Some people have a passion for setting a table that can turn any dinner into a special occasion. These same people love to collect and use fine dishes and one of the favorites when it comes to collectibles is Royal Albert china.
Good food and good company are important for any meal, but certainly just as important is how the table is presented. Royal Albert is all about English elegance and has been making romantic floral printed dinnerware since the Victorian times and is so sought after there are people who hunt down and collect the numerous patterns offered—including the vintage Old Country Roses, one of the most popular patterns ever put onto china.
Choosing a set of china is a matter of individual taste and the pieces needed will probably vary but usually include dinner plates, accent plates, bowls and mugs and other serveware like platters and nesting bowls—all offered by Royal Albert china.
Royal Albert is always special, but some designs are less formal than others. For a casual approach, try any one of the floral sets with plain or fluted edges. Some popular choices for casual dining include colors like mint green and pink and patterns like polka dots.
For a more formal setting choose one of the floral patterns with gold banding, which is hand-applied and gives the china that extra touch of elegance. Start with plates and saucers for the number of place settings needed and add other pieces like bowls and cups as desired. For an authentic English touch for extra special events add a matching tea set that includes a teapot and cups.
Keep in mind that most modern china is safe for dishwashers, but should not be used in the microwave. Having dishwasher safe china can really cut down on clean up time after the event.
The right china matched to the right stemware can make any dinner truly special. Start a collection by browsing Royal Albert china today at Macy’s.