Category Archives: Active China

Father’s Day Dishes (1st of 2 parts)

One more week before it’s time to pay tribute to that number one man in your life – your father! Perhaps you have been busy and occupied with the demands of your adult life that you hardly have had the … Continue reading

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Villeroy & Boch Vieux Luxembourg

The Vieux Luxembourg collection is the first pattern ever released by Villeroy & Boch.  Introduced way back in the 18th century (year 1768, to be exact), it is interesting to know that this pattern is still being produced up to … Continue reading

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What to Do with Leftover Holiday Food

We are in the middle of Thanksgiving and Christmas and chances are, you still have not consumed all the food you prepared for Thanksgiving.  It will not be long before you prepare your Christmas feast too. So what to do … Continue reading

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How to Set Your Table This Autumn (3rd of 3 parts)

Are you hosting a formal dinner anytime this autumn season? Well, here’s another mix and match idea that you can explore. Try combining the Lenox Rutledge and Lenox Westchester and you will have a truly opulent table setting – worthy … Continue reading

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Menu Ideas for Autumn

And just like that, it’s almost autumn. To some, it’s a sad end to summer. But to many, it signals the start of festivities starting with Labor Day followed by Halloween then Thanksgiving. The season of autumn is famous for … Continue reading

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Focus: Bernardaud

Our focus for the week is Bernardaud, a porcelain company headquartered in France.  The company has been in existence for more than 150 years now – thanks to the visionary apprentice and sales person extraordinaire Leonard Bernardaud. Leonard took it … Continue reading

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4 Reasons Why You Should Invest in China

Are you still undecided in making that first china purchase? Well, here are 4 reasons to convince you: With proper care, the quality of the china is preserved and its value appreciates.  Take the case of Royal Copenhagen’s Flora Danica Collection, … Continue reading

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You Cannot Get More Elegant Than This!

Did you know that in Europe, porcelain factories have to work for the title “Royal” to be added as a prefix to their company name?  The permission has to come from no less than the Queen herself.  Not only that, … Continue reading

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Focus: the Richard Ginori China Collection

Today, April 11, marks the death anniversary of Marchese Carlo Ginori. It was Carlo Ginori who founded the Doccia Porcelain of Florence in 1735.  He was motivated by his interest in the production of “white gold” which is how porcelain … Continue reading

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Your Choice of Dinnerware Says a Lot about You!

It used to be that fine china was manufactured only for the emperors or the royal family. There was even a time when porcelain was used only for decoration and not to serve food.  (Think of the dinnerware stored in … Continue reading

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