(Closed) Should I finish my China pattern while I can?

posted 4 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 2
Member
245 posts
Helper bee

go for it if you love it! we love our formal china and get it out a couple of times a month. it makes an any-old-evening feel a bit special and is lovely when we have guests.

Post # 3
Member
2758 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2007

I say finish it! I love my China, I have 2 sets  and I use it often. It’d be too bad if you left it and couldn’t find the pieces you’re missing later on, if you decided you really wanted them. 

 

Post # 4
Hostess
8742 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: Dorset, UK

beachybridemrsd2bee:  Finish it. is it portmeirion? If not, what is it, would like to see it.

Post # 5
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8126 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

beachybridemrsd2bee:  if you love it and use it then I say finish it! I never consider the monetary value of china – I think of the sentimental value of passing it down and that never goes down.

Post # 6
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1065 posts
Bumble bee

You’re so close, I say just go ahead and finish it while you can! I registered but didn’t get china becuase there’s several full beautiful sets in my family that I know I’ll be able to have sooner or later. China isn’t as popular anymore because a lot of people don’t like to be as formal as our parents and grandparents were but I really think it’s special to be able to pull it out on special occasions or display in a china cabinet. It makes it even better that you have a great story to go with your set instead of just picking it out at BB&B at random like a lot of people do!

Post # 7
Member
386 posts
Helper bee

I’d finish it. You really like the pattern and with a full set, you might be more likely to pull it out to use! 

Post # 9
Member
2699 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2015

I would finish the pattern. 1. You enjoy it and 2. If you ever want to sell it it’s worth a lot more if you have an entire set.

Post # 10
Hostess
8742 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: Dorset, UK

beachybridemrsd2bee:  I haven’t seen that before but it’s cute. Go for it, finish it or you will regret it.

Post # 12
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341 posts
Helper bee

beachybridemrsd2bee:  I would finish the pattern. I know I would regret it if I didn’t finish a pattern I had loved for such a long time before it was discontinued and sold out.

Btw, I like that pattern! It’s so cheerful and pretty.

Post # 13
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139 posts
Blushing bee

I say finish it! I love entertaining and love that I have formal china. Everyone in our family has at least one set and I got my first when I turned 18. One of my current sets is actually the Iittala one shown in the righthand bar here in the ad for Zola “start your registry” lol. But mine is in red, lovelovelove it!

Post # 14
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11461 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

Well, I have two sets of good china and several sets of more everyday stuff, so, I would say to finish it.

However, to give yourself some additional peace of mind if you decide not to buy right now, you may want to check Replacements.com and eBay to see how much of your pattern is out there being sold by re-sellers right now. If it’s discontinued, you may find that you’re still able to get what you want later.

Long story short, but years ago, when I had my own house and before I had even met my Darling Husband, I found a beautiful, everyday China pattern that I loved. The pattern was current and available at major department stores. I ended up NOT buying it, because it was relatively expensive per place setting, after I found another beautiful (much less expensive, discontinued) pattern at HomeGoods.

Years later, after I was married, I did some eBay searches on the pattern that I had loved. I found eight, never-used place settings on eBay, along with several serving pieces. I then was able to complete my set by ordering the remaining pieces (those were not all new) through Replacements.com. Subsequently, I’ve found and purchased additional serving pieces for both of these sets on eBay.

Added note: I have two sets of fine china, one for which I registered while engaged, the other a long-ago gift from my grandmother. I love them both, hardly ever use them, but am still very happy that I have them. ๐Ÿ™‚

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