I've been adding on to my China collection since I got married in 1980. I just received an important piece (well, to me, anyway) that I ordered from Replacements, Ltd. It's a tureen, ladle and under-plate. My pattern was discontinued shortly after I started collecting it and so I am always thrilled when I get to add on something special. I have a beautiful vitrine that I use to display it in. I just about flip out whenever we have to use it for entertaining! I'm so nervous. But in 26 years not one piece has ever been broken. Anyway, do any of you enjoy collecting pieces too? What are your patterns? If you have pictures, I'd love to see them! My pattern is Loewstoft by Adams. If my DH will show me how to post a picture I will.