In all of my almost seven years of marriage we have never bought any new dishes. We have had several sets given to us over the years, so have never had to. However, this week we got to the point where only six bowls could be found and for a family of four with no dishwasher, that is not enough. We have broken or lost the other six. I had to use every bit of my feminine wiles (and by feminine wiles I mean intellegence and yummy food) to convince my husband that we were in dire need. And here is what they look like!