Y’all know by now I adore porcelain dinnerware. I’ve already discussed my serious love affair with iittala of Finland and Denmark’s Royal Copenhagen. Today I want to talk about yet another fav: the elegant Swedish Grace series by Rörstrand.
This calm and humble design has royal beginnings. Rörstrand was founded in the castle of Rörstrand in Stockholm in 1726. Their Swedish Grace design was first presented at the 1930 Stockholm Exhibit.
Yet it’s anything but déclassé. Swedish Grace is now a beloved Scandinavian classic, available in six soothing hues — five neutrals and an electric blue color, Sea, which keeps things interesting. Sea pairs especially well with other Rörstrand classics like Mon Amie and Ostindia:
(Mix and Match with Ostindia, Mon Amie, Swedish Grace; source: husligheter.elle.se)
Designer Louise Adelborg created the iconic Swedish Grace relief pattern, which is often likened to wheat swaying in the wind. Certainly, it’s warm and fresh — the ‘baked bread’ of porcelain design…
As a casual dinnerware set, I think Swedish Grace is really wonderful. Versatile and timeless, it’s especially great, perhaps, for those who want quality, fad-proof style they can love for years to come without setting for something completely plain.
In fact, I was *this close* to choosing Swedish Grace for our wedding registry. I love the pastels and the mix-and-match potential with Mon Amie. However, I was having a tough time tracking down enough matching serving pieces. If it hadn’t been for that, it would probably be on my table right now.
I mean, what’s not to love? Just looking at the images above makes me want some tea…
(This is not an endorsed post.)