Why do so many modern china patterns fall into one of two categories: boring or bizarre? I've been to Replacements and to the porcelain room at the Legion of Honor, I know that there used to be some gorgeous china patterns.
Luckily, there is hope in the name of designer china collections. Kate Spade's designs are fun, Jasper Conran always does well with Wedgwood and I just discovered Marc Jacobs for Waterford.
It's exactly my taste, but you could set one fabulous table with the David dinnerware in red, yellow or blue. Zoom in on the photo to get a closer look at the detailed pattern.
What's your favorite china pattern?