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Posted: 1/31/2013 3:50:06 PM
Pics would be nice!

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Mine is Homer Laughlin Eggshell Nautilus in Aristocrat:






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Posted: 1/31/2013 3:56:11 PM
Mine is Lenox Solitaire -- plain bone china with a platinum band.



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Posted: 1/31/2013 3:58:13 PM
We have a few.

Wedgwood Palatia (this is our wedding china)


Wedgwood White


Lenox Sleighride for Christmas


Lenox Chirp (still building our collection of this - this will become our everyday set soon)

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Posted: 1/31/2013 4:03:13 PM
I LOVE that chirp set and totally thought about buying it for everyday.






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Posted: 1/31/2013 4:06:10 PM
Mine is Aynsley Shelbourne

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Posted: 1/31/2013 4:07:03 PM
I know! I love it too. I am about ready to make the switch, even though I haven't bought any serving pieces for it yet. I can always sub in plain white pieces, etc.. It's so pretty. I love our current everyday dishes too (Wedgwood Sarah's Garden) but we've had them for almost 14 years now and I'm ready for a change.

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Posted: 1/31/2013 4:12:22 PM
My main china is Wedgwood Florentine in Turquoise


Wedgwood Florentine in Turquoise


Wedgwood brought this pattern out in different colors like a green and a yellow. I think turquoise was the original color and I think the only color still made. It can't be bought in the U.S. though. I have seen it in London and in Tokyo.





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Posted: 1/31/2013 4:13:29 PM
Ashley,

I don't know if this would be available in Canada, but Macy's is having a buy 1, get 1 free sale on Chirp (and other patterns) through Feburary 18. Just FYI

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Posted: 1/31/2013 4:14:21 PM

My every day is Wedgwood Aztec, but I've broken enough that I need to find some extra plates.

I also have a partial set of Franciscan Ivy that I use as an every day. After Katrina, we found about half of this set in her rubble.

Finally, my good china is Lenox Solitaire.


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Posted: 1/31/2013 4:17:05 PM
Noritake "Shenandoah" Picked it out 25 years ago and I still love it.

Shenandoah


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Posted: 1/31/2013 4:20:27 PM
Thanks, Busypea, that is good to know. We don't have Macy's stores here, but there is one less than an hour drive from me across the border.
I also promised myself I wasn't going to buy any dishes until my kitchen is done and I've decided what kind of colours I'm going with. But nice to know I can maybe get them on sale if I want to. That would be a great deal!






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Posted: 1/31/2013 4:32:51 PM
Snow Lily by Lenox



and

Bellcrest by Noritake



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Posted: 1/31/2013 4:36:09 PM
Windsong by Lenox. It's retired. My mom had 2 12-place
complete sets of Noritake china plus all the serving
pieces that my dad got in Japan in the 50's when he
was there on cruise with his submarine. Paid something
like $29 a set. I rarely use mine so didn't
get one of her sets when she passed away.


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Posted: 1/31/2013 4:46:21 PM
I had Lenox Solitaire as my wedding china. 14 place settings, serving pieces, and sterling silver place plates. This was my trouseau. I choose it to go with my mother's china when we had big parties. She had Lenox, a white on white pattern with a silver rim. It is the only thing that I feel really bad about not getting when I divorced, but, then again, who would want the memories.

My mother gave me my grandmother's china. It is Noritake Bellemead. 12 place setting and serving pieces. It it perfect for me. I have replaced the sterling silver place plates and was given my mother's sterling silver goblets. I was also given my mother's sterling silver flatware. I polish

I use my china quite a bit. I use it for special occasions, celebrations and whenever I feel like it. I would say that my average is about 10-15 times a year.


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Posted: 1/31/2013 5:00:27 PM
BioChemPea!!!

I have the same china! It was my Mom's and it is very special to me. I love the square plates.


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Posted: 1/31/2013 5:01:14 PM
We ALMOST registered for Chirp, but I decided we didn't need china. I have 3 sets of "good" dishes, but none are china. Still like Chirp though!



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Posted: 1/31/2013 5:05:38 PM
Lenox Fruits of Life. Still love it after almost 18 years.

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Posted: 1/31/2013 5:07:42 PM
No way, Iowa girl! So funny. I love square plates, too. My mom gave me a huge set a few years ago for my birthday, and I think one of the reasons she chose that pattern for me is because of the square plates.






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Posted: 1/31/2013 5:13:29 PM
My wedding china was Palatial Platinum by Mikasa - see it here.

I also have my great grandmother's wedding china, which is called "Autumn Leaves" but I can't seem to find a pic online.



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Posted: 1/31/2013 5:27:35 PM
I didn't register for china when I got married but inherited some from my nana. It's Iroquois Grecian Gold by Ben Seibel - made in 1959 and only found now at replacements.com and occasionally ebay and etsy!



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Posted: 1/31/2013 5:44:53 PM
Mine is Old Country Roses by Royal Albert. I still love it today!


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Posted: 1/31/2013 5:44:59 PM
My china is no longer available. It is Calla Lily by Mikasa. It is all white with a raised calla lily design on one side. I have matching silver. My wedding flowers were calla lilies. We rarely use it. I do have a Christmas set by Spode. Our everyday is Fiesta ware. I really need to pull down the good china and use it more often! The pictures here are beautiful-love the turquoise place settings! I think I may inherit my mom's china that was passed down to her from her mom. It's red and white-kind of like a toile design.I can't remember the name of the design or company.

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Posted: 1/31/2013 5:47:02 PM
I have three current sets and one from my Grandmother.

My wedding china is Lenox Eternal



I added Christmas China, Lenox Holiday that coordinates with the Eternal pattern.



And recently bought a set of Lenox Opal Innocence.



I LOVE dishes!





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Posted: 1/31/2013 6:03:57 PM
I have a few sets. I love dishes.
My Wedding China is
Noritake La Prada
La Prada

I have these for everyday during the summer.One of my favorite patterns

Gien Cherry
Gien Cherry



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Posted: 1/31/2013 6:08:41 PM
My formal china is Lenox Solitaire - seems to be popular in this thread!

My everyday is Portmerion Botanic Garden - I really love it!


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Posted: 1/31/2013 6:09:59 PM
i have Lennox Gramercy...its bone chine with the signature gold pipe and a tiny calla lilly....i still love this pattern 25 years later.

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Posted: 1/31/2013 6:11:11 PM
I have a Noritake set Espana. I had side dishes but they are long gone. My father bought it when he had cataracts. It's very strongly geometric to make up for his lack of colour sense.

Noritake

I keep it because he bought it for me.

Edited. I used to have the sugar bowl and milk jug in storage, I wonder if I still do I liked the sugar bowl.

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Posted: 1/31/2013 6:14:04 PM
That Lenox Chirp set is gorgeous!!

My wedding china is Noritake Greenbrier - I still love it!




Amy

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Posted: 1/31/2013 6:31:45 PM
Oh lordy, I am such a bogan!! I don't have any 'good' china. I don't really have any need for good china, and to be honest (don't hate me LOL!) I really dislike patterned china. It looks really old fashioned to me, and I prefer modern stuff.

My everyday dinner sets are bright colours - 2 each of green, yellow, orange and blue. Certainly NOT to everyone's taste! Next time I buy a dinner set I will buy plain white and use it for everyday and also for 'good'.

agnes
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Posted: 1/31/2013 6:34:19 PM
I have several:
Noritake Severy
Mikasa Monte Carlo
For every day we use either: Johnson Brothers Day in June,
Mikasa Sea Quest, or Macys Hotel Collection bone china
In white



Agnes

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Posted: 1/31/2013 6:53:08 PM

Oh lordy, I am such a bogan!! I don't have any 'good' china. I don't really have any need for good china, and to be honest (don't hate me LOL!) I really dislike patterned china. It looks really old fashioned to me, and I prefer modern stuff.


For my good china I mostly use plain cream plates with a gold trim. They were frightfully expensive once, but I found then in an import shop. I wish I had bought more than just 4 settings. The 4 place settings hog the china cabinet though.

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Posted: 1/31/2013 7:16:36 PM
Mine is Noritake Squirewood



I picked it out 20 years ago. I still like it, but if something terrible where to happen to it in a move, I'd replace it with a much simpler style.


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Posted: 1/31/2013 8:07:24 PM
love, love, love Chirp

Ours is India by Wedgewood:



and Casual Elegance by Lenox (which reminded me of British creamware)



Mary




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Posted: 1/31/2013 8:13:55 PM

Ours is India by Wedgewood:



DH wouldn't let me buy any. *Sigh*

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Posted: 1/31/2013 8:28:32 PM
lenox butterfly meadow.
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Posted: 1/31/2013 8:56:09 PM
I have Christian Dior Tabriz






and Christian Dior White




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Posted: 1/31/2013 9:18:08 PM
Lenox Carolina. Retired but you can still find it on Ebay and Replacements.




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Posted: 1/31/2013 9:22:35 PM
We registered for china, Lenox Solitaire, and received 3 place settings as gifts. Most of our guests went off registry, which we were totally thrilled by!

We only registered at the urging of my stepmother, who insisted we had to give people that option. Most of our guests gave us gifts they had chosen for us, and I have to say that since we were older than the typical just starting out types, was preferable. We already had a house, most basic furnishings, so our friends gave us fun things and thrills.

But, back to topic, we received 3 settings of our china. We decided not to shell out the money for the rest (though we were established in our household, we paid for most of the wedding ourselves, and the Honeymoon 100 % ), so we decided to return the china and purchase a coffee maker and some serving platters that we could put to use right away.

Several years later, we inherited a set of china, which takes up space in our dining room storage. We very rarely use it - it has eight dinner plates, but seven of all other plates, teacups, saucers, salad plates. So generally it would be overkill if we had a couple over, and not enough if we had more over.


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Posted: 1/31/2013 9:23:24 PM
I have no idea. My MIL was so sad I didn't get any for my wedding, I got some hand me downs from 1 of her six sisters. It's white, grayish-silver with pinecones and says made in Japan. Not ugly, but sitting in my basement collecting dust.

p.s. I was a good DIL and never complained. She was just trying to be nice.

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Posted: 1/31/2013 9:24:47 PM
Lenox Liberty.

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Posted: 1/31/2013 9:29:15 PM
Lenox Autumn and Spode Christmas Tree

Love the Lenox Chirp...I might need that!

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Posted: 1/31/2013 9:43:46 PM
I still want Autumn (Lenox) - so beautiful!

I think reading the pairings is as interesting as the patterns themselves.


Mary




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Posted: 1/31/2013 9:54:06 PM
Royal Albert Old Country Roses. I love it in all its old lady glory!! I have the tea set and other serving pieces too.



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Posted: 1/31/2013 9:55:28 PM
Found a picture!
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Sorry for the weird link, but it goes to the right page.

Here's another link

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Posted: 1/31/2013 9:57:36 PM
Mine is Tuxedo by Lenox - cream with a gold band, goes nicely with some antique white with gold china that was my great grandma's.


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Posted: 1/31/2013 10:00:03 PM
Still love your India, Mary

jennifercw - That is a really cool pattern! I love it.

obsidian - I like yours too. Great vintage style, and a sweet story


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Posted: 1/31/2013 10:06:37 PM
My china is Noritake Blue Hill.

My casual dishes are Mikasa Italian Countryside.

Wendy J.
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Posted: 2/1/2013 12:05:42 AM
My wedding china is Noritake Sweet Leilani
and my everyday is
Aura by pfaltzgraff, which is so old, it is retired now!!!
I have been looking since before Christmas for new everyday. My pfaltzgraff has worn so awesome, that I will probably get that brand again.



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Posted: 2/1/2013 12:38:24 AM
From my wedding I have Noritake Rothschild. This one retired in 2009.

I inherited Noritake Antigua from my mom. This one retired in 1976.

In the past few years, my mom and MIL have started giving me
Lenox Winter Greetings for Christmas.


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