So much of my formative and early life was filled with chaos and disruption that most of my tableware choices reflect my desire to return to a "gentler time." Except for our daily use dishes, all the rest are throwbacks to either the late 1800s or the beginning of the 20th century of our country.
The Virginia Rose pattern is a perfect example of my view of a "gentler" era. Here's a photo of what it looks like. The design is composed of pastels of green, pink and lavender. The field is a soft cream and each piece is edged in platinum. I love the scalloped edges.
I usually pair it with pale green Depression glass.
As for the LuRay Pastels, this can be summed up as just plain old "fun." You can't be unhappy when the table is set with an assortment of these pieces. The photo below pretty much sums up our collection. Love, love, love it. It's pure fun for an Easter table.