Formal dinnerware and glassware can b pricey compared to just common, everyday use cutlery and dinnerware, but its worth the investment. Having one or two sets at hand comes really very handy specially if you have dinner guests, expected or impromptu. For some reason formal dinnerware lends a certain elegance and ambiance to the whole dining table.
For those looking for some dinnerware, here some I found at a really nice online shop specializing in home furnishings and accessories, Williams-Sonoma Home.
Haviland Clair De Lune Collection -$48.00 - $360.00; crafted in France, Matte platinum rims, hand detailed with lustrous platinum fillets and accents.