Artistic Autumnal Patterns, Splendid Design

The October pattern by Franciscan was produced from 1977 to 1984. This hand-painted pattern features arrangements of fall leaves in subdued earth tones, making October an autumnal version of Franciscan's other bold, brightly colored hand-painted designs. The October pattern comprises...

Posted by on 21 October 2014 | 3:45 pm

Impeccable Artistry, Eye-Catching Designs

Hutschenreuther Blue Onion is rimmed, scallop-shaped white china featuring an intricate floral design rendered in a stunning blue color. The "Blue Onion" (or "Zwiebelmuster") pattern first appeared on tableware in Meissen, Germany around 1735. This popular motif likely derives from...

Posted by on 30 September 2014 | 2:53 pm

Outstanding American Artistry

Cloisonne Peony-Black by Fitz & Floyd features gold trim, a white center, and a black rim adorned with a colorful peony design motif that spills over the verge. The graceful elegance of Cloisonne Peony-Black is a wonderful complement to the...

Posted by on 18 September 2014 | 2:59 pm

Masterful French and Italian Designs

The vibrant Koutani pattern by Ceralene features a rim and verge adorned with bands of colorful floral designs in blue, green, red, and gold hues. The asymmetrical center design is composed of graceful sprays of exotic flowers. Produced by Raynaud,...

Posted by on 4 September 2014 | 4:45 pm

Delicate Floral Designs, Superb Artistry

Finlandia by Churchill features an embossed scallop design, a gorgeous blue and white color palette, and a Scandinavian-influenced floral motif. The stylish design and beautiful color of Finlandia make this the perfect complement to the dazzling Images-Medium Blue glassware and...

Posted by on 21 August 2014 | 2:41 pm

Beautiful Blossoms, Delightful Designs

Mikasa Plum Blossom is fine blue-and-white china with a multi-sided shape and flowing, geometric border designs. Artfully rendered in the center of the plate is a graceful, blossoming plum tree. With its Asian-influnced design, the Plum Blossom pattern beautifully represents...

Posted by on 12 August 2014 | 3:02 pm

Eye-Catching Floral Designs

Buttercup by Spode is a gorgeous earthenware pattern produced from 1924 to 1992. Buttercup has a rimmed, scalloped design adorned with beautiful floral sprays and a warm color palette. Spode founder Josiah Spode opened the doors of his porcelain factory...

Posted by on 29 July 2014 | 3:55 pm

Gorgeous Floral Designs For Summer

Portmeirion Botanic Garden is rimmed, round china with a multi-motif floral design and brightly colored butterflies, bees, or dragonflies at the center. At the bottom of the design is the Latin botanical name and English common name of each featured...

Posted by on 15 July 2014 | 2:00 pm

Striking Summer Patterns

Named for the Roman goddess of fruit, the Pomona pattern by Portmeirion features a wonderful palette of colors with life-like depictions of fruits in its designs. The artistic depictions of different fruits are based on illustrations from "Pomona Britannica," a...

Posted by on 3 July 2014 | 3:16 pm

Franciscan Wildflower Teapot

This rare teapot from the lovely Wildflower pattern by Franciscan features a hand-painted underglaze floral design rendered in a gorgeous color palette. A 1942 Franciscan advertisement describes the pattern as "A hand-painted embossed design embodying the colorful wildflowers that make...

Posted by on 17 June 2014 | 2:25 pm