Archive for the ‘China-holic’ Category

September 27

Juliska: Country Estate

I’m afraid I’ve found a new china pattern that I would love to acquire. Juliska, Country Estate. Look how interesting all the different pieces are. Charger/Server (The Main House):   Dinner Plate (Variation on the Main House, features the Boathouse and Apple Orchard as well): Dessert Plate (The Conservatory with the Reading Pavilion, Hen House, […]

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May 19

China-holic: Two Steps Forward, One Plate Back

Well, shoot. The thought that I had completed my formal china patterns had me feeling giddy these past few days. The modern pattern, Kate Spade Union Street, had been easy . . . I finished it last year for my birthday.  There were no special requirements, simply buy five-piece place settings.  Boom. Done. The traditional […]

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May 18

Birthday Buying

Drive-by . . . Lots of frivolous things, none of much importance (hence, frivolous). ~Have been buying my birthday presents.  Modest presents — I went with several small things instead of the LV bag or gems I’d been contemplating. ~Evened out the place settings of my modern and traditional china patterns.  Yay!  Was tempted to […]

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May 9

China-holic: Royal Crown Derby “Royal Antoinette”

I’m starting to really love traditional (floral) china. When I chose my wedding china in 2005, I felt a strong backlash to the traditional, floral china.  I wanted something . . . more regal.  Different than the few china patterns I’d seen. I chose “Coronet Platinum” by Lenox, a flourish pattern.  It’s beautiful.  No one […]

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May 8

China-holic: Raynaud “Bird”

Oh! Oh! Once China-holic goes to the birds . . . the birds start showing up everywhere! I first noticed Raynaud “Bird” by the set of four dessert plates.   How lovely and delicate.  I always seem to jump immediately to “wouldn’t this look great hanging on the wall?”  Why do I do that? I […]

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May 8

China-holic: Medard de Noblat “Eden”

Also on the China-holic’s list right now is a pattern I’ve ogled for a while but never gotten around to acquiring. Medard de Noblat “Eden”. Like the previous pattern, “Pergola” by Philippe Deshoulieres, I’ve never seen this one in person. Charger A great reason to buy it, non?  No better way to discover if it’s […]

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May 8

China-holic: Philippe Deshoulieres “Pergola”

China-holic has swung back around. I’m feening for a new pattern.  There are a few in the running. First up:  Philippe Deshoulieres “Pergola” I love fanciful patterns.  Birds are pretty popular right now, but they have to be done in a certain way to be right. Yep, they nailed it.  From the bread and butter […]

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April 25

PixyLove for “Downton Abbey”

Perhaps the hockey madness has not taken over your household. Here, though, in Chez Pixy, you cannot detach Knobby from the approximately 3879651275123 hockey games we have watched in the span of . . . what, two weekends? It’s exhausting.   By now, I can sit through one . . . or the fifteen “games” […]

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November 29

Christmas List 2010

Edited List. I guess some people think handing out a list is crass . . . but I really LIKE lists.  I wish everyone handed them out . . . Mom thinks it takes away the fun or feeling.  I just think it’s a guaranteed way to make sure you don’t end up with a […]

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October 21

Crate & Barrel: Great Customer Service

Don’t you just love great customer service? It perks my day right up. I want to take a minute to brag about Crate & Barrel today. I ordered this set of four Restaurant Coupe bowls from them on Friday. With some other stuff, like a set of the Eddy stacking wine glasses (so cute!  But I […]

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