Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Bone China

With this gorgeous hutch buffet now being custom made by Anne Quinn Furniture, I can start to plan what goes on display. We have tons (when I say tons, I meant at least 4 different complete sets each serving at least 8 people) dinnerware sets already, some are for casual day-to-day use and others formal but none of them are made of fine bone china. I am thinking of buying a complete set of bone china because, first they'd look great in my new hutch; and second, fine bone china is not only a good investment but also a nice heirloom to pass down to generations to come. However, bone china is not cheap: a complete set with 8 place settings that I like go anywhere from $2,000 to $3,000, and I know as a fact that we are unlikely going to use them that often, probably not even for holiday family dinners.

Here are a few options I am considering, all available through Hudson's Bay.

When I close my eyes thinking about what I want my bone china set to look like, this would come pretty close, the Signature Platinum Set from Royal Doulton. I love all the clean lines of the plates and cups but not so much the design of the tea pot, creamer or sugar bowl.

Royal Doulton's Signature Platinum Teapot, Creamer and Sugar Bowl

Kate Spade June Lane 5-Piece Setting

Vera Wang for Wedgwood With Love

Wedgwood Signet Platinum, pretty similar to the Royal Doulton's Signature Platinum Collection
And then there's this set by Gluckstein Home, not fine bone china but really inexpensive , available in gold and platinum.

So do you use bone china? Would you invest in a set knowing you are not going to get much use out of it?

P.S. I went to William Ashley's private VIP sale this past weekend and picked up tons of stuff. Will take some pictures and share with you later.

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