- 8 years ago
- Wedding: August 2012
We’ve started looking at china for our registry. We want to get a complete set of everyday china and a tea service set of fine china. We’re having trouble finding fine china patterns that suit our tastes. Right now we only want a tea service, but with the option of expanding it into a full set of good china.
I want something with an overall pattern (or at least colorful), blue preferred. I find that silver/platinum rims often look icy because they’re only combined with white. I don’t mind small gold rims. — He prefers a clean look and wouldn’t mind a simple platinum rim on sheer white. But he’s also okay with minimal gold, as long as it’s not “gaudy” or overly colorful.
Our initial search has yielded the following:
- Top left: Ralph Lauren “Silk Ribon (Slate)” – he chose this one, but I think it’s a bit grey-ish and the platinum is prominent.
- Top right: Monique Lhullier for Royal Doulton “Etoile” – most of it is dun-colored, but there are blue accent plates and espresso cups. The blue is great. But he doesn’t like what he calls the “polka dots”.
- Bottom left: Bernardaud “Vegetal” – each piece has a different plant twig on it. I think it has character, but it is quite expensive and only available at a handful of online stores. He’s for it but for the fact that he doesn’t like the dinner plate (if we expand later on).
- Bottom right: Lenox “Silver Song” – he liked it the instant I showed it to him. I like it too, it’s cute. I’m just worried that I might not be as into the design in 30 years because it’s rather modern (i.e. not completely timeless). Also, it doesn’t strike me as the china I’d use (pattern-wise) in the middle of winter.
What do you ladies think? Do you have any other suggestions for us? We want to get something we’re really into, so we want to take our time selecting everything. 🙂