Matching with Minton

Here’s another royal match to aspire for.  And no, we’re not talking about newlyweds this time.  We’re talking about a couple of Minton collections that would be a good match for each other.

Minton Henley was produced from 1970 to 1983, spelling over a decade in production.  Ornately designed with multicolored flowers, its green and gold verge and trim make it even more elegant.

Minton Henley Dinner Plate

Pair it with Minton St. James to style your table in the most sophisticated way.  Its gold-coated cobalt rim will complement the blue flowers of the Henley.  The production for Minton St. James also started in the 70’s.  But because of its stark pattern, it enjoyed a strong demand among china collectors who wanted clean designs and production lasted longer than the Henley.  Minton St. James was produced until 1998 – or almost three decades!

Minton St. James 5-Piece Place Setting

These patterns were created by Minton’s Ltd, which was founded in 1793 by Thomas Minton.  With England as its headquarters, its key products are earthenware and bone china.  The company merged with Royal Doulton Tableware Ltd. in 1968.  Royal Doulton was then taken over by the Waterford Wedgwood group of Ireland in January 2005.  As of July 2, 2015, the entire group has been acquired by the Finnish company Fiskars Corporation.

This match will surely put any formal occasions on fire with its balanced combination – tasteful and well-thought-out.  You can use it during weddings for sure!

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Memorial Day with Minton

Well, what do you know?  Just last weekend, our eyes were glued to the royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, who are now known as the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.

And this weekend is definitely special too.  It’s Memorial Day on Monday so this means another holiday, another long weekend to remember!

Our tip for tomorrow?  Avoid the rain, avoid the traffic, avoid the soaring gas prices and just stay at home.  Do you also want a touch of royalty to this occasion?  Then bring out the Minton Bellemeade.  The Minton Bellemeade is cream-colored with royal blue flowers around it and accented with a platinum verge and trim.

Minton Bellemeade 5-Piece Place Setting

Do you want proof that Minton Bellemeade is indeed a royal collection?  This pattern was actually created by Minton’s Ltd.  Minton’s Ltd. was founded in 1793 by Thomas Minton.  With England as its headquarters, its key products are earthenware and bone china.  The company merged with Royal Doulton Tableware Ltd. in 1968.  Royal Doulton was then taken over by the Waterford Wedgwood group of Ireland in January 2005.  As of July 2, 2015, the entire group has been acquired by the Finnish company Fiskars Corporation.

With the perfect table setting (and the perfect menu to go with it!), surely this will be one memorable weekend still!

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Do the French Style with Lenox Versailles

Versailles of course refers to the palace in France frequented by tourists especially for its beautiful gardens. But the chateau not only stands for beauty and entertainment but also for wealth and power.

Such is the inspiration behind Lenox Versailles which was in production for 15 years.

Lenox Versailles 5-Piece Place Setting

So if you want to entertain your guests the French way, this collection is for you.

This pattern was 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 Tudor

Ready to add to your fine china collection?

Enter Lenox Tudor.

Lenox Tudor 5-Piece Place Setting

In production for a quarter of a century, its timeless design of blue and gold geometric pattern on ivory can be used to stand alone or paired with other collections of complementary color.

This pattern was 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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New Year, New Collection

Welcome the new year with a new collection!

Lenox Terrace Rose is a pattern characterized by ivory bone china adorned with pink roses, blue band, and gold trim.

Lenox Terrace Rose 5-Piece Place Setting

Produced for only 4 years, this is truly a rare collection that is hard to come by.  So get your hands now on this classic setting that can be used every day of this brand new year.

This pattern was 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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Post-Thanksgiving Menu

Did you get tired and hungry from all the shopping you did over the weekend?  Well you still have leftovers from Thanksgiving, right?  Oh what to do with all those leftover food?!  Well, recycle of course!  After all, leftovers is said to be the best part of Thanksgiving.

Here are some ideas…beyond the usual sandwich!

For breakfast, try making Potato Croquettes or Pancakes, Stuffing Waffles, or Savory Crepes with Turkey & Stuffing.

For a light meal, you can make Turkey Ramen or Soup, Turkey Pot Pie, or Turkey Shepherd’s Pie.

Want some beer match?  Try these repurposed leftovers:  Gravy Balls, Stewed Turkey Wings, Turkey and Cranberry Quesadilla, Turkey Chili Nachos, Turkey-Stuffing-Cranberry Pizza, or Warm Turkey Terrific Sliders.

For dessert, perhaps an Apple Pie Milkshake, Cranberry Sauce or Red Wine Sorbet, or a scrumptious Pie Trifle.

You know what they say…”Less waste, more taste.”

And for your dinnerware, we recommend Lenox Temple Blossom.  Its bright and cheery design will dispel the “Black” in your “Friday.”

Lenox Temple Blossom 5-Piece Place Setting

More than a decade long in production, this collection was 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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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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