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A Holiday to Remember

There is something about this time of year that makes me more nostalgic than most. I find myself sitting by a cozy fire, reading or journaling, and thinking back to my years as a child. A time in life where … Continue reading

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What Your China Pattern Says About You

What does your taste in china patterns say about your personality? A lot can be said about who you are by your taste in apparel, home, food, etc. China patterns are no exceptions. The Traditionalist: You are probably the person … Continue reading

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The Holidays Are Here! (Well, Almost)

On this blog we talk about china and tableware all year. While there are many diehards who pay attention throughout the year, when September rolls around and the holidays are in sight, that’s the time when things really get in … Continue reading

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A Review of Royal Crown Derby.co.uk

Site: royalcrownderby.co.uk Sells: China, collectibles and gifts Speed: Normal Sophistication: High, artsy look and feel. Overall: A+ Comments: This site is as well done a chine website as there is. The overall look is clean and uncluttered and the pictures … Continue reading

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China Collectors: A Breed Apart

Our regular customers mostly consist of people looking to replace or add to their favorite sets. When they want more, or when others want to buy them a gift, they’ll stick to the pattern they have, know and love. Occasionally … Continue reading

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As A Matter Of Fact, I Do Own Tableware! Part 1

There’s the famous fable about the shoemakers children who go barefoot. As a retailer of china, crystal and flatware, customers used to give quite a chuckle when visiting our sprawling warehouse, loaded to the gills with china and tableware, only … Continue reading

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Our Visit To The NY Tabletop Show 4/14/11 – Part 1

This week is the April Tabletop show in Manhattan and we stopped by the NY Merchandise Mart at 41 Madison Ave. yesterday to check out the recent doings of our favorite brands. There was a nice crowd at the show, … Continue reading

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Selling Your China Set To Buy A New One.

There are two schools of thought when it comes to changing china sets. There's the sentimental crowd. These fine homemakers don't see a china set or pattern when they look at their Lenox Charleston or William Yeoward Crystal, they see … Continue reading

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Can Lenox Versailles China Be Used In The Microwave?

The short answer? It depends. Here's the longer version. Some patterns are made specifically for use in the microwave and their manufacturer will loudly trumpet that fact on every possible wrapping and label (see Wedgwood Quince china). Then there are … Continue reading

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Fine China – As Eco-Friendly As It Gets

The politicians are at it again. The most recent hot button issue on Capitol Hill is Styrofoam cups. Yes, you read that right, Styrofoam cups. Looking to save wherever they can, Republicans have replaced more expensive, eco-friendly cafeteria cups with … Continue reading

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