Monthly Archives: May 2011

Is Fine China Expensive? No Way!

Fine china has the reputation of being a bit pricey. Even though a place setting of Lenox Charleston or Lenox Moonspun are in the $100 range, the stereotype remains. We beg to differ. We believe that even pricier brands such … Continue reading

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How To Sell China For The Most Money.

Why would a china replacements company talk about selling china dishes when we obviously want you to buy china from us? The answer is simple. In order for us to sell you such popular patterns as Lenox Hancock, Lenox Moonspun … Continue reading

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Can Varga Crystal Be Used In The Microwave?

From The Mailbag: Q: I have crystal patterns from such manufacturers as Varga Crystal, William Yeoward Crystal and Portieux. Can I use them in the microwave? A: I assume you have some sort of dish which you would like to … Continue reading

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How To Set A Table

There's a great article now up on our website entitled How To Set A Table. It's well researched and covers the general rules without getting bogged down with specific circumstances. The following is an excerpt: There are 101 ways to … Continue reading

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The Challenges & Joys Of The Replacement China Industry. Part 2

Our jobs can be exciting sometimes but all too often they can be boring and uninspired. Somebody does have to keep the books, no? But when someone is lucky enough to work at a job where there is the ability … Continue reading

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The Challenges & Joys Of The Replacement China Industry. Part 1

It's been five plus years since we started Classic Replacements. Five tumultuous years. Since then we've moved from being a home-based operation with fifty or so patterns to our new, spacious warehouse and office complex. We've added staff, thousands of … Continue reading

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The Jewish Plate Breaking Tradition

It's become a “tradition” here at Classic Replacements to write about all the various customs and rituals in different religions and cultures which involve the breaking of plates or glasses (See our Greek wedding post). After all, we are in … Continue reading

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Is It Worthwhile To Replace Your Jammet Seignolles China?

The inevitable happens, you (or more likely one of your kids) breaks a piece or two of your good china set. You may have enough of the set at the time to ignore the loss and keep on using it. … Continue reading

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Think You Need English Crystal? Think Again.

China from England has always has a special cache and continues to reign supreme, especially recently following the grand spectacle of the Royal Wedding. The rest of the world has also done well, giving us Lenox in the US, Limoges … Continue reading

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Our Visit To The NY Tabletop Show 4/14/11 – Part 3

Our next stop was one of our favorites: Herend. We love stopping by to see the dinnerware pieces and figurines introduced for the show. The showcase piece was a huge vase (similar but not part of the Herend Rothschild Bird … Continue reading

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