The annual New Looks for Old China feature in the pages of Southern Lady is a favorite with our staff as well as our readers—and the most recent installment inspired us to open up our china cabinets and share our own patterns with you! From wedding china to family heirlooms and from refined to rustic, our individual picks are as different as we are, yet they all possess a sense of timeless elegance. Click through to see the patterns that have captured our hearts.
When we were getting married, my husband and I chose Bonnabel Place by Kate Spade for our wedding china. I’ve always had a penchant for paisley motifs, and I liked that with the classic platinum-and-white framework, the china pattern feels a little bit traditional and a little bit fun—just like the two of us. Being very practically minded, my husband was at first a bit resistant to invest in something we would only use for special occasions, so I made him a promise we would truly use it. Since we love to cook and try new recipes, about once a month we plan an at-home date night to prepare a delicious meal and dine at a beautiful table set with our wedding china—a lovely reminder of the original promise we made. — Kathleen Whaley, editor