28 Sets of Fine China to Serve Your Fancy Meals on ...

I didn't get any fine china when I got married, but I did inherit a set recently. We lived in a tiny apartment and wanted practical dishes. It used to be that registering for wedding china was a rite of passage, but that tradition seems to have fallen out of favor. After all, fine china and future kids don't mix. I rarely get mine out because I'm terrified that one of my boys will break a dish. No matter where you are in your life, if you're choosing fine china, it's fun to check out all the choices, though it can be hard to make a decision. Have a look!

1. Pink and Gold

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Via Fine Antique French Vermeil Flatware ...
This is a beautiful set of fine china, don't you think? The combination of pink and gold works really well together.

2. Bright Colors

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Via Vintage Handcrafted Porcelain Japan Fine ...
The bright colors on this china make it really stand out. Can you imagine having a cup of tea out of this?

3. Gold Embellishments

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Via Kelly Wearstler's New Dinnerware Collection ...
Gold embellishments on your fine china give it a wonderfully elegant appearance that enhances any table.

4. Dark Blue

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Via Wedgwood Renaissance Gold Collection - ...
Fine china doesn't have to be delicate, girly colors. You can choose virtually any color you want. I love this dark blue, don't you?

5. Mismatched China

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Via Pretty + Understated Wedding Luxury ...
There's no rule that says you can't mix and match several sets of china for a look that's all your own.

6. Traditional English Look

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Via English Crownford Queen's Fine Bone ...
The English are famous for their daily tea breaks and this teacup and saucer displays a pretty traditional pattern.

7. Blue and Gold

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Via Vintage Royal Doulton Fine Bone ...
The combination of blue and gold work really well for fine china. What do you think?

8. Nautical Feel

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Via Lenox British Colonial Collection - ...
I love how the palm trees and boats on this set of china give it a nautical appearance.

9. Art Deco

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Via Art Deco Teacup and Saucer ...
For an old time look, this fine china brings the Art Deco years right to your table. Pretty, isn't it?

10. Silver and Deep Purple

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If I were going to choose a set of fine china, this silver and purple version would make me really happy.

11. Gold All over

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Via Antique Royal Grafton Fine Bone ...
The gold handle on this teacup makes it a really different choice, but no less awesome than the other ones on this list.

12. Old English Rose Pattern

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Here's another example of a traditional English pattern on fine china for tea.

13. Feminine Flowers

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Via Antique Shelley Maytime Chintz Pattern ...
This set is just right for a girl's afternoon tea. It would be perfect with some pink cakes and cookies.

14. Inside the Cup

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Via Vintage English Grosvenor Buttercup Yellow ...
It's cool how the pattern inside the cup is different from the rest of the china, but still works beautifully.

15. Fluttering Butterflies

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Via Items similar to Herend Hungary ...
Many sets of china are covered with flowers, but this one with butterflies is just lovely.

16. Blue Flowers

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Via Lenox Garden Grove 5-Piece Place ...
This set of china combines the flowery feel of vintage dishes with the modern and contemporary look you probably want in your kitchen.

17. Roses in Two Colors

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Via Royal Albert Old Country Roses ...
This combination of red and yellow roses is gorgeous, don't you think?

18. Dark Background

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Via Mid Century Tuscan Fine Bone ...
Instead of the white background on other china dishes, this one features a black one that really enhances the color of the flowers.

19. Personalized China

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Via ~Tiffany Blue Mix~ | French ...
Wouldn't it be fun to showcase your new initials by choosing personalized china as your wedding set?

20. All the Accessories

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Via A FLIGHT, BARR & BARR ...
You can't stop at plates and cups when you choose fine china. You need all the accessories to round out your collection.

21. A Pop of Turquoise

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Via English Royal Stafford Fine Bone ...
Turquoise is my favorite color, so this set of fine china tops my list of favorites.

22. Vintage English Queen Anne Fine Bone China

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Via Reserved for Risya/Vintage English Queen ...
You won't find anything more delicate than bone china and this rose pattern really makes it something special.

23. Forest Picture

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Via Antique English Royal Albert Silver ...
Instead of having just the flowers, this set also includes the lovely tree that they grow around.

24. Fit for Royalty

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Via The Curated Object: Decorative Arts ...
Can't you just see a king and queen laying out this set when they host a fancy dinner?

25. Green and Blue Daisies on a Green Background

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This pattern is really different, but still stunningly gorgeous, am I right?

26. Pink and Green

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Via Crystal Bowls, Barware, Wine & ...
Of course you can't go wrong with a set of china that doesn't have a pattern at all. This plain colored version is just as beautiful.

27. Tiffany Blue

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Via Royal Albert Old Country Roses ...
If you love the Tiffany blue color, you will love spreading this set of fine china on your dining room table.

28. Pink Roses on Black

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Via Paragon Vintage Pink Roses on ...
This set has a slightly Asian flair, but would look great on any table.

Do you own fine china? What pattern does it have? What events do you use it for?

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