Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Quatrefoil by Lenox: America Goes Crazy for Quatrefoil

When it comes to the finer things in life, I find myself dreaming most of the time. I, like many other women out there, love and adore our fine tableware. I like to have something nice to put out for special occasions, and one thing that many of us find to be the nice tableware is the China. With kids, I keep my China put away where they can not get to it, in fact, until I have a good and safe place to display my China, I keep it packed away safely, away from kids and animals. Most of us receive our fine China when we are married, but I know that even after the wedding gifts, I still find myself in awe of beautiful China that I collect, that will look amazing along side my other sets when I can find that perfect place to display them safely. Recently I was sent such a collection. I was sent the Quatrefoil by Lenox collection of China. When you hold new China, you feel how delicate and you find yourself staring at the design and awe over it. Well when I received the Quatrefoil by Lenox, I found myself in that state of awe, amazed over how beautiful something that seems so simple can be. I know that over the years, many have felt the same way about particular pieces of China. I  also know that when I get products from Lenox, I am getting products that are made in America. I love that this amazing setting of China is dishwasher safe, so after I do use it, I can safely wash the dishes and put them back on display until the next time I use them!
A five-piece place setting of Quatrefoil by Lenox includes a dinner plate, salad plate, butter plate, cup and saucer. Statement pieces for entertaining include a serving bowl and an oval platter.
When it comes to the tabletop, millions of quatrefoil aficionados need look no further than America’s iconic name in fine china, Lenox, whose Quatrefoil dinnerware features the pattern delicately outlined in platinum and repeated in bands throughout the collection. Brilliance meets nuance where Lenox has connected the platinum leaf elements with tiny, lustrous gold dots. This technique lends the pattern a jewelry-like quality – if you could lift it off of the plate it would be your favorite necklace. A soft mica grey hugs one edge of the quatrefoil bands, highlighting them perfectly against a backdrop of white bone china. Precious materials, subtle design details applied by hand and superb craftsmanship make Lenox’s Quatrefoil a timeless choice of heirloom quality that also lets you indulge in one of today’s hottest decorating and fashion trends.

There are several possible explanations for this new obsession with an ancient shape. One is that when Americans travel internationally, bringing a bit of quatrefoil into the home environment may harken holidays spent in Paris, London, Florence or Venice without resorting to framing that postcard of the Doge’s Palace (below, left). The four-leaf shape is also a symbol of good luck, a talisman for those seeking to surround themselves with good omens in uncertain times.

Another trend-starter is the pop-culture influence of hit television series such as the medieval-chic-fantasy art direction of HBO’s Game of Thrones,
the pretty fairy tale castles (below right) of ABC’s
Once Upon a Time, and opulent Italian Renaissance architecture as seen in Showtime’s The Borgias. Whatever the inspiration, the quatrefoil is a beautiful pattern with timeless appeal that’s undeniably having a moment in 21st century design.
So until I can get my safe spot for my beautiful new collection of Quatrefoil by Lenox China, I will keep it safe and stored away, awaiting a time in the near future when I can display and use the beautiful pieces!!

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This was not a paid post and honest/original opinions were used and they are my own. Thank you to the company and/or pr agency who supplied the product for review.

2 comments:

Sandy VanHoey said...

I love Lenox, we have some Lenox ornaments for Christmas and my grandson has a first Christmas ornament from them. Such awesome well crafted products!

Laura Lane said...

That is so pretty. I have too many dishes; but, I always want more. ~smile~