Have you ever wondered how china and tableware companies get the names for their patterns? True, it's not high on the need to know list, but have you never been curious if Lenox Versailles china has anything to do with the Palace of Versailles? Who knows maybe the design for the pattern was taken from a design of a china service at the palace or maybe of the palace itself? Or Royal Doulton Carlyle, is it named after Thomas Carlyle, the Carlyle hotel or maybe Carlyle, Saskatchewan?
Some pattern names are obvious, such as Fitz and Floyd Cloisonne Peony Black or Lenox Lace Point since they describe the design of the pattern somewhat. But others have seemingly no relation at all to anything regarding china or tableware. And so the mystery remains :).