Thursday, January 24, 2013

Not your grandmother's china

As my interest in all things design grew, so did my interest in tablescapes (which, btw, is a word I think got made up and I was definitely not acquainted with before blogging).

So I started paying a lot more attention to place settings...do you know how many fantastic china patterns are out there??? A LOT.

The possibilities are just endless...

Kelly Wearstler has some pretty bad A patterns that are *gorgeous*:


And I could shop Kate Spade all day long:

or 


Some more budget friendly versions can be found at Mikasa...

How cute would this be for Valentine's??? (c:

Can't go wrong with a little greek key...


And if you want some fantastic fun, quirky, and colorful options...you know Anthro is your go to...

I snapped this of my *favorite* plate there the other day, love that little guy (c: 


I'm slowly acquiring some cool ones from thrift stores and totally scored this awesome pattern on Saturday:

via my instagram

How cool is that pattern??? It's a metallic bronze...and fun fact, it's actually the china from American West Airlines that they created for a select couple planes and used it between 1989 and 1991...crazy, right?

I'm totally in love and can't wait to use it! It'll totally look like this, right???


Riiiiiiiight....



11 comments:

birdie to be said...

I love these sets! And that tablescape is gorgeous!

Baby Mama Juice said...

Since I have no fine china (gasp), I was thinking of getting 12 different but coordinating place settings. What do you think? Would it work or look mismatched?!

Bambino by the Bay said...

I love that Kelly Wearstler and the ones that you have thrifted! What a fun way to start a new collection!!

Jane Craske said...

I'm awful for dishes, can't ever get enough and I've been coveting the ones you found since I saw them on instagram. LOVE.

I have Kate Spade's plates from two years ago with the stylistic flowers. I use them almost daily.

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Amy Fashion Blog said...

congrats on your find

Sam [The Peak of Tres Chic] said...

I am beyond obsessed with that Kelly Wearstler first pattern! Yum!

Rachael {all things beautiful} said...

Gorgeous settings. My fave is the first one.

Shelley {Crazy Wonderful} said...

That first Kate Spade. Oh my, how I love it! What a cool find on your set. That design is so right now. You'll rock it for sure!

Jenna said...

Love the polka dot KS and the greek key! So much fun!

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