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    The Collection is growing

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    ________A follow on from the "Breakfast Companions" thread..____Click on images for larger view.
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    ________There are however local differences in preference for colour of wood
    ________or more correctly combination or otherwise of woods.
    ________I would be interested if there is an overriding forum member preference .
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    ________Comments on members preferences would be appreciated.
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    _____C______D_
    _______As a matter of interest all the dark wood is the same colour, just my photography that is off.
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    They all stand on their own in their own way.
    My personal liking is drawn to the dark cup (walnut?) on light dish.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frank Fusco View Post
    ...(walnut?) ...
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    Well its nice to know that all my taste isn't in my mouth.

    I like the light colored base with the dark colored top too.
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    I like A the best, think it is the "flecking" and grain patterns that have caught my eye. Very nice work Chas.
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    first thought was the A version charles but as i looked them again i started to go with C.. reasoning-- A is a graing looking wood and like grain and color but it gets lost in its saucer. but as for C i like the richness of the light wood which looks clean and the cup can with stand some staining and still look good wher the white cup could get stained easily if used for liquides charles..
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    Definitely "C". I like the contrast of the dark cup on light wood. While the saucer is important to the set, the dark cup brings a focus to it.

    An added thought. I like "A" but it feels "busy". If the "A" cup were on the "D" saucer and vice-versa, I think I'd like them better.

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    Won't be the first time I'm the odd man out, but my preferences are D, followed by A. In the versions with contrasting wood, the cup and saucer seem to be fighting for my attention, and that fight detracts from the overall form (and function) of the two pieces combined.

    It's sort of as if B and C are saying:
    "Look! I'm a cup!"
    "Well, I'm a saucer!"
    "No, a cup!"
    "No, a saucer, I say!"
    But A and particularly D are saying:
    "Hi. We're here to hold your egg."
    This isn't to imply that contrast is bad. I just think in this case it feels unbalanced. If there was a way you could have a third element in the piece (i.e., a lid, wghich would make no sense for an egg cup, or using contrasting layers for the cup), I think it could have the contrast and feel more balanced. Here's an example of what I mean...to me, the three layers look better than two:

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    Chas these are great! I like A the best.
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    Chas i also like A the best followed by D.

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