Monthly Archives: November 2011

Iconic Crystal Company Steuben Going Out of Business

Today brings the sad news of the closing of the last remaining factory of Steuben glass. I’ll leave it to another time to delve into Steuben’s rich history and unparallelled innovation and craftsmanship. The point of this post? To reassure … Continue reading

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Christmas-Themed China Patterns.

Thanksgiving has come and gone and now it’s time for the quick pivot to Christmas. Unlike Thanksgiving china patterns, which are primarily turkey-centric, Christmas patterns are multi-motif, ranging from holly and berry to sleighs and santas. Here is a partial … Continue reading

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Turkey – Themed China Patterns For Thanksgiving

We all have our favorite patterns, some of them we own, some of them we WISH we would own :). I happen to love Minton St. James, Lenox Citation Gold and Fitz and Floyd Renaisance Black (and own none of … Continue reading

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It’s Meal Time!

All year long, we feel like intruders. You’re busy with gardens in the spring, beaches and vacation in the summer and leaf blowers in the fall. But come winter time it’s china time! This is the time of year when … Continue reading

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Which China Trim Do You Love?

When deciding which china pattern to purchase, people take into consideration many factors: Price, Quality and most of all, Design. Now design means the style and motif of the pattern, does it not? Yes it does. But what motivates people … Continue reading

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Top Selling China & Crystal Pattern This Holiday Season

The holiday season and its myriad preparations are by now well underway. Enough time has gone by for us to tell you the early leaders in the pattern popularity contest. These are patterns that we have had the most demand … Continue reading

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Sell Your China For The Most Money By Planning Ahead

Everybody knows that when you drive a new car off the lot it’s value plunges immediately. And while this applies to all cars, some take it on the chin more than others. So if you intend to sell your car … Continue reading

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Cobalt Blue China Patterns – Fit For Royalty

Everyone has their favorite style when it comes to china. Some want the floral designs of yesteryear, epitomized with Castleton Sunnyvale.  Others like the boldness of Christian Dior Renaissance or the tranquility of Bing and Grondahl’s Seagull pattern. Then there … Continue reading

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How To Spruce Up Your Holiday Table

Nothing enhances the holiday mood like a beautifully set table. The crystal sparkles, the flatware shines and the china makes you and your guests feel important and cherished. But after a while it can become routine. If you tend to … Continue reading

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