I've found the make of the china I've loved for awhile now--it's Wedgwood's Queen's Plain pattern. It's elegant and rustic at the same time, and its warm white compliments other colors beautifully--can't you imagine it against softly colored tablecloths with softly colored napkins folded on top? Its simplicity would ground and showoff my eclectic collection of patterned dishes so well.
The unfortunate part is that it's also discontinued and therefore rather expensive, so I'll have to assemble my collection slowly, piece by piece. But then, that's the way I've always collected china (and I've collected dishes and serving pieces for years).