Some readers have noticed that we use Wedgwood bone china in our food photo shots. That's because these are our everyday dishes. Once upon a time, Penny managed the home furnishings division of a department store. The china department was part of her domain and she learned about the pros and cons of various types of dinnerware.
In a small city home, we decided we only had space to store one set of dishes. We didn't mind paying for something that would last. Here we are decades later enjoying the same pieces of Wedgwood Nantucket that we bought way back then. We have replaced a couple of pieces what were broken in a really bad drop onto a slate floor. However, since our choice is a classic pattern, we've been able to do that easily.
Why Bone China?
Because it is attractive, graceful, lightweight, strong, durable, and if you buy a timeless pattern from a major fine china producer, you will be able to buy additional pieces or replacement pieces if you ever need them.
If you don't have gold or silver trim, it is dishwasher and microwave safe.
As a cook, Penny loves the look of food on a white plate, so we confined our original search to while bone china with or without an embossed pattern. What's more, with a white pattern, you don't have to worry about colors fading or wearing off. Wedgwood happens to have a great collection of all white bone china, so we narrowed our search to that firm.
Our original plan was to add some pieces of the Wedgwood White pattern as a calmer, simpler choice. You can mix and match the pieces from the various patterns because the white bone china material is all the same color and tone. Since we never tired of our Wedgwood Nantucket Basket pattern, we never did add the second pattern.
Today you have an even wider selection than we had back then. Here are some of the popular Wedgwood all white patterns available on Amazon:
What's on your Food Lover's Shopping List?
Words: Penny & Ed Cherubino
Photos: ©2017 Penny & Ed Cherubino