Category Archives: Pattern of the Month

Chintz (Back) in Bloom!!

While I am working the High Point Furniture Market today, with aching feet, I thought you might enjoy some more beautiful Spring blooms.  I have long been a fan of chintz…it evokes that comfortable , lived-in look of English country … Continue reading

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“Inspiring Images”: Lovely Wool Tartan Blankets!

I love this image of a fall dinner on the porch!  But what I love most about it is that each person gets their own wool blanket.  I am very cold natured, and this is just a perfect element for … Continue reading

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Patterns of the Month

Today it’s time for my patterns of the month! China: For October’s china pattern of the month , I selected Bernardaud’s exquisite fine china pattern “Grand Versailles.”  I love its glorious, warm fall color palette of terra cotta and a … Continue reading

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Pattern of the Month: Thistle by Edinburgh Crystal

  The highly distinctive thistle shapes of Thistle by Edinburgh Crystal are embellished with a complex geometric pattern and delicate engravings .  I consider this pattern to be among my favorites! This classic design, which has remained largely unchanged for … Continue reading

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Pattern of the Month: Old Coalport

  One of my favorite china patterns is the magnificent “Old Coalport” by the English manufacturer Coalport.  This pattern was reproduced between 1979 and 1983 under the name “Leighton Sprays.”  The floral pattern reminds me of the beautiful gardens surrounding … Continue reading

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