Post # 1
I’m trying to decide on a formal china pattern and have two that I really like. I really love the cobalt one but I’m a little worried that I may change my mind on the color years down the road. The silver one is much more timeless and will go with more but I don’t get quite as excited about it. We won’t use them very often just holidays and special occasions So I dont want to register for something very expensive. One reason I narrowed it to these two is because the are $50-65. Any suggestions would be great and if you have seen any other nice patterns in this range feel free to suggest them! Thanks!
Post # 2
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msu1220: Im not a big formal China kinda gal, just because I don’t think I’d use it often enough — but my vote was for the silver set. The neutral pallete will let you play around with adding other colorful plates, glasses etc for your table setting based on holidays and themes. that way you’ll never get bored!
Post # 3
The cobalt set is nice, but I voted for the silver set for the same reason as PP.
Post # 4
msu1220: I own the parchment China. There are a lot of positives about this pattern! It’s subtle so you can dress it up and dress it down. I’ve also paired it with some vintage China pieces from my Mother-In-Law for fancy dinners, since her China had silver accents. Another huge positive: it is dishwasher safe! I’m not sure if the cobalt pattern is also that way. Persoanally, I think for a classic it’s a good choice because you can pair it with other pieces on your table to make it look more modern if needed. 🙂
Post # 5
I can see why you’re torn. I like china that has something that pops a little too. I really wanted “wedgewood india” but didn’t get it for the reasons PP have mentioned. Maybe someday if I have lots of room to store dishes and money that doesn’t seem better spent elsewhere I’ll get it.
But I went more understated and add zing with tablecloths, chargers, glasses, placemats, runners etc.
Post # 6
I voted silver as well for the reasons already mentioned. If you are using them for a holiday party, you don’t want your dishes to clash or take away from your table decor.
That being said, my mom and my aunt both have dish sets with a pink floral China pattern. It was popular when they got married and fell in love with it. They’ve had it for 30+ years and have never gotten tired of it.
Post # 7
I voted for the cobalt. I think it will set a more formal table. When I chose mine the store let me set a practice table. It made it much easier to choose a place setting when I saw four of them laid out properly. I could also look at it with different stemware and flatware (even though I didn’t register for flatware because I was gifted a silver set for 12 that was a family heirloom)
Also I wouldn’t be too worried about it clashing with table decor. My Aunt has dark blue China and is goes with everything for the holidays.