Laura Eliese

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My China and Silver Pattern

My China and Silver Pattern

I’m linking up to Kelly’s Korner- Show Us Your Life.

Today we are sharing our china pattern. Being the true southern girl, I LOVE china!! I love to set up a pretty table using our dishes, silver and serving pieces. Most of the china we received as wedding gifts, as well as some of my silver. My mom and grandma usually give me a place setting each year to add to my collection. I think it’s unfortunate that a lot of young ladies getting married now a’ days (I sound so old, ha!) don’t register for china or silver anymore. Maybe it’s more of a southern thing, but I love having something to collect and hopefully pass on to my daughter one day! I have to be honest though, I almost did not register for silver for the very same reasons that many girls today have– I thought it was a tad out of style and didn’t think I would use it. Well, when my mom found out, she and my sweet southern grandmama (born and raised in Georgia– pronounced “Joe- jahh” with the charming southern drawl) nearly had a conniption! So, they convinced me that I NEEDED silver– and I’m so glad I listened to them!

My everyday pattern is Wedgewood Portobello Road. We went with the cream place setting (looks white in the photo, but is very cream in reality) with khaki salad plates.

Sadly it is discontinued, and I could not find a photo of the khaki salads.

My fine china pattern is Wedgewood Vera Wang in Grosgrain. I’ve always loved this pattern! It’s so simple and timeless.

Our silver pattern is Reed & Barton Francis 1. I fell in love with this pattern because of its ornate detailing. The pieces are quite hefty and large. I have 7 place settings and one serving spoon and one slotted spoon so far.

The dishes in the photograph are not mine. :)

Hope you enjoyed seeing my patterns!