Post # 1
I know that I really want to have a set of fine china, but will not be inheriting one or getting one down the line, so it has to go on the list. I felt nervous about registering for both fine china and everyday dishes, but I think we can cut back other places on the registry.
Our everyday dishes are the Stockton stoneware at Crate and Barrel (much better in person than in the picture)
We are absolutely torn on the China patterns…we want something timeless and classic, but with some flair to it. We have it down to two Monique Lhullier "Etoile" (except with Blue not Tan) and Wedgwood "Notting Hill"
I am sure I would be happy with either one…but it is the presure of this being "the" china that gets to me.
Which do you guys like more, and did anyone else have a hard time deciding?
Post # 3
Theya re both very pretty patterns! I think it comes down to how you think you will want to decorate your dining room. If you are more modern, the Etoile pattern would look great. If you are more traditional, I would go with the Notting Hill. But either way I think they are both lovely!
Post # 4
Personally, I like the Etoile set more because I think the color adds a little personality to it. Imagine yourself having loved ones over for dinner & having your table set, which ones do you feel like you would enjoy more? Perhaps looking at it that way, you’ll be able to "see" which set you’ll love for years & years to come. They are both beautiful so whichever you decide to choose, enjoy! 🙂
Post # 5
I like the Wedgewood set because it’s so classic- it will not ever go out of style. However, if you are more a modern-type girl, the Etoile set would just be a better pick. If it were me, I would pick the Wedgewood. Good luck with your choice!
Post # 6
They are both really nice. I’m partial to the Etoile, but I’m sort of a more casual kind of person anyway– we’re not even getting china!
Having said that, I think both show your good taste and neither would be a bad choice~
Post # 7
I really like both of those. It depends which look you are going for. I think Notting Hill is a bit more classy mature if that makes sense? and the Etoile is more classy cute.
My China pattern actually found me! I wasn’t going to register for China because my Grandma left me hers. Then when I started registering, out of curiosity I wandered through the china section and fell in love with Kate Spade Crescent Drive. I decided that my Grandma china would be my mature china and the Kate Spade my cute china. I know, rediculous, who needs TWO sets of china! but I couldn’t resist and I’m actually looking forward to collecting it over the years (esp as its already discontinued) as opposed to getting the whole set for my wedding.
Side note: anyone who is registering for Kate Spade China – be warned, as I was, that it discontinues all the time!
Post # 8
I have the Etoile pattern and LOVE it! I would highly recommend it 🙂 🙂 🙂
Post # 9
I can totally empathize with you. We registered a couple of weeks ago and I have gone online and changed my china twice since then. Good luck!