This is the china pattern I picked out before I got married. It is by Nortake and called Vienna. I was smitten the moment I saw it. Sadly though, as with many other china patterns, it is no longer in production. When Mom and I found out that the production was going to stop, she went out and bought me quite a few more place settings and each birthday or Christmas, I received another one. I now have 19 place settings. Was shooting for 20 so there would be enough for a large family buffet, but 19 is close!
This is my Waterford Crystal pattern. It is called Lismore. One of the best things Mom did when we were picking out my patterns, was to educate me about different companies. Did you know that once Waterford creates and markets a pattern, it promises to not discontinue it. It is true that speciality pieces may not always be available, but the basic glasses are suppsoe to always be available. So far so good with this pattern and I picked it out 28 years ago!
This is a speciality piece of Waterford I purchased.