Summer Blooms and Butterflies

Charnwood is a gorgeous bone china pattern produced by Wedgwood from 1951 to 1987. The asymmetrical floral design of the pattern features rich colors and verdant foliage replete with butterflies and other insects seamlessly incorporated into the design, complemented by...

Posted by on 2 July 2015 | 3:37 pm

Folk Art Design, European Flair

The Design Naif pattern by Villeroy & Boch comprises a variety of beautifully rendered folk art designs by internationally renowned artist Gerard LaPlau. Design Naif was chosen as the pattern's name for several reasons. The word "naif" spans a variety...

Posted by on 24 June 2015 | 3:32 pm

Vibrant American Tableware

When the ground-breaking Desert Rose pattern by Franciscan China premiered in 1941, it became an overnight success. The pattern even had a fan in Jackie Kennedy, who ordered Franciscan pieces for use on Air Force One and in the White...

Posted by on 26 May 2015 | 3:15 pm

Timeless American Design

The Poppy pattern by Franciscan was produced from 1950 to 1955. This everyday pattern is adorned with a bold, richly hued floral design of bright yellow California poppies accented by purple lupine and lovely green leaves. When California-based Franciscan tableware...

Posted by on 19 May 2015 | 3:21 pm

Exquisite Rose-themed Tableware Designs

First produced in 1951, Delaware (New York) by Haviland is scalloped-rimmed, cream-colored china with delicate, beautifully rendered roses decorating the center and rim, and an embossed edge with gold trim. The story of Haviland China begins in 1841, when David...

Posted by on 14 May 2015 | 2:12 pm

Italian Inspiration, American Design

Montreal by Wedgwood China was first produced in 1930. Montreal is rimmed Wellesley-shaped china with an ornate cream-colored embossing on a cream-colored rim. The brilliant center design of Montreal includes a colorful bounty of flowers, verdant stems and leaves, and...

Posted by on 12 May 2015 | 2:00 pm

Exquisite Artistry, Stunning Floral Motifs

Lorraine #S561 by Minton China is fine bone china produced from approximately 1945 to 1970. Featuring spectacular floral designs scattered asymmetrically around the plate and circling the verge, with embossed, swirled flutes on the rim, and gold trim on the...

Posted by on 7 May 2015 | 1:17 pm

Alluring Designs for a Gorgeous Table

Calico-Blue (Burleigh Backstamp) by Staffordshire is a charming blue transferware pattern first produced in 1960. Transferware pieces are created using copper engraving to apply an image to a special tissue, which is then is applied to an earthenware, pottery, or...

Posted by on 5 May 2015 | 2:20 pm

Breathtaking Artistry in Dinnerware

There are few patterns more stunning than Myott/Staffordshire Chelsea Bird-Blue. Magnificent bird designs signed by "A. Robert," combined with a cobalt blue rim and delicately formed gold scrollwork trim, make this pattern truly breathtaking to behold. The firm of Myott,...

Posted by on 30 April 2015 | 1:54 pm

Magnificent Floral Patterns

Haddon Hall by Minton, introduced in 1948, is fine bone china that features spectacular floral designs covering the plate, with embossed, swirled flutes on the rim, and either gold or green trim on the outside edge (featured plate has green...

Posted by on 28 April 2015 | 2:29 pm