Post # 17
BBB is cheaper on a lot of stuff especially if coupons can be used, but for some items when Macy’s was having a really good sale they were cheaper. BBB didn’t have the 58 piece set in my china that Macy’s offered they just had a 42 or 48 piece set. I can’t wait to host an event to use mine. One tip is BBB will price match. We went to a completion event where you get 20% off everything left on your registry so we were able to get them to price match Macy’s $5.00 cheaper price per flatware place setting, 20% off and an additonal 10% off because it was Waterford, plus free shipping. You just have to work the deals.
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I have 8 place settings and a few serving pieces of Vera Wang’s pink duchesse. I wanted to register for more- so I at least have 10 or 12 settings- but its been discontinued! Im sooo bummed..
Post # 20
I have an obsession with china. Some might call it an addiction. This fall, I found an entire set of Lenox’s Kate Spade’s Sag Harbor in navy, green and brown. I registered for Christmas china, Spode’s Christmas Tree and Wedgewood’s Vera Wang Grosgrain. My fiance really likes Waterford’s Kilbarry Platinum so we might switch but we host a lot of Asian dinner parties and Grosgrain has formal Asian soup spoons, chopstick stands and teacups.
Guess what? My mom bought me 12 place settings of the Spode Christmas Tree for Christmas! She also got me several serving pieces, matching napkins and other accessories. It was the BEST surprise! And she got some of it at Macy’s but found most of it at HomeGoods, TJ Maxx and Marshall’s.
I’m the kind of person who uses “good china” to eat Chinese take-out or pizza so to us it was not even a question. And my family and my fiance’s family tends to buy almost all 12 place settings for the wedding and showers.
Post # 21
I forgot to mention that I found the Kate Spade Sag Harbor, our everyday china, at HomeGoods. I got it for a fabulous price!
Post # 22
We did and I love it. I worked for a fine china company so I bought a lot of it with my discount before I left but there were quite a few things that I couldn’t get so we registered for them. I actually have 12 place settings of Wedgwood Oberon, 6 of Martha Stewart Bouquet Silver, and 6 of Wedgwood Platinum. Plus accent plates from 2 other patterns that I can mix and match with the plain silver rimmed dinner plates. I LOVE china! We got a bunch of the accent plates and serving pieces off of our registry.
Post # 23
I like your style, Miss Politico!! I drink milk out of crystal wine glasses at breakfast!
Post # 24
We opted for a versatile everyday set that can be dressed up for fancier dinner parties. I love my Tamiko dinnerware from C&B with the raised dotted pattern. Its a very classic pattern and I mix it up with some silver serving pieces for special occasions. I received a set of 12.
Post # 25
we registered for 12 place settings of noritake platiunum, and my Future Mother-In-Law bought it all for us as an engagement gift! Plus she got us some of the entertaining pieces as a housewarming gift. I am hoping we get the rest as shower/wedding gifts.
Post # 26
We are not registering for china. My Fiance is in the military and with the frequency of moves, it just wouldn’t be practical. We are fine with our everyday plates for now. Perhaps when we are older, and more settled we will invest in a set, or inherit china from family along the way.
Post # 27
we have not registered for china but im still on the fence. I registered for Fiestaware ::looooove:: (12 settings) and i registered for all the platters and other nonsense…. so we can use it for hosting. However i do love kate spade 🙂 and i inherited my grandmothers silver so i want to be able to put that to good use so depending on how many things are bought we might throw a couple pieces on just to get a start so that we have them “someday” my feeling is that if you dont do it now, when will you??
Post # 28
Thanks for all the info. And we did end up registering for china, with the Mikasa Parchment like mentioned above. Once the registry saleswoman had the FH do the china “test” we signed up. Don’t know if any of you did this, but the saleswoman got a china tea cup from the sample sets, placed it bottom down on the floor and had him stand on it. She was telling us how durable it was. We figured it would be long lasting and good for the holidays. Hopefully we get all the settings, we also registered for the whole set at Macy’s.
Post # 29
We’ve registered for Vera Wang’s Gold Lace, 8 place settings, plus soup bowls, the serving platter, and the sugar/creamer set. Our wedding is pretty far away (Sept ’10, haven’t even sent out STDs), so we haven’t gotten any yet.
I chose the pattern to complement my mother’s gorgeous china that I’ll inherit someday. Discontinued, unfortunately! Royal Doulton’s Clarendon.
Don’t match exactly, but they’ll go nicely on a table together someday!