Did you receive fine china when you got married?

posted 3 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 2
3653 posts
Sugar bee

Get a glass-fronted cabinet. I have 2 corner cabinets, most people have a 1 rectangular one (breakfront?). They’re expensive, though. You don’t want to have to dust it constantly. The glass shelves usually have groves along the back, so you can stand the plates up. (The silver trim may not be dishwasher safe).

Post # 3
231 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Our china closet (in which we have no real china) has little groves on the shelves to stand plates up in. I display my pretty plates and platters there.

Post # 4
951 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2014


dreamer1288:  My parents’ china has silver trim – Its beautiful but NOT dishwasher safe.  Comes out only on very special occasions because no one wants to stand there later and handwash all the pieces!

Post # 5
123 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014 - Fourth Presbyterian Church, Chicago, IL & Cheney Mansion, Oak Park, IL

If it doesn’t have grooves, you can buy plate racks online or from places like the Container Store to hold pieces up. The grooves are pretty common in a dish-display type of cabinet though.

Post # 6
5697 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

As PP’s said, typically you’d display fine china in the top portion of the hutch, just a few pieces, and there are typically plate grooves along the back for you to lean them in. You’d put the rest down in the cabinets.

Post # 7
1583 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

Mom’s hutch has grooves to hold up the plates.

Post # 8
2831 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

i inherited my great grandparents’ china when my nana died. it’s currently packed in padded china holders, because we’re currently living with my parents, who have their own china. once we move out on our own again, i’ll be purchasing a china cabinet so i’ll have somewhere to hold the dishes.

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