Post # 17
Aw love the story about your FI’s grandma! Best “welcome to the family” gift ever!
We can’t decide between these two stemware collections:
Vera Wang “Duchesse” (very rounded, delicate, oversized glasses)
Mikasa “Arctic Lights” (very sturdy, good weight, hexagonal stem, pattern is deeply grooved into the glass)
Post # 18
oops! the duchesse didn’t load the first time — try again!
Post # 19
Platinum Crown, Arctic Nights, and Michelangelo
Post # 20
We are lucky! The Fiance inherited his grandmother’s fine china and silver flatware and I inherited my grandmother’s crystal collection. We are actually incorporating some of it into the reception. Our toasting goblets (the old style champagne glasses) are from my crystal collection and the cake server/cutting knife are from the silver collection. It was a fun way to save money and have some heirlooms in the wedding.
Post # 21
Like rebeltreble, my Fiance and I are inheriting ou formal china. Very pretty, but I don’t think I’d be able to find pictures online. We registered for every day dishes, since we don’t have a good set of those.
@ Miss Chocolate, I LOVE the Chirp set. I saw it at a bridal show, and would have loved to register for it (if we weren’t inheriting a set). My Fiance, however, does not like “stuff” on his plates. Those are so cute!
@ Mermaid1082: That set is also very nice. I love the delicate swirls, and how they’re on the china, dishes, and stemware. Lovely!
Post # 22
(@Shyness- we picked the same flatware!)
We registered for china, but not what I think you’d call “formal: china. I LOOVE it anyway.
Villeroy & Boch- “New Cottage” China…
Henckels “Angelico” Flatware…
and Luigi Bormioli Esperienze Stemware!
Post # 23
I’ve been lurking for several days, and I decided to register just because of this post! Let’s hope I do this all correctly.
I’m also a lucky girl who’s getting a complete set of sterling flatware handed to her. My beautiful grandmother passed away 2 months after I got engaged, and among so many other items, she left me her Reed and Barton “Francis I” flatware. I loved her so much, and I know every single time I use it, I’m going to get emotional. (I’m getting teary just typing this and thinking about how much I wish she was coming to my wedding.)
Here’s a picture of the pattern I found online:
My fine china is Martha Stewart with Wedgwood, called “Bouquet”.
And my stemware is the very ornate “Colleen Encore” by Waterford. So now for a cute story! (Well, cute to me, because I Heart Geeks, apparently.) My fiance is 6’5, 220 pounds, and is a bit klutzy, simply by default of having long limbs and big hands and feet. He walked around the Macy’s home section looking scared to death and muttering ‘I’m going to break something expensive, I’m going to break something expensive, oh my God, did I just hit that vase?” (It didn’t help that I kept cracking up everytime he’d barely walk into anything at all.) When we were looking at crystal, he wouldn’t touch ANYTHING. Then, he reached out and grabbed one of these goblets, and held it for a while, before looking at me and the Macy’s rep in amazement: “I actually don’t feel like this thing is going to burst in my hand! SIGN US FOR ALL THEY’VE GOT.”Then he kept walking around with the goblet like a total nerd for the rest of the time. /rambly narrative
Post # 24
Love this post!
Fine China = “Lace” by Vera Wang
Crystal Stemware = “Duchesse” by Vera Wang
Formal Stainless = “Francesca” by Ricci Argentieri
Post # 25
Miss Dior, that is some of the most elegant and beautiful stainless flatware I’ve ever seen! I like how slender the line leading up to the fork is, with the curvier beveled handle. I’ve never heard of that brand; where are you registered?
Post # 26
Thank you, paris2386! I’m registered at Bloomingdale’s. I’d never heard of the designer either. My Fiance “hates” beaded flatware (he can’t even explain why, he just ‘doesn’t like it at all’) so I was all brokenhearted over not being able to register for the Vera Lace flatware that matches my china. We spotted this at Bloomingdale’s the following weekend and we were both just so drawn to it.
Post # 27
We didn’t register for fine china, but I’m thinking of just buying it…. it’s the same as Miss chocolate – Chirp… I LOVE it
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Post # 30
Formal china – Vera Wang Golden Grosgrain
Stemware – C&B Nora (I am such a klutz that we have to be able to replace it)
Flatware — long ago when Ebay was in its nascent stage, my mom got me a set of National Sterling’s Princess Elizabeth pattern for NOTHING. 55 pieces! (ours is silver)
Post # 31
I want to play!!!!!!!!! This is what we *were* looking at (before we broke up, obvs)
Marth Stewart for Wedgwood “Flourish”
Vera Wang, Grosgrain
Andddd… for more formal flatware: