Regularly I find glasses, mugs, plates, bowls and cutlery that are left behind because the rest of his family is gone. Broken, fallen apart, or torn apart from their family? People are walking by, because the set is no longer complete.
For me those are 𝗱𝗲 𝘀𝗰𝗵𝗮𝘁𝘁𝗲𝗻 𝘃𝗮𝗻 𝗱𝗲 𝗸𝗿𝗶𝗻𝗴𝗹𝗼𝗼𝗽𝘄𝗶𝗻𝗸𝗲𝗹𝘀. They are coming home with me.
By collecting 'loners' in the same color tones you get a unique combination that no one else has.
Best part is that you can keep expanding. And that if one breaks, you don't end up with a crockery that is incomplete. Or how nice it is to use a different cup for every different mood. The quality of these items is often much better than trendy items from the "fast fashion industry".