(Closed) China Duel: Vera Wang ‘Vera Lace’ vs. Lenox ‘Lace Couture’

posted 8 years ago in Gifts and Registries
  • poll: If you HAD to choose, which of these very similar china patterns do you think is prettier?
    Vera Wang's 'Vera Lace' pattern : (29 votes)
    46 %
    Lenox's 'Lace Couture' pattern : (34 votes)
    54 %
  • Post # 3
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    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    The Lenox is more replaceable as there is a specialty shop that finds discontinued pieces if they get broken.  But some FYI, you can’t put either of these sets in the dishwasher even though some of them say dishwasher safe.  In time the metal wears off.  The metal gets brittle in the extremes of a dishwasher and flakes off.  I worked at a mikasa in high school and that is one of the things we had to explain to people registering there, they have to be hand washed.

    Post # 4
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    Newbee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    Hello, Belle Lamour, are you me? Haha! This is the precise situation I found myself in several months ago! I was all set to register for Vera, because I’m a sucker for everything she creates. Then I laid eyes on those Lace Couture accent plates and knew I had to have them.

    Vera’s pattern is chic, but you know, the rim on the edge of the dinner plate is kind of boring. And you’re right about that open veg bowl. The dimensions given online are totally misleading. They measure from rim to rim, but the bowl itself is half that size. It’s pretty disappointing.

    I think registering for accent plates is perfectly fine. In fact, it’s a handy addition to your registry. People can give you pieces of your formal china without having to break the bank on a 5 piece set or pricey serving piece. Lace Couture’s accent plates are $43 full price and $29 on sale, at both Bloomy’s and Macy’s. Go for it!

    Post # 5
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    Newbee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I almost forgot!!!!

    Lenox offers a second serving bowl in a different shape, a second 16 inch platter (the one at Macy’s is 13), and a sauceboat and stand at Bloomingdale’s and at the official Lenox site!

     

    Post # 6
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    27 posts
    Newbee

    A lady at Belk told me that if I were to register for my china while it was on sale, everyone who bought it would get the sale price. I’d double check, but that might help with your dilemma. Then, you can choose, knowing which price is higher! They are both pretty, but I prefer the first I believe. Of course, more importantly, you want to make sure you get a full set!

    Post # 8
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    Newbee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    No problem whatsoever, I’m just glad I could help you out. Yes, I agree, us girly girls are perpetually attracted to all things shiny and over the top, haha! So are you sold on Lace Couture yet? Tongue out I swear, I’m not a rep for them, I just love my china to bits. Wink

     

    Oh yes, I am an old school bride, I registered for fine crystal and sterling silver. My crystal pattern is Lismore Nouveau by Waterford, and my sterling is Chantilly by Gorham.

    I’d love to hear (and see) what you chose for your crystal and flatware, if you haven’t already.

    Post # 10
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    Newbee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    Oh no! That is hysterical! I’m cracking up here myself, haha! Do you think we’re just unorginal hacks or fabulously, psychically connected long-lost fraternal twins? I’m going with the latter.

    OMG, your flatware is breathtaking. Go for it, register! If your family is anything like mine (and I’m beginning to wonder, hee) you’ll at least get a set or two to build on later.

    I’m Liz, by the way, and I’m so happy to have ‘met’ you on here. Wink

    Post # 12
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    Newbee
    • Wedding: February 2011

    My sister registered for Lenox Lace Couture when it first came out. She uses it constantly, and it’s very high quality. We all enjoy eating off of it!

    I think pictures are very misleading, or maybe they are just to me. I went and looked at china for three days straight, and I saw Vera Lace in person everywhere I went. Honestly, I’m not that impressed by it. I think the salad plate is cute but the rest of the pieces are underwhelming. Lace Couture, in contrast, looks a lot better in person than it does online! The platinum just gleams, you know?

    I like both of the sterling choices mentioned here! And hehe, you guys really do seem to have similar tastes and styles, huh? 🙂 Now I want to make a post where everyone shows off their formal china, crystal, and silverware. It’s all so fun to look at!

    Post # 13
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    I’m registered for the Vera Lace in Gold. I love it, I must say, so I’m a wee bit biased. It does sort of go on sale at Macy’s, in the sense that they very frequently do things like “buy x get y free.” Great choices you’ve narrowed it down to, though!

    Post # 14
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    Tough choices! I think I would go with the Lennox, I’ve always appreciated their quality and customer service (I, uh, have three china patters….yeah I’m a little crazy).

    But I realy just wanted to say I LOVE THIS STUFF! All of the choices on here are beautiful.

    Post # 15
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    I don’t think I’ll be registering for china at this point in my life, but wow, the Lenox lace is beautiful! It’s feminine and flashy but not over the top to me. I also love the Lismore Essence. Excellent choices!

    Post # 16
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    beautiful! i have chosed to register only for daily-use type dishes as all my parties are casual and i would never use china or crystal until much later in my life, at which time i’ll be inheriting a bunch i’m sure! I’m not picky though.

    Personally, i like the lennox.

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