Wednesday, February 20, 2008

I'LL SHOW YOU MINE IF YOU SHOW ME YOURS--CHINA THAT IS!

Ok, I am a little obsessed with china and porcelain. While some have wish lists of purses, shoes and clothing, I am looking for Antique Pots De Creme for 12 or Oyster Plates in white and gold, or Demitasse cups in french blue and this is just my china list...I have a long list of sterling silver items too.
My inventory....when I as married a 15 years ago, I registered for Spode Sheffield with Stafford Flowers salad plates. I purchased Sheffield as my primary set and Wedgewood White for more casual dinners. Since a former president's wife registered for Stafford Flowers when she left office,(Tickled Pink and Green knows who I am talking about) I have never felt the same about this pattern. To spice things up, I have purchased several salad plate options including a Limoges fish set, Lynn Chase Winter Game Birds in Chestnut and Spode Lancaster in Crimson for Christmas. I also also collect Limoges, Paris Porcelain and Bavaria white (my great grandmother's pattern) all in white and gold trim. I strive to find antique Limoges with a Monogram A. I have several Herend pieces too. Love it!
Please let me know your pattern...it says so much about someone and the time period in which they were married.

16 comments:

The Mrs. said...

Mine is Olde Avesbury by Royal Crown Derby! I absolutely love it. It is so bright and vibrant. For every day I have a french pattern of a bird on them, called Varages. For my every every day I use the Spode Italian Blue. I am obsessed with china too! Yours is gorge!

suburban prep said...

The china I have is Lenox Hannah Platinum. I have some Christmas Tree Spode for the holidays. I also have some plates that I bought at Crate.

Pink Preppy Party Girl said...

I love all of these! Hannah Platinum is so elegant. Spode Christmas Tree is also a favorite. Love the Varages pattern. Have a few pieces like this from Aix en Provence. Wish I had more--never could make up my mind on which pattern I liked the best. I have a simple green and white bistro set for daily use. Also, the Olde Avesbury is beautiful..wouldn't mind a set of this too.

Kate said...

Gorgeous! We have Wedgwood Strawberries & Vines (all white) and the Christmas Tree Spode. We also have every-day dishess that (I thin?) we bought at Bed, Bath & Beyond.

Kate said...

Gorgeous! We have Wedgwood Strawberries & Vines (all white) and the Christmas Tree Spode. We also have every-day dishess that (I thin?) we bought at Bed, Bath & Beyond.

Kate said...

Forgot! I also have my grandmother's china & crystal in storage...I want to have it appraised so we are not using it right now.

Steph said...

I have Lenox Jefferson, which has since been discontinued! I love it!
I had registered for a Wedgewood pattern, can't even remember the pattern, and about a week before my wedding found something at a little specialty shoppe that I LOVED, so I took all the Wedgewood back and went and bought the Vietri!
I also have my grandmother's, it was made by Taylor Smith.

Preppy Mom said...

Is it Hillary Clinton's taste that so offends you?

Mine is my grandmother's china - it's Noritake Marseille. However, I filled in with some Hannah Platinum by Lenox as well. My Waterford crystal is Wynnwood.

Pink Preppy Party Girl said...

You all such beautiful choices! PM, you are correct on Hillary. I just think it is strange for the former president's wife to register for china at the age of 50.

Midwest Prep said...

Mine is Haviland- White with Platinum. My Grandmother gave me her set for a wedding present. I love it and I thing all the scratches and imperfections lend a sense of history to the whole thing.

The 5 Bickies said...

Our formal china is Wedgwood Crown Sapphire with floral accent salad plates by Bernaudaud, Our every day china is Portmeirion Botanic Garden. Nearly 14 years later we still love it all!

Tickled Pink & Green said...

I love china and all that stuff too. I posted my selections a few months ago - and you'd like my Christmas china. It's tartan plaids and I hauled it back from a trip to London about 14 years ago. Other tartan pieces I get from Ralph Lauren and I mix it up. BTW, I've been married 15 years too!

Sue said...

I just spent a bit of time before getting ready for a gig tonight and wanted to let you know how much I've enjoyed reading about your adventures.
My cupboards are full of sets of dishes but I don't have a specific china pattern. Most of my dishes are old but I noticed that you are a fan of the Southern Bell Primer book, loved that book, must pick up another one since mine is missing.
My silver pattern is Francis I~
I'm adding you to my favorites so I will be back.

linda said...

Your china is gorgeous! Mine is Minton Haddon Hall ( white background with green and pink flowers).

RRR said...

I just stumbled onto your blog! I am the same way about china, silver, and crystal. I am getting married in August but have been looking at these things since I was about 16! We are registered for Faberge Cheverny Blue as our formal china and a mix of Spode's Delamere and their Woodlands for our more casual dishes!
I love your china!

MBM said...

Ah! I am so late to this game. I found this on a google search! I'm playing anyway. I love china!!
My wedding china is Aynsley-Pembroke. I just did a post about my wedding china on my blog.

Love your blog!! Keep up the fab posts!!