I’m reaching out to you all to get some feedback about everyday china. For Christmas, some of my family members gave us some funds so that we could replace our 10 1/2 year old everyday china. We’ve been using Colorwave in Graphite by Noritake (pictured below) ever since we got married, and I stopped liking it about 5 years ago. So this was a really wonderful gift to receive!
For several years, I have been saying that when I get the opportunity to change my everyday china, I’m going to buy all white plates, but buy several different patterns so that nothing matches perfectly but everything still looks cute together.
I still think that is a fun idea, but now that I am able to get new plates, I’m getting cold feet! Is this idea of an eclectic pattern-mixing display only good in theory? I want that, “you shopped at a thrift store and knocked it out of the park” look, which I know is possible to achieve. But I fear what is more likely is a, “you shopped at the thrift store and now you have a pile of weird and non-matching dishes” look.
Why is looking effortlessly fabulous so hard, people?!
I suppose I’m timid because I’ve lived for 10 1/2 years eating off plates that I didn’t really like and I don’t want to make the same mistake for the next 10 years!
So what would you do if you were in my shoes? Would you keep it nice and neat and just find one simple pattern, or would you take a walk on the wild side and get all different plates that are still the same color? Or would you take the middle road and do something like mix just 2 patterns together for more cohesion? Have you ever changed out your everyday china? Any regrets with what you own now?
Thanks so much for sharing your thoughts with me. I need some different perspectives!