Friday, October 23, 2015

A Century and a Half of Haviland

Posted by Schiffman's at 8:37:05 AM in Haviland (31)

Tradition is very important in the arts and crafts. It is the uncut link to the past; to the origins and the struggle towards a craft’s perfection. We may be marching towards an era filled with new amazing technologies but the Old World charm has never faded. This is because of the passion of the men and women behind companies like Haviland that we greatly owe our sense of awe and heritage towards Old World-inspired arts and crafts pieces. Haviland china has been at it for one hundred and fifty years.  This is a century and a half of filling homes and institutions with beautiful Limoges porcelain pieces that are both practical and aesthetically brilliant. In this length of time, Haviland is estimated to have produced 60,000 beautiful porcelain patterns—some are hard fought for by rival collectors. Patterns range from Old World designs to those that are definitely modern. 
Add to your Haviland collection. Haviland pieces are available at Schiffman’s in Downtown Greensboro. 

Friday, June 12, 2015

Collectible china

Posted by Schiffman's at 10:00:00 AM in Haviland (31)

There are luxurious dinner plates, then there's Haviland. The fine china signature doesn't only give you glamorous dinnerware, it serves you collectible items. Take its latest series, Hollywood by designer Martyn Lawrence Bullard. Using polished platinum finish and geometric patterns, Bullard creates stunning dining items that are both elegant and reflective of Hollywood glamour. The Underplate is short of hypnotizing with geometric shapes creating a rotating illusion. You can match the plate with the Coffee Cup and Saucer featuring tiled and symmetrical shapes. The Tea Cup and Saucer maintains the same style. If you're serving hot chocolate, how about using the Hollywood Mug, which can hold up to 30 cl? This Haviland collection is designed beyond utility, but to impress your guest or establish your stature as a pedigreed host.
Haviland is available at Schiffman's at Friendly Center.

Thursday, January 01, 2015

Do it Better

Posted by Schiffman's at 9:00:00 AM in Haviland (31)

Eating, dining, enjoying a cup of tea or coffee can be quite mundane; especially in today’s fast-paced and busy work-life cycle. Sometimes, we forget how these simple things, that are quite essential mind you, can be exponentially greater by changing up the delivery mechanism to which we use for ingestion – follow? Well, there’s a great chance that you have experienced drinking coffee from a plastic or a paper cup. It is also greatly possible that you have enjoyed it more while using a coffee mug. It may be the taste, the feel or whatever else; I’m not sure but it is just so. But one not-so-wild guess is that it’s just proper way to do it. And what’s more proper to eat on, drink with, or enjoy life’s almost mundane moments than with Limoges Porcelain? Maybe it is the feel, the look, or just the thought that it couldn’t be more perfect than it is. We cannot be sure how but it surely just is. 
For your proper, beautiful and durable porcelain pieces, get some from Haviland in Schiffman’s at Friendly Center. 

Sunday, November 09, 2014

Beautiful to Use

Posted by Schiffman's at 11:20:00 AM in Haviland (31)

Haviland is a well-known manufacturer of French porcelain. Haviland creates pieces that have made their way to the homes and on the tables of connoisseurs and enthusiasts across the globe. With beautiful eye-catching designs and patterns, Haviland porcelain continues to beguile the world. Haviland china art has first been designed to appeal to American and British tastes. And this served the company real well, but as time goes by Haviland began to incorporate Japanese, French and impressionism influences to their pieces thus making more patterns than they would have sticking to their original sensibility. Haviland pieces are not just beautiful. Haviland porcelain is both durable and beautiful. Sure, they look too pretty to use but they are been designed for use. We can actually put that guilt away once we bust out a Haviland piece to use for teatime or dinner.
Haviland is available at Schiffman’s in Winston-Salem.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

A Lasting Gift Idea

Posted by Schiffman's at 2:00:00 AM in Haviland (31)

If you’re running out of ideas what to give your friend or you’re wondering what to give someone who seems to have it all, how about a fine porcelain candleholder.  We’re not talking about those regular silver candleholders, but a Haviland votive candle holders. A votive represents an object that you give in fulfillment of a vow, a consecration of a bond between the giver and the recipient. It doesn’t have to be a dramatic meaning; rather, you can give a Haviland porcelain votive candleholder as a way to give a literal light on your friendship. While you’re at it, why not write a short poem that celebrates your relationship. No luxurious gift can beat that.  Long before other gifts have been thrown away or forgotten, your candleholder is likely still to be flickering light in your friend’s living room.
Haviland is available at Schiffman's in Winston-Salem.

Saturday, July 26, 2014

The Haviland Reliefs

Posted by Schiffman's at 8:40:00 AM in Haviland (31)

Creating an elegant dining set is as simple as getting a Haviland Relief collection. The line offers a wide selection of fine porcelain with styles that range from simple to the exquisite. The Lady Haviland Gold projects plain elegance with a linear gold strip running around the porcelain plate. Likewise, the Lady Haviland  Platinum features the same style but in platinum. The Eaglet Gold Backwing adds a couple of styles: two bold black ream lines sandwiching a pattern. For the more complex designs, the Matignon is opulent and unafraid. Intricate gold patterns are set against a sea blue motif. Similarly, the Tsar piece captures the Russian oligarch lavishness, where gold is set against a deep blue backdrop. The Murat Salon also features a complex pattern reminiscent of ancient Indian art.
Haviland is available at Schiffman's in Downtown Greensboro.

Tuesday, June 03, 2014

The Perfect Dining Set

Posted by Schiffman's at 8:00:00 AM in Haviland (31)

Having difficulty looking for the perfect set for your dining? Here are a few tips to remember. First, set aside a budget for casual dining set, which you’ll use for everyday meals, and for a fine set for special occasions. This can usually mean having a regular stoneware or ceramic for everyday dining and a fine porcelain china for the important event. Likewise, think of the number of guests that you expect. Will a four-piece be enough or an eight-piece? Keep in mind to maintain the same design style; don’t just add two different styles together.  Another tip is to have two or more luxury dining sets. You’ll use one set for the actual dining and the other sets can be displayed on the cupboard. Lastly, it’s best to keep to one signature to create a solid theme. For instance, having a Haviland collection displayed and set on the table will create a more sophisticated impression to your guests than a mix of different brands.
Haviland is available at Schiffman's in Downtown Greensboro.

Friday, April 11, 2014

The Haviland Story

Posted by Schiffman's at 12:00:00 PM in Haviland (31)

In 1839, a young David Haviland had his first encounter with Limoges porcelain. One day, a customer came in his shop carrying a small package containing a broken cup that the owners wanted replaced. At his first look and touch, Mr. Haviland was impressed by the cup. He instantly knew that it came from France but he didn’t know exactly where. The piece intrigued him so much that he ventured to France in search for a match. And after an exciting quest, he found the match in the city of Limoges. Forced by circumstance and his vision, Mr. Haviland moved to Limoges to produce his own patterned china as Limoges factories only produced plain ones. This was how the love story between Limoges porcelain and Haviland started. This incredible story of one man’s determination started a great change not only in the business of David Haviland but in the porcelain industry. This same level of obsession still drives the company to continue its streak of excellence as one of the most-sought-out porcelain manufacturers in the world. 
Choose Haviland pieces that best suit your home, visit Schiffman’s in Friendly Center.

Monday, February 17, 2014

60,000 Porcelain patterns and counting

Posted by Schiffman's at 12:00:00 PM in Haviland (31)

From the time David Haviland shipped the first Haviland porcelain dinnerware pieces from Limoges, France in 1842 until today, the designer dinnerware company has known to have created as much as 60,000 porcelain patterns. Although there hasn’t been a formal cataloguing of the patterns with factory records offering little data—the numbering system was only started during the ninety thirties—many accept the figure since Haviland has been regarded as a prolific manufacturer of high-end porcelain dinnerware that uses advanced firing and innovative decorating techniques. It has a wide array of designs that range from simple linear patterns to the more flamboyant rainforest-inspired theme. Today, Haviland is a sought-after brand for fine dining, gracefully decorating hotels and luxury restaurants around the world.
Haviland is available at Schiffman's in Winston-Salem.

Thursday, December 26, 2013

The American Porcelain

Posted by Schiffman's at 11:00:00 AM in Haviland (31)

An enterprising and talented businessman from America started his porcelain business in France by specializing in Limoges porcelain -- the Haviland porcelains. The company offers a special type of porcelain made only from Limoges, France of which the techniques employed are highly classified yet the pieces offered are articulately magnificent in design and quality. It is one of the pioneering companies to employ eccentric designs on porcelain, which has gradually gained notoriety among the elite class. A "notoriety" affixed only to Haviland porcelain creations for their superb, cunning designs. Upon time, they have evolved according to the dictates of the market and the demand of modernity thus it remains constantly appealing to the changing taste of the modern elite. One of the prominent pieces is even on display at the White House made during the presidential reign of the great political genius, Abraham Lincoln. 
Haviland Porcelain pieces are exclusively displayed at Schiffman's in Winston-Salem.

Sunday, November 03, 2013

Have a Haviland

Posted by Schiffman's at 1:00:00 AM in Haviland (31)

Haviland is a great source of the finest china and other tablewareFamily is most basic institution in the society. It is where productive citizens are rooted from and valuable human resources are raised. Valuing our family is a number one priority. While time and unconditional love are cornerstones of a happy family, good food makes it healthy. To provide good food, it must not only be delicious but must also look presentable to be appetizing. Therefore, it is not just about the food but also where you place them. Since 1842, Haviland has been the source of the finest china and other tableware. Offering the best china patterns, Haviland makes each family’s table an elegant one with its high-quality and world class dishware available in porcelain, silver and crystal. Haviland produces some older china patterns and continuously introducing new collections to meet the taste of both the traditionalists and the modern clients.
Choose your own set of Haviland dishware. Get them from Schiffman’s in Winston-Salem. Schiffman’s is an authorized dealer for Haviland.

Friday, September 27, 2013

Wild ideas

Posted by Schiffman's at 4:00:00 AM in Haviland (31)

It is an impressive line of gift ideas that is meant for a valued recipient. The Haviland animal collection, fine porcelain figurines of the wild, is a stunning line of detailed artistry and handmade porcelain craftsmanship. The black elephant, panther and rhinoceros appear to glow from within. Their solid body reflects the weight that the artist has put into them; you can sense the slow but steady sculpting hands creating the figures out of solid porcelain. The leopards are stunning in their golden luminosity. The surface is lucid and seamless; yet again it is proof that simplicity reflects perfection. The gazelle is graceful in white. The horns flow fluidly and her whole body is a continuous flow of unblemished porcelain masterpiece. The Haviland animal figurines are for the serious collector, the height of showing your taste in gift-giving.
Haviland is available at Schiffman's in Downtown Greensboro.

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Haviland Porcelain Graphic Lines

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It is a mesmerizing line of dinnerware that teases as it hypnotizes. The Haviland Graphic Lines collection of fine porcelain dinnerware is a cornucopia of simple yet elegant lines etched on iridescent porcelain. The swirling lines that form ribbons run across varied color themes, including in its subcategories Brandebourg Bleu and Brandebourg Or. There is a playful art at work here as your eyes helplessly follow the lines and, deep within, you feel a child-like laugh. On the other hand, in the Cible subcategory, the graphic lines are also mesmerizing for a different reason: they create a magnificent glow of heavenly proportion. Meantime, the even yet recurring lines in the Onze de Coeur Aubergine subcategory exudes royal class, one that reflects a rich, even snotty, demeanor. The Haviland Graphic Lines collection are also available in more varied subcategories, such as the Tambour, In-Time and Onze de Coeur Blanc et Or. 
Haviland is available at Schiffman's in Downtown Greensboro.

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Interior 101

Posted by Schiffman's at 12:00:00 PM in Haviland (31)

Not sure how to start your interior? Start with a Haviland crystal and work everything around it, taking note of the law of contrasts and complements. The key to interior design is to make every element counts. You can have the most grandeur living set, but it may result in clutter; or the barest interior and you get a bland space. The contrast should be balanced and it is the designer’s job to strike a style that is neither overdone nor underachieving. One technique is to use display items like Haviland crystal, which can be used across a broad cross-section of interior. The Aigle crystal figurine, for example, complements a minimalist interior as it can add a contrast to a room filled with precious metal ware and luxurious ceramics. The Haviland Aigle crystal in translucent or colored glass can be a centerpiece, an accent or a subtle contrast. The challenge for the designer is to understand how each item relates to each other.
Haviland is available at Schiffman's in Downtown Greensboro.

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Animals in crystal

Posted by Schiffman's at 8:00:00 AM in Haviland (31)

The crystal opens out like a flower, the “petals” rounded at the tip and meet at a solid core. The lines gracefully flow around the rim and the surface as smooth as a frozen lake. Welcome to the art glass of Haviland, master pieces of crystal used for everyday items like its line of exquisite bowls. The Haviland crystal bowl line has more than twenty slender designs, each one a mark of excellent Haviland art glass craftsmanship. Among these, the Animaux noirs stands out. Bold yet delicate, the bowl are thickly rimmed and topped with a charming sculpture of an animal in hues of blue: a teddy bear, a horse chess piece and a whole portrait of a male lion. The Haviland Animaux noirs collection is glamorous at its most classy, a work of art set to make guests admire the pieces.
Haviland is available at Schiffman's in Downtown Greensboro.

Saturday, August 03, 2013

Gasps of magnificence

Posted by Schiffman's at 11:00:00 AM in Haviland (31)

The detailed pattern is inescapably magnetic. It draws the eyes closer, tempting them to follow the elegant loops, corners and swirls. If Haviland is renowned for porcelain mastery, clearly, the Antheor, Bassora, Beauvallon, Colbert and many more of its porcelain line are the epitome of porcelain's high art. You sense a quiet amazement as you gasp for words to describe the gold and platinum rims of the plates. Colbert is exceptionally beautiful in gold and brown interlace. The combination of neutral colors, such as gold, brown and silver, has never been more vibrant as rendered in intricate and overlapping patterns and backdrops by Haviland. As you browse through the Haviland porcelain collections, you realize you stop using the word "elegant;" instead, "magnificent" is now coming out of your mouth in between gasps.
Haviland is available at Schiffman's in Downtown Greensboro.

Monday, July 15, 2013

The Enduring Elegance of Porcelain

Posted by Schiffman's at 10:00:00 AM in Haviland (31)

Porcelain is elegant as it is ancient. Despite the advent of technologically advanced materials, porcelain remains one of the preferred objects for dinnerware. It is believed that porcelain dates back to 2,000 years in ancient China, where it is revered as an item befitting an emperor. Through the ages, artisans and craftsmen have perfected the process of creating translucent, hard and elegant porcelain from Asia to Europe. Today, porcelain signatures like Haviland allow us to enjoy the same timeless elegance that has been a regular addition in royal dinner settings and elite cocktail parties. The graphic lines and color renditions add more beauty to the Haviland porcelain line, from Dammouse to Floralies and Liberty to Louveciennes. Complete your Haviland porcelain from plates, charges, servers and bowls. 
Haviland is available at Schiffman's in Downtown Greensboro.

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Fine dining at its finest

Posted by Schiffman's at 8:00:00 AM in Haviland (31)

You can never go wrong with porcelain and crystal to lend your dinner elegance and sophistication. With a Haviland porcelain and crystal set, the stage is set even higher. The Amaryllis porcelain dinnerware is delicately crafted for beauty and strength. Guaranteed to last without blemish, chip or break, the Amaryllis dinner chargers, plates, bowls and saucers are classic in material and conservative in style. The flowing light strokes coupled with subdued tones of green, pink and yellow exude a chic but elegant finish. It is the perfect complement to a Haviland Artica crystal glass to complete your fine dining set. The Artica crystal reflects the Haviland trademark of finely blown, molded, sculpted and polished glass culled from age-old glassmaking tradition of the Old World. The Haviland porcelain and crystal are made for each other and made to create your perfect fine dining experience.
Haviland is available at Schiffman's in Downtown Greensboro.

Monday, June 24, 2013

The Art of Porcelain

Posted by Schiffman's at 10:00:00 AM in Haviland (31)

Porcelain dinnerware is transformed into a masterpiece with the Haviland Fantasy collection. The Jardin Francais elegant green patterns are a mix of symmetry, sharp curves and slender lines that mesmerize both the dinner guests and host. The Le Noel de Mademoiselle collection is delicately illustrated that creates a melancholic yet happy feel of youth.  The Le Paris de Madame showcases a fashionable and confident woman who is made in life. Likewise, the Oceane’s blue, yellow and orange tints are interplayed to create at once a  warm and cool feeling. Collecting Haviland Fantasy line is truly like collecting artworks for keeps.
Haviland is available at Schiffman's in Downtown Greensboro.

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

The High art of porcelain

Posted by Schiffman's at 8:00:40 AM in Haviland (31)

They glisten in candlelight. They beckon to the gawking eye even under the glare of the piece de resistance and wine that they serve. The Haviland porcelain set, elegant, timeless, a must for the serious dinner host. The Amaryllis collection of plates, saucers, servers, and cups exhibits Haviland’s delicate, fine linear art accentuated by very subtle color transpositions of green and minute stroke of rose. The gold-rimmed plates are the perfect complement to any classy glassware. The same elegance can be found in the other Haviland porcelain extensions, such as the flamboyant Dammouse, the assured Floralies, and the bold Liberty collections. All these lines are hallmark of Haviland’s commitment to elegant but sturdy porcelain.
Haviland is available at Schiffman's in Downtown Greensboro.

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Art exhibit in your kitchen

Posted by Schiffman's at 9:00:00 AM in Haviland (31)


A Haviland collection is worth the investment. Its porcelain line, notably, is nothing short of a masterpiece, an art collectible of detailed flower renditions accented by subtle and careful dashes of colors. The porcelain body itself exudes a delicate feel, yet it is crafted to last forever. Think of buying a Haviland porcelain as collecting artworks. Each one has its unique ambiance. The Amaryllis line is refined in simplicity with calculated strokes of green. The Dammouse line is rich yet not overbearing. The Rose Centifolia collection is heavenly whitewash that exudes purity. The Olivia line is playful with patterns that tickle and tease. Each porcelain collection is an art exhibit that awaits your kitchen gallery. Haviland is available at Schiffman's in Downtown Greensboro.

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