Welcome to the Simpler Living archives! Where did the inspiration come from for this subject? Check out my post, “The Decision to Downsize” where it all began! Then dive into the other sub-categories: “Our (Small) Trailer Home”, “Reducing Waste”, “Product Reviews (General)”, and “DIY”. 🙂


  1. Elizabeth
    July 16, 2017 @ 1:57 pm

    Hello. Thank you for your research. You just made my life so much easier. My family is on the quest to simplifying and we are about to move. Recently, I ordered a set of glass dishes from Amazon, made in France, lead free. As I was making breakfast, warming up some left overs, I heard a loud crash from my bedroom after about 5 minutes (hubby was near the kitchen monitoring the food). The glass plate broke into several pieces at 400 degrees, absolutely destroying our breakfast 🙁 We have a Corelle set but I swear they have lead and other undisclosed chemicals in them. So we are throwing everything away and starting over and I just found your site. Thank you Jehovah! I truly appreciate all the details and links.


    • Prevailing Parent
      July 21, 2017 @ 6:27 am

      You’re welcome!! Glad I could help! I constantly use my Fiesta plates in the oven to heat up food (we don’t even have a microwave as an option) and have never had any issues! Same with Bennington Pottery bakeware!


  2. Jamie Williams
    May 20, 2017 @ 10:25 pm

    Another usa made dinnereare 100% lead free. Made in Arizona. http://www.hfcoors.com/


  3. Tina
    January 6, 2017 @ 10:06 am

    Hi Kaley,
    Thanks so much for your research! I was very close to ordering 4 sets of each plate and bowl in the collection (16 settings) from Williams-Sonoma (Open Kitchen line) but decided to hold off when I saw “made in China.” I try to buy American whenever possible so here is another opportunity that I have to do so.
    Thanks again,


    • Prevailing Parent
      January 7, 2017 @ 6:05 pm

      That’s awesome, glad I could help! All my plates, bowls, and most mugs are Fiestaware (still flawless despite HEAVY use from kids to adults). I’ve been gradually building a bakeware set from Bennington Potters (I just love their molted colors!), they are both gorgeous and heavy in a well-made kind of way. I’ve gifted people items from Emerson Creek and they’ve been well received. This xmas hubby got my a personalized “mom” mug from them with the lavender flower print-SO beautiful!! I can’t say enough nice things about any of the places I’ve tried, none have disappointed! I hope one of them works out for you! 🙂


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