Post # 1
After much debate I decided to register for fine china. I’m torn between two patterns (below). I LOVE the gardner street pattern. It reminds me of fall in New England, and I think it would look beautiful sitting in a cabinet. However, I’m worried that it’s too trendy and won’t really go with different holidays. I also like the Wedwood Sterling, but think it’s a little plain. That said, I love that you can mix and match with different linens and plates and don’t need to worry about clashing.
What do you think…should I say whatevs and go with the gardner street, or play it safe and stick with the wedgwood?
Gardner Street ($138 per place setting)
Wedgwood Sterling ($110 per place setting)
Post # 3
i love the gardner street, but another thing to consider is the longevity of the line…i have a feeling kate spade would be discontinued before a simple wedgwood pattern.
are there other plates you can mix and match with the wedgwood?
Post # 4
do what we did. . mix the patterns. We ordered large plates in one, bread and butter plates and the other and so on and so forth. They look great together!
Post # 5
ooh…love the idea of mixing and matching the two. i’m going to go to the stores and play around with combinations this weekend.
i am such a commitment phobe!
Post # 6
I like the Gardner Street, but mixing and matching might be the best option. That way, if you break one plate, it’ll be less obvious.
Post # 7
Love the Sterling! This way the plates don’t have to be facing a certain direction when you set the table 🙂
Post # 8
Mix and match both!
DH and I didn’t register for fine china, but that’s what we did with our nicer everyday stuff. I LOVE it. So perty to mix and match!
Post # 9
I love the Gardner Street, but I’m biased because that’s the set we got 😉 The Wedgwood is gorgeous, though, and definitely the way to go if you want to be sure they’ll work for every occasion.
Post # 10
wedgwood sterling, def. it is so much more classic and you can alwasy get a more “exciting” accent plate if you want
i’m biased though b/c i’m going with almost the exact same thing- the lenox eternal- it’s gold, not silver
Post # 11
Personally, I would go with Wedgewood. I always think about what will be in style in 30 years – would I still put out my china with pride? No offence to the Gardner, it’s just a little juvinile.
Post # 12
I love love love the Wedgewood, timeless and classic
Post # 13
I’m registering for a different kate spade pattern so I’m a little biased BUT…. I always think of China as luxury not a necessity…so I would personally go with the pretty pattern and save practicality for everyday dishes. It’ll be something that you’ll always enjoy looking at.
Post # 14
I like the more simple one – personal choice but also due to it’s price. I cannot imagine getting china sets worth that much! Granted we got vintage/heirloom china, but still think about the price for how many people you’re having and their expected gift value.