We don't really use formal china, but if we were to start, it would be an all-out eccentric beauty like this that might lure us in. We like that it is unapologetically fancy; a table set with this would automatically signal an "event". Full setting below the jump:
From Wedgwood USA. Prices range from $30 (saucer) to $375 (serving bowl).
Also available at Macy's.