Post # 1
I’m trying to decide between Williams Sonoma brasserie and Lenox Tin Can Alley collection for our everyday china. We’ve decided not to register for fine china. The Lenox is a bit more formal looking, and I’ve seen it in person and loved it. But now I’ve seen WS online and like that too, though it’s a bit more casual. The WS is heavier and is broiler-safe, but I’m not sure Unfortunately, WS’s collection is only online, which is making me a little worried… Does anyone have any experience with either of these? Or any opinions? Yesterday, I was leaning toward WS, today I’m leaning back toward Lenox… and my fiance says they both just look like white plates to him. Sigh.
Here is the Lenox:http://www1.macys.com/shop/product/lenox-dinnerware-tin-can-alley-collection?cm_sp=reg_pdp_related_info-_-dining-%26-entertaining-casual-dinnerware-_-lenox-dinnerware-tin-can-alley-collection&ID=146665
And the Williams Sonoma: http://www.williams-sonoma.com/products/brasserie-all-white-dinnerware-place-setting/?pkey=e%7Cbrasserie%7C27%7Cbest%7C0%7C1%7C24%7C%7C5&cm_src=PRODUCTSEARCH||NoFacet-_-NoFacet-_-NoMerchRules-_-
Post # 3
For some reason, the link for the Lenox wasn’t working for me, so I went hunting for it. If this is it:
Then I prefer that one! I like the subtle design on those over the WS. But that’s definitely personal preference. I’d go with your gut on this!
Post # 4
@pengoala: Yes, that’s the one! Thanks for voting and for posting the correct link 🙂
Post # 5
We have Williams Sonoma for every day (not sure if the exact ones since I got them a long time ago when I moved into my first apartment) but the ones I have are great and have lasted a long time. I don’t have any experience with Lenox but I love my WS and can attest to their quality.
Post # 6
My vote is for the Lenox. The WS set looks exactly like the set we registered for at Crate and Barrel 3 1/2 years ago (Aspen dinnerware), and it was a fraction of the price. I think that’s what is swaying me, knowing you can get the same thing for so much less elsewhere. I know it’s for a registry so maybe that doesn’t sway you, but even the plates and mugs looks the same. If you do like that style, just check out the Aspen. 3 1/2 years later it’s still going strong and we use it daily!
Post # 7
I’m biased because I’ll be registering for Tin Can Alley because I just LOVE it! Casual, yet a little nicer and can be used for every day or more formal dinners. I def voted for the Lenox!
Post # 8
- Wedding: October 2014 - Disney
I voted williams sonoma. I think of lenox as more fine china grade dishware not great for everyday use. Williams Sonoma I think of hearty dishes that hold up better to daily use.
Post # 9
Lenox looks more fragile for everyday use, but it’s the most beautiful.
Post # 10
I think the Williams Sonoma set is going to hold up much better for daily use than the Lenox bone china. I voted WS.
Post # 11
Thanks all for your input! They both seemed like great options, but we went for Lenox in the end 🙂
It just seemed a little bit more special, which I liked, since we’re not doing fancy china. And if we ever want simpler dishes, now I know what options are out there.
Glad to have the support of bees!