Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Chinoiserie China Patterns



After many requests, I am beginning a series on Chinoiserie china patterns. This series will include fine china, everyday china, current patterns, and discontinued patterns, as well as my favorites. If you have any you wish me to include, please send me an email or leave a comment. 

Today I am featuring Lenox Morning Blossom which was in production from 1975-1990. It is one of my sets of fine china. It is quite lovely and timeless. Although no longer made, the good news is that it is easily available on eBay and through Replacements, Ltd. On eBay you will frequently find place settings never used and even some still in the box. The background is ivory, with pink, blue, and yellow flowers. It has a blue band and gold edge. Click the picture to enlarge the view. I love this elegant and beautiful pattern that is perfect if your taste in colors is in the pastel range and more traditional. Imagine this in a dining room with de Gournay or Gracie paper in pastels. Gorgeous. It works beautifully in my dining room which has pale green walls, blush and ivory striped silk taffeta draperies, lots of black and gold, and lots of blue and white Chinese porcelain. 

8 comments:

Averill said...

Definitely a classic. Btw, I'd love it if you did a post or two on a tour of your house -- I bet it's gorgeous!

Sanity Fair said...

Kate Spade Pompano Point Green - bamboo pattern china: http://www.thefind.com/query.php?query=kate+spade+pompano

And concur with Averill!

Style Redux 2 said...

Averill-I plan to show my house as soon as I upgrade my camera/skills and can take better pictures. I am not happy with my inability to get a wide view of rooms without a wide angle lens. This is my next project, I promise!

Style Redux 2 said...

SF-A great choice to add to the list-thanks!

Sanity Fair said...

Also, Jasper Conran for Wedgewood: http://wedgwoodusa.com/shop/collection.asp?id=517

Style Redux 2 said...

SF-That's one of the best.

MyLittleHappyPlace said...

Yaaay! Great series, I'm pumped! How 'bout any of the Imari patterns from Royal Crown Derby?

Style Redux 2 said...

MLHP-Of course-you have great taste!