(Closed) Help with choosing china please!

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Post # 3
2192 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Your links didn’t bring up pics. πŸ™

We went with Vera Wang for Wedgewood Lace – 

But debated this Ralph Lauren and Noritake as well – 

I ended up with the Lace pattern as the design is all white and silver which would give me more flexibility for decorating the table.  The RL is a light green and the Noritake is a cobalt blue.  The pics are pretty deceiving.  Something that drove me batty was the teacups too.  I love the classic shape in the Noritake while the RL shape is more modern and casual looking.  Drove myself insane over that.  

Post # 4
11422 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

Oooh, I love china-related posts! πŸ™‚  However, your link didn’t show any pics of the pattern you’re considering, so we’re not really able to comment on it.

Post # 6
529 posts
Busy bee

@baletrina:  Oh, I love the Vera Wang! So gorgeous!

@Evie19:  The Lenox is amazing! I wish I had enough formal occasions to warrent buying formal china. We’ve only had brother and sister-in-law over, and one of DH’s friend (with children) so not worth buying it to just sit in the cupboard.

Not a massive fan of the Casafina, unless you’re going for the ‘rustic’ French country look. But then, my tastes are a lot more modern.

Post # 8
529 posts
Busy bee

@Evie19:  I totally agree. Got to start on the dinner parties. There is a chance we could be emigrating in the next 3-6 months, so I’m holding off buying any more china / glass ware until we know for certain (as I don’t really want to worry about having to pack and ship it all / put it in storage).

You definitely do have to love China to invest in buying a whole dinner series. I’d err towards buying a couple of spare settings (mainly because I’m clumsy) so would think about it in detail before making any purchases.


The boroque is nice for Italian garden themed outdoor lunches. Is that the kinda style you’re going for, and do you live somewhere warm?


This is nice every-day wear in your style too:



I love this tea set:http://www.selfridges.com/en/Home-Tech/Categories/Shop-Room/Dining/Cuckoo-range_SS-04HOMEBUN085/

It’s on my birthday wish list πŸ˜‰

Post # 10
1448 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@pink_sherbert:  I have that tea set! It’s really delightful. I’d recommend getting additional sugar/creamer sets and tea pots of you’re planning on hosting lists of Tea Parties.  The Wedgewood Butterfly Bloom set coordinates with the Cuckoo and is a bit more modern looking.

Post # 11
330 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

We didn’t get china because I knew by the time we had the space to entertain, I’d want something different. So someday when we buy a house, I’ll get china πŸ™‚

Since you have something formal, and something casual, I’d go with a more whimsical & delicate style for the Sunday brunch. Like a pattern or a vintage floral.

I like this blue pattern from Spode http://bit.ly/10pyteu
This beautiful set of bird china (that has tons of serving pieces and my Darling Husband hates) from Lennox http://bit.ly/PiIuoS

And this set of lacy prettiness from Vera Wang, called flirt. http://bit.ly/10pAvew


ETA: I tried to add pictures and it made my post full of gooblygook πŸ™ So click the links to go to Macy’s.

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