Awesome wedding "china" #Stuff we love#registry Updated Oct 12 2015 (Posted Jan 4 2007) Ariel arielmstallings Thanks to cuttlefish for posting this in the Offbeat Bride flickr group! I've always thought that wedding china was a silly tradition — who wants flatware you're afraid to use? And I've just never seen china in patterns that I actually like. As a fabulous alternative, our reader Lauren uploaded this photo of her non-traditional wedding china. (Adding: "beat that, tiffany & co!") Sarah Cihat makes amazing rehabilitated dishware, complete with silhouettes of animals, jolly rogers, rockers, and pin-up girls. There's also this post on our sister site, Offbeat Home: This ain't your mother's china pattern: Where can we find offbeat china? It features tons of china in awesome patterns and strange shapes. Reporter Name * Reporter Email * Original text Enter the original text here. Edited text* Enter your suggested copyedit here. Notes You can add a note for the editor here. * Required information. Fix Typo Ariel Author of the Offbeat Bride book, Ariel acts as the publisher of all the Offbeat Empire websites. She lives in Seattle with her son, and if she's not reading or writing books, chances are good that she's dancing or happy-crying. Subscribe to her newsletter to get the behind-the-scenes stuff. PREVIOUS Offbeat Bride mention in The Guardian NEXT How to make a wedding porta potty less gross and more awesome Show/Hide comments [ 4 ] Actually, the reason bone china is so popular is because it's very, very durable. Sure, there are exceptions, like stuff that goes by "china" simple because it's formal and anything with metal bands on it because it'd durable but can't go in the dishwasher, but overall china is a good move because it's truly hard to break and comes in a pretty variety. Personally, I prefer stoneware and other such because I don't mind breaking dishes occasionally if it means I get to change them without finding a place to store the others, but people should actually use their good china! Reply Hello Ariel, I love the designs in the image posted here, but when I clicked the link to follow up it said that it did not exist. Any other place that you know of that I can connect with the artist? Reply Looks like in the five years since this post was written, the artist's URL has changed. A quick google for her name leads you here: http://sarahcihat.com Reply OMG my husband and I have those exact flowery plates! So weird! Reply Join the conversation Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Sign me up for your offbeat awesomeness newsletter! No-drama comment policy Part of what makes the Offbeat Empire different is our commitment to civil, constructive commenting. Make sure you're familiar with our no-drama comment policy. Biz owners & wedding bloggers Please just use your real name in your comment, not your business name or blog title. Our comments are not the place to pimp your website. If you want to promote your stuff on Offbeat Bride, join us as an advertiser instead.