Post # 1
I am wondering how many bees are registering for china – and if not, why not? I already have china – a lovely set for 12 that, weirdly enough, I bought for almost nothing at an estate sale a few years ago. While I could use a few replacement pieces and a couple more serving pieces, they can’t be ordered from Macys or anything like that as the china is really old. My many, many aunts seem to be horribly shocked and disappointed that I’m not getting new china. (How many sets of china do you need? Where would I store another set?) I was thinking of registering for new everyday dishes (probably fiestaware). But maybe I should just go with china after all?
Post # 3
I have my Grandmother’s china (it’s beautiful, but really girly) for 18 and Christmas china for 16.Â All complete sets!Â Do you know you can register on "Replacements.com" for missing pieces?!Â I was missing bowls and 2 dinner plates of my Grandmothers and they had them in stock!Â If you don’t know your pattern name, take a picture and send it to them…they will research the pattern and give you all the info.Â It’s a great resource.Â I have to say…I’ve bought a lot of china for friends and they rarely use it!Â I do need everyday dishes (because I use my china as my everyday right now!), which is what I am going to register for.Â Â
Post # 4
We are not regestering for China. I would be lying if I said I didn’t like any of it, there is some beautiful patterns out there, but it really isn’t us. We just don’t see it ever really being used and would be another thing to store. We did register for new everyday dishes, Fiestaware actually 🙂
Post # 5
I love Replacements – I have used them both to replace chipped pieces of my set and complete the set of cream soup bowls. They send me the little updates on what’s available in my patter, but I did not know you could register with them! Will have to check it out.
Post # 6
My FI and I decided to go with a pattern from Crate & Barrel that is dishwasher/microwave safe to use for everyday and that can be dressed up for special times. Neither of us are people who will haul out china for one occasion so we decided this was a practical compromise. This is our pattern: http://www.crateandbarrel.com/family.aspx?c=30&f=27184 I don’t think you should be pressured by your aunts to register for a new set of china if you are happy with your old one. Get what you NEED and what you will be using the most. Fiestaware is a great line and very durable.
Post # 7
I plan on registering for a nice set. I’m considering that once we have children, that I’ll bring the nice china out during the holidays. Can you just imagine all your children and their SO’s at the Xmas table!! Makes me all warm and goeey inside Actually, now that I think about it, I’d definitely use it our Sunday dinners which is so far, our first family tradition!
We havent’ decided where we want to be registered. But I’m thinking Bloomies for nice china, crystal and really nice bed sheets.
Post # 8
I registered for china and crystal. I love to host dinner parties and someday in the future, will host Thanksgiving and Christmas, so the china will be a special treat to bring out. My FMIL bought us our 12place settings already as an early wedding gift, so we’re registering for the "extras" like coffee mugs, platters, etc.
Post # 9
I have a 1940s Homer Laughlin set that I’ve built up during the years, so china wasn’t that important to me, but I thought you had to register for it. We put down a set of four in some platinum patter and then scanned every accessory that went with it…yeah, we got a little crazy. Well, it turns out that we only received one place setting, so we bought one more and called it good. I still use the old stuff more, and the platinum setting for two is usually just for special occassions.
Post # 10
I have Itallian Stonewear (full set) handed down 2 generations to me, and Waterford China plates (only) from my grandmother, yet I still registered for my own set. I think mostly because I want something that is mine, a tradtition that I started.
I don’t plan to get any of my china…lol – I don’t know why. But I can hope.
Post # 11
I fell in love with one of the Martha Stewart Wedgewood sets, but no I am not registering for China.Â It just seems really silly because I know I’ll never use it.Â My FMIL said her mother made her register for China and she said she has never used it.
I just can’t see registering for over $1000 worth of china that I will probably never use.
Post # 12
We registered for China at first, then deleted everything. Cause honestly, what if we don’t get the whole set? I don’t want to buy it and then not use it.
Post # 13
everyone i’ve talked to has regretted registering for china. they haven’t used it and it just takes up space. i think these days, you can entertain with everyday stuff.
Post # 14
We registered for china at Replacements because it was much cheaper than the other places we found that carried the pattern we chose (it’s a Spode pattern). You can tell them if you would only accept the new stuff, or if you are willing to go with the "imperfect" items that are as good as new. We liked that our guests could choose, and we feel good about supporting a company that is reselling old china to the people who really want it. We also registered for silver there – I have inherited my grandmother’s but was missing some pieces and they have the extras. Registering there is not quite as slick as other places since you can’t see your registry online, but we have already had some people order things from there for us and it all seems fine (they just have to call and talk to someone). I definitely recommend it.
Post # 15
- Wedding: May 2008 - United Methodist Cathedral & historic downtown hotel in Cleveland
I’m inheriting a nearly complete set that was my great-grandmother’s (service for 12 along with numerous serving dishes; only missing piece is one small bowl.)
We’ve also registered for china, as I would like a set that is dishwasher safe. But I also grew up in a household that had several sets of china that were used regularly (which is what happens when your mom is the only daughter of an only child in a family that never throws things out.)
Post # 16
We’re not registering for china. I’m going to get my mom’s and my great-aunt’s sets if I want them, and right now, we just don’t have the room or the desire for them. We registered for colorful everyday plates and some nicer white ones that can be used everyday or dressed up from C&B.
My parents hardly ever use their china, and when they do, the serving pieces get used first. So I’m registering for a lot of different serving bowls and platters.