Almost all homes are personalised by their own unique collection of china and glassware. You would hardly find two homes that have similar pieces, with all the varieties available in the shopping malls.
Coffee cups, mugs, saucers, mugs, teapots, dishes, bowls and trays make an impressive statement about the home. It is of little wonder that many urban families have them displayed in the sideboard in the living room.
Meals in the average Kampala home do not require people to take out all their tableware everyday, but still, no home is considered established without its collection of china and glass.
So, why not invest in glass and chinaware that will last all through your life and later on enjoy the pleasure of passing them on to the next generation?
Do you prefer the traditional opaque white and crystal clear sets? Or the more casual pieces in enchanting blue, rose, aquamarine and red hues? Here is how and where to buy your china or glassware.
Game Store at Lugogo and the Shoprite Super markets have a variety of tableware at unbelievable prices. There are wine glasses that are accented with a gold band around the rim and tumblers that look as if they stand on a base of ice. (These doubtless will add to the pleasure of drinking ice-cold juice.
How about those short glasses for shooting a tot of whiskey down your throat? The beer mugs, and phew, the list of crystal-clear glasses at Game and Shoprite is almost endless. Sets of three go for between sh5,000 and sh20,000, depending on the brand.
Donâ€™t the pale blue pieces at Uchumi and Metro supermarkets inspire you to work through your own imaginary dinner party? Add a touch of class to your dining table and sideboard with these beautiful wares. Soup bowls, flat plates, saucers, coffee pots, sugar bowls, trays and coffee cups cost between sh1,000 and sh91,300 a piece at Uchumi.
Using blue and beryl-coloured wares to serve dinner will make the table appear more tantalising. And thereâ€™s a lot of fun to be had in setting up the table.
However, if you prefer the opaque white sets, then why not head to RW on Kampala Road. Here, a 17-piece tea set, complete with cups, saucers, teapot, a sugar bowl and several saucers goes for about sh15,000, much less than elsewhere. You may also choose from the wide range of dishes, pitchers, flat plates, fruit bowls and teapots.
Even if you were roving through AfriAsia (a famous store on Ben Kiwanuka Street) and a certain piece of glass or china caught your eye, donâ€™t hesitate buying it. Do not worry about it not being a complete set, you can match it with anything else to create a unique look. After all, the allure of china and glass is all about personalising.
Glassware for a personal touch to your home