Replacements Staff Member Dinnerware Pattern Favorite(s)!
This month, we feature
Bridal Wreath by Fostoria and
Sweet Briar by Princess China. These stunning patterns were inherited by our own Jaime Robinson. Jaime currently works as a member of the research and curating staff and we consider him an expert in American crystal and china. He has been with Replacements, Ltd. since 1996. He is credited with assisting in research and publication of several pieces of Replacements, Ltd. literature. The story behind how he acquired his beautiful crystal and china patterns is neat, and is typical of how hundreds of thousands of our customers acquired their patterns.
Jaime grew up on the west coast, in Seattle, Washington. Some of the great American tableware manufacturers were located on the west coast, including Franciscan, Flintridge, Sascha Brastoff, and Metlox. He has a special affinity for all things Mid-Century Modern. This phrase has been used recently to describe patterns made from the early 1950's through the 1960's. He mainly collects items from 1957 - 1966.
Jaime’s china pattern is
Sweet Briar by Princess China. The pattern features a scalloped white body with attractive pink rosebuds along the rim. Each piece is trimmed in gold. Jaime’s mother bought the pattern in 1955, after being married for almost 10 years. At the same time, one of Jaime’s mother’s friends decided to buy the same pattern. Later, Jaime inherited
Sweet Briar from his mother and paired it with Fostoria’s
Bridal Wreath . This pattern features Fostoria’s stem 6049, and was produced from 1952 – 1965. The pattern features a polished, gray-cut wreath design. For a cut pattern of this period,
Bridal Wreath features a wide variety of serving pieces, including cups and saucers and two styles of jug/pitcher. The cut wreath design of Bridal Wreath coordinates well with Jaime’s dinnerware pattern, Sweet Briar.
Sweet Briar and
Bridal Wreath, Jaime also collects Wallace Silver’s
Discovery and Flintridge Pottery’s
Sorrento-Gold . Today, Jaime continues in his quest to find the most striking and memorable pieces made during the mid-century modern period.