Wednesday, February 11, 2009
Pink Roses And Gold Trim
Quite often we are asked how one goes about completing a set of antique Haviland China that they have received from a family member. They are very quick to provide the information that their pattern is the one with pink roses and gold trim. They do not realize that there are hundreds of antique Haviland Limoges china patterns and many of them have pink roses and gold trim. Making their search even more difficult is the fact that most antique Haviland patterns do not have names - only a few are identified with a pattern name on the back. Arlene Schleiger has identified hundreds of the patterns with what are referred to as Schleiger numbers and published her findings in several books with sketches of the patterns. Since there are so many patterns completing a Haviland china set can be quite difficult.
Many have created a special table setting by choosing to combine the same pattern on different blanks or to combine the same blank with different pink patterns. The blank is the shape of the plate before it is decorated. The pattern is the design added to the blank. Still others choose to mix many varied pink floral patterns with gold trim - using a place setting of each for a unique table.
Which ever way one may choose to complete their antique Haviland Limoges china pattern the end result will be beautiful. There is nothing quite like antique Haviland Limoges china!
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