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post #31 of 51
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Originally Posted by Bonnie1965 View Post
I posted earlier that I don't have fine china. Still don't but would someday like to have the fiestaware. It isn't fine, but I like it. Anyone else have fiestaware?
Only the newer stuff--1 orange, oval platter, which I love.

MargeCat
post #32 of 51
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Only the newer stuff--1 orange, oval platter, which I love.

MargeCat
I have some wonderful bowls that I just love! They brighten my day.
post #33 of 51
I do not have fine china, because I have managed to break the Corelle that I DO have. Seriously, do you know how hard that is?!? I am truly a klutz. I have no crystal for the same reason.

I also have no real flatware, not even a spoon, because I can't stand metal in my mouth, and can't even bare hearing it clink on someone else's teeth or plate, so we only have plastic utensils.

However! If someone wants to start a thread about knives or pots and pans, I will happily show up to brag about my new set of Calphalon and my bee-uuuuu-tee-ful collection of Wüsthof knives.
post #34 of 51
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Originally Posted by alice_curiouser View Post
I do not have fine china, because I have managed to break the Corelle that I DO have. Seriously, do you know how hard that is?!? I am truly a klutz. I have no crystal for the same reason.

I also have no real flatware, not even a spoon, because I can't stand metal in my mouth, and can't even bare hearing it clink on someone else's teeth or plate, so we only have plastic utensils.

However! If someone wants to start a thread about knives or pots and pans, I will happily show up to brag about my new set of Calphalon and my bee-uuuuu-tee-ful collection of Wüsthof knives.
Ohhhh... you should start that one on your own just so I can look at them and drool. I simply adore Wusthof knives.
post #35 of 51
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Originally Posted by lookingglass View Post
1. Do you have it?
2. What does it look like?
3. How often do you use it?
4. Did you buy it or was it inherited?
No, not really. My sister has all the heirloomy stuff because...um... she has a house and isnt in college! It is very pretty bone china with a little gold stripe around the edges. My dishes are really cool, my mom got them at a garage sale and they're green and white with a really Ohio/agricultury/Victorian pattern on them.

The good china we use on Thanksgiving or Christmas, otherwise it is in the glass-door built-in in the dining room.

I do have the silverware though, since I'm the only one left to inherit stuff with our last initial on it!
post #36 of 51
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I simply adore Wusthof knives.
OMG, me too! I'd never had "good" knives, and had NO idea what I was missing. My 7" Santoku cuts through a tomato like butter! Like butter!!!

*fans self*
post #37 of 51
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Originally Posted by alice_curiouser View Post
I do not have fine china, because I have managed to break the Corelle that I DO have. Seriously, do you know how hard that is?!? I am truly a klutz. I have no crystal for the same reason.

I also have no real flatware, not even a spoon, because I can't stand metal in my mouth, and can't even bare hearing it clink on someone else's teeth or plate, so we only have plastic utensils.

However! If someone wants to start a thread about knives or pots and pans, I will happily show up to brag about my new set of Calphalon and my bee-uuuuu-tee-ful collection of Wüsthof knives.
Aaaaaaaaaaaaah! well, my knives are a bit of a mixed bag, but I have several very good friends among them -- Le Sabatier, for the most part. But the word that particulaly struck a chord with me was Calphalon. I don't know how I lived without them....
post #38 of 51
1. Do you have it?

2. What does it look like?
3. How often do you use it?
4. Did you buy it or was it inherited?
post #39 of 51
1. Do you have it?
Yes, 3 sets
2. What does it look like?
1st set is non-export Noritake. It is white with gold borders, and yellow
chrysanthamums
2nd is franciscanware Desert Rose. It not really bone china, but quite
old. It has what look like pink dogwood blossoms.
3rd is a holiday sey with holly and cardinals.
3. How often do you use it?
Only for company. The holiday set from Thanksgiving thru New Years alot.
4. Did you buy it or was it inherited?
The Noritake my parents bought for my Grandmother when we lived in Japan. I inherited both the Noritake and the Fransicanware from her.
post #40 of 51
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Originally Posted by lookingglass View Post
1. Do you have it?
2. What does it look like?
3. How often do you use it?
4. Did you buy it or was it inherited?
1. No chine but I do have what I consider "special" dishes.
2. They are a hodgepodge of antique authentic fiesta ware in various colors (cobalt, turquiose, orange, yellow and green)
3. For special occasions or when all our regular dishes are dirty! LOL
4. My mom bought them for me from a client and got 2 boxes of mixed pieces for $75. It was a great deal too because there were service pieces and everything. Some are to fragile to use but even in the not so great condition the tea pot alone is worth more than she paid for all of it. I absolutely LOVE them too because of the bright colors. All I need to do now is round out my collection. I need a few pieces to make a full service.
post #41 of 51
1. Do you have it?

Not any more..

2. What does it look like?

Like most broken plates do

3. How often do you use it?

I don't

4. Did you buy it or was it inherited?

I bought it. I broke it.

On the upside though, all the china we have just now is really beautiful and simple, so it can be used as your regular day to day china and the good stuff. I intend to get some more china when we move. Right now thee's no point just yet.
post #42 of 51
We have China (actually we got the set in a storage locker - auction) Its really pretty - red roses/white plates. We use it a few times a year or if we have more then 6 people over for dinner.

IMO why not use it? If YOU don't use it, who will? Too many people have china sitting for display and never use it - shame !
post #43 of 51
1. Do you have it? Yup - mom made me register for it when I got married over 10 years ago - I didn't want to. I have 5 place settings
2. What does it look like? Royal Doulton - don't remember the name. Plain white with a silver rim.
3. How often do you use it? I have never used it in 10 years
4. Did you buy it or was it inherited? It was bought for me, although, apparently I will inherit 1/2 of my mother's - she has 24 place setting of hers and it is similar to mine. I'm in no rush.
post #44 of 51
1. Do you have it?
Yep, but only 5 complete place settings.

2. What does it look like?

http://carico.com/elegnt_lifestyles/...s/pic_2_lg.jpg
3. How often do you use it?
Wanted to use it for Easter, but I didn't have enough place settings.
4. Did you buy it or was it inherited?

Bought 4 place settings, received another as a wedding gift. Really expensive, but as long as the company exists, the pattern will NEVER retire. Also, really really sturdy.
post #45 of 51
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Originally Posted by lookingglass View Post
1. Do you have it?
2. What does it look like?
3. How often do you use it?
4. Did you buy it or was it inherited?
I don't have any "fine" china. I used to have "Old Country Rose" china which I inherited from my Baba (grandmother), but it sat in a box and I never used it. I thought it was the ugliest china pattern I've ever seen. Way too colourful and busy for my taste.

http://ebayimages.goantiques.com/dbi...635lal3340.jpg

I ended up giving it to a cousin of mine who got the other 1/2 of the set because she really liked it.

I prefer plain white china that you can accessorize with colourful napkins, place holders etc. Looks more elegant to me.
post #46 of 51
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Originally Posted by LilleKat View Post
1. Do you have it?

Not any more..

2. What does it look like?

Like most broken plates do

3. How often do you use it?

I don't

4. Did you buy it or was it inherited?

I bought it. I broke it.

On the upside though, all the china we have just now is really beautiful and simple, so it can be used as your regular day to day china and the good stuff. I intend to get some more china when we move. Right now thee's no point just yet.
That sounds so sad
post #47 of 51
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Originally Posted by lookingglass View Post
1. Do you have it?
2. What does it look like?
3. How often do you use it?
4. Did you buy it or was it inherited?
1. yes
2. white, silver rim, pink/gray flower spray on one side.
3. i've never used it.
4. inherited from my mother - it was her wedding china, but my dad bought her some in Japan that she liked better, so she gave hers to her mother. when my grandmother moved to the assisted living apartment, i got her china cabinet & its contents - my mother's china!
post #48 of 51
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Originally Posted by alice_curiouser View Post
However! If someone wants to start a thread about knives or pots and pans, I will happily show up to brag about my new set of Calphalon and my bee-uuuuu-tee-ful collection of Wüsthof knives.
Oh do start a thread on this! We only have two good knives, so that is an area we need to expand on, but we've been redoing all our pots a few pieces of Calphalon, and what I love even more, my All Clad pieces...I adore them!
post #49 of 51
Nope, never really seen the purpose, but my mom does have a nice set of REAL Fiestaware she may be giving us when wefinally buy a house.
The Dinnerware we use now is a mix of classic white and the new squared asian inspired Corelle plates, bowls and coffee mugs. Our serving accessories are big white corelle bowls and platters. Things like our Gravy boat and butter dish are clear pyrex type glass.

I like the simplicity of the clear, it allows me to buy the 'fun' seasonal dishes and still match when we have a party or entertain.
post #50 of 51
Yes I have a service for 12 Jamestown China, I have had it for years.
Use it Holidays and special occasions

Nothing speculator But I have always loved it..



I also have a Beautiful Set of Stoneware service for 8 that were a Gift when we bought the new house, and the kitchen is red & white, These came from Spain and have to be hand washed but I love them, They are darker Red then they appear

post #51 of 51
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Originally Posted by rapunzel47 View Post
1. Do you have it?

Yes. Two sets, actually. [1] Royal Worcester "Mirage" [2] Don't know it's name

2. What does it look like?
[1]




[2] A similar design, but the band is emerald green, and the trim is gold -- too bright for my taste, actually.

3. How often do you use it?

[1] Not as often as I should. I love it, and love to use it, but I'm often lazy about it. Special occasions, though.

[2] Never. It's in boxes. I don't ever expect to have a need for so much "good" china at one time that I could imagine it being pressed into service.

4. Did you buy it or was it inherited?

[1] I chose the pattern, and bought a fair bit of it myself, but also received a fair bit as gifts.

[2] Inherited -- are you surprised?
Oooo! I like that pattern.

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Originally Posted by emrldsky View Post
1. Do you have it?
Yep, but only 5 complete place settings.

2. What does it look like?

http://carico.com/elegnt_lifestyles/...s/pic_2_lg.jpg
3. How often do you use it?
Wanted to use it for Easter, but I didn't have enough place settings.
4. Did you buy it or was it inherited?

Bought 4 place settings, received another as a wedding gift. Really expensive, but as long as the company exists, the pattern will NEVER retire. Also, really really sturdy.
That's nice too!

We don't have any china yet. The apartment is too tiny and it took us forever to decide on our everyday set. I have a thing about eating on colored plates. I dunno why but it grosses me out. LoL Maybe one day. Mom has a very plain set with a single rose in the middle and a gold rim. I think we will inherit that set one day.
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