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Up and Coming Active China Patterns

As you well know, we specialize in discontinued patterns of china and crystal. When manufacturers stop making the pattern you love, we step in and keep you stocked, theoretically in perpetuity (in reality, not quite so long. It all depends … Continue reading

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Some of Classic Replacements Pinterest Boards

I thought to take a few moments to update you on our doings on Pinterest. We’ve shared with you our excitement on the fastest growing social media tool today, Pinterest, in previous posts. Now I’ll take a few moments to … Continue reading

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China Pieces That Do Not Come Standard But Should

Most china patterns have certain standard pieces, see our China Pieces Guide for a list of them. Then there are patterns that are so popular that the manufacturers churn out new accessory pieces for them every year (see Herend Rothschild … Continue reading

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Classic Replacements Is Now On Pinterest!

The world’s newest and hottest social media and sharing site is Pinterest. Pinterest allows users to share their favorite pictures (pins) by pinning them to boards which are grouped or categorized based on whatever criteria a user chooses. We’re really … Continue reading

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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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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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Oven To Table China Patterns

We just got in a huge shipment of Royal Worcester Herbs, a stunning pattern. Bright and fresh with different herbs on every piece, each one is named and labelled in English and Latin. Another great feature of this pattern, very … Continue reading

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The Three Variations of the Royal Copenhagen Blue Fluted Pattern.

There are patterns that can achieve luxury status even in brands that cater toward more standard lines. Royal Doulton Carlyle, Wedgwood Florentine and Lenox Versailles are prime examples of such. Then there are brands who in their entirety are considered … Continue reading

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