For a while now I have been looking on craigslist for a set of china. Then I started thinking that I would like to give each of my girls a set of china when they get married. It used to be a tradition that when a woman got married, she would inherit her mother's china or guests would buy different pieces of china to hopefully make up a whole set. Well times have changed and things have become so casual that nobody uses china anymore. I think it's a little sad that woman don't carry on that tradition. I thought I would start it with my girls and I just recently bought my second set. My mom has a set that belonged to my grandma but the selfish old lady (just teasin) isn't quite ready to let it go yet. My girls (ungrateful little brats, haha) don't care about it now but I hope to use each set quite often through the years so they have good memories of us all sitting down for formal meals and eating on the beautiful china of course. My favorite is Noritake China. There are so many dainty patterns that I love and the fact that it is made in Okinawa makes it that much more lovable. My first 8 piece set I bought from craigslist was $75 and my second set was only $30. Can you beleive a set of china brand new would cost at least $500 and I bought it for $30? Amazing! I love craigslist!