Monthly Archives: December 2011

Ten China Patterns That Will Make You Green With Envy

This not a list of green patterns (we’ll get to that another day ;)) These are patterns that are so stunning, so elegant, that they will trigger the “jealousy” part of your brain the moment you see them. Obviously tastes … Continue reading

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Better Not Wait For Next Year To Replace Your Broken China

Now that the holiday meals are mostly over, it’s time to take inventory. How many Baccarat Massena glasses were shattered by the lovely grand-kids? How many Royal Doulton Biltmore dinner plates became plate shards and how many Lenox Autumn platters … Continue reading

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Ten Crystal Patterns That Will Get Your Guests Talking

Crystal always sparkles and dazzles. That’s just what it does. However, few people take a closer look at their (or their host’s) crystal. After all what difference does it make if the cut is square or diamond or if the … Continue reading

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Five Flatware Patterns That May Catch Your Eye

Readers of this blog are aware that we focus heavily on china and crystal and don't often discuss flatware patterns and trends. Which is a shame and something we will try to correct this coming year. Because flatware plays a … Continue reading

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Top Ten China Patterns Your Grandmother Would Love

We can already hear your reaction upon reading the title of this post. “What, are you trying NOT to sell stuff”? “Who wants to buy what Grandma loves”?? Today is all about being young and hip not traditional!! In truth, … Continue reading

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Top Ten China Patterns That Will Allow Your Food To Shine

China pieces are well known as conversation pieces. “Hey, what a nice bowl you have there” has broken the ice on many a social occasion. But there are those who prefer to let their cooking and their food catch the … Continue reading

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Variations of the Portmeirion Botanic Garden Pattern

We like to classify china patterns into two distinct categories: formal and fun. Formal patterns would include such stalwarts as Royal Worcester Somerset, Fitz and Floyd Renaissance Black and Lenox Autumn. Fun patterns are those that make you feel cheerful … Continue reading

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The Herbs Featured On Royal Worcester Worcester Herbs China

Royal Worcester Worcester Herbs is one of those extremely versatile patterns that remain fan favorites, in the same category as Portmeirion Botanic Gardens and Botanic Roses, Wedgwood Quince among others. The pattern comes in two versions: Worcester Herbs Green and … Continue reading

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