Post # 1
Does anyone have any pretty Fine Bone China patterns? I can’t find anything I like or rather anything I like more than another.
Can you show me a pic of yours?
Can you find a pic of your dream Fine Bone China online and post it?
I need to settle on something soon. Since these are piece I plan on holding on to, well, forever, I’m really having trouble deciding.
Help me please.
Post # 3
@Principessa Bunny: do you like simple and timeless like a band of platinum or gold? do you like something with floral? Do you like mostly white or a pattern throughout? Do you like traditional or modern? I love looking at china patterns, but without knowing your taste it’s hard to make suggestions. Do you have some that you’re considering?
Post # 4
If you’re planning on holding on to these for a long time, you should pick something simple, clean, and understated.
My mom (nearing her 40th anniversary with my dad!), picked a really pretty and elegant floral when they got married, but now doesn’t like it as much because her tastes have changed.
If you pick something simple, you are less likely to come to dislike the pattern or style.
I’ve found, to my surprise, that Bed, Bath & Beyond has some lovely patterns that fit the bill.
Here are some of my favorites from BBnB.
KATE SPADE – NOEL ALEXANDER
VERA WANG – BLANC SUR BLANC (Trans. White on White; named for the white pattern on the white china)
WATERFORD – KILBARRY PLATINUM
WEDGWOOD – ENGLISH LACE (also features a white pattern on the white china.)
Post # 5
@LadyWindheart: Those are really pretty. I’d love somthing simple but a little nervous about it being too simple. I completely agree that my style most likely will change but I am naturally attracted to simpler designs. I must say I am looking for a pattern with the cup in the shape of the last two pictures you posted.
Thanks for your help!
Post # 6
I cant justify another set of china, the expense or the room to store. I have something simple, white with a platinum band.
However, that being said if I could buy/store another set I’m very taken with “wedgewood india”
Lenox Venetian Lace – a little pattern that should age well, but doesn’t have the footed cup you like
Noritake Windsor Platninum
Lenox Opal Innocence
Lenox Ivory Frost – shown with coffee cup but lists footed teacup as alternative
good luck in your search 🙂
Post # 7
I know what you mean, I’m the same way. That’s part of the reason I like Blanc Sur Blanc and English lace – both have suble but gorgeous patterns in the white that add another element of interest. You can’t really see it on the picture for Blanc, but you can a bit on the cup for English Lace.
Oooo…. I really like Venetian Lace and Cirque. 🙂 India is amazing, but way too colorful for me, remindes me of one of my bridesmaids though!
Post # 8
Remember you can always dress up a table setting of “plain” china with a colorful tablecloth and different napkins, or chargers. And your serving dishes don’t have to match and can be replaced in 10-20 years to update your look without replacing everything.
We have Kate Spade/Lenox “Library Lane” and “Belle Boulevard.” Half and half. Swirly bows for me, plain platinum bands for him. I mix/match the dinner and salad plates and teacups. They work well together.
Post # 9
@LadyWindheart: Yeah, India is very colorful. I would never have India as my “only” china. But if I could afford to buy and store another set – I think I’d do India.
Post # 10
It may be too late to add my 2 cents, but I absolutely adore Bernadaud’s set “Louvre”. It’s simple enough that I think it will age well but has lots of visual interest; each piece has a different design on the border.
Post # 11
@fascinated: I like that venetian lace one! It sort of looks like the criss cross version of the dots that I like http://na.wwrd.com/ae/us/patterns-p-t/pointe-desprit-/icat/wf_pointe-desprit
@Principessa Bunny: I also wasn’t sure what to do but I went to the stores and looked around and found that some I thought were really pretty. I went with the one I thought was pretty and classic (see above, the monique lhuillier waterford pointe d’espirit.
@LadyWindheart: the english lace is really pretty!! Do you know which store carries it? (and how did you get the images to show up on the website? stupid q i know)
how many servings did you all register for?
Post # 12
@Principessa Bunny: these are ours. we’re also getting the same pattern but with green leaves for one accent plate per setting. they are so beautiful and elegant in person without being dowdy.
Post # 13
You said simple, so you probably won’t like my pattern. But I’m so excited about it. I’m confident that my taste won’t change because I’ve liked blue china since I was a little girl. (I had blue tea sets.)
Post # 14
@shrinkgirl: I LOVE this! Blue and White china is classic, absolutely classic. And that one is beautiful.
I perssonally amd bored by white and I still love the Lenox Autumn pattern I chose 30 years ago, longe before I got married.
Post # 15
My favorite is Ballet Ribbon by Waterford
Post # 16
@shrinkgirl: LOVE. Who makes this?
Blue and White China Bees Unite! I have loved blue and white china since I was a teen. I never get tired of it.
I too chose it, but mine has a bit of color. I already collect Spode Blue Italian so I just wanted to be a little different.
OP, Here’s ours. I’m adding a little color with the bowls from a complimentary pattern: