My very first tablescape post four years ago featured my Grandma Rachel's wedding china, Heinrich H&C's Admiral pattern, which I have inherited. Grandma married in 1927 and was given 24 placesettings of this pretty pattern by her family and friends. I treasure her handwritten list of all the pieces she owned and keep it in a locked box along with our marriage certificate and birth certificates. Here's a closeup of the pattern from my recent Touch of Pink post. I have found this pattern to be very versatile, using it with greens and golds, as well as pink.
My mother, who married in 1951 (and who with my dad will celebrate their 63rd anniversary this month!) has two pretty wedding china patterns, both from Castleton. I've had fun playing with her dishes when I visit, going so far as to bring table linens with me on the plane! I think both of her patterns look very fresh and modern. Here is her Ma Lin pattern:
Rosalinde as her wedding china, and now our daughter has inherited it. We have enjoyed setting modern tables with this beautiful traditional pattern.
earlier table set with my wedding china, crystal, and silver.
Royal Doulton Fireglow. I still own these dishes, but we no longer use them every day. I do enjoy pulling them out occasionally, though!
Villeroy and Boch Switch 3 pattern.
Christmas table with this delightful pattern.