Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Summer Time Limoges Boxes

It is nearly summer time and many people are donning their swim suits and getting ready for some beach-side fun in the sun!

Limoges boxes capture the essence of beach time fun with a cute sandy theme.  Colorful beach chairs, sea shells, sun glasses, starfish, ... these fun details strike up the cravings for a heat wave. 

Send a loved one off on their summer vacation with these summer enticing trinket boxes.  Usher in the sunny season with summer time Limoges boxes and set the mood to start your rest and relaxation.

Sun glasses, wide-brimmed sun hats, these Limoges boxes have lovely details that add just the right touch to the sun-worthy pieces.

Visit for these pieces and more that will match all your summer dreams.

Friday, May 11, 2012

Celebrate Graduation With Scholastic Limoges Boxes

Graduation season is upon us.  This is a time when students move up from one stage to the next, preparing for college, a career, or to pursue another degree!  There is a lot of excitement attributed to this time -- you have achieved something and everyone is there to acknowledge the official completion of a job well done.  Meaningful, valuable, and a landmark in one's personal timeline -- these descriptions apply to the graduation ceremony as well as to the qualities one should look for in graduation gifts for this special day.

This Graduation Limoges Box encompasses the ceremony with the cap, tassle, diploma and even the handshake that officiates the special moment on stage

Limoges boxes make exceptional gift choices for graduation.  High in quality, loaded with sentiment, and ranging in themes, Limoges boxes at are organized into categories that will help narrow your search and ensure you will find the perfect piece. 

These porcelain giftware are geared toward high school graduation, legal studies, medicine, computer engineering, dentistry, etc... just take a look and enjoy the options.

The significance that a graduation ceremony holds in any student’s life cannot be described in words. Every student dreams of this one day. It is the vision they have held on to throughout their studies, a moment when a new door in life will open up.  Students walk up the stage upon announcement of their name, and collect their degree in front of all his friends, family, and colleagues.  Make your loved one's graduation unforgettable with a Limoges box they can cherish and display as proudly as their new credentials.

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Limoges Boxes Un-Corked

For a few years now I have collected wine corks.  There are so many fabulous crafts you can fancy from these frequently thrown away items.  Glue them together to make a hot pad or a cork board, bend wires and poke them inside to create cute little dolls, or link them in a square for a great picnic place mat.  A little creativity goes a long way with this craft-friendly material, not to mention you can usually get a free bottle of wine with each purchase.  :)

Inventive cork usage dates as far back 3000 BC, when this material was already being used in fishing tackle, floats, stoppers for casks, women's footwear and roofing materials.  These beautiful Limoges Box corks pay homage to that air of antiquity, gorgeously painted and clasped in gold metal, making you marvel at the dynamism of these stoppers.

Wine cork Limoges boxes are a perfect keepsake for wine lovers.  It is nice to have this piece as a preservative tribute to the glory of cork, as in recent years many producers are turning to rubber wine stoppers. These French porcelalin wine corks summon the respect and admiration that the Greeks and  Romans afforded this material as a noble and adaptable material.

It is always a satisfying moment to uncork that bottle and pour a relaxing glass of your favorite glorified grape juice.   As you sip, visit and feast your eyes on some lovely wine-geared porcelain treasures.

Fair-ly Nostalgic Limoges Boxes

Fairs are great venues for kids and adults alike to enjoy fun and games!  Food, candy, live shows, entertainers, rides ... show much stimulation for all the senses jam-packed into one place.  Typically, counties have fairs every spring or summer, something that people look forward to so they can spend the whole day taking in the sights and smells and just enjoying all the activities. 

There are many different forms of machinery brought in for these events -- colorful equipment that are enticing and exciting to the eyes. Perhaps the most memorable of these rides is the carousel. With music and lights and colorful animals to ride, these rides are are joy for all ages.   
These rides are abundant in France, and the name itself of French origin, making it perfectly fitting that these lovely Limoges boxes are made of quality French Limoges porcelain

This Carousel Limoges box is a nostalgic delight, with bright colors, and featuring three beautifully painted horses.  It makes you remember the music that fills the air at a fair and creates a fun-filled setting to think of you or your loved ones as first-time riders sitting tall in the saddle.  Smiles abound as a carousel spins, spreading laughter to all aboard, and this Limoges box is a great way to evoke those smiles again.                           

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

The Limoges Boxes Of The City That Never Sleeps

Bright lights, big city -- New York is well known for its jam-packed East coast flavor.  Taxi cabs, subway, food galore, Brownstone apartments, and Broadway shows, NY is filled with all the stereotypes, charm, and allure that people have come to envy and idolize. Not to mention all those key places that natives and tourists flock to on a regular basis:  Central Park, the Statue of Liberty, Wall Street, and the Met.

 You can find Limoges Boxes of specific NY landmarks, or one like this -- a comprehensive gathering of NY tourism hot spots

When I lived in Connecticut, I would frequently hop on the train into the city for a weekend of shopping or meeting up with friends.  I even went to meet my brother and his finance, at the time, just before he proposed to her atop the Empire State Building.  Never a dull moment in New York, that is for sure.
More than eight million people call New York city home, and no doubt these individuals are a tough and proud bunch, knowing full well how great their city is.  It is a relatively young city, as well, as settlement began in 1625, and started bustling in global trade, investment, dynamism and density by the early 1800's. 
New York, interestingly enough, also served briefly as our nation's capital in 1785.  Soon after that, though, in 1790, Washington D.C. became our capital as we know it today.

New York certainly has not had an easy road.  It's popularity and strength of a billion dollar economy, ranking right behind Tokyo, has successfully journeyed hardships.  The most recent tragedy hitting the Big Apple, was the September 11 terrorist attack that took 2,979 lives and destroyed the city's proud landmark of the twin towers.  Historically, in 1832, a cholera epidemic killed 4,000 citizens; a fire in 1845 leveled 300 buildings; and in 1975, the city defaulted into bankruptcy.  So, clearly, NYC is no stranger to hardship, and the fact that this city never sleeps is perhaps their secret weapson, keeping alert and active against setbacks.  They are always on the ball, tourism is every increasing, and opportunities are abundant for several leading industries, including fashion, finance, and commerce.

 The skyline of NY along the rim of these Limoges boxes make me long for a night out on the town!

If you can't make it out to NY as often as you like, you can surely created your own little NY at home with these darling little French Limoges box pieces of the awesome city!

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Limoges Boxes A La Richard and Emily Gilmore

My all time favoirte TV show that I have watched and re-watched (and re-re-watched) is the Gilmore Girls.  No other show has had me hooked like that one.  All the characters: Luke, Lorelai, Emily, Richard, Rory -- they are the core of their Stars Hollow town, and they make you want to live in that town for all its homeliness and quirks.

Richard and Emily Gilmore are a well-to-do couple in their 50's, living in Hartford, CT.  Their life is consumed with business deals, charity functions, auctions, European vacations, and , of course, their daughter and grand-daughter, Lorelai and Rory.   In their home, they have a main item that is 1920's classy -- a cocktail cart.  Whether whipping up drinks for a dinner party or preparing a quick nightcap, their tray provides functionality for their lifestyle.

Tray, shaker, cocktail recipe book, lime, glasses -- Limoges boxes are ready to mix it up!

This tray reminds me , too, of those old movies, like with Katherine Hepburn and the like, where that ready tray abides in homes ready for a glass of bourbon to relax with in a favorite chair while making witty conversation with guests.

Limoges boxes like this one make me nostalgic for the 20s and for any Gilmore Girls episode.  Martinis with olives, vodka straight no chaser, scotch on the rocks ... they all give a shout out to Hartford rich living, Gilmore-style.

Love those martini olives?  These French porcelain Limoges boxes  have you covered with a couple extra.

Get your own trinket box memory of Gilmorean class with these Limoges boxes.  Pop in any Gilmore season, while your at it, mix up a Bloody Mary, and you will soon see why I am so enamored by this Stars Hollow world!

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Limoges Trink-cat boxes

Cats are popular pets, just as popular as dogs, and this universal popularity means only one thing -- Limoges boxes!

That's right -- you can find a porcelain trinket box to suit your taste in cats -- and highlight your favorite part about their personalities.  Some people love their independence and low-maintenance...

Black Cat w/ Fish Inside Limoges Box

Some enjoy them for how playful they are...

Others regard them as effective mouse-trappers...
This is one of my favorite Limoges boxes, for sure!

And the rest, most likely, simply enjoy having them around the house just looking cute!

Sometimes you want to hug and kiss Limoges boxes when they look as adorable as this one!

Cats require some basic equipment for everyday life:  a litter box, carrying crate or container, scratch post, comb or brush, and small toys to keep them busy.  They love to play -- they will chase a string or bat around a small ball for hours.  They also love attention, as noted by their perpetual purring when you pet them.  These Limoges boxes exemplify all the sweetness of our feline friends, and they are much easier to collect than a bunch of real kitties! 

Being quite territorial creatures, this can make it rought for a new cat you may bring into your home if you already have another.  Not only with other cats, but they can be territorial with humans as well.  I will never forget a trip I took to visit my cousin for a few days, where her cat was clearly not enthused with my presence.  Each time my cousin and I would leave and return to the house, I would find articles of my clothing by the front door, that her cat had dragged out of my luggage -- he was trying to get rid of me one shirt at a time!  :) 

I like cats because they have a fearless ferociousness to them like their kindred lion, but they also have a little bit a cuddly kitten to them no matter how old they get. 

These Limoges boxes come in all types of feline friends.  A great collection to grow ... and no need for vets or canned food ... just an occasional dusting and they will be just as independent as the real thing!

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Limoges Boxes In All The Colors Of The Rainbow

The most alluring thing about Limoges boxes is the colors they come in!  Artists hand panint these porcelain trinket boxes with splashes of luscious colors to make them realistic and appealing.  You can collect Limoges boxes to add a little color and sentiment to any area of any room, thus creating a showcase in any variety of themes.

I love the fresh color splash of food myself and you can get all types of veggies at  One box may feature a bunch of veggies together ...

.... or, I like to have vegetable Limoges boxes in a row like a vegetable rainbow, customizing my collection limited to my select favorites.  Red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and purple Limoges boxes are a perfect mix of eye candy.

Red can be a tomato, luscious and plump....

Orange could be a carrot, freshly plucked from the ground....

My yellow Limoges boxes are lemons, tangy and bright ....

Green brings me to peas, huddled in a pod....

My bit of blue is blueberries, pickable snack and garnish...

Purple is my yummy fig ...

These Limoges boxes are an example of how fun it can be to collect these porcelain pieces -- personalized to fit any style and any taste, while adding visual interest when your decor is in need of some pigmentation.

The Happiest Limoges Boxes On Earth

Walt Disney is a legend in the world of animation and his success has left a phenomenal mark on history and the future.  Cartoons, feature films, theme parks, and distribution companies, Disney is a household name known and loved by children, animators, parents, and fairytale lovers. 

Walter Elias Disney had a great love for animals, as we can see from most of his famous classic films such as Bambi, Dumbo, The Jungle Book, Lady and The Tramp;  and, of course, any film with his most famous characters, Mickey, Goofy, and Donald. 

Many valuable classic Limoges Boxes are available in our favorite Disney characters.

Walt Disney not only brought talent and loveable characters to the table, but his work brought monumental effects to the world of animation in a time where more and more films were rushing to produce films to capitalize on the burgeoning new technology of sound in movies.  Walt saw that there was no sense in making any more silent cartoons, as his first had been, and in 1928 he released the famous "Steamboat Willie".  This was his first step in a fruitful path to synchronize sound  with cartoon movement.  Also, by the end of 1935, Disney mastered the use of three-strip technicolor to create rich, full and vibrant films, which boosted their popularity.  It certainly made his films more magical to see Dopey's red nose and cheeks, Mickey's blue and yellow sorcerer's hat, and Tinkerbell's sparkly yellow fairy dust. 

These Limoges boxes exhibit accessories that are unmistakably Mickey Mouse!

Today, we can enjoy Disney in the movie theatres, as his films continue to be produced under his name and classics return to the the big screen time and again;  we can visit any of the four Disney theme parks;  we can take a Disney cruise adventure;  we can shop in a Disney store;  or we can visit to have these little pieces of happily-ever-after in our own homes.