Choosing the Right Dinnerware

Having a fine china collection used to be thought of as something you’d use only for special occasions. While it is nice to have designated tableware and serveware for such instances, why not also enjoy the patterns and styles you love to inspire your everyday table? Beautiful dinnerware and crystal can bring a touch of glamour to your daily life that you surely deserve. Think of dinnerware as a little black dress—you can dress it up for formal occasions or dress it down for a more casual look! Whether you’re moving into your first home or apartment or starting your life as a newlywed, you can make selecting a dinnerware collection easy with these tips from Villeroy & Boch!

 

Choosing the Right Dinnerware

There are quite a few things to consider when choosing your dinnerware. It’s more than just picking a pattern that suits your personal style. You have to consider the material that it’s made from as well. Think of it as an investment—something that you’ll use every day, have for years to come, and may even pass down to future generations!

 

The Right Material

Dinnerware can be made from a variety of materials, like stoneware, earthenware, and porcelain. When you hear the words “porcelain,” or “china” the words “fragile” and “delicate” may come to mind, but the reality is that porcelain is actually the strongest and most durable material when it comes to tableware—especially everyday use tableware. If you invest more money up front, you’ll spend less in the long run; settling for a cheaper set means that it will most likely need replacing, and as a result, you’ll be spending more than if you were to invest in a more expensive set from the start.

 

Newlyweds: Choosing a Pattern You & Your Hubby Can Agree On

With so many patterns on the market, how are you supposed to choose just one? It may seem like a daunting task—especially finding a pattern that the both of you can agree on, but Villeroy & Boch makes everything a whole lot easier. Villeroy & Boch offers a variety of dinnerware patterns that incorporate both feminine and masculine designs, with a number of different design elements. You can mix and match patterns, and even come up with an eclectic-looking tablescape using just one V&B collection! The Audun Collection, for example, includes a number of different patterns within it. Audun Ferme features a farm vignette, Audun Chasse features designs depicting the hunt, Audun Fleur features a feminine floral garland around the inner rim, and Audun Promenade features a masculine black and white trellis pattern on the rim. The choices are limitless. Choose from patterned, solid, classic, or modern and get creative!

 

Audun Chasse

The Audun Chasse collection features designs depicting the hunt.
Villeroy & Boch Audun Chasse

Audun Ferme

The Audun Ferme collection features farm vignettes depicting the beautiful French countryside.
Villeroy & Boch Audun Ferme

Audun Fleur

Audun Fleur includes a feminine floral garland around the inner rim.
Villeroy & Boch Audun Fleur

Audun Promenade

The Audun Promenade collection features a masculine black and white trellis pattern on the rim.
Villeroy & Boch Audun Promenade

The choices are limitless. Choose from patterned, solid, classic, or modern and get creative!

 

Why Villeroy & Boch?

Villeroy & Boch offers a variety of dinnerware collections, featuring different patterns and styles—all made from first-rate premium porcelain and premium bone porcelain. Villeroy & Boch plates are created by using a complex manufacturing process that creates top-quality, and a lasting final product. Choosing dinnerware from Villeroy & Boch is a long-term investment, as your collection can be passed down through generations—to your daughters, sons, granddaughters, or grandsons!

The brand has been placing the highest demands on its own products for more than 250 years! Villeroy & Boch continues to place huge importance on traditional craftsmanship; in fact, many of the collections are painted by hand and are individually inspected by the master craftsmen before they leave production.

 

Gone Are the Days of Cracked & Chipped Plates

Anyone who chooses Villeroy & Boch is sure to be impressed with the good edge strength of our shock-resistant premium porcelain and the aesthetic beauty of our fine premium bone porcelain. Whether you’re looking for formal or everyday dinnerware, Villeroy & Boch offers an array of options—from classic patterns to modern styles to whimsical designs!

  • Laura Block

    planning on purchasing a mix and match set for 12 of Auden for Christmas table. Love some suggestions as to color, style etc. for tablecloth, placemats, napkins, chargers etc. thank you

    • Isabelle von Boch

      Hi Laura–Isabelle von Boch saw your comment and we are working on a blog post specifically about how to make Audun festive for the holidays! In the mean time, Isabelle wanted me to reach out to you to find out if you live near any of our retail locations. If so, our sales staff would be more than happy to offer suggestions either in person or over the phone. Our retail stores tend to have more product than we have available online, and would give you the opportunity to view different Audun pairings in person! Thank you for reading and for your comment!