Father’s Day Dishes (2nd of 2 parts)

Skip the restaurants!

Invite your dad to a home-cooked Father’s Day meal instead.  By doing this, you are sure to speak to his heart, and not just to his stomach.

How about a seafood-themed dinner to depart from the usual meat fare?  Here are some more suggested dishes.

Roasted Buffalo Shrimp

This delicious and novel twist on Buffalo wings is a terrific way to start the “catching up” conversation with your dad. Serve the shrimp and dip with cucumber spears, celery stalks, and wedges of crunchy fennel.

Lobster Rolls

Dress sweet, tender chunks of lobster meat with lemon juice, mayonnaise, and a sprinkling of chives and tarragon to make the irresistible filling for this classic of New England summer dining. Toast the buttered buns on a skillet just before filling them.

Beer-Battered Fish

This is a dish that your dad will surely love! Served with an ice-cold beer of Dad’s choice and crisp fries, it will make for a satisfying Father’s Day dinner by itself!

For your table setting, how about a sea-themed dinnerware to go with it?  Try the Wedgwood Runnymede – Blue.  It has a dark blue band with a clamshell design then trimmed in gold.

Wedgwood Runnymede-Blue 5-Piece Place Setting

Wedgwood Runnymede is also available in Turquoise.  This collection is by Wedgwood of England – perfect for your dinner which is not only seafood-themed but English-inspired as well!

Have a meaningful Father’s Day celebration!

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Father’s Day Dishes (1st of 2 parts)

One more week before it’s time to pay tribute to that number one man in your life – your father!

Perhaps you have been busy and occupied with the demands of your adult life that you hardly have had the time to spend with this person who is partly responsible for bringing you into this world.  If distance will allow it, why not invite him (and your mom, too!) over for dinner?

Here are some suggested dishes that he will surely love.

Maximize the “barbecue” weather by serving Grilled Salmon Skewers with Garlic and Dijon for your main course.  Lay the skewers on a Wedgwood India 15″ Oval Serving Platter for an attractive food presentation.

Wedgwood India 15″ Oval Serving Platter

And since you probably still have a hangover from Memorial Day Weekend, and Flag Day is just around the corner, why not prepare a healthy Fruit Flag for dessert?  It’s light and easy to make yet so festive.  Just form a flag using fruits which are so abundant this summer.  Think plump blueberries, blushing cherries, ripe raspberries, and juicy strawberries.  For the white lining, use white chocolate-covered pretzels and voila!  Patriotism never tasted this good.

For your dinnerware, go for Wedgwood India.  Its understated design is the perfect complement to your sumptuous Father’s Day Feast!

Wedgwood India 5-Piece Place Setting

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Memorial Day Menu Suggestions (2nd of 2 parts)

Are you doing last minute preparations for Memorial Day dinner?  Don’t panic.  Here are some more dishes that you can easily make for your potluck.

For your main course, marinate boneless and skinless chicken breasts in taco seasoning splashed with lime then grill them. Serve this Taco Lime Grilled Chicken on a Wedgwood Kutani Crane 17” Oval Serving Platter.

For your side dish, be consistent with your Mexican-themed potluck by preparing elote or Mexican street corn.  This is just grilled corn with barbecue butter.  It’s fast enough to throw together for an easy weeknight dinner and goes well with your grilled chicken.  Serve this on a Wedgwood Ulander-Powder Blue Bread & Butter plate.

For dessert, maximize the abundant fresh berries in season by whipping up a Summer Berry Tart.  Serve this on a Wedgwood Kutani Crane Cookie Plate.

For your table setting, set up outdoors and go for the subdued Wedgwood Grosgrain 5-piece place setting by Vera Wang.  Its modern minimalist design will complement the more elaborate Wedgwood Kutani Crane and the more colorful Wedgwood Ulander patterns.

Enjoy dining al fresco with impeccable tableware in this picture-perfect summer weather!

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Memorial Day Menu Suggestions (1st of 2 parts)

Another significant holiday is coming up.  It’s Memorial Day on May 29.  Another long weekend that will serve as an opportunity to bond with family and friends.  And if there’s bonding, eating cannot be far behind.   After all, what better way to bond than over food, right?

That day marks the start of summer too.  So it’s finally time to bring out that grill and invite friends for some barbecue.

Unsure of what to prepare for your picnic?  Here are some of our best Memorial Day dishes.

A barbecue party will not be complete without Honey-Glazed Baby Back Ribs and Baked Beans on the side.  Serve this on a Wedgwood Whitehall – White Rim 17″ Oval Serving Platter.  This gilded plate is the perfect support to your main event.

Wedgwood Whitehall -White Rim 17″ Oval Serving Platter

 

For dessert, try baking (or buying!) a Red, White, and Blue America Cake.  It’s a patriotic cake that will surely awaken the American spirit in you.  Show pride by serving this on a Wedgwood Whitehall – White Rim Square Handled Cake Plate.

Wedgwood Whitehall – White Rim  Square Handled Cake Plate

For your table setting, go for the Wedgwood Cornucopia 5-Piece Place Setting.  Cornucopia is a symbol of abundance – which all Americans aspire for!

Wedgwood Cornucopia 5-Piece Place Setting

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What to Give This Coming Mother’s Day (2nd of 2 parts)

Are you still undecided on what to give your mom this coming Mother’s Day?

Here’s another option – the Wedgwood Columbia collection.

This pattern features a combination of dragon and flowers, denoting strength and grace at the same time. And the gold accent makes it even more opulent.  All these details make it a truly endearing design.

Wedgwood Columbia is available in the following colors:

Blue – Produced for 19 years (1978 to 1997)

Wedgwood Columbia – Blue Dinner Plate

Gold – Produced for 15 years (1964 to 1979)

Wedgwood Columbia – Gold 5-Piece Place Setting

Sage Green – Produced for 48 years (1966 to 2014)

Wedgwood Columbia -Sage Green 5-Piece Place Setting

Wedgwood Columbia -Sage Green 5-Piece Place Setting  

White – Produced for 73 years (1924 to 1997).  It is the only Columbia collection that has a medallion in the center.

Wedgwood Columbia – White 5-Piece Place Setting

Give the gift that stands the test of time.

Hurry!  Only 4 days left and counting!

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What to Give This Coming Mother’s Day (1st of 2 parts)

It’s less than a week to go before Mother’s Day – have you picked out a gift for your mom (and all the other mother figures in your life) yet?

You know, whether they admit it or not, women (especially our mothers!) love receiving flowers!  Flowers, especially the fresh ones, beautify and brighten up a home, well at least until they shrivel.

But what if you can give a gift of flowers that do not wither?

Yes, it’s possible!  With the Wedgwood Bianca and Wedgwood Chinese Flowers collection.  Both come with a gold scalloped rim and floral design in a crimson hue that is truly stunning.

Wedgwood Bianca 5-Piece Place Setting

Wedgwood Chinese Flowers 5-Piece Place Setting

For contrast, throw in the nature-inspired Wedgwood Countryware collection and your mom will have a table setting like no other.

Wedgwood Countryware 5-Piece Place Setting

So give a lasting gift – one that will bloom forever.

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Villeroy & Boch Vieux Luxembourg

The Vieux Luxembourg collection is the first pattern ever released by Villeroy & Boch.  Introduced way back in the 18th century (year 1768, to be exact), it is interesting to know that this pattern is still being produced up to now.  It is alternatively called Old Luxembourg, and fittingly so.

Inspired by the Orient of the 16th to 17th centuries, the pattern features a scalloped border with dark blue floral sprays and matching cobalt rim. It is rendered across several useful pieces so you can really have a uniform collection from kitchen to dining room to living room!

Few designs stand the test of time.  Fortunately, Vieux Luxembourg is one of them.  So if you want a piece (or more!) of history, order now!

Villeroy & Boch Vieux Luxembourg Dinner Plate

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Spode Trade Winds Collection

Inspired by the sea, the Spode Trade Winds pattern features a scalloped edge with gold rim and a sailing ship at the center.  Not just any ship, mind you, but one that played an important role in history.  The design team then even went to the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich to get the exact details and incorporate them into their creation.

This attention to detail by which the Spode Trade Winds series was produced is the primary reason why it is a real collector’s item.  Not to mention the fact that it was manufactured for more than three decades – from 1959 to 1993.

So, if you love the sea as much as we do, get a hold of this nautical-themed collection and be reminded of cruising everyday.

Available in three striking colors:  Black, Blue, and Red.

Spode Trade Winds Blue 5-Piece Place Setting

Spode Trade Winds – Red Dinner Plate

Order now!

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Are You Ready for Spring?

Winter has left you a lot of things to do around the house for sure. So much repair and maintenance work to do.

But while you’re checking your roof, garden, and other parts of the house for spring work that needs to be done – remember that your table needs attention too.

Grow your china collection this spring with the following timely patterns from Royal Worcester:

Royal Worcester Herbs Green Trim

In production for almost two decades, this collection features assorted herbs so colorful and vibrant that the energy will surely translate during mealtime.

Royal Worcester Herbs Green Trim Dinner Plate (Rosemary)

Royal Worcester Petite Fleur

This pattern was produced for only six years so it’s a real collector’s item.  Adorned with delicate pink florals and trim, its design is so dainty that it would be delightful to use it everyday.

With an updated dinnerware collection, you will be excited to have your family and friends over.  After all, what is a well-kept house if there are no people in it, right?

Order now!

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Royal Doulton Sarabande

The Sarabande collection by Royal Doulton was named after a Spanish dance.  It was in production for more than a quarter of a century (from the early 70’s to the late 90’s) but it can still bring a modern vibe to your table, with its black rings and platinum trim.

Royal Doulton Sarabande 5-Piece Place Setting

Then you might want to accent your table setting with Waterford Lismore stemware which it popular for its diamond and wedge cuts.

Waterford Lismore Fluted Champagne Glass

Combine brilliance with clarity and you’re all set for an enchanted evening.

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