(Closed) What is china and what is the point of it?

posted 9 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 17
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

OK about kids – I want to defend kids and china

I have china and crystal lots of both – so did my mom – we used it regularly and the only things that I have had broken in my 20 years of using it is 2 crystal glasses one by my ex and one by his father

Real china is less likely to break or chip than everyday dishes (unless you are using paper or plastic of course)

My mom had 4 kids, I have 2.  Really sometimes isn’t it nice to have nice things to use?  Kids can be taught to respect things and heck it is a plate – if they break one then you teach them to save up and buy you the replacement if it was their fault and not a true accident.

Saying you never are going to have nice things because you have kids means they will probably never know how to take care of things.

 

Post # 18
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

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@Aubergold:  Welcome lady ๐Ÿ™‚  As a side note: We’re registering for nicer casual dinnerware (Fiestaware) that will hopefully last us for years.  My grandmother has had her Fiestaware for YEARS AND YEARS!  So we’re opting for registering for that instead of china.  Like I said, we’ll probably either get my Mom’s china or his Mom’s (or our grandmother’s… or all of the above haha)  I do agree with MissBananaBread though that if you think you would ever want it, now would be the time to get it but if you do pick a classic pattern that will transition easily for years without being too trendy.  My mom’s, his mom’s and our grandmother’s all have VERY CLASSIC patterns that actually could all even mix and match very easily between the patterns.  But like I said in my previous post, unless you think that you’ll do a lot of formal entertaining, then I would forgo it and register for things that you think you guys would use more often. ๐Ÿ™‚

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@unixfairy:  I don’t think anyone was trying to be nasty about people who do use their china.  I plan on using my mother’s china (or his mother’s or our grandmothers… which ever pattern or patterns we choose).  I just think that sometimes china isn’t for everyone because not everyone entertains formally on a regular basis, if at all and in that case registering for china would be unnecessary when gift givers could purchase items that would be more practical for the bride and groom.

Post # 19
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

Sorry guys – nasty was a strong word and I regret using it.  There is nothing wrong in wanting nice things.  No if you need basics do not register for china right now.  But I don’t think you have to not use it if you do have it – it makes the food taste better LOL I promise

One of my favorite meals with my Fiance – good china, good crystal, sea scallops in cream pesto, salad, angel hair pasta and good wine in our glasses.  We ate it buck nekkid and so do not think china is just for holidays ๐Ÿ˜‰

Post # 20
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Bumble Beekeeper

There is no point.

Our everyday dishes look nice enough that we have no issue entertaining with them (Ours are just plain white squares). We didn’t see the point in registering for expensive china that we would never use.

With that said, my grandmother gave me a set of bone china as a wedding gift that belonged to her. If it’s a family heirloom, then that’s different. I just, personally, would not spend the money to buy it.

Post # 21
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

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@unixfairy: that is awesome.  Now I kinda want to register for fine china just so we can do that.

Post # 24
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

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@Aubergold: LOL really it does – there is something kinda sexy about it – try and picture that on paper plates – candlelight, good music and  chinet -umm NOOOOOOOOOOOO

Now to be fair I collect discontinued china so I started one set off of ebay and another from goodwill and have searched for years for bargains so if you can just find two dinner plates the buck nekkid will happen!!

 

Post # 26
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2009

Seems like a waste of money if you’re not into fancy-schmancy shit.  Plus you can’t even put most of that expensive stuff in the dishwasher….PASS!

Post # 27
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

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@unixfairy: OMG that is absolutely hilarious!!!!  FI and I might definitely have to test that one out hahaha

Post # 28
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

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@Aubergold: Sheet I could not remember Dixie or I would have used that LOL

Post # 29
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

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@Aubergold:  Totally welcome!  I already have a 4 piece place setting my parents got me when I went away to college and I LURVE it!!!  We’re finishing out our red set with another 4 place settings and registering for white as well but it comes in LOTS of colors!!  ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 31
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2012

What PPs have said.  The only reason I have china is because it was given to me after my great grandmother passed in October 2009.

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