(Closed) We can't decide on our China set!

posted 5 years ago in Gifts and Registries
  • poll: Which Set?
    Federal Platinum Dinnerware by Lenox : (70 votes)
    67 %
    Rutledge Legacy Dinnerware by Lenox : (35 votes)
    33 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    6512 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: September 2012

    My vote is for Federal Platinum, hands down!  The other set is pretty, but could look dated quickly (and in my opinion, already does :-/ ) The FP is lovely and timeless.

    Post # 4
    Member
    745 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 2012

    I picked the Rutledge set because it’s really beautiful. The other is nice, and classic. But I think it’s a bit too simple for my own tastes.

    The second is pretty, will likely stay in style, as the floral isn’t dated looking. The only downside is that it has color. So if you ever decide that blue isn’t your favorite color, and go with another color in your dining room, you would likely need to be mindful of matching that blue.

    Post # 5
    Member
    1128 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    I like the Rutledge because the other one seems a little more boring…

    Post # 6
    Member
    5664 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I really love the Rutledge but agree with @sarahbabs that it could date quickly, it actually reminds me of my moms for 1981.

    For timelessness’s (is that even a word?) sake I’d go with the Federal

    Post # 7
    Member
    1021 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I think they’re both nice, but the practical side of me would go with the first one because it’s timeless. 

    Don’t agonize over it too much until you see it in person! My FI and I went to look at china in person last weekend for the first time (after scouting out different patterns online). I was surprised by how much more I liked certain patterns in person because of small details/textures I couldn’t see in pictures. It made it so much easier to narrow down our choices.  

    Post # 8
    Member
    2578 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    Platinum.

    ALL food would look good served on this. The other is too prissy for my taste!

    Post # 9
    Member
    3000 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    I like the first one best because it seems like it would stand the test of time more than the design on the second one. I chose Lenox for our China and I love it! We went with a different pattern though.

    Post # 10
    Member
    9484 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2012

    Federal Platinum.  =)

    Post # 11
    Member
    305 posts
    Helper bee

    they both look whitish in color with silver. why couldn’t you get pieces from each set and mix it? 

    Post # 13
    Member
    11274 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2009

    I voted for the Federal Platinum for two reasons. First, because it’s the pattern that my DH and I chose, and second, because of its simple, classic elegance and versatility. I have several sets of beautiful dishes, but, at Thanksgiving and Christmas, I found myself wishing I had a set of plain, elegant china that would go much better with the traditional colors of the season. It’s so much easier to have many sets of beautiful table linens that vary by season than to try to make a beautiful, colorful, more-elaborate china pattern coordinate with every holiday. P.S. I am posting this from my phone, so please forgive the resulting typos.

    Post # 14
    Member
    5428 posts
    Bee Keeper

    I like the Platinum because it’s classical, the Legacy has a pattern that may not be liked by many people.

    If the Legacy was $100 cheaper than the Platinum, I still would get the platinum set…

    Post # 15
    Member
    11274 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2009

    One more thing — I don’t know if you’ve seen them, but the accent plates for the Federal Platinum are AMAZING!! 🙂

    Post # 16
    Member
    5222 posts
    Bee Keeper

    I voted for the Rutledge #2… it has a classic yet unique look!

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