Is this excessive for tableware?
my husband and I have been having a good natured debate on dishes as I love china and flatware. I use portmeirion botanic garden or french countryside for everyday. then i also have pink buffet plates with embossed della robbia fruuts along the rims for casual parties. for formal dining we use white with wide gold bands, then there are an assortment of different soup bowls, dessert plates, bread and a butter plates etc to make the table look more festive and colorful. I also have two stainless steel patterns and three sterling patterns with mixed ornate pieces. Most of them will serve 18. Is this excessive to most people?