What’s in a Name?

People go through a lot of time and thought whenever they need to bestow a name upon something. After all, your name is what people will know you by for the rest of your life! Of course, naming a person and naming a china pattern are two different things, but pattern names can still hold great importance. Not all pattern names sound like patterns, though. Actually, a lot of them share their names with people.

If you know someone that shares their name with a china pattern, it could be a fun surprise to get some of those pieces for them. Here are a few examples, though there are many more, too.

First up is Wedgwood Carlyn. This pattern was manufactured from 1958-1992 and features a beautiful platinum trim and verge on a clean white background. The design may be very simple, but that does not mean that it is lacking in beauty. In fact, it is quite the opposite, proving to be a grand example of sophistication with a classic quality that has been successful even after so many years. It can be used for a variety of different occasions, whether you are hosting a formal gathering or just a fun get together with friends.

Next is the Lenox Emily pattern. These pieces show off a beautiful pastel floral pattern with pinks and blues. The look is extremely graceful and captures a lot of traditional elements even though it was manufactured more recently from 1989-1997. The cheerful Emily is sure to impress anybody at your dinner table. This pattern also would work extremely well for a tea party or dessert party. It is the perfect option if you like classic pieces with a vintage feel.

Last, but of course not least, is Waterford Lisette. Like Lenox Emily, Lisette also features a nature-inspired design, though perhaps this one is a bit more subtle. Just a few silver branches and leaves are visible on this pattern between the trim and the verge of the same color. The white background makes these details more visible though the look is still subtle and very elegant. This is a very versatile pattern because it is so fitting for fancy and formal occasions, but it also works well as a daily set for your dinner table.

Waterford Lisette 5 Piece Place Setting

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