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What Are Ramekins Used For?

You’ve seen them all over. Such popular patterns such as Adams Lancaster, Block Poinsettia, Villeroy & Boch Acapulco and Royal Worcester Herbs have them and put them to good use. They’re called ramekins. But what are they used for? The … Continue reading

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Minton Haddon Hall – When Going Off The Beaten Track Can Be A Winner

Minton is an interesting china company. Now part of the WWRD group, it was once famous for it’s distinctive styles and bright colors. I can usually tell a Minton pattern from a mile away. What I’m referring to are the … Continue reading

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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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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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Things To Look For When Buying Used China

When first looking to buy china most people will look to buy new. But when a pattern is discontinued, often the only pieces available have been pre-owned and used. Which shouldn’t discourage you from making a purchase and adding to … Continue reading

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Better Not Wait For Next Year To Replace Your Broken China

Now that the holiday meals are mostly over, it’s time to take inventory. How many Baccarat Massena glasses were shattered by the lovely grand-kids? How many Royal Doulton Biltmore dinner plates became plate shards and how many Lenox Autumn platters … Continue reading

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The Herbs Featured On Royal Worcester Worcester Herbs China

Royal Worcester Worcester Herbs is one of those extremely versatile patterns that remain fan favorites, in the same category as Portmeirion Botanic Gardens and Botanic Roses, Wedgwood Quince among others. The pattern comes in two versions: Worcester Herbs Green and … Continue reading

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Iconic Crystal Company Steuben Going Out of Business

Today brings the sad news of the closing of the last remaining factory of Steuben glass. I’ll leave it to another time to delve into Steuben’s rich history and unparallelled innovation and craftsmanship. The point of this post? To reassure … Continue reading

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Turkey – Themed China Patterns For Thanksgiving

We all have our favorite patterns, some of them we own, some of them we WISH we would own :). I happen to love Minton St. James, Lenox Citation Gold and Fitz and Floyd Renaisance Black (and own none of … Continue reading

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All The Variations Of The Wedgwood Ulander China Patterns

The interesting thing about the Wedgwood Ulander patterns is the wide variance between some of the patterns in this group, unlike similarly grouped patterns such as Wedgwood Columbia. Wedgwood Columbia White and Wedgwood Columbia Gold both occupy the same price … Continue reading

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