Produced by Barri Leiner
Who among us doesn’t have some fragile old family china stashed away, its sentimental value as huge as the space it takes up? We reach for it less and less often these days, as our need for a Louis XVI–style gravy boat wanes. And yet, we’d rather not give great-grandma’s china the heave-ho. We’d like to use it. For ideas on how to work vintage pieces (in this case, from an early 20th-century Czech set) into modern table settings, we visited four stylish shops, and came away ready to eat cake-à la mode.
Photography: Tyllie Barbosa