Summer Patterns

Ah…summer!  With the kids on school break, this is a season which is more often than not characterized by vacations and family bonding over meals.  An opportune time to update your china collection indeed!

We at Classic Replacements would like to make life easier for you by scaling down the choices.  So hang loose as we give you a rundown of our summer collection.

Lenox, the ever-prolific china manufacturer from the US, is of at the top of the list of course with its wide summer collection:

Lenox Summer Breeze

Lenox Summer Harvest

Lenox Summer Spice

Lenox Summer Terrace – Casual design consisting of ivy garland with blue flowers and rosebuds.

Lenox Summer Terrace Earthware

Lenox Summer Terrace (Majolica)

Lenox Summer Wind

Not to be outdone is Noritake of Japan.  Imagine having a beachfront meal with their summer collection:

Noritake Summer Estate*

Noritake Summer Magic*

Or you can party like the royals do with the Royal Doulton Summer Collection:

Royal Doulton Summer Days

Royal Doulton Summer Song

An interesting fact about the royals is they usually live in a different palace for each season.  Do you fancy having tea in a summer palace?  Try the Spode Summer Palace collection.

Truly there is no shortage of choices to keep your home (and your table) from looking in full bloom!

Johnson Brothers Summer Chintz

Johnson Brothers Summer Chintz

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Spring is Coming!

With the dreadful winter that people are experiencing, everybody is just looking forward to spring – a season of new beginnings.  Let your home (and your dining table!) reflect the joyous and vibrant spirit of spring.  Consider investing in china which makes any table setting dainty yet classy.    Here at www.ClassicReplacements.com, you can shop for dinnerware that portray the different colors and symbolisms that come with the season.

With so many different china patterns available, the options can get overwhelming.  But we at www.ClassicReplacements.com have fine-tuned your options for you.

Nothing says spring like our vast Lenox spring collection:

Lenox Spring Bounty

Lenox Spring Bouquet

Lenox Spring Violets

Lenox Spring Vista – Floral themed with its rose sprays on cream colored background.

Lenox Springdale (Platinum Trim) – Classic Lenox pattern with its cream colored background, platinum band, and border of leaves and flowers.

Lenox Springfield

Do you “love Paris in the springtime”, as the classic Cole Porter song goes?  Then you can go for Bernardeau Chateaubriand Blue collection with its pink and blue floral imprint – and imagine yourself having coffee with friends at springtime in France.

Or have you ever dreamt of seeing the cherry blossoms in Japan?  With our Noritake Spring Debut set, tea time will make you feel transported to this popular tourist attraction.

So make your choice now and welcome spring in your home!

Bernardeau Chateubriand Blue

Bernardeau Chateubriand Blue

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Christmas Season Patterns

With the passing of autumn and the onset of winter, it is time to start celebrating the holiday season. For many people, this means enjoying Christmas. Not only is it a time of good cheer, pretty lights, and festive music, it is also a time for gathering together with family. Whether your family is big or small, with relatives or with friends, having those you care about around you for the season can make it a truly happy time.

A lot of times, the big gathering revolves all around a meal. So, why not use this holiday season to update your china collection? After all, many different brands have a wide range of seasonal patterns to choose from. The hard part isn’t finding a pattern, but rather choosing your favorites out of the many options before you.

Here are some Christmas patterns to start off your search:

Cuthbertson Dickens Embossed Christmas

Lenox Eternal Christmas

Sadek Christmas Garland

Spode Christmas Tree (Green Trim)

Villeroy & Boch Naif Christmas

Mikasa Christmas Eve

Waechtersbach Christmas Tree

With the passing of autumn and the onset of winter, it is time to start celebrating the holiday season. For many people, this means enjoying Christmas. Not only is it a time of good cheer, pretty lights, and festive music, it is also a time for gathering together with family. Whether your family is big or small, with relatives or with friends, having those you care about around you for the season can make it a truly happy time.
A lot of times, the big gathering revolves all around a meal. So, why not use this holiday season to update your china collection? After all, many different brands have a wide range of seasonal patterns to choose from. The hard part isn’t finding a pattern, but rather choosing your favorites out of the many options before you.
Here are some Christmas patterns to start off your search:
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Royal Crown Derby Patterns

Royal Crown Derby has history dating back to the year 1750, making it one of the oldest porcelain manufacturers in the entire world and possibly even the oldest. Since the beginning, the company was always striving to achieve the highest quality in their products, quickly helping them to gain fame and recognition worldwide. The company got their current name after one such bout of popularity that got the attention of Queen Victoria in 1877, who granted the title The Royal Crown Derby Porcelain Company.

Even now, the company still continues to meet success. The most popular Royal Crown Derby patterns include Red AvesOld Imari, and Blue Mikado.

Blue Mikado

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Lenox Crystal

Because the Lenox company has been around since 1889, it is well-known for its production of high quality china. In addition to being a bone china manufacturer in the United States, Lenox is also known for its Presidential collection that decorates the White House. In addition to these, though, Lenox also has a large and fine selection of beautiful crystal.

Most of the Lenox crystal patterns fall within the same sort of visual category. Now, that’s not to say that there’s any sort of monotony to the patterns, but rather that they all seem to have a classic beauty to them. Many of the patterns are of minimalist design, with a clear bowl, simple stems, and perhaps a gold or platinum accent rim. Overall, if you are looking for a pattern to add to your crystal collection, or perhaps even something for starting a new collection, Lenox crystal is a great option if you want to have timeless pieces that stand the test of time.

Here are a few patterns to take a look at:

Lenox Aria
Lenox Ariel
Lenox Hancock Platinum
Lenox Lace Point
Lenox Moonspun

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Baccarat Crystal

Baccarat is a crystal manufacturer that has been around since 1764. While they may not have the most expansive selection of crystal, they certainly have a selection that is worth taking a look at. There may not be a huge variety of patterns, but the quality is what draws all of the attention.

When it comes to Baccarat crystal, in looking at their different patterns, you can come to see a sort of theme or notable style. Most of the patterns have a clear and crisp design to them that exude an excellence and brilliance not often found so consistently across brands. Take a look at some of their pieces and you will see that they almost appear to sparkle or glow in the light.

Something worth noting about Baccarat crystal is that the patterns are perfect for those who have an expansive hosting set already, and also for those who are looking into starting their own collection. Whether you’ve been collecting for years or are just starting out, Baccarat crystal has a classic and timeless value that will impress you and your guests for years to come.

Here are some Baccarat patterns to take a look at:

Baccarat Capri

Baccarat Filao

Baccarat Harmonie

Baccarat Monoco

Baccarat Massena

Baccarat Perfection

Baccarat Capri

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Varga Crystal

Varga is a popular crystal company based in Hungary. Their pieces are highly collectible, and for good reason: each is mouth blown and of the highest quality. Varga’s intricate process of copper point and diamond wheel engraving is not only an admirable technique to master, but it also immensely adds to the beauty of the pieces. Because of all that goes in to making each Varga item, you can rest assured that whatever pattern you get will truly be unique and one of a kind.

Many Varga patterns are clear and most feature an etched design or some sort of engraving. This results in a sort of look that is ready to take on any situation, whether you are hosting a formal gathering or having an informal get together. Clear crystal is always a go-to option, and the engravings allow visual interest without going overboard. Matching with other china and flatware becomes easy as these timeless pieces fit in almost anywhere. Napoli Bordeaux is a great example of this, though if you want something a bit more themed, Out Of Africa is just the right fit.

In addition to these, you can also find many colored patterns by Varga. These options are great for matching with a more neutral table setting to add in a burst of color, or, if you really enjoy a strong and bold look, you can take colored crystal and pair it with colored china. Something convenient, too, is that many of Varga’s colored patterns will be available in a wide range of color options, such as Safari Green and Safari Sky Blue.

Varga Out Of Africa

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Wedgwood China Patterns

Wedgwood is a brand to look into no matter what sort of china pattern you are looking for. The company has a wide variety of patterns in different styles, perfect whether you want something graceful and delicate or something strong and bold. The hardest part might just be picking which is your favorite.

Wedgwood Charnwood and Wedgwood Quince are two organically styled patterns, Charnwood with its flowers and butterflies and and Quince with its colorful selection of fruit. These are great options for the springtime, or if you like to enjoy nature in your home during all times of the year. Plus, the colors allow for easy coordinating with a huge range of table settings.

Wedgwood Ulander Black and Wedgwood Ascot are likely more on the formal end of the spectrum, with classic and chic border designs. Ulander Black has a gold trim and verge with a subtle white and black border, and Ascot goes all out with a gorgeous gold rim. Either is a good choice for more classy occasions.

If you want something that is somewhere in the middle, though, then definitely check out the popular Wedgwood Runnymeade.

Wedgwood Charnwood

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Embellished Patterns

Solid colored patterns have their charm, but there’s also something special about patterns with a few more details. That’s not to say you should immediately jump to patterns completely covered in designs, but why not enjoy a little embellishment in your table setting? Fancier patterns can add that extra flair to help you achieve just the right look.

For example, from farther away, Royal Doulton English Renaissance may appear to have a solid border. However, when you look closer, you’ll see that it has an intricate series of gold scrolls decorating each piece. Wedgwood Florentine Gold is similar in this respect, with an elegant white gold border and decorative griffins. If both of these are too bold, Noritake Ardmore Platinum keeps things subtle with a small scrolled border.

You don’t have to stop at china, either. Silver and flatware patterns can also have certain shapes or designs that give them a classy vibe. Reed & Barton French Chippendale is a great example.

Noritake Ardmore Platinum

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Royal Lenox Patterns

You don’t have to be royalty to have a royal look at your table. Bringing this sort of style home is easy, especially with so many options to choose from. Many china patterns have royal aspects to them, but Lenox makes things so easy by including the word in a bunch of their pattern names.

Lenox Royal Treasure has a black rim with gold accents as well as a gold verge. Black Royale is visually similar but has platinum details. Royal Kelly has a green and blue band on a clean white background and Blue Royale has a blue and gold rim. If you are interested in more organic shapes and even floral designs, you could take a look at Royal Courtyard, Royal Peony, or Royal Scroll.

While all of these patterns are different, they do have their similarities as well. Regardless of which exact design is your favorite, you can be sure that you’ll get a set that is classic, chic, and timeless.

Lenox Royal Treasure

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