Category Archives: Crystal

Royal Doulton Sarabande

The Sarabande collection by Royal Doulton was named after a Spanish dance.  It was in production for more than a quarter of a century (from the early 70’s to the late 90’s) but it can still bring a modern vibe … Continue reading

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Royal Doulton Pairing Ideas (3rd of 3 parts)

This is our last installment of pairing suggestions for your various Royal Doulton collections. Try matching the Royal Doulton Centennial Rose with the Royal Doulton English Renaissance. The Royal Doulton Centennial Rose collection with its dainty design of multi-colored floral … Continue reading

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How to Prepare for a Romantic Dinner

Valentine’s Day may have come and gone but this should not stop you from planning a romantic dinner with your loved one. After all, it is February and love is in the air. And there really is no need for … Continue reading

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Royal Doulton Pairing Ideas (2nd of 3 parts)

Who says you can only mix two patterns at a time? Here are three patterns from The Royal Doulton brand that you can combine to pull off a really elegant tablescape. Yes, you read that right!  Not two, but three! … Continue reading

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How to Set Your Table This Autumn (2nd of 3 parts)

Here’s another china collection that we are recommending for you this beautiful season of autumn – the Lenox Charleston. Are you thinking of a dinner menu that is easy to prepare but impressive enough to invite guests over? Well, for … Continue reading

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How to Celebrate after Labor Day

Do you still have a hangover from the Labor Day weekend? Well, who says that the barbecue parties and picnics have to stop? And for your dinnerware, choose from our stunning Lenox collections. Be adventurous and mix and match Lenox … 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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How to Add Elegance to Your Table Setting

We are still in the thick of summer and it’s not yet too late to add to your china collection. Want to add some elegance to your table setting this summer? We suggest the   Hutschenreuther Brighton, which is our featured … Continue reading

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Food and Wine Pairing

Are you preparing to host a cocktail party? Then it is important to know what food goes best with the different kinds of wine.  Here’s a rundown as culled from the Wine Folly site: Dry white wine is best paired … Continue reading

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6 Tips in Decanting Wine

Now that you know Why You Should Decant Your Wine, let’s go to the how: Let the wine bottle stand for at least one night before decanting so the sediment will settle at the bottom of the bottle. Insert your … Continue reading

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