Post # 1
Hi Bees! Hope all is well with everyone. My fiance and I are in the process of doing our registry. We are almost done, yet have to decide on fine china. Orginally we agreed on Lenox Westmore set. I love it! Then I noticed a few silly things about it that I wasn’t sure and saw Noritake Montvale Platinum and English Lace Wedgwood. Right now I think we are between the Lenox and Noritake set. Please help us make a decision- it’s driving me crazy!!!! I uploaded the picture, however I apologize about the size.
Lenox WestmoreNoritake Montvale with matching Christmas plates
Wedgwood English LaceEveryday plates-Mikasa French Countryside
Post # 2
Wedgwood. I love Wedgwood. My china is a Wedgwood pattern. My parents everyday was Wedgwood when I was growing up. I’ve been to the factory. I just love it. And I like the look of it more than the others. And the teacup has a great shape.
Post # 3
daisy452 : We received a set from Noritake (a different one) and we are truly pleased with it. It’s a great brand so I don’t think you can go wrong. I am not a fan of ridges or intricate designs on fine china (personal preference) as I think it takes away from the classical look and which is why my vote is for Noritake 🙂
Post # 4
- Wedding: October 2016 - Wedgewood Las Vegas
I’m so jealous!
We aren’t doing a registry, because we don’t have a lot of things we need or want to upgrade (and we need to declutter our tiny house anyways). However, its been my dream since I was a little girl and listening to my grandmothers stories about receiving their own sets of china and silver at their weddings, etc, that I’d receive my very own set at my wedding. Its been a huge family tradition.
But it’s not going to happen. I already have our ‘Passover” and other high holiday plates, plus I finally received my late grandmothers wedding china just last year from a family member. So it just doesn’t make sense to have YET another full service set in our tiny house.
So I’m going to live vicariously through your post. 🙂 I voted Wedgewood English Lace becasue it looks so timeless to me. 🙂
Post # 5
Voted Wedgwood. Classic, will not date, and will go with everything.
Post # 7
That blue is just drop dead gorgeous and it would be the first thing going on my registry if I wasn’t already inheriting china from my mom!! I adore it. Plus I’ve only ever heard good things about Lenox.
Post # 8
daisy452 : I believe Lenox is dishwasher safe if that is something you are interested in. Not all lines, but certain ones
Post # 9
The Lenox blue is lovely, but it does make it harder to change your color scheme for various holidays and celebrations.
Post # 10
Ohhhh I love the Wedgwood! It’s gorgeous and timeless!
Post # 11
Thank you for all your help!!! I will definitley consider all your suggestions. Still so confused! My fiance and I are automitically drawn to the blue but I am nervous about changing color schemes for holidays…I am usually pretty creative so I think I can hack it but its alot of money so don’t want to rush into it either. My mom wants me to talk to my grandma about using hers. It is supposed to be my moms but my mom is more than happy for me to get it. It is gorgeous (Limoges) and is not sold in stores anymore, yet I feel horrible taking it from her. I would love to have a memorable piece like that, however she is 92, doesnt use it anymore, yet I do not feel comfortable taking it from her. I know she would love me to have it yet it just makes me uneasy. Geez! I found my dress faster than I registered for China!
Post # 12
the wedgewood seems like it would work year around! they all are gorgeous!!
Post # 13
As a general rule I avoid serving my food on blue plates because it’s the least appetizing color. There is a reason you don’t see a lot of blue plates in restaurants. Just a thought!
Post # 14
I have the Mikasa Antique White set as my fine china and I swear by it! It can be dressed up to look formal and down to look casual. Pretty much use it everyday. Looks very similar to your French Countryside pattern but in a more durable bone china.
mikasa antique white
Of your selections, I like the Wedgwood best. White china is my favorite because it doesn’t detract from the beauty and colors of the food.
Post # 15
wbparker : Very interesting insight! My Future Mother-In-Law and myself are very into zen related decor and color philosophys yet never thought about it for fine china. Unfortunatley my Fiance and I are so drawn to it, yet will definitley keep it in mind. Hey it may work in my favor for weight loss! LOL Again, thank you! I will definitley keep it in mind.