Summer Fruits and Berries

Noritake Royal Orchard is rimmed, scallop-shaped, multi-motif china with wonderfully luscious peaches, cherries, grapes, plums, raspberries, or blackberries at the center of the plate and spilling onto the verge (where the center of the plate joins the rim). The center...

Posted by on 30 July 2015 | 3:36 pm

Harmonious American Floral Patterns

The Mariposa pattern by Franciscan was produced from 1949 to 1955. This fine china pattern features dazzling gold trim, and is adorned with a graceful, richly-hued floral design that spills out from the center of the plate and onto the...

Posted by on 24 July 2015 | 2:02 pm

Passion for the Sea

With a gold band on the verge (the verge is the area where the plate merges with the rim) and delicate blue scroll designs on the rim, a dark blue band, and wide gold trim on the outside edge, Royal...

Posted by on 16 July 2015 | 2:19 pm

Set a Gorgeous Summer Table!

Kutani Crane by Wedgwood is a high-quality bone china pattern featuring two cranes nestled amongst bamboo and floral details at the center of the plate, exquisite floral groupings on the rim, and geometric and floral designs on the outside rim....

Posted by on 8 July 2015 | 1:14 pm

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