Most all entertaining enthusiasts, have at least one favorite white pattern. Here are a few of my favorites for you to consider for your 2011 entertaining. If you tend toward the traditional and formal, think out of the box to something with a contemporary feel like L’Object’s New pattern “Aegean White”. On a rich antique table with crisp white linens, this could surprise guests who might be expecting a traditional setting.
If you always go for a contemporary look, try something a little softer and slightly traditional. Mix a little old with the new and go for the color! Arte Italica’s Bella Bianca would be soft and transitional in almost any setting. Bella Bianca’s scalloped edges, antique lace, beading , and emblems and subtle floral motifs all combine to create this elegant unique tableseting.
The classic basketweave of Raynaud’s Osier dinnerware is at home with any design and will never go out of fashion.
And for those of us who love the timelessness of old patterns, Royal Copenhagen’s White Full Lace is a perfect choice.
White Full Lace is so very elegant, yet is microwave and dishwasher safe. The shape of this pattern was created in 1885 by Royal Copenhagen and has been manufactured in this all white version since 1987.
Fusion White by Bernardaud gives an “edgy” look for both formal and informal tables.
Other Bernardaud patterns such as Digital and Naxos provide endless possibilities for tabletop design.
Arte Italica’s pattern, Merletto Antique dinnerware is a pattern inspired by antique Italian lace. This beautiful vintage design creates a charming tablesetting and is handmade in Italy.
White china patterns are an empty canvas, just waiting for your creativity and personal style. Fabrics in every style and color, stemware, and cutlery can change a “basic white china pattern” to a lovely work of art on your table. So what china would be your “white tablescape”?!