Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Lady Carlyle

Lady Carlyle 1944 to Sept 2010  
Lady Carlyle is a classic example of the romantic floral tradition of Royal Albert. This intricate dinnerware pattern features a deep pink border complemented by a highly stylized floral design integrating posies, roses, bluebells, and forget-me-not's. Elaborate gold scrolls recall the curvaceous and extravagant rococo styles of the 18th century.

Saturday, May 26, 2012

A One-of-a-Kind Collection
The 100 Years of Royal Albert Collection includes 10 distinctive patterns that pay tribute to the Royal Albert brand's vitality, longevity and rich design history. Through classic shapes and delicate floral designs, the collection is inspired by previous Royal Albert patterns and designs taken from the Royal Albert Archive Pattern Books. The result is an eclectic, inspired and truly unique collection that captures the true historical design statements and trends from the 10 decades of the 20th century.

The collection offers a full range of Teaware, including ten 3-Piece Sets (Teacup, Saucer, Dessert Plate), one 3-Piece Tea Set, and two 10-Piece Teacup/Saucer Sets. There are 11 Figurines that coordinate perfectly with the designs from the teaware, as well as 10 Brooches (coming soon). Each product features a special commemorative backstamp and is packaged in a beautiful matching gift box (hat-box or shoe-box style).

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Cleaning and Caring For Fine China Dinnerware

Cleaning and Caring For Fine China Dinnerware
Okay, you may have received your china as a gift or purchased it for yourself you must know that fine china is not like all the other dinnerware that you have in your kitchen. The cleaning and care of your fine china is very important if you wish the dinnerware to last, keep its beautiful sheen, and remains unbroken, chipped, or cracked.
The following tips should help you preserve your fine china dinnerware
Preparing to wash your fine china dinnerware
  1. When you are ready for kitchen clean up. Do not use metal silverware to scrap away the leftovers, use a rubber spatula. Scraping fine china dinnerware with silverware can leave those unsightly gray marks.
  2. Rinse the dish off shortly after eating so the food does not have time to stick especially with foods such as spaghetti that are acidic. These types of foods can stain your fine china.
  3. Line your sink with a soft towel or rubber mat, the entire bottom and sides. This will prevent the china from receiving scratches and dings.
  4. Never stack your china in the sink. Wash one piece at a time. This will prevent them from hitting one another.
Washing your fine china dinnerware
  1. Use only mild detergents – do not use abrasive or harsh cleaning agents.
  2. Use a sponge or soft dish cloth – never use abrasive pads
  3. Use only warm water
  4. Slide the china into the water to allow time for the temperature to distribute evenly. Temperature changes can crack or break fine china.
  5. Never use hot water especially for fine china with a metal trim. The hot water will cause the metal to flake away.
  6. Never rub any detergent on the metal trim, which can also cause it to flake
Protecting your fine china dinnerware from stains
  1. Remember, to rinse shortly after use.
  2. Tea or coffee cups can be cleaned using a solution of one part hydrogen peroxide, three parts water, with just a drop of clear household ammonia, shortly after use to help aid in preventing the build up of stains. Rinse with clear, warm water.
More tips for stains that are already present on your fine china dinnerware
  1. Use a small dab of baking soda to gently rub away the stains
  2. Sprinkle the stains with salt and gently rub away the stains
  3. A small amount of cream of tartar on a damp sponge will remove stains.
  4. Gray stains can be removed by rubbing with a small amount of toothpaste on a soft cloth.
  5. Stain from hard water or lime can be removed by soaking the china in warm water with citrus rinds such as lemon, grapefruit, or orange, overnight.
Caring tips for your fine china
  1. Instead of air-drying your fine china, to avoid spots always hand dry.
  2. Do not stack too many china plates one on top of another.
  3. When you stack, it is best to place a paper doily, or a rubber jar ring between each plate to avoid scratching.
  4. If you do stack your china plates, lift them off when ready to use instead of sliding.
  5. Do not stack your fine china cups
  6. Do not hang your fine china cups from hooks or pegs.
  7. Place your china cups on a shelf one by one in a row
  8. Keep your fine china dinnerware at moderate room temperatures. Extreme temperatures can cause your china to crack or break
  9. Do not place china in a box in a cold basement
  10. Do not place china in a box in a hot attic.
  11. When serving hot food, it is best to warm your china to stop the chances of shock in temperature changes.
  12. If you do notice fine, spidery surface cracks you can usually repair these by placing the china in a pan of warm milk for around 30 minutes. If the cracks are only surface deep, they should vanish.

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Royal Albert "Peacock Patterns" Chatelaine, Chelsea Bird,  and Paradice

Chelsea Bird  - Blue
1940s Pattern

Chelsea Bird - Marroon 
1940s Pattern

Chatelaine - Montrose Shape
EST 1960s to 1970s

Also Came in Black and Blue 

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Orange Blossom Patterns

Orange Blossom Patterns
Citrus sinensis
There have been a few patterns for this Beautiful Flower!!
Orange Blossom Countess Shape

Orange Blossom Malvern Shape

Orange Blossom - Blossom Time Series - Shelley Shape

Orange Blossom - Frangrance Series - Montrose Shape

1950s Un-Named Set # 910 - Avon Shape
Florida State Flower
The orange blossom was designated State Flower by Concurrent Resolution Nov. 15, 1909 Legislature. It is one of the most fragrant flowers in Florida. Millions of these white flowers perfume the atmosphere throughout central and south Florida during orange blossom time

Monday, May 14, 2012

Lisa's Royal Albert Items for Sale!!
Cleaning out my Cabinet... I am selling most of my Large Collection.
If you are interested any of my items for sale

Please email lisa@royalalbertpatterns.com for a shipping Quote(include your address)
I ship world wide and will combine shipping for Multiple Items.
I accept paypal for payment.
Looking for anything in Meadow Song.
Check out our "For Sale By Ower" Page

Sunday, May 13, 2012

New N Patterns Page

New N pattern page!
Over the last few months I have be making new patterns pages with new photo’s for each pattern!
I have just finished the N Patterns page that has photo’s of Narcissus, Needle Point, New Brunswick Tartan, Night and Day, Nordic Flowers, Nosegay, Nova Scotia Tartan and other N patterns!
Here’s the Link http://www.royalalbertpatterns.com/a%20to%20z%20pages/a_z_pages.htm

The Newest N pattern is New Country Roses:
“Royal Albert New Country Roses, is a vibrant and vivacious take on the beautiful vintage patterns that have made Royal Albert world famous. Youthful and exuberant, this pattern includes formal and casual china & dinnerware, serve ware, vases & home d├ęcor, table linens, stationary, and more” 
This pattern just came our at the end of February 2012 from WWRD! 

What is your favorite N pattern???

Happy Mothers Day!!!

Happy Mothers Day!!! Royal Albert has made some great gift Items for Mothers day!

Friday, May 11, 2012

My Royal Albert China Collection has become more then just a hobby....

I have been collecting Royal Albert China since 1996. I started My Collection when I found a teacup and saucer in the Devonshire Lace Pattern. Then I was hooked, Royal Albert has made just so many beautiful patterns that I couldn't just have any one pattern! So I just started collecting different place settings in every pattern I could find. Now I have covered my kitchen walls with different 8" salad plates to go with my "Old Country Roses" theme.
I created this Web Site in March of 2003 because I have not found any "one" place to find information about all the different Royal Albert China patterns. I could never imagined there was so much Royal Albert!
So far I have found information on thousands of named and un-named patterns, for most of the patterns I have photos of the different pieces and back stamps. I am always looking on the internet for new patterns and photos. Some pictures are not the best , but as I find better photo's I change them out. I enjoy chatting with other Royal Albert Collectors and exchanging information. If you have any photo's of patterns I do not have or any other information that I may have left out. Please Share! lisa@royalalbertpatterns.com
I hope my this site will become a place for other Royal Albert Collectors to come and share information about their collections! I make new Updates to the Web Site almost every day as I receive so many emails with new photo's and information from people all over the world! I hope everyone enjoys the web site as much as I do!
We want to thank all of the fans of www.royalalbertpatterns.com! The purpose of our web site is to provide reference information on all the different patterns there was made! We also have links to trusted websites where you can buy and sell your china. But on our site we don't buy or sell dishes (except for a few things from our own personal collections) we just provide information based on our years of research..thanks again!
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Thanks for Checking out the web site!!
Thank You!
Lisa Anne