Our china can be seen as a tale of time, as patterns get passed down from generation to generation or as we register for them before entering a new phase of life. It’s become synonymous with ever-lasting Southern tradition and elegance—and rightly so. So, it’s no surprise that some china patterns surpass the rest in their ability to withstand the test of time. Because when it comes to selecting a china pattern, taste and timelessness are the two most significant factors we must carefully consider. You can go with a simple white, a traditional blue, or even a pretty pink; but odds are, you aren’t going to go with a pattern that your Southern foremothers wouldn’t like to see whipped out during the holidays.
That’s why the china patterns that have solidified their place as classic, elegant, and timelessly beautiful are the go-to for any Southern woman. We place value in things that pay homage to what came before us, and these exquisite patterns do just that. Below are some of the most classic china patterns of all time, and they’re going to keep taking our breath away, year after year.