboo spoons for Christmas, and other than that, we’re doing pretty well at getting rid of plastic!
I would love to get rid of plastic sippy cups and plastic straws!
I replaced all of our plastic cups with Duralex glasses we love them. I like that they’re safe and easy for little (and big) hands to grip. I’d love to have some glass dishes to match.
I love the glass plate wear!!!! That is something we could definitely use!
I’d have to say storage containers (like for leftovers) I REALLY dislike the plastic ones……but I still have them!
I’m up for anything, but I think I need lunch containers that don’t leak the most.
I would love to ditch plastic measuring spoons and cups
Need to finish replacing my plastic storage bowls.
Baby bottles! I would love to throw them out! I have 3 children currently using them and it would be great to finally replace them.
I would love to get rid of all the kids’ plastic plates, bowls, sippy cups, etc.
I could get rid of plastic measuring cups and spoons!
Love these plates!
Hoping to get rid of the last of our plastic sippy cups!
These are the BEST dishes for toddlers!
Cooking utensils are last to replace!
I need to ditch some really really old mixing bowls.
I would like to get rid of all our plastic drinkware.
I am in the process of ditching all of the kids plastic stuff, like plates, bowls and cups. The plates and bowls are gone – bowls and cups need to be replaced. I’m also working on swapping out my food storage containers.
I am SO ready to get rid of the plastic containers we store leftovers in!
glass is my favorite…for everything!..
I plan to replace all of our plastic food storage containers next.
I need to get rid of some plastic storage containers!
Actually, glass plates is top of my list, followed by more storage containers. Feels so good to swap out the old as I learn more. Thanks 🙂
The kid plastic cups and water bottles
I am kind of new to all this and would love to get rid of my plastic food storage containers.
Probably the plastic cups.
I don’t have much plastic left in my kitchen but I have glass plates that are not tempered and break very easy…i need to replace them! thanks for the giveaway
I have a few plastic plates I use for kids but maybe something sturdy like these plates would work. 🙂
Never use plastic plates! Yuck!
Plastic sippy cups
I would love to replace all of my plastic storage containers.
All the “Tupperware” we still have left. Thinking about all the money spend on it, I wish I would have been wiser years back…
I would like to replace my plastic drinking glasses with glassware.
Love the compactness and durability! That’s what we’re looking for.
I’m still using small plastic containers for lunches.
I still have plastic cooking utensils.
I need a stainless colander/strainer and some non plastic mixing bowls would be great too. otherwise I have switched over most of my stuff! All my glass stuff makes me happy!
I would love to get rid of all of my tupperware. I use glass jars for soups and things, but am still trying to get a decent selection of “square” containers for everything else.
I’m trying to get rid of as much plastic as possible. I want to find something glass that is freezer safe for stock/broth and soups!
Next on my list is definitely all my Tupperware containers.
Am working to replace my children’s plates and bowls with stainless steel and glass.
Want to get rid of plastic straws!!!
I would love to replace all of our plastic plates with glass!
The restaurant kids cups. Would love to win these plates. They look awesome!!
Next on my list to replace with glass are tupperware-type containers! No more plastic!!
So looking forward to having sturdy and reliable glass dishes!
Kid friendly non plastic cups! Can always use more plates too!
We need to get rid of our plastic strainer and spatulas
I need and love these plates!!
I would love to eventually have all glass tupperware. No more plastic!
These would be great to replace all my mix and match tableware.
I’ve replaced most of them to glass or stainless steel though I’ve few smaller size plastic snack and storage containers, measuring cups that need to be gone soon.
Next on my list is replacing at least some of our plastic tupperwares. Particularly the ones that all look the same but have inexplicably different lids.
I am looking to replace my plastic cutting boards, and measuring spoons.
I have yet to give up some of my larger Tupperware-type containers. Hoping to find replacements for them sometimes soon!
I need to replace more of my plastic food containers.
I would love using these plates and seeing them on my table!!
The next to go are the ones where I keep my flours.
I love glass plates especially clear! Simple yet clean and I am sure the food presentation is incredible!
I’d like to replace plastic drinking glasses for glass ones. Great giveaway!
I really need to stop using paper plates! We use too many in a day because I don’t have many plates. This prize would help a great deal and they are so very pretty, too!
I have already changed to reusable lunchbox containers and ditched the ziplocs…now I would like to get ride of my plastic containers for leftovers!
tupperware, for sure!!
Plastic containers for sure!
This is great, Beth!
Oh and the comment answer… plastic on meat! Even local meat comes with plastic. Grrr.
the clear glass is simple and elegant
I’ve been doing my replacing of plastics a few pieces at a time. Getting these plates would be a great help. We’re trying to be more mindful, but sometimes it’s difficult on a budget! 🙂
Would love to win these lovely plates and such!
I need to replace more of my plastic storage containers with glass, but I never really thought about plates before. Love these!
I have these plastic salad bowls that seriously need to go.
Most of what I store my leftover food in is plastic. I would certainly love to remedy this.
food storage containers
I love our Duralex glasses. I imagine their plates are fantastic!
I need to replace more plastic sandwich containers with glass.
I have some old plastic soup and salad bowls I want to get rid of.
I am working on getting rid of all the cottage cheese containers that I use to store leftovers in! I am working on building up my glass wares in my kitchen.
I would replace my everyday glassware and bowls with this product.
I have some old plastic tupperwear that I’m phasing out in favor of the pyrex glass containers. Can’t stand plastic…so unappetizing and there’s off-gassing AND it’s wasteful. Also less attractive.
Love your blog so much! Thanks for all the great posts!
The plastic sippy cups for sure!
These are on my wish list for Christmas. It would be great to have a full set of dishes for the holidays since our previous collection has been on the decline since having kids 🙂
I’d like to ditch sandwich bags next.
We have a ton of mismatched dinnerware. It would be wonderful to have a set of these gorgeous dishes!
The rest of the kiddos cups need to go!!!
My little guy has plastic cups, but I’m ready to switch him to some sturdy glass glasses soon.
I’m ready to get rid of all the containers that I use to store leftovers, and the ones that I put into the kids’ lunchboxes!
I would love to win these. We are using dished that my husband purchased with his ex-wife and I have been looking for dishes to replace them! These would be perfect!
I’d use way too many plastic sandwich and freezer bags.
The 9000 plastic leftover containers I get from my mom and MIL
My husband and I will be moving next year, and these would def come in handy for entertaining our first house warming party!
Oh my god these plates are amazing!! At my house we’re pretty good about having no plastic dinnerware etc., but some of those containers to take food for lunch etc., are hard to get rid of but we’re slowly getting there. Are those Corelle plates okay to use?
And if someone could recommend a good replacement for plastic containers in the go that would be great!
My extended family thinks I am nuts but I am all about reusables! We love to entertain and these would be a beautiful addition to our shared table 🙂
Pretty and useful too! Just what great kitchens need!
I really need to get rid of butter/yogurt/sour cream containers!!
Would like to ditch the plastic microwavable plates my mother purchased for me!
Would love to get rid of all our plastic tupperware.
I love that little wreath! I have tons of Corelle because I remember it being so durable when I was a kid, but I love the look of these clear plates!
I’d love to get rid of my chipped plates… I’m down to half the set I had before kids (who have broken them) and I’d love to replace with something I know is 100% safe!
I want to switch to all glass storage containers and mixing bowls.
I didn’t take enough dishware when my family cleaned out from their parents’ trove. Stuff breaks over time and all. I love the simplicity of this set.
The only plastic we still use is my sons sippy cups we use for travel.
plastic sippy cups…we’re close!
I would love to get to a place of getting rid of plastic baggies (ziplocs) entirely for glass containers but I’m not sure it’ll ever happen due to using them so often in the freezer!
Plastic lunch containers
storage containers, mixing bowls, and serving utensils/spatulas!!! they’re all the most expensive and totally not in our budget right now!
I really need to toss some plastic rubbermaid storage containers!
I am in the process of getting rid of plastic. These would be great!
I need to ditch the plastic containers I use for leftovers.
Just came across your blog from a blogroll I made a few years ago. Loving it so far! And now I get to enter to win the free givaway of those glass plates!! Thanks so much Beth!
My mixing bowls
Plastic sippy cups!