Post # 1
I haven’t started a registry yet, but have been going back and forth about whether or not to register for china. I like the idea of having china, but I don’t know the practicality of it… My mom brings hers out for the holidays, but for the rest of the year it sits in a cabinet.
What did you all do/planning to do when registering?
Post # 3
We didn’t register for china. My dad gave me my parent’s set (china, crystal and silver) just this year but I doubt we will use it much.
Post # 4
I will not be registering for it, but I wish I could. It’s just impractical for us at this point in our lives — we’re not getting married and setting up house. We’re getting married and hopefully whisking off to grad school! But when we buy a home, I plan to buy china even if I have to buy one place setting a year until I have a set dammit. One of my personal dream visions for my life is to have the holiday dinners, and even if my china only comes out one day a year, I want it. I can’t help myself. I know it may be unreasonable and slightly neurotic, but it’s my “thing.”
Post # 5
Woo! I am glad you posted this because I just saw another china post that made me contemplate it.
We honestly don’t know yet! I think I really want it, but I need to figure out the pros and cons first.
Post # 6
My mom doesn’t want us to – they never used it once. My FMIL wants us to – they use it all the time. I think we will be hosting holidays in the future so I would like a set, but my mother rolls her eyes.
So yes, we are planning on it.
Post # 7
I’ve registered for a beautiful everyday china. Lenox has one that is microwave, oven, freezer and dishwasher safe, as well as chip resistant. It is sturdy enough to use everyday but soooo pretty! (Chirp is the pattern, but they have others too)
Post # 8
We ended up registering for it, simple and one of the least expensive patterns. My mom use to gets hers out for special occasions, and i like that, now she uses it as everyday dishes (it’s not oyur typical china). I do think it is probably a little impractical but I love the traditional aspect of it I guess.
Post # 9
We registered for China. IDK if we will get some, but I plan on using for our first Christmas. We are having everyone come down for a visit.
ETA: We kept it simple so that it would be easier to add pieces or mix and match if they sold out.
Post # 10
We already have two sets of formal china and a set of everyday china. More china would be rather excessive.
My china is a vintage set that came from my grandmother; she got it for free from a friend and gave it to me for free. Looking for vintage or mix-and-match place settings seems like a good alternative to registering for new, expensive china.
Post # 11
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We did not register for China. I received my grandmother’s china (which I really like!) when she passed away, and I will probably use that if we ever host a holiday.
Post # 12
@trugem: Very nice!
Reading everyone’s rationale makes me think I should go for a china that would make sense for everyday but still be nice enough for a holiday, something like a plain white that could have a more special accent mixed in.
The set I love has a simple woven pattern, but it’s done in gold and platinum… not so great for “everyday,” though Vera Wang claims it’s dishwasher safe. I don’t know that I believe her, though.
Also, it seems that people are not registering for it because they have it already. Could that be added as options in the poll? “No because I don’t want it” or “No because we already have some.” I think this may be skewing the no responses.
Post # 13
I didn’t register for china because I inherited my grandparents Lenox China.
Post # 14
@Amaryllis: I added the already have it option. 🙂
I was given a huge set of china that was my great grandma’s I think, but it is not my style at all and I don’t know that if I were to keep it, it would get used at all.
I like the idea of a more everyday style that could be mixed and matched for special occasions, especially since I am not loving a lot of the everyday dinnerware sets I am seeing at the places I want to register.
@Gemstone: I think I saw the same post as you, that’s what made me think of this question!
Post # 15
Yes, and I totally haven’t used it as much as I expected. The first time I did, I broke a bowl and it scared me off. I wouldn’t call it a waste of space though, it’s time will come.