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Opinion requested

What do y'all think of this dinnerware pattern? Do click on the picture to see the detail on the rim.

Background: we've been looking for a daily pattern since, oh, 1998 or so. Not constantly, mind you, but off and on. Either I've liked it and he hasn't, or he's liked it and I haven't. I called him today and although we haven't seen it in person, we both like the general concept of it. After 8 years of looking, I'm inclined to jump on any pattern on which we can agree. :)


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Apr. 20th, 2006 11:06 pm (UTC)
LOL, I like it! After 8 years yeah, maybe it's time to decide! I love my china, but I got all of about 4 pieces as wedding gifts, and now it's discontinued! I have *never* used it thanks to Owen arriving just before our first anniversary. Some day when my kids are older, I will have real dishes that aren't shatterproof! In the mean time I use corelle every day and some xmas themed frufru dishes that my sister gave me when we have people over for xmas dinner.

Anyway, I like the white and cream, the best of both worlds as far as color goes, and the edge detail is really pretty without being a distraction form the food. Have you check ed the prices with Nat Schwartz? Scott turned me on to them when we were wedding shopping and they have great service and great prices!
Apr. 21st, 2006 11:49 am (UTC)
plate geeking
Gosh, it's been a long time since I've been on LJ. So, um, Hi!

I have a perversion that I like looking at porcelain dinner patterns. But I guess we all have our shameful vices.

I like the rim design, definitely. The center color looks very yellow on my screen, so I'm a bit hesitant about that. (I'm not fond of yellow). For my taste, Mikasa porcelain tends to be rather thick and heavy, though that's not something I can see for this pattern from the picture. I like that it probably won't compete with the food for center of attention.

If you're curious, these plates are what we use for every day: V&B Cellini

If I had loads of cash, it would be these plates: Magic Flute (here's a better pic of a plate)

My husband never seems to have an opinion with this stuff. This makes picking things easy, but well, sometimes hearing an opinion would be nice...
Apr. 21st, 2006 02:05 pm (UTC)
Re: plate geeking
Good to see you back! I think as far as vices go, that one is pretty harmless in the grand scheme of things. ;)

I don't mind if it's a little thick ... really, that's a bit of a bonus for durability since it's just dailyware and will be going in the dishwasher. I need to see it in person to determine how yellow it is.

I like your V&B Cellini plates -- I actually like them better than the more expensive selection, based on the pictures.

This is our formal china pattern, which we desperately need to finish before it gets discontinued.
Apr. 21st, 2006 09:23 pm (UTC)
Re: plate geeking
Thanks :)

It's not so harmless when one must schlepp around the fruits of ones sinful activities...

Somehow I find myself easily chipping things that are thick, but not the thinner stuff. I dunno if this is psychological ("hey! it's thick! it don't matter if I drop it! whoops." Meanwhile I am supercareful with the thin stuff.) Or maybe thinner porcelain is just stronger and harder? Or, the thin stuff just breaks outright instead of chipping? Our formal stuff is the Rosenthal Maria white that I inherited from my grandmother. It's a pattern that's been around forever. It's quite thick, and there isn't a single piece that I have that doesn't have a chip here or there out of it. (I'll excuse it, though. It's, what? sixty. seventy years old?)

Thanks about the V&B. I'm quite happy with those. But the pics don't do the more expensive ones justice. Those have a nice matte rim/shiny middle contrast. The rims are scenes from The Magic Flute, with bits of the libretto hand written on the back. This explains why they're so stinking expensive. We managed to get seconds of the cellini at the V&B factory in Germany, so it wasn't too bad pricewise. Rosenthal don't sell seconds of the expensive ones.

I like your formal china - poking around that website, I'm really surprised I hadn't heard of that maker before.
May. 5th, 2006 01:01 am (UTC)
you just asked the queen of yellow & white if she likes a dinnerware pattern that's yellow & white - i LOVE it!!!!!!
Jun. 6th, 2006 04:34 pm (UTC)
*giggles* Well, see, that's a good thing because you're clearly an authority on this color combination! :)
Jun. 6th, 2006 04:27 pm (UTC)
Thumbs Up
I like it. It's bright and happy, while at the same time classy and understated. If you both like it once you see it live, I say go for it.
Jun. 6th, 2006 04:36 pm (UTC)
Re: Thumbs Up
Given that you have some of the most impeccable taste of anyone I know (and I really do mean that - you're always put together), I consider that quite an endorsement. Thank you for weighing in, sweetie!
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