My fiance and I have inherited some beautiful china pieces from his maternal grandmother. It is the fine china pattern she picked out (Castleton Gloria) in 1950, but never used! She only received 3 place settings, and some various small pieces as gifts, and never completed the set. This pattern was discontinued in the 70s, and is only available purchased at replacement stores like Replacements.com or through auctions, eBay, etc.
I really love this pattern and really love the idea of heirloom china, but I also really want to complete the set...the problem is I was counting on being able to register for china to receive some pieces as wedding gifts. Is there any way to register for (or include in a bridal registry) discontinued china? Replacements.com has the option to "register" for notifications of when pieces become available, but as far as I know, this is not actually a bridal registry in which guests can "shop" for items to buy you and check them off your gift list. It is just a notification of available inventory.
Any ideas/advice is great appreciated! Thanks!