Post # 1
I’ve been looking for some everyday china that I like and am having a hard time. My mom has a floral pattern in subdued colors (without any metal trim) as her everyday china, which has had a big influence on me. I would like everyday china that is more than plain ‘ole boring white. But all I can find are solid color china, unicolored rims, or polkadotty things. So what I have been considering so far has been plain white, but with interesting texture.
The two I am considering at the moment are Wedgwood’s “Edme” (technically it’s earthenware) and Crate&Barrel’s “White Pearl” (by Nikko). I know that Nikko is a respectable company, but would I be able to add/replace in 30 years hence? … with Wedgewood, esp. the Edme pattern, I am confident it will be around “forever”. The only negative thing I’ve heard about Edme is that because of the cute shape of the bowls, they are hard to stack and take up space.
Do you guys have further suggestions? What have you come across in your china search?
Post # 3
I went with Denby in Fire/Chili. The pattern might not be for everyone, but I can’t say enough good things about Denby. Sturdy, dishwasher/microwave/oven/freezer safe. It’s the best.
Post # 4
Since this is everyday china and will get A LOT of use, do you really think you’ll have it 30 years from now? Things break, get worn out and most importantly tastes change. I would get the one you like most NOW and not worry about the replacement possibilities.
Post # 5
I like Edme because of the design. But you’re right, they look hard to stack and will take up a lot of space. Does the C&B china have a practical shaped bowl? In the picture there is not a lot of depth to the “bowl” which also drives me insane. That’s why I decided not to get the full settings for my Mikasa design. I just chose the different pieces, and they had a cereal bowl that was more functinal than the “regular” bowl.
Post # 7
I like the White Pearl design and almost chose it for our nice china, actually! I wanted something sturdy and truly dishwasher safe for our everyday stuff, and we went with a simple design from Williams Sonoma. Sounds like you might be looking for something fancier, though?