Wednesday, June 20, 2007

almost eleven years ago when my husband and i were engaged, i (we?) chose these dishes as "our china" and we registered for them. i loved them. they are from ralph lauren home and i remember the pattern, called megan, wasn't carried by many stores. i can't even remember where i spotted them back in those days. i know it was some place in dc, but i can't remember the exact store. when i spotted them, i just knew i had to have them. when you get married and you are planning your life, you get a lot of advice, even about your dishes. i heard things like, you should get something a little fancier. i think it is too plain. it's not very interesting. do you think food will get stuck in the raised floral pattern? i am glad i didn't listen to anyone else's opinion about my dining ware. cuz i still love it. and, no, food doesn't get stuck in the flowers for goodness sakes. :)
  posted at 9:55 AM  

At 10:24 AM, Blogger Meg said...

When you "know" you want something, you REALLY know. And other opinions don't matter a bit. That's such a great feeling to have...whether you're shopping for china, or clothes, or a house, or whatever. It means you will love it forever!

Beautiful china, by the way. Love the name, too.

At 11:16 AM, Blogger Cindy @ My Romantic Home said...

Those are beautiful! I wish I still loved my china I picked out when I was 18. My service for 12 just sits in my closet because it's too contemporary and the wrong color for my taste now. I think all white was a very smart choice.

At 12:49 PM, Blogger D said...

I think the pattern is beautiful!

You are right, we do need to use what we want. Our pattern is similer. It is a raised criss-cross border on an off-white color.

At 5:43 PM, Blogger Julia said...

I love plain white dishes with either a fabulous design (like a white jug) or a raised pattern.

When I got married, the registry service screwed up my order and accidentally gave me some Portmerion plates. They are called "Botanic Garden" and are very, very cottagy. When I found out they were designed the same year that I was born (72), I decided that was to be our pattern. So our pattern found us, by mistake and I love it.

However, every single other dish I own is white with a raised pattern.

At 10:33 AM, Blogger Chris said...

What perfect dishes! I hate the ones I have and wished I had picked something like yours. You were brilliant for choosing them!

At 5:17 PM, Blogger Secondhandrose said...

I wish I had picked something neutral and classic. I now have blue trimmed dishes and wish I didn't! Very pretty.
Thanks, Karen

At 5:30 PM, Blogger Kim - ScrapToMyLu said...

I think they look perfect. Sensible, timeless. I am so not a typical china girl, so we chose our dinnerware from Pottery barn. I still love them, but they are too big for a regular cupboard.

At 6:06 PM, Blogger Jen @ The Cottage Nest said...

Oh, I love it. It's classically beautiful. You chose well.

At 8:18 PM, Blogger Southern Sugar said...

i love the megan pattern. i have the claire pattern and still lvoe mine after all these years too. and you are right about food not getting stuck in the pattern, i got that question alot too.

At 8:50 PM, Blogger Jenny said...

Hi. I read your blog today and loved it!

At 7:37 AM, Blogger lae said...

I chose Nantucket by Wedgewood. Same sort of thing all white with a basket weave trim. I chose this for everyday and never registered for "formal". My thought being if I love this pattern why would I only want it on special occasions. Everyone tried to convince me I was making a mistake. Too fancy for everyday and too plain for formal. Well 17 years later, I still love them.

Megan is also beautiful. Thanks for your lovely blog. It is so fun to read.


At 8:58 AM, Blogger Preppy Rider said...

I have the SAME pattern and just LOVE my dishes... I use them whenever I can! Great taste ;)

At 8:46 AM, Blogger Allison said...

I love the pattern and the creamy color - it goes with everything and can be dressed up or down - just perfect!


At 6:57 AM, Blogger Melissa said...

I love your dishes. I inherited my mom's wedding china (Aynsley "Singapore Bird") and another set from my Grandmother...I forget what it's called...I love yours!! You were smart to go with a neutral.


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