Victorian Settings

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Christmas dinner is perhaps the most important meal of the year in most houses. It is a time for family and friends. They all return from the four corners of the world to be with their families for Christmas.

There are few occasions during the year when families are so fully reunited, hence the importance of the Christmas dinner table; when most of the chairs at the table will be filled.

Setting the perfect Christmas dinner table is different to setting a table at any other time of year, however formal the dinner, as the occasion calls for seasonal touches and decorations to make the meal festive and special.

Before you even begin to set the table, you should think about what colour scheme you want for your Christmas dinner table as this will help you choose the dinner plates. Having the right table cloth, crockery, cutlery and decorations.

Most people know that red and green are Christmassy colours, but if you want to do something a little different, you could go for purple and green, red and gold or even black and gold.

Setting the Table

So what will you need on the table? From a practical point of view, everyone will need a charger plate, side plates, a water glass, a wine glass, cutlery, a napkin and a soup bowl (if you’re serving soup!)

You’ll also need crockery for the table, serving utensils and placemats for hot dishes, Butter pat dish and bread plates. Mix and match your table, each person’s soup bowl does not have to match their charger plate.

Regardless, the most important thing about Christmas Dinner is….that you have enough plates and forks; that each guest should have at least two plates; a dinner plate and a side plate. That is your gift to them. It shows just how much you care you’ve taken.

Happy Holidays!

Crown Devon

What is it?

Excellent Soup, noodle, porridge bowl by Crown Devon Blush Spring Fieldings Lidded Bowl.

The lid is a white with pink and blue flowers, gold gilt swirls around the lid of the bowl.

Keeps your everything warm. Wonderful shape.

In good condition. No chips cracks or crazing. Some of the gilding has gone. Still brilliant!

Great versatile bowl.

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My Minton

In 1870, Minton opened an art pottery studio in Kensington, London encouraging both amateur and professional artists to become involved in pottery decoration and design.

From the mid-1890s onwards, Minton’s made major contributions to Art Nouveau ceramics with a fine range of slip and majolica ware.

Above is a Beautiful Minton bone china covered bowl in the ‘Haddon Hall’ Pattern. This stunning lidded sugar bowl with gilded edge has a little branch handle.

The size 9 cm x 8 cm in diameter. In very good condition. No chips, cracks or crazing. A focal point that will look lovely and decorative on any seasonal holiday table.

Windsor Rose

Windsor Bone China tea service. A beautifully presented 21 Piece complete Tea Set for 6.

This set is in excellent condition, a beautiful scalloped gilded rim trim in fine bone china with elegant Windsor pink roses. Gilding on the Cup handles, bases and a gold line inside each cup.

Wonderfully presented with the 1950 backstamp on the base; each marked with numbers and series. Made in Longton, England. 1950s.

A complete tea set including cups, saucers, cake plates, Sandwich plate, sugar bowl and milk jug.

The set includes:

6 Tea Cups

6 Tea Saucers

6 Cake Plates

1 Sandwich Plate

1 Sugar Bowl

1 Milk Jug

Excellent condition; no cracks, chips, or crazing.

Crown Trent

Crown Trent Fine Bone China from Staffordshire England. The tea set is present in a rose and daisy wreath pattern. 5 Tea Cups trio’s Crown with Cups, saucers and cake plates.

The Trent Fine Bone China Tea Set Trio’s is a 17 Piece Tea Set.

The service includes:

5 Tea Cups

1 Saucers

6 Tea Plates

Rose And Daisy swags With gilt trim wreath on a white background. The china is decorated with roses, pink rosebuds in a floral wreath pattern.

The service would grace any table or occasion.

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Made in China

Chinese Blue White Teapot. Vintage

Chinese Blue Porcelain Teapot Mid Century

Octagon Hand Painted With

Chrysanthemum Top.

Deep, High And Wide.

Round ornate floral lid.

Blue octagon geometric around front and back with blue flowers.

Blue lotus spout. Porcelain handle with “O.” Some light fading around the base due to age.

Stamp on base: “Made in China.”

Royal Doulton Infinity

Exquisite Royal Doulton Infinity 31 Piece Complete Dinner Service. Pattern number H. 5111. Made in England. Produced in 1986. Backstamp.

Beautiful Art Deco geometric design with platinum rims on a white background graced with simple lines on the finest of fine bone china made in England.

The dinner service includes;

6 Dinner Plates – 10 3/4”

8 Side Plates – 6 1/2″

6 Bowls – 8″

1 Cake Plate – 10 1/4″

1 Milk Jug – 1/2 pt

1 Sugar Bowl – 4 1/2″

4 Tea Saucers – 6 1/8″

4 Tea cups – 3 3/8 x 3″

The dinner service is excellent condition. No cracks, chips or crazing.