Things I Like: X


Today I thought I’d share china patterns. As a child, it was the Treat of the Week if Mom let us eat off of her “fine china.”

from btdas

As an adult, I still have a fascination with the stuff. I may never own any–and that’s a-ok–but I still like to look.

Eden Turquiose

from bernardaud

by Bernardaud

I like how it’s a really pretty shade of turquoise while still being very fancy and proper. You don’t normally think of turquoise being proper.

Tobacco Leaf China

from mottahedah

by Mottahedah

I don’t necessarily like this as a china pattern–maybe you do?–but I would definitely wear a scarf with this pattern on it.

Gardner Street Platinum

from katespade

by Kate Spade

Florals are so rarely minimalistic. I think that’s what I like about this one. Spare and pretty.

Mandarin Blue

from ralphlauren

by Ralph Lauren

This pattern reminds me of antique blue and white china patterns, only updated and fresh. I especially like that the pattern is basically just a border, leaving plenty of room for the food to shine.

Gilded Weave

from verawang

by Vera Wang

Elegant. Simple. Classic. Could be used for a tea party or meatloaf.


from wedgewood

by Wedgewood

To me, these would be perfect for a fancy Thanksgiving dinner. Maybe for a Labor Day brunch. But that’s about it–as lovely as the pattern is, it seems very stuck in autumn.

Red Pagoda

from ralphlauren

by Ralph Lauren

Love it. It reminds me of a Chinese window or the front of a hutch. And it’s so simple.

Gilded Tapestry

from lenox

by Lenox

If Ivanhoe were set in the 21st century, these are the plates that Rowena would eat off of.

Palace Christmas Platinum

from noritake

by Noritake

Rarely do you see anything Christmas themed that isn’t enormously tacky. I don’t think that this is enormously tacky. Monochrome is rarely tacky.


Watercolor Indigo Blue

from lenox

by Lenox

Aren’t these great? It’s almost like a Marimekko print on a plate.

Blue Lace China

from mottahedah

by Mottahedah

I envision this pattern gracing the table of Castle Howard, the real life castle that played Brideshead in Brideshead Revisited. Great book, TV miniseries, and movie, by the way. And isn’t that a lovely shade of blue?


from lenox

from Lenox


I was walking throughout a department store when I saw this pattern–I was immediately stunned.

I love birds. For me, this is the perfect china pattern. If it wasn’t so expensive that I’d have to sell a chunk of my liver, I’d own a plate or two.


Chirp Holiday

from lenox

from Lenox


I’m totally enthralled by the idea of designing a china pattern that can be translated to a holiday china set just by replacing one plate.


Claire Danes

from dorothysurrenders

I think her face is like a beautiful china pattern.

Just sayin’.

suck it, martha.

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5 Comments on “Things I Like: X”

  1. Earth Momma
    November 21, 2011 at 2:57 pm #

    I bet you are surprised to know that Blue Lace and Mandarin Blue are my faves or your faves. Also- it’s a little weird that when you were a kid you thought it was a treat to eat off of the good china. When I was a kid, the good china coming out meant the food would be weird, I would have to be dressed in my mother’s idea of festive and would have to drink tea sweetened with pinks instead of Kool-aid or milk.

    • November 22, 2011 at 10:31 am #

      Not surprised at all. But the idea of sweetening tea with any of those things seems…not tasty. Milk, maybe. Kool-aid? Weird. Better than HIC though. 🙂

  2. November 22, 2011 at 8:58 am #

    I Looove the Tobacco Leaf China. 🙂

  3. November 22, 2011 at 8:59 am #

    Blarg. I tried to just leave my first name and left my middle initial too. Not trying to be confusing.:)

  4. November 22, 2011 at 10:30 am #

    Since I have sooo many friends named Eileen I’m glad you cleared that up. 🙂 And I would admire the Tobacco Leaf China at your hours but would probably only have Chirp or Blue Lace at mine. 🙂

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