Friday, February 6, 2009

Favorite Things Friday: Royal Doulton Provence Noir Dishes

My dishes are one of my favorite things! I adore them so much, I can't believe it has taken until my 14th Favorite Things Friday to write about my Royal Doulton Provence Noir dishes.

Aren't they beautiful?

When I was in high school, my aunt bequeathed two place settings of a truly lovely antique china pattern to me. Over the years, I've collected these from antique stores and dream someday of having a complete set. When we got married, I couldn't exactly register for them because they can only be found at antique stores, ebay and Replacements, Ltd. Instead, Abel and I decided to register for fancier everyday dishes. Abel had a definite opinion about our dishes (much to my dismay!) and these were a set we could both agree on. I couldn't be happier with the choice! These are especially perfect because they are sturdy enough for every day and yet dressy enough that I can set a really beautiful table with them.

The only problem is that I only have 8 sets (and due to my clumsy nature only 7 dinner plates). Normally, of course, that is a fine quantity. But, when I entertain it just doesn't cut it. I'd love several additional place settings, but would settle for even just a few more dinner plates. Perhaps I'll buy myself some for our anniversary in May!


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