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Bridal Bests: Fine China

Friday, October 26, 2012

Contrary to its delicate appearance, fine china is not fragile. In fact, fine china is actually among the most durable, long-lasting dinnerware available.  Lightweight and lasting, with beautiful translucence and brightness, fine china - even if used every day - will last for years to come. Here are a few of my favorite patterns to fit key aesthetics:

Traditional.  You can't go wrong with a timeless, classic china pattern with an elegant platinum band. Try Noritake's Crestwood Platinum, which features a broad platinum-band border on white porcelain. The border is intricately accented with a softly frosted background and geometric flourishes.

Floral.  A botanical pattern makes formal dinnerware feel a bit more playful. Try Spode® Sophie which features an exotic mix of floral patterns, leafy details and bright colors, creating a beautiful backdrop for any meal. Fun fact:  Though this pattern has a modern look, it is based on a Spode-archived pattern dating back to 1779 when Josiah Spode perfected fine china and made a name for himself.

Black and White. Just like a little black dress, you can never go wrong with black and white dinnerware.  Classic and stylish, its neutral palette lends itself to any tablescape, be it harvest, holiday or every day.  Try Lauren Ralph Lauren's Cocktail Dress which will dress up your table with black lacy trims and contemporary florals set against fine white bone china.

Textured.  Go beyond basic and choose a fine china pattern that raises design to the next level – literally! - with a textured pattern. Try Lenox Opal Innocence Carved, a variation of Lenox's best-selling Opal Innocence dinnerware that features the same scroll motif but in raised relief against pristine, white porcelain.


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