The Complete Table: Setting the Table with Family Heirlooms

The Complete Table: Setting the Table with Family Heirlooms

The late 19th and early 20th centuries, no china company was more popular among American brides than Haviland. The company, founded in 1842 by American David Haviland, specialized in importing the delicate hard-paste porcelain of the Limoges region of France manufactured and decorated to American tastes. More than 20,000 patterns are known to have been made, and many modern American hostesses have inherited their grandmother’s or great-grandmother’s Haviland china.


  1. Great article on how to switch up a traditional/heirloom setting. I love Haviland china and have several pieces of it. I enjoy mixing and matching all of my collection to create lots of unique looks. Beautiful picture too!

  2. Fantastic settings and exquisitely beautiful Teaware…..Have a fetish for everything tea and the dainty chintzy prints are so beautiful…Did not know chintz originated in India ,now looking back remember the calico prints in bedsheets and pillow covers. English teasets are supremely beautiful and superior . The translucent ,paper thin cups are delicate and so beautifully fragile, handling them also would require extreme care as even as a bump would affect the fragile sets.
    Indian teasets have some beautiful range but the paper thin quality of the bone China as the English sets is missing. They are heirloom pieces which one does not see in the modern teasets.
    Thank you for sharing the articles,loved ,loved browsing through them.
    Princess is a befitting name as it would be the perfect set to grace the tea table be it high tea or evening tea.
    Remember seeing pictures with elegant ladies in gloves and hats partaking tea …..
    Loved the article and link.


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