Friday, January 01, 2016

Made from fine china

Posted by Schiffman's at 11:00:00 AM in Pickard (32)

Manufacturing fine china takes time to perfect. We’re not talking about years here, rather, decades and even centuries. Take for instance, Pickard, America’s oldest fine china company. It’s been creating fine china items for more than a century now, assuring you that when you get your hands on a Pickard, you’re holding a heritage of luxurious porcelain ware that has passed the test of time. The china signature offers a wide array of designs and styles, from flowering dogwood tree to interlocking links of 24k gold and platinum patterns. What’s more, each piece is hand painted that no assembly line can match to achieve a personalized result. Give your dining the class and elegance of royalty with a choice of various Pickard collections, such as, Athena, ColorBurst, and Champagne.
Pickard is available at Schiffman's in Downtown Greensboro.

Friday, August 28, 2015

Obama’s plate

Posted by Schiffman's at 5:00:00 AM in Pickard (32)

Continuing its tradition of providing the White House with commemorative state dinnerware for each administration, Pickard China unveiled the Obama White House china featuring a “Kailua Blue” accent. The color was chosen by Michelle Obama to represent her husband’s home, Hawaii. The first lady said “Kailu Blue” makes the Obama dinnerware line distinct from the red, green, blue, and yellow accents of the commemoratives for the past administrations. The blue has a modern, casual earthy feel, something that Mrs. Obama wanted to highlight. The dinner plates are rimmed with gold with the presidential coat of arms at the center. As with other commemorative dinnerware, the Obama plates will be used for state dinners to host dignitaries. Pickard started the project three years ago, which cost $367,000.
Pickard is available at Schiffman's in Winston-Salem.

Friday, April 24, 2015

Eating with Formalities

Posted by Schiffman's at 9:00:00 AM in Pickard (32)

You're now a successful businessman and an important person, who important people want to meet. Imagine you're about to host your first formal evening with VIP guests from politics and foreign dignitaries. It's an opportunity not just to showcase your Pickard porcelain dinnerware collection, but more importantly to exude your social grace and status... or risk falling flat on your face if you're not aware of formal dining etiquette. It's quite simple. You, as the host, sit at the “center” of the seating arrangement. In a round table that means your seat is considered as the center. To your right sits the most important guest and to your left the next most important and so on. The farther the guest from you the less importance he or she exemplifies.
Pickard is available at Schiffman's at Friendly Center.

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Authentic American China

Posted by Schiffman's at 6:00:15 AM in Pickard (32)



Pickard has been America’s oldest china company. The journey started in the year 1893 when the company was established in Edgerton, Wisconsin. It was moved to Chicago in 1897 and since then it was known to be a studio specializing in hand painted art pieces, dessert and tea sets. Many of the original Pickard china artists were from the Art Institute of Chicago and some came all the way from Europe to decorate unique china pieces. These early pieces are highly priced and sought-out by collectors. When you want the best American china, you should only think about getting Pickard pieces. This is exactly what many prestigious hotels and heads of states know. Pickard has been selected to produce exclusive  fine china for Hilton, Sheraton, and Marriot. Pickard has also been commissioned by The King of Saudi Arabia and the Queen of England. 

For your top quality American china, choose Pickard. Pickard pieces are available at Schiffman’s at Friendly Center. 

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Setting your Pickard

Posted by Schiffman's at 9:55:00 AM in Pickard (32)

Can’t decide how to set your Pickard china for your formal evening dinner? Having America’s oldest fine china (and it’s made in the USA) is a great thing for formal dining, but arranging the set is another thing. Get inspiration from notable style magazines that have feature Pickard in its varied themes. For a black and white inspiration, you can set Pickard plates with black-and-platinum border and monogram and give the formal china an update with contemporary table linens (in black or white). For a more colorful vibrancy, Pickard has the ColorSheen Collection that showcases tiara gold overlay and signature monogram as an add-on. The collection is available in blue, green, orange, and red themes. Meanwhile, Pickard’s Kelly Wearstler Mulholland Collection is ideal for wedding receptions or after parties.
Pickard is available at Schiffman's at Friendly Center.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Call it Your Own

Posted by Schiffman's at 8:00:00 AM in Pickard (32)

Being unique is certainly something that you value as you are a unique individual. We want our personalities to come through in our belongings. So, don’t settle for generic designs that maybe one or two of your neighbors have too. Personalize! Customize! Pickard offers you two choices when it comes to china as an individual or a businessperson. You can choose Pickard’s Monogram China services and personalize your china with your choice of three, two or one letter monogram or you can go further and have more freedom with fully customizing the design with Pickard’s custom china service.  You can have your unique design, may it be a company logo or your family crest, placed on Pickard standard dinnerware pieces. This is a perfect statement for uniqueness that one can find in your boardroom, restaurant or on your own dining table. 
For your personalized and custom Pickard china, visit Schiffman’s at Friendly Center. 

Saturday, July 05, 2014

Customize your Porcelain

Posted by Schiffman's at 10:00:00 AM in Pickard (32)

Pickard offers custom porcelain dinnerware including having your logo and unique design and color in the porcelain items. For corporate clients, this is normal practice where corporate elegance is highlighted by its dinning set for VIP guests. But for your home, why would you like to have a custom-made Pickard porcelain set? Well, for three reasons. First, to commemorate a celebration like your kid’s graduation from college or his/her debut party. You can also create an anniversary or milestone collection to celebrate your tenth or twentieth year of blissful marriage. Second, a custom-made porcelain set projects luxury and elegance, two things you may want to boast but can’t shout it directly. Third, personalizing a cherished possession like a Pickard set is rewarding, maybe self-absorbing, but definitely deserving of your success.
Pickard is available at Schiffman's in Downtown Greensboro.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

As Official As It Can Get

Posted by Schiffman's at 7:00:00 AM in Pickard (32)

It never is a bad choice to have Pickard china ware in your homes to enjoy. May it be for tea time, coffee, breakfast or dinner; whatever the season, Pickard will always be perfect for you. Pickard pieces will surely brighten your every meal. Pickard China is one of the most sought out manufacturing and decorating companies of ceramic tableware and art ware today. It was founded in 1893 and incorporated in Edgerton, Wisconsin. Since starting its operations, the company has catered to many special assignments including white house and embassy pieces. Pickard was selected to be the official china serviced used by the White House, Congress and embassies around the world. Pickard was also responsible for a tea set that the first lady, Michelle Obama, gave as an official gift for the G-20 Summit in Pittsburg. 
Pickard is 100% U.S. made and pieces are manufactured in their factory in Antioch, Illinois. To see what Pickard china pieces is perfect for your homes, visit Schiffman’s in Downtown, Greensboro.

Friday, March 21, 2014

Bragging while Dining

Posted by Schiffman's at 7:00:00 AM in Pickard (32)

If you want to put your next dining event to high heavens, replace your dinnerware with a line of Pickard fine china. It’s the official dinnerware set by Air Force One, the premier aircraft serving the U.S. President. It’s a guaranteed conversation magnet, where you can highlight the fact that you’re serving your guests with the same dinnerware signature that’s being served to the president. Pickard’s fine china is exclusively elegant, featuring excellent mastery of porcelain craftsmanship. This feature makes the brand a favorite statement of excellence in a wide array of fields. The award symbols include tankards, fluted bowls, coffee cups, and mugs. Other favorite award designs are oval mint dishes, federal pitchers, round covered boxes, and shell-shaped dishes. Add elegance and bragging rights to your dinner party with Pickard’s fine china collection.
Pickard is available at Schiffman's at Friendly Center.

Monday, January 27, 2014

Add a Classy Dimension to Your Dining

Posted by Schiffman's at 7:00:00 AM in Pickard (32)

When you want to add class and timeless elegance to your dining experience, where else to turn than to America’s oldest fine china company, Pickard. The designer dinnerware company has perfected the manufacture of porcelain, a delicate but strong material that demands precision and deft craftsmanship. Combining both time-tested traditional techniques with its state-of-the-art modern facilities, Pickard offers a full range of truly glamorous fine china line in intricate rendition. Marvel at the intertwined 24k gold and platinum lines that run the rim and enjoy its various themes including a flowering dogwood tree. Pickard enjoys a rich history of hand painting porcelain since 1893, creating impressive hues on its fine china, such as deep black, ivory, glacier blue, and buttercup. Enjoy the best of porcelain in any of the Pickard lines, including Athena, Champagne, and ColorBurst
Pickard is available at Schiffman's in Winston-Salem.

Thursday, December 05, 2013

Chinaware for Exclusivity

Posted by Schiffman's at 8:00:00 AM in Pickard (32)

Customization of border designs in chinawares requires articulate and delicate etching techniques to augment the attractiveness of a chinaware creation. Only a Pickard Chinaware Company has the ability to customize its porcelain with assurance of eccentricity and exclusivity. It also offers a complete set of dinnerwares  with assortment of cream soup and demitasse cups for clients whose choices depends on the demand of the occasion. A Pickard Chinaware is an exclusive manifestation of personal taste with an inclination in luxury and elegance. A perfect gift for a perfect expression! Pickard Chinawares do not only possess exclusive creativity but are exceptionally durable and dependable for occasions that require critical satisfaction for people of exceptional taste.
Pickard Chinaware Collections are conveniently displayed at Schiffman's at Friendly Center.

Sunday, October 13, 2013

The Perfect Chinaware

Posted by Schiffman's at 12:00:00 PM in Pickard (32)

Pickard china dinner cups luxuryPickard chinawares are famous for its customized design and elegant bordering. The exclusivity of the designs can be guaranteed for personal ownership without the cheapness of mass production. It offers a complete range of standard dinnerwares with assortment of cream soup and demitasse cups. A client could customize an order for a specific design exclusive only for the client's wishes. The intricate and bordering arrangement are preset according to demand of which the impeccable craftsmanship is without question! A set of Pickard dinnerware is a manifestation of one's distinct taste in porcelain and an inclination in luxury at its subtle yearnings. Surely, Pickard Chinawares are exceptionally reliable and dependable for occasions that demand critical satisfaction for guest of exceptional taste.
Pickard Chinawares are conveniently available in Schiffman's at Friendly Center.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Prestige in name

Posted by Schiffman's at 4:00:00 AM in Pickard (32)

Pickard fine china set customCreating a line of fine china for your dinner set is impressive. Creating a line that is customized with your name in it is even more impressive. Pickard can help you achieve that exclusivity. Have your company logo or club insignia or, for added vanity, perhaps your family crest in whole line of Pickard fine china set and impress your guests with this subtle display of sophistication. Customized the china, so to speak, and you’ll belong to a select few of boardrooms, yachts and corporate jets that enjoy their own line of Pickard dining set. You can mark your name in the dinner plates, bowls, teapots, cups and saucers, even the salt and pepper shakers can bear your name. It comes with a price, of course, a price anyone worth his or her prestige is willing to pay.
Pickard is available at Schiffman's at Friendly Center.

Saturday, September 07, 2013

Twos a company

Posted by Schiffman's at 1:45:00 AM in Pickard (32)

Pickard fine china elegant sleek cutlery stainless steelPickard is not all fine china. It also counts among its line other brands that measure to its standards of elegance and quality. Notably, Pickard exclusively distributes in the United States the Herdmar flatware collection from Portugal. Herdmar is one of the renowned and largest producers of stainless steel flatware in Europe. It’s known for the sleek concepts of its cutlery. Its stainless steel is rendered in various platings, coatings and tones of chocolate brown, black, gold and the material’s natural gleam. The Herdmar five-piece setting is elegant in its simplicity, a complement that adds, not distracts, to the glamour of your dining set. The handles can range from broad, rounded tip for easy grasp to seriously straightforward stems. Combined Herdmar with Pickard’s fine china ware and you have a fine dining set ready to impress the guests.
Herdmar and Pickard are available at Schiffman's at Friendly Center.

Sunday, September 01, 2013

Ready for elite crowd?

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Pickard dinner elite monogram crystalIf you have chosen a Pickard for dinnerware, you’re in the company of an elite crowd. Many fine dining restaurants are happy with the wide selection of fine china dinnerware being offered by Pickard. The shapes and elegant designs complement a glamorous ambiance, and not a few times that a Pickard set is found in Fortune 500 boardrooms, state mansions, country clubs and five-star hotels. Pickard was even chosen to create a dinnerware line for the South Carolina Governor’s Mansion, which highlights a Galaxy service plate, the etching of the State Seal logo and a Gold Lincoln line set. Similarly, restaurateurs have a full range of customized themes to choose from, from monogrammed china to elegant crystals. When elegance and glamour are non-negotiable, Pickard ensures fine dining restaurants and other high-end establishments get the best dinnerware selection, and you, included.
Pickard is available at Schiffman's at Friendly Center.

Friday, August 16, 2013

Meet the artist

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Pickard Charlotte Moss design artistYou have seen a wide range of Pickard China dinnerware. Now meet the artist behind  one of its celebrated collection: Charlotte Moss. She has a solid background in design that started in furniture and decorative accessories, fabrics, linens, china and carpet. Moss’ creative ideas have seen publication in various books, including: Creating a Room, The Poetry of Home, and Design Inspirations. As one of the well-respected artists, Moss is behind the South Hampton theme, a collection of dinnerware in floral patterns of blue and white. She admitted being inspired by the English countryside for the Pickard line. Moss has also created the Espalier theme, a take from European plains where trees and vines grow lush and share space. The same harmony is realized in Moss’ Pickard Espalier dinnerware.
Pickard is available at Schiffman's at Friendly Center.

Monday, July 29, 2013

Historic plate

Posted by Schiffman's at 9:00:00 AM in Pickard (32)

Pickard elegant president gift elite porcelainElegance. Quality. Heritage. These are what you expect from America’s oldest fine china manufacturer. Pickard monogrammed and custom china is easily one of the most sought-after dinnerware signatures in the world.  The style and feel exudes an America in colonial grandeur, an elite addition to your dining display. No less than the 2009 President Barack Obama Commemorative Gift Plate reflects Pickard’s taste for elitism. The limited edition is made from high-grade porcelain plated with 24k gold. It is rimmed by stars on blue backdrop like a true American patriot. The plate edition is a collectible to capture in posterity the president’s historic win. Pickard has also produced equally high-profile memorabilia for royalties, embassies and other American presidents, notably President Lincoln and Truman.
Pickard is available at Schiffman's at Friendly Center.

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Feel important

Posted by Schiffman's at 9:00:45 AM in Pickard (32)

Pickard mansion elite governor custom china galaxyBring the elegance of a five-star hotel lobby into your house or transform it into a state mansion or a country club for the elite. Okay, at least your dining set. The Pickard fine china tableware has all the trappings of fine dining you’d expect in luxurious places. This from the same company commissioned for the South Carolina Governor’s Mansion custom china line. Pickard created for the elite project the Galaxy Service plate, a mesmerizing pattern of cobalt black rendition on fine china with the state seal engraved in the middle. Pickard also crafted a Gold Lincoln custom china line of plates, coffee cups, soup bowls and saucers for the Governor and his esteemed guests. Put the same quality of art and depth of expression into your home with a Pickard fine china collection and feel important.
Pickard is available at Schiffman's at Friendly Center.

Sunday, July 07, 2013

Own your Pickard

Posted by Schiffman's at 1:00:00 AM in Pickard (32)

Pickard fine china personalize monogram platinum gold teaYou can make your fine china collection twice over yours. Personalize it. Pickard offers monogram china services that take your china ware through several custom-fit stages. Choose either an ivory or white china body. Do you want the trim and monogram in gold or platinum? Then pick whether you want the monogram in script or block. Likewise, you can decide if the monogram has one, two or three letters. For tea cups, you have a choice between Margaret or Can. For the beverage set, it is either Barbara or Can. As added custom specification, you can choose either of six colors for precious metal banding. Finally, you can decide if you want the monogram in the center or on the rim. The result is a Pickard that you can truly claim as yours. The monogram services are available for a wide range of Pickard’s porcelain wares, including platters, bowls, trays, dishes and servers. 
Pickard is available at Schiffman's at Friendly Center.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Like a presidential award

Posted by Schiffman's at 1:00:00 AM in Pickard (32)

Pickard fine china luxury glamour presidentPickard fine china is more than just a luxurious addition to a glamorous dinner. Many companies appreciate the significance of the fine china signature as a statement of excellence; thus, use Pickard for awards or recognition of a stellar employee or esteemed client. A Pickard award is not lost to the recipient, knowing that the fine china is made by the same artisans who created the dinnerware served in Air Force One, the U.S. president’s aircraft. Pickard offers a wide range of award items, such as tankards, fluted bowls and coffee cups and mugs. Also noteworthy items for appreciation are oval mint dishes, federal pitchers, round covered boxes, Ruth Candy dishes and shell-shaped dishes.
Pickard  is available at Schiffman's in Schiffman's at Friendly Center.

Thursday, June 06, 2013

A Collectible for you alone

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Pickard Chicago Eurpoe dinner collect monogramIf you own a Pickard china, it is nostalgic to know that during the brand’s early beginning in Chicago, artists from Europe and America gravitated to its studio to design its ceramic line. Many of these items are still around and regarded as one of the sought-after collectible dinnerware items. But fret not if you’re holding a modern Pickard like its monogrammed china plates, for example. The same passion for art mastery and commitment to unblemished finish go to that. To top that, a Pickard monogrammed china is personalized to your whims. You can choose between white body and ivory body in gold or platinum rim accented by pastel colors of blue and green. It is a Pickard you can rightfully claim as yours alone.
Pickard  is available at Schiffman's in Schiffman's at Friendly Center.

Saturday, June 01, 2013

The Prized Collection

Posted by Schiffman's at 10:00:00 AM in Pickard (32)

Pickard collect value American government hand paintedWhen you take a look at a cabinet filled with Pickard’s collectibles, you may be surprised at the wide spectrum of valuable artworks sitting next to each other. Pickard is the acclaimed American dinner service manufactory hailing from Wisconsin. In its early years around the turn of the 20th century, Pickard specialized in hand-painted tea sets and art pieces. As the years rolled by after the war, Pickard turned to creating custom service sets for important establishments and government offices. Even when it has shifted focus from manufacturing art pieces, the company’s artsy streak never really got washed out of its corporate veins. Pickard’s collector’s plates flaunt amazing reproductions of the world’s timeless masters, such as Alba Madonna by Raphael, Children of Renoir, Mother’s Love and Let’s Pretend by Irene Spencer. The President’s Bowl, which was introduced in 1989 to celebrate the bicentennial of the U.S. presidency, also shares the limelight among Pickard’s valuable trophies.
Check them all out at Schiffman’s In Downtown Greensboro - authorized dealer for Pickard.

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