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Category Archives: Porcelain
These lamps caused me way more agita than they’re worth. When I opened my Etsy shop, I had to research many of the items from the Janvier Road bungalow to see what they were, and whether they were Etsy material, … Continue reading
Back in the late 70s I was standing in Harrods, looking at these cute little porcelain dishes. “Oh,” I thought, “they must be coasters” made to match whichever china pattern one used. I liked them and I needed coasters, so … Continue reading
Americans constantly bemoan the fact that we can’t find quality American-made products anymore. “Everything’s made in China!” we complain. “It just isn’t the same as it used to be.” Thank goodness for vintage items and antiques! Those of us who … Continue reading
No other line of dinnerware has been as everlastingly popular as Fiesta, except perhaps Blue Willow. Fiesta was originally sold as “The dinnerware that turns your table into a celebration,” and has done so for many generations. In fact, the … Continue reading
Josiah Wedgwood II is credited for inventing this beautiful and popular form of Transferware. But other experts think it happened by accident when the cobalt oxide escaped its boundaries during firing or glazing. These pieces were sold as “seconds,” and … Continue reading
Just about everyone has a piece of Blue Willow china, whose deep cobalt color may have evolved from early Imari designs (blue survived the kilns better than other colors). Many people also know the famous Chinese legend of the pattern: … Continue reading