My husband and I were overwelmed by pattern choices at the department store - we each picked our top 3 favorites and this was the one that we both choose (independently!) as our favorite. We both love the pattern - we wanted something that we didn't think we'd get tired of over the years and that would look good at any time of year / any kind of meal. My husband especially likes the shape of the coffee cups. Each time we opened a wedding present from this collection, we were surprised how we still oh-ahhed over the pattern, feel and elegant beauty. HIghly recommend!