Tips for Thanksgiving

You may not be much of a planner like Khloe Kardashian, who just recently released her Thanksgiving menu for this year, but you still have to come up with a menu, right?

No fret.  We’re here to help.

Thanksgiving always brings about a comfortable and cozy feeling.  And nothing gives comfort like tradition and of course being around family and friends – feasting over both new and all-time favorite dishes cooked with love.

So here’s our suggestion for an All-American Traditional Menu that you can prepare by Thursday.

Forego the starters.  Jump to the main course!  And nothing beats a centerpiece like a perfectly roasted turkey.

Letting go of the starters as well as turkey stuffing means you can load up on side dishes! So here are our suggestions that you might want to try.

  • Buttermilk Cornbread
  • Buttery, Creamy Mashed Potatoes
  • Cheese Grits and Corn Pudding
  • Green Beans with Bacon
  • Roasted Sweet Potato Casserole with Praline
  • Sun-Dried Cranberry Salsa

The grand finale?  Coffee and desserts of course!  Choose between Apple-Cheddar Crumble Pie, Pecan Pie, or (should we say AND instead?) what is Thanksgiving without pumpkin right?  Your choice of Pumpkin Pie with Walnut Crust or a much lighter Pumpkin Mousse.

For your dinnerware, opt for a classic, traditional American-themed setting as well – Lenox Riverdale.  Produced in the early 1990s as part of the Cosmopolitan Collection of Lenox USA, its pink floral design will add cheer and the gold trim on this pattern will add just the right amount of sparkle to your tablescape.

So…time to get organized!  You’ll THANK us for it.

Lenox Riverdale 5 Piece Place Setting

 

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Veterans Day 2017

Another National Holiday is coming up this week – Veterans Day!

And you know that when a holiday is up, getting together with family and friends cannot be far behind.

Why not treat the veterans and active duty military in your circle to a special dinner using an equally special dinnerware?  After all, these men deserve such honor!

Pair Lenox Moonspun with Lenox Repertoire.

Lenox Moonspun 5-Piece Place Setting

Lenox Moonspun, with its white floral etching and platinum rim, complements…

Lenox Repertoire 5-Piece Place Setting

 

Lenox Repertoire which carries a blue and gray floral wreath and is platinum-rimmed too.

These patterns were manufactured by Lenox Corporation of USA, which has been in the business since 1889 and is known for its expert artistry in fine tabletop and giftware (china, crystal, and metal gifts).  Their settings are used in no less than the White House while some of their works are also on display in the Smithsonian Institution as well as the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.

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Halloween with Lenox

The much awaited event is just around the corner – Halloween!  Are you ready to host it yet?  Have no fear!  Here’s a suggested menu that will surely spook your guests – both the kids and the kids-at-heart.

For appetizer, serve deviled eggs dashed with cayenne and hot sauce to make it even fierier!

For soup, go for pumpkin chowder for a chunkier alternative.

For main, your choice between oven-roasted ribs with barbecue sauce or batty chicken wings sprinkled with red pepper flakes and served with super spicy wing sauce!

For side, try orange rice with mushrooms, in keeping with the colors of the season!

For dessert, cap the meal with white meringue shaped like bones.

And finally, for your tableware, go for class!  Pair Lenox McKinley with Lenox Richelieu Court.

Lenox McKinley 5-Piece Place Setting

Lenox McKinley with its gray band, gold Celtic knots, enameled pearl white dots, and gold rim is the fitting partner for…

Lenox Richelieu Court 5-Piece Place Setting

Lenox Richelieu Court which is sea-inspired with pearls and shells and gold-rimmed too.

These patterns were manufactured by Lenox Corporation of USA, which has been in the business since 1889 and is known for its expert artistry in fine tabletop and giftware (china, crystal, and metal gifts).  Their settings are used in no less than the White House while some of their works are also on display in the Smithsonian Institution as well as the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.

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Lenox Kristy

Are you looking for dinnerware that can either stand alone or be paired with other patterns?

Then try Lenox Kristy.  Its stark design consisting of white fine bone china bordered with black and gold bands can be used on its own everyday or for occasional gatherings.  But its design is also flexible enough be paired with more opulent collections for an upgraded tablescape.

Lenox Kristy 5-Piece Place Setting

This pattern was manufactured for ten years (from 1993 to 2003) by Lenox Corporation of USA, which has been in the business since 1889 and is known for its expert artistry in fine tabletop and giftware (china, crystal, and metal gifts).  Their settings are used in no less than the White House while some of their works are also on display in the Smithsonian Institution as well as the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.

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Lenox Pairings (Part 2)

Today we’ll continue with our series on pairing ideas for your Lenox collections.

Lenox Hannah Gold with its white on white scroll work and 24 karat gold trim and verge…

Lenox Hannah Gold 5-Piece Place Setting

is a good match for…

Lenox Serenade which also has an ivory background accentuated by pinkish floral sprays and 24K gold trim and verge too.

Lenox Serenade 5-Piece Place Setting

Lenox Hannah Gold features a subtle palmetto leaf design which is reminiscent of the Grecian times and which complements Lenox Serenade’s more elaborate floral artwork.

This combination is perfect for occasions such as formal birthday parties, baptismal, and wedding receptions held during the spring or summer season.

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Laborless Labor Day with Lenox

Here are some tips for your Labor Day menu that will not cause you to labor too much.

Skip the burgers and just grill hotdogs or sausages, toss some salad, and you’re good-to-go.

Crispy fried chicken is another hit for everyone.  Or if you prefer to use your outdoor grill, you can grill the chicken too by marinating it in buttermilk first to prevent it from drying out.

For health-conscious guests, you can opt to grill salmon instead.

Want a sure crowd-pleaser? Use your outdoor grill to make Margherita pizzas.  Or if your grill is already crowded, use quesadillas instead.  Top with basil, tomato, and mozzarella and you’ll have instant mini-Margherita pizzas!

If all else fails, just head to the nearest supermarket for cold cuts to make sandwiches.  While you’re at it, buy some chips too and serve corn salsa with it.

For your dinnerware, we recommend combining Lenox Aristocrat with Lenox Buchanan. This luxurious combination will impress your guests even with your labor-less spread and is also a splendid way of saying sayonara to summer.

Lenox Aristocrat 5-Piece Place Setting

Lenox Buchanan 5-Piece Place Setting

So relax, because contrary to this holiday’s name, today is really a day of leisure – a respite from all the work that you have been doing.

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Lenox Pairings (Part 1)

Today we start a new series on pairing ideas for your Lenox collections.

Lenox, as you know, is a household name in fine china.  Lenox Corporation is an American company which has been in the business since 1889 and is known for its expert artistry in fine tabletop and giftware (china, crystal, and metal gifts).  Their settings are used in no less than the White House while some of their works are also on display in the Smithsonian Institution as well as the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.

Mixing patterns is actually a good way to make your table setting even more elegant and interesting, a sure way to get the conversation going!  You’ll be surprised at the results if you are bold enough to do so.

To start you off, here’s a suggested pairing from the Lenox collection.

Lenox April which has a platinum rim, cream background, and pastel flowers…

Lenox April 5-Piece Place Setting

…is a good match for Lenox Montclair which also has a platinum rim and cream background.

Lenox Montclair 5-Piece Place Setting

Because mixing classic with contemporary is always a good idea.

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Fitz and Floyd Cloisonné Peony

Fitz and Floyd was founded by Pat Fitzpatrick and Bob Floyd in Dallas in 1960.  It started out as an import company.  From importing ceramic products, they decided to make their own and now, more than 50 years later, the company is known for its tableware, homeware, as well as collectibles and other seasonal items.

Just like this collection, the Fitz and Floyd Cloisonné’ Peony, which the company produced for more than a decade.  It has a stunning design featuring a white center with a thick black band, pink and purple peonies, and gold trimmings.

Fitz and Floyd Cloisonné Peony – Black 5-Piece Place Setting

 

If you thought that was stunning, you should see these other pieces from the collection:

Fitz and Floyd Cloisonné Peony – Black Cookie Plate

Fitz and Floyd Cloisonné Peony – Black Fluted Bowl

Fitz and Floyd Cloisonné Peony – Black Accent Salad Plate

Cloisonné is actually an ancient technique for decorating that has been modernized and applied to this collection.  It is a technique that has been perfected in China.  No wonder this pattern has an Oriental vibe to it.

This collection is available in Black and White.

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Christineholm Romanov

Christineholm Romanov is a pattern named after a Russian dynasty that reigned from 1613 to 1917.  However, this pattern was produced only in 1993.  Its contemporary design features a thick cobalt band with 24-karat gold trimmings.  Its stunning look makes it ideal for use during formal dinners.

If you want a regal table setting, this is the collection for you.

Christineholm Romanov 5-Piece Place Setting

Noteworthy to highlight is its flat cup and saucer set which is truly fit for royalty!  A luxurious way to enjoy coffee or tea!

Christineholm Romanov Flat Cup & Saucer Set

 

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Christian Dior

Christian Dior…the name itself is synonymous to fashion; but did you know that aside from clothing & accessories, fragrance, makeup & skincare, jewelry & timepieces, the brand had a dinnerware line too?

They don’t produce it anymore which makes Christian Dior china collections all the more precious.  Below are two collections you might want to get hold of.  Intricate designs, functional forms, and bold colors with generous 24 karat gold applications is common to both of them.  Truly characteristic of what the Christian Dior brand is all about:  eye-catching designs that are ahead of its time.

Christian Dior Renaissance

Adorned with flowers in bold colors and gold scrolls and rim.

Christian Dior Renaissance Cake Plate & Server

Christian Dior Tabriz

This pattern is named after a city in Iran and takes inspiration from Persian handicrafts and carpets / hand-woven Iranian rugs which are known worldwide.

Christian Dior Tabriz 5-Piece Place Setting              

With Christian Dior china, you will realize that food and fashion do go together!  So give in before it’s gone!

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