Written by Cynthia Findlay Antiques
It’s time to purchase new tableware, but that doesn’t mean it has to be recently made. A growing number of people are making the switch from contemporary tableware pieces to vintage dinnerware and collections. Here are three reasons you might want to do the same.
If you’re craving a collection of fine china and tableware, consider going vintage. Few contemporary tableware lines can match the quality and craftsmanship of the pieces made 30, 40, or even 100 years ago. Think: Coalport, Minton, Royal Albert and Royal Worcester. Although timeless, these precious and rare dinnerware pieces are still fragile. In other words, they can break if you’re not careful.
Unique Dinner Parties
Do you want an easy way to wow your dinner guests? Spruce up your next dinner party with tableware that’s as elegant and practical as contemporary tableware – but very unique. Vintage tableware is not only unique in style and design, but also history. Depending on where you purchase your collection, it might come with an interesting story you can tell during dinnertime.
Mix and Match
One of the great things about owning a collection of vintage tableware is that you can create your own collection. Sure, you can also find a complete set of vintage dinnerware pieces, but some of the best collections are the ones that feature unique pieces from various designers. So take the time to find pieces that reflect your personal taste and style and create a collection that is truly one of a kind.