Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Blue and White at Replacements Ltd.

As promised, I'm back with the second installment of the Replacements Ltd. trip a few weeks ago.  Today's post will focus on the beautiful displays of blue and white we saw that day.

I chose to share this picture first because this pattern is so similar to my everyday dishes that I've had for over 20 years now.  It's one pattern that I've never gotten tired of.  The pattern you see above is a Johnson Brothers pattern called "Denmark Blue."  I have a few pieces of the Denmark dishes, a couple of salad plates and coffee mugs.

This is our pattern -- it's called "Finlandia Blue," by Churchill, made in Staffordshire, England.  It is really similar to the Johnson Brothers pattern.  Since I got most of my pieces about 15 years ago, they were all made in England.  I understand that now the Churchill dishes are being made in Columbia and Malaysia.  Hmmm.

Here's a closer look at my dishes.  The "Finlandia" pattern is also made by Myott Staffordshire.  All three of these patterns were based on the more elegant, fine porcelain china below --

This is Royal Copenhagen "Blue Fluted" dinnerware.  It was in the museum section of Replacements Ltd. when we were there.


Isn't this GORGEOUS??  I love it; it looks so translucent and delicate.  I found this picture on Wikipedia.  I think the "Blue Fluted" dinnerware is just breathtaking, and so are the prices, as you can see for yourself Here.  It's been made since 1775; each piece is hand-painted and still made in Denmark.

My Churchill "Finlandia Blue" is not nearly so fine, but it has been a real workhorse; it goes in the dishwasher and microwave, and I get a lot of compliments on these dishes.  Okay, back to the Replacements trip.

This is the Johnson Brothers pattern again.  I love the cutting board with the delft tile on the right of the shelf.

These are all miscellaneous pieces in the next few pictures.  I think the tureens are especially elegant.

The tureen above and the teapot to the left of it are "Blue Danube" made in Japan.  These are lovely, well-made dishes; my husband's grandmother had a whole set of these, complete with serving pieces.

Gorgeous tureen!!

Above are a lidded bowl and a candlestick, also "Blue Danube."

See the bowls in the middle of the second shelf?  These are my mom's pattern, Johnson Brothers "Indies Blue."  I like the big pitcher/jug with the sailing ship.  :)

I think the pattern on these gravy boats (middle of center shelf) is so pretty.

I cropped this picture so you can see the blue and white egg cups in the upper left; they're "Woodland" by Wedgwood China.

Do you see your dish pattern here by any chance?  :)

I love this blue stemware; it would go perfectly with my blue and white dishes.

I tried to get pictures from the top of the display to the bottom, as well as both ends.  These are pretty cake plates with servers.

The square dish in the stand on the left is also Johnson Brothers "Indies Blue."  Have you ever seen so much blue and white?

I love this Antique Sapphire Blue water goblet by Cris D'Arques!  Gorgeous crystal!!

These next three pictures are the last of the blue and white collection; I'm afraid your eyes may be crossed by now.  ;)

There was another big room off the main showroom, and it was filled with Christmas china, among other things.  This china is Spode "Blue Room Judaica."  You can read about this collection Here.  I think these are exquisite.

That's it for the blue and whites -- do you have a favorite?

If you didn't see the post from last week on Replacements Ltd., you can find it Here.  Thank you for hanging in there with this long post; I hope you enjoyed seeing more beautiful dishes today.  Thanks so much for your visit and have a good week!

I'll be joining the following parties:

" Tablescape Thursday" -- Between Naps on the Porch.
"Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop" -- My Cozy Corner
"Home Sweet Home Party" -- The Charm of Home
Foodie Friday and Everything Else -- Rattlebridge Farm



  1. I did end up going last week and enjoyed it. It had been years since I last was there. I got the four bowls I wanted that were "imperfect" and was glad I could look them over before purchasing. They looked perfect to me (the four I chose) though some were not. You can see them in one of your photos.

  2. I missed last week's post. So I find this very interesting for I have been to the and ordered a Lenox creamer and sugar to go with a tea pot that I found in an antique store. What fun to actually go to the store. I do love beautiful dishes.

  3. Oh, how beautiful! I would have loved to have gone with you. Trouble is, I would have to be rich as I would want it all! Your dish pattern is so pretty! Hope you're oding well.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  4. Well...this is just STUNNING! Why do so many of us love blue and white porcelein and china? I would have a hard time making a decision on what to purchase! I love Replacements too so this was a very intersting post! Thank you ever so much for sharing!!! Beautiful!

  5. Swoon...I love blue and white! I have pieces of some of these lovelies you showed us.

  6. What a fun place to visit. I'd love to go to Replacements. I didn't realize that they had a Museum. That's a great idea! Thanks for sharing.

  7. How stunning that blue and white English pattern is and I'm so glad you have it before they started to make it in the Orient.
    I've never been to a Replacement store, maybe some day.
    I enjoyed your post and swooned over it too! Thanks for sharing, I'm going for another tour.

  8. I missed your other post- I'll go back to look. It must be overwhelming to go in there and see all this! I trust it was fun and that you bought at least one thing? I saw so many things that I was impressed with. I love the blue fluted china. I broke a stemware piece of some Mikasa crystal that I have and they were able to provide a replacement which was back in the 90's. I checked the price now and it was outrageous. It's a good thing there is a place like that taking the time to preserve all this.

  9. These photos are wonderful! I live in New England, so it would be quite a trip, but I'd love to go there someday myself. It was interesting to see your photos of Spode's Judaica collection - it took awhile, but I now have every piece of it. :-)

  10. Thanks for the tour of blue and white dishes at Replacements, Denise. Your pattern looks so pretty arranged in your kitchen with the glass fronted cabinet. How nice that you still love your pattern. It is a beautiful, timeless one, as is your mom's pattern. I do love your Hal's grandma's pattern, too. I have a blue and white pattern by Adams, and the pattern is called Brentwood. I'm going to give it to my daughter.
    Happy weekend to you, my friend!

  11. Wow, so glad I got a tour of their wares from my laptop screen, instead of in person. My Credit Card would never recover! Too many delicious things that i could not pass up. The "Danube" and "Woodland" pattern seem to be my favorites so far.

    So glad you shared this!

  12. Oh I would be like a kid in the candy store Denise! So much goodness.
    Have a wonderful weekend.

  13. Gorgeous patterns! I see my favorite there too! Thanks for sharing at Home Sweet Home!



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