(Closed) Show us your formal china, flatware, and stemware!

posted 11 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 17
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2010

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)

and

Mikasa “Arctic Lights” (very sturdy, good weight, hexagonal stem, pattern is deeply grooved into the glass)

and thoughts???

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Post # 18
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2010

oops! the duchesse didn’t load the first time — try again!

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Post # 19
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

Platinum Crown, Arctic Nights, and Michelangelo

 

 

Post # 20
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

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
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

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
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

(@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
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Newbee
  • Wedding: November 2010

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
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Newbee
  • Wedding: March 2011

 

Love this post!

Fine China = “Lace” by Vera Wang

Crystal Stemware = “Duchesse” by Vera Wang

Formal Stainless = “Francesca” by Ricci Argentieri

 

 

 

 

Post # 26
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Newbee
  • Wedding: March 2011

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
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

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

Post # 28
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Newbee
  • Wedding: March 2011

Chirp is so cute!

Post # 30
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

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
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

I want to play!!!!!!!!! This is what we *were* looking at (before we broke up, obvs)

Marth Stewart for Wedgwood “Flourish”

Gingko Lafayette

Vera Wang, Grosgrain

 

Andddd… for more formal flatware:

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