(Closed) China, What Pieces?

posted 7 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I registered for everything that matched my china pattern including salt and pepper shakers and cream and sugar bowls.  I probably won’t receive it all, but I like having everything that matches.  I already have place settings for 16 since my pattern came in a full 8 place setting set and was fairly inexpensive.  My parents bought it for us as an engagement gift.  

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Plus if you change your mind later and want something, you run the risk of your pattern being discontinued.

Post # 7
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Busy bee

I would not get china chargers. They won’t get used much and they are removed from the table for the dinner plate anyway. They are definitely something you can pick up inexpensively.  My china is $460 a place setting and I use it with $2 plain silver chargers from Pier 1.

I would register for  a few serving platters and serving bowls  although you can always mix in inexpensive plain white platters as well.

I did not register for a tea set because I don’t think it will get used much although I might get one eventually. This really depends on if your family and friends often drink tea.

I do like accent plates. If you are serving both salad and dessert it is useful to have another plate and it is nice to mix in another design.

The one thing I regret not registering for is rim soup bowls-they are perfect for serving pasta!

Post # 9
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Busy bee

China can get so expensive when you get into some of the higher end brands and hand painted stuff. This store in NY carries a lot of it:

http://www.michaelcfina.com/tableware/finechina.html

 

It sounds like you know what you really need and will end up with the right pieces.  It is different for everyone. Since the place setting will come with cups and saucers, you won’t need a full set of mugs as well-how about registering for 2 -4 of them since you really like them? I would recommend at least 1 serving bowl that you could use for salads or other items you wouldn’t need to keep hot. I use mine a lot.

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

we just did serving platters and a gravy boat.

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Yowza!  Are you planning on having royalty over for dinner?  I would never have finished a full set at that price.  I got service for 16 for less and they are beautiful dishes.  

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2011 - St. Joseph's Parish, Seattle Tennis Club

I am obsessed with my china. I registered for the standard place setting, a platter, gravy boat & stand, and rim soup bowls in the same pattern. I also registered for some other everyday dishware, and I added in cereal/ multi-purpose bowls and mugs, along with some other serving bowls and platters through that more standard dishware. So I figured I’m covered 🙂 I would have loved to register for more stuff in my china pattern, but it’s fairly expensive, so I figured that was enough. Plus, we don’t entertain too frequently now. Sigh. China is awesome.

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