Kris Jenner has a walk-in closet for her ten full fine china collections: kind of cool?

If you were rich and you had the space and time, what would you collect? I would collect purses, jewelry, art and… vintage glassware, ceramics, and fine china. While I think the Kardashian-Jenners have incredibly tacky (or boring) interior-design style, I am consistently curious about what they collect and why. As it turns out, Kris Jenner collects expensive, designer fine china. She showed off her entire walk-in closet full of her china displays to Poosh (Kourtney’s site).

Kris Jenner has a room in her home dedicated to fine china — because of course she does.

The Kardashian family matriarch, who has an estimated net worth of $170 million, is evidently a fan of the finer things in life, as she revealed Monday that her dish collection includes a $598 Hermes cup and saucer, a $640 Gucci teapot and a $460 Hermes plate.

The space, which was described as a “walk-in closet” in a post on daughter Kourtney Kardashian’s lifestyle blog Poosh, boasts more than 10 complete sets of designer dinnerware.

[From Page Six]

I love looking at fine china so much. So many fashion designers do china lines too – Vera Wang’s collections are gorgeous, and I love Tiffany pieces too. Kris is buying high-end stuff from Gucci and Hermes, and that stuff will likely retain its value if she ever chooses to sell off her collection. From the way everything is being “displayed” in a walk-in closet, I don’t even think she’s buying these pieces as an investment or even as a brag. She just likes collecting china. I bet she rarely even uses the pieces, maybe just for special occasions like Christmas dinner. Last thing: considering how many kids Kris has (six) and all of her grandchildren, having ten complete sets of dishware doesn’t seem that excessive?

Photos courtesy of Instagram.

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  1. Noki says:

    Maybe Kris can replace Lisa Rinna on Real Housewives of Beverly Hills,that would be a hoot.

  2. SarahCS says:

    I have to say I love this. My grandparents used to live in the Paris suburbs and often when I went to visit we’d do day trips to various chateaus that were in driving distance and so often they have rooms you can visit where all the china was stored and it’s just beautiful.

    My socialist soul is unsettled by the conspicuous consumption while the artist in me loves the beauty.

  3. L84Tea says:

    Oddly, I think this is awesome. If I had that kind of money, I would undoubtedly have a fine China collection, but that’s just because I’m a weirdo who loves China patterns and silver/flatware patterns and could discuss them for hours if someone would let me.

    • teek says:

      Good for her, preserving beautiful china for later era’s. Of course she doesn’t use them. She allows people to admire them. Not a huge fan of hers, but she is safe keeping them for generations to come. My mother has many beautiful pieces that she keeps and doesn’t use. I have a few pieces that I have and them set aside, to be looked at not used from our families heirlooms. Some things just need to be preserved and looked at lovingly.

  4. Becks1 says:

    omg, I love that. Gorgeous. If I had that money for that much fine china AND a closet like that I’d be all over it.

    I love fine china. We got one set for our wedding (not a complete set, I think we have 6 place settings in our china pattern that we picked out) but my grandmother gave me her full set – 12 place settings with serving pieces etc. She bought it at Harrod’s in the 60s when they were on a trip to London and if you want to know what it looks like, it must have been “the” china pattern in the 60s in England because its in EVERY british production, LOL (at least it seems that way). The Crown, Pride and Prejudice (BBC version, aka the best version), The Iron Lady, lol, I get such a kick out of seeing it everywhere.

    And yes we do use our china, not weekly, but a few times a year. Holidays, our anniversary, New Years Eve, once in a while when we have people over, etc. We’ve been married 15 years, we’ve probably used our china (either set) 60 times? maybe more? 4 or 5 times a year.

    My mom gave me her Lenox holiday collection a few years back so now I use that for Christmas eve and sometimes christmas morning and then the other china for xmas dinner.

    Anyway I love it. I need to build up my own pattern lol.

    • L84Tea says:

      Any idea what the name of the pattern is on your vintage china? I’d be curious to look it up. I never picked out my own pattern when I got married because I inherited my parents china from 1969–Lenox in the pattern “Moonspun”. I regret not picking out my own though.

      • Becks1 says:

        Ha I meant to say! It’s English Renaissance by Royal Doulton. My grandmother bought it because green was her favorite color, LOL.

      • Julia K says:

        Looked up this pattern. It’s beautiful! and no longer made. No wonder it’s used a lot as set decoration.

    • AnneL says:

      Same here. I use it on Thanksgiving, maybe Passover or Rosh Hashanah if it’s my turn to host, and at a dinner party or two.

      I also adore sterling flatware, but that’s way more expensive. I didn’t buy a set until we had been married for ten years, and then only because I got very lucky at an estate sale.

  5. Becca says:

    This doesn’t look earthquake safe at all. There’s nothing to keep any of it protected. Even my cheap/old school cabinets have ridges and plate rails to prevent tipping. If I spent that much I’d at least have something in the edge of the shelf.

  6. Emmi says:

    I understand enjoying the finer things in life and I recently bought a new set of plates, cups, etc. that I thought about for months because it was a little pricier. But does she use these? Because if not, I don’t see the point. But that’s because I’m not a collector. If I splurge on something, it’ll be items I use frequently because that makes the most sense to me. Does she just walk into that room and look at them? I understand that with art (although I’m simply not into collecting anything I guess) because it’s decorative etc. Maybe I’m a heathen and just don’t get it. But “stuff” only makes me happy if I can use it all the time.

  7. Shoshone says:

    Her dishes look lovely but does Kris understand that she lives in an earthquake zone? Her storage area is cute and accessible but her valuable dishes have zero protection.

    • Julia K says:

      Noted and agree, she needs a protective “lip” on the edge of each and every shelf at the very least. Where are her closet designers? That should have been dealt with ages ago.

  8. Frippery says:

    As a grandmother, I believe Kris is required by law to have one set of “good plates” that are only used for special occasions.

    But seriously, much like Kim, she has the budget to go really big with a fairly normal hobby and Im not mad at all about it. A china closet is cute.

  9. Rnot says:

    I get it. I don’t think I’d collect china but there’s real appeal in the idea of a butler’s pantry with 3-4 different sets behind glass doors. Kris is obviously wealthy enough that dusting gets done by others.

  10. AnneL says:

    I love that!

    I like china too. I don’t collect full sets but I’m tempted to start. There’s a thrift shop I’ve been frequenting for years that often has great deals on it. Even if I rarely use it, it’s so pretty to look at!

    I’m going to look at my pantry to see if I can do a smaller scale version of this……

  11. Nancy says:

    I am unsettled by the fact that I have something in common with Kris Jenner ( although I only have 2 sets of fine china). What is even happening?

  12. HeyKay says:

    I enjoy pretty things like this.
    I donated everything that had to be hand washed a few years ago.
    Dishwasher only, and no clothing that requires ironing anymore either.
    I will say if I had PMK money, I’d collect jewelry. Liz Taylor had fabulous jewelry!

  13. kelleybelle says:

    Holy cats, I guess she can afford to collect Flora Danica, wow. The soup tureen alone I’ve seen as much as $18K.

  14. Frippery says:

    If I had Kardashian money, I’d pick up a Nintendo and start collecting all the games I loved when I was a kid. Little Nemo, Mappy Land, Adventure Island …..

  15. DouchesOfCambridge says:

    I looooooove china sets. I’m not into kris’ style, but party china closets are definitely very cool and because i’m mostly staying home for dinner since the pandemic (i’m not enjoying time in restaurants anymore, pricing/quality issues) dish sets are such a new welcomed little pleasure in my life! I’ve had white only china since the beginning of time, and now – i’ve even been buying vintage sets with designs and stuff. So much fun.

  16. Feeshalori says:

    I envy Kris Jenner that dedicated room of china. My love affair with china tea sets began when l ordered a Royal Albert set of six from Scotland years ago. I was hooked from then on and would spend hours in thrift and antique stores expanding my collection to antique teacups as well. Church fairs had a lot of treasures too. I’ve now got a hutch cabinet filled with teapots and teacups in addition to a specially built cabinet housing more sets. A few are in my secretary and on my bookshelves too. And this is in addition to my Minton fine bone china set of 12 and silverware. It’s a madness that I had to finally cut myself off from, but I could probably have a tea party every month without repeating a set. But I really loved collecting and the hunt for vintage ware, it was a lot of fun.

  17. Lynne says:

    I live in the same earthquake zone and I don’t think that is how she stores them, they are probably in separate covers and are just out now for the photo shoot.

  18. Lynn says:

    No, not cool. Another example of wasteful consumption.

    • teek says:

      It’s not wasteful consumption, this is history…She has the ability to collect and store it responsibly. I’m so proud to be able to collect and store special pieces, that relate to my family history. Not only do I have beautiful tea pieces from my mother’s side of the family but Lennox collections from my husbands grandmother. I also have fine chinese china from the Ming Dynasty my father collected. You can see thru the China my father collected and passed to me. I also have all of his brass pots and pans he collected, hanging from the stainless steel pot hanger he made before I was born. He was born in 1919. That is the only thing I requested from him when he died. These things are priceless to our upcoming generations. The stories, how they were aquired.

  19. Anonymous says:

    Her new home is pretty tasteful.

    Kris Jenner is a BOSS and for a woman who pretty much started her career in her 40s it’s especially impressive!

  20. Kkat says:

    Yeah I think she keeps it stored and this is just staged for a photo shoot.
    I’m in southern California and my first thought was earthquakes lol

  21. Lizzie says:

    There was a wonderful show when Candy Spelling sold her and Aaron’s big house, HGTV? She collected amazing china and silver. Her whole house was amazing, too much to describe here.

  22. The Recluse says:

    Awhile back they showed a program in which Martha Steward decided to sell off a lot of what she’d been collecting over the years. Part of it was a complete set of china – Kris Jenner swooped down on that collection fast to add to her collection apparently.

  23. aggie says:

    I love glassware and china.

    My grandmother on my stepdad’s side was the only child in her extended family. She inherited four china sets from her parents and aunts. She had three daughters and my stepdad. Over the years, she distributed those sets to each one. My mom treasures the Lenox set and we use it for all holidays and “just because”.

    My husband’s grandmother gave us an array of serving dishes and glassware that we love using.

    I love commemorative glassware to the point that I have to have a “one in, one out” policy so that I don’t endlessly acquire and hoard. I use it, though! Fun for drinks.

    It’s a more affordable hobby than you would think, considering that people collect cars and boats and stereo equipment and artwork. Of all the things I would criticize the Kardashians for, this isn’t it. And I’m about as lefty as you get, eat the rich! But that doesn’t mean we don’t appreciate nice things. More people should have access to them.