Monthly Archives: October 2011

Know When Your Favorite Dinnerware Pattern Is Being Discontinued

It happens all the time. A customer keeps on buying her favorite pattern year after year for many years, decades even. Then the next time they call to order more they’re told “we’re sorry, but your pattern has been discontinued … Continue reading

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Herend Patterns With Multiple Borders

There are china patterns that have little color (see Lauren Megan and Lenox Citation Gold). Then there are those that are all about color such as Christian Dior Casablanca and to a lesser extent, Lenox Charleston. Herend is all about … Continue reading

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Blue & White Patterns – A Long Time Collectors Favorite

There are many different general styles in china patterns. Some, like Lenox Charleston are classic elegant designs, timeless and useful. There are the overly fancy ones, such as Royal Doulton Carlyle and the more muted motifs including Lenox McKinley and … Continue reading

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China and Crystal Pieces That Make GREAT Gifts.

Some patterns are chock full of pieces that make great gifts. Lenox Rose Manor, Lenox Autumn, and Spode Christmas Tree come to mind. Then there are pieces that are part of regular patterns that are so beautiful and unique that … Continue reading

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Looking For A Christmas China Or Crystal Pattern? Look No Further.

Are you looking to start your holiday pattern? People who have decided to acquire a pattern just for the holidays have many choices. They can opt for a holiday themed pattern or just go with a nicer pattern which they … Continue reading

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Which China & Crystal Pieces Will Impress My Guests?

We get this question often. People ask “I have a beautiful china service, what piece or pieces can I add that will turn heads and make a stunning addition to my table”? It’s very understandable, especially if your guests have … Continue reading

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All The Variations Of The Wedgwood Ulander China Patterns

The interesting thing about the Wedgwood Ulander patterns is the wide variance between some of the patterns in this group, unlike similarly grouped patterns such as Wedgwood Columbia. Wedgwood Columbia White and Wedgwood Columbia Gold both occupy the same price … Continue reading

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