Beauty And Care Of Bone China

It is about wedding season soon. If you are in the situation to look for the wedding gifts, bone china always makes on the top wedding gift list. Bone china is considered to be the most refined and luxurious of tableware materials, adding sophisticated classical and contemporary design to any table – whether during breakfast, lunch or dinner. Today, we are going to share the beauty, benefits and the tips on how to take good care of these delicate pieces.

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So, the number 1 question : What is bone china and what is bone china made of?

Bone china is a durable, lightweight and elegant material that is most commonly used for the creation of tableware such as plates, bowls, mugs and teacups. Bone china is made from china clay, china stone and bone ash (made from animal bones).

To create bone china, either china clay, china stone, bone ash, or a combination of the three is combined with porcelain clay and fired at a slightly lower temperature than porcelain. This produces a light, delicate material with a milky, almost translucent appearance

Benefits of bone china tableware

Bone china is the strongest material of the porcelain and china ceramics, meaning that it is likely to last through everyday use and the usual accidental slips of the hand or knocks off the table. Bone china is a luxurious and precious material, so will last for decades and can have amazing sentimental value when passed down through generations. It brings a perception of elegance and sophisticated taste to dining at home, making every day a special occasion!

Bone china is also:

  • Break-resistant
  • Microwave-safe
  • Oven-safe
  • Dishwasher-safe

For an interesting fact, the durability of bone china is actually based on the percentage of bone ash content present within the product. The traditional formulation for bone china is about 25% kaolin, 25% Cornish stone and 50% bone ash. The industry minimum for bone content is 30% or higher. 

Is bone china microwave safe? Yes! In fact, it’s microwave safe, dishwasher safe and oven safe.

How to care for your bone china tableware set

To Wash Your Bone China:

  • Wash dishes straight away to remove any acidic or sticky food residue.
  • When handwashing, wash each dish individually using a mild liquid detergent and a non-abrasive cloth. Having a plastic tuc in the sink is also a good idea, as it will protect the china from the harsh stainless steel of the sink.
  • If using a dishwasher, take care not to overload the rack, and keep metal items away from your fine bone china – even light contact can scratch, chip or crack your dishes.

to keep your bone china in top condition:

The main difference between bone china and fine china is actually the colour, and the different material components that are used to achieve this tonal variation. As we mentioned earlier, bone china is made of ‘bone ash’, which is ash made from animal bones (usually those of a cow) mixed into the ceramic material. Cow bone ash is added into the mixture to give bone china that unique, creamy, soft colour it’s famous for.. 

  • Soak your pieces in white vinegar for three minutes before rinsing and towel drying them to remove hard water spots.
  • Remove coffee stains from mugs (as well as fork marks from plates) by rubbing a paste of baking soda and water over the tableware before rinsing and drying.
  • o prevent scratching and chipping your fine bone china tableware set, put it in a fabric storage case, or put segments of fabric, tissue paper or napkins between each piece when stacking

The Difference Between Bone China, Fine china And Porcelain?

Fine china on the other hand (which doesn’t include any bone ash) is a starker, whiter tone. It’s easy to see the difference between the two by lifting fine china or bone china up to light; the bone china will be translucent and will let in more light, whereas the fine china will totally block any light coming through.

Wedgwood bone china

When it comes to bone china vs porcelain, it’s a similar story. The production of bone china and porcelain is essentially the same, except for the addition of bone ash to the bone china product. Bone ash makes tableware stronger by making it softer, less brittle, and less likely to break than porcelain. Porcelain is generally thicker than bone china products, as it is forged at a higher temperature. Bone china has a more elegant perception at the dining table than porcelain due to its milky texture and stunningly lightweight, delicate feel.

As we all know, not all bone china is created same. We just hand picked some of our favorites here for you:

Wedgwood Gio 16-Piece Set, White


Wedgwood Gio 16-Piece Set, White, bone china

Wedgwood Gio Whiteware 26-Piece Set


Wedgwood Gio Whiteware 26-Piece Set bone china

Why we love it: We love these creamy and intaglio textured bone china. It has a modern yet sophiticated flair. Both dishwasher and microwave safe, this collection is designed for everyday dining and perfect for tapa style dinner.

Wedgwood Vera Venato 4 Piece Place Setting, White & Grey


Wedgwood Vera Venato 4 Piece Place Setting, White & Grey bone china

Why we love it: This collection is inspired by Vera Wang’s visit to Italian quarries. We love the elegant grey and white marble veins. The collection has an organic and artful form.

Vera Wang Wedgwood Vera Lace Gold 5-Piece Dinnerware Place Setting

Vera Wang Wedgwood Vera Lace Gold 5-Piece Dinnerware Place Setting bone china

Why we love it: Vera lace gold adds certain opulence and grandeur to this dinnerware. The refined pattern weaves together the unique combination of tailored lace bands and delicate florals , which makes this collection a perfect wedding gift.

Vera Wang by Wedgwood Blanc Sur Blanc Five-Piece Place Setting

Vera Wang by Wedgwood Blanc Sur Blanc Five-Piece Place Setting

Why we love it: We love how Vera combines different whites to provide depth, dimension and texture to create fine bone china characterized by sleek, elegant sophistication.

Wedgwood Vera Wang Vera Modern 5-Piece Place Setting

edgwood Vera Wang Vera Modern 5-Piece Place Setting

Why we love it: The Vera Modern has a sophiticated classical vibe yet updated for today’s bride with a geometric eyelet pattern evolving the fastidious workmanship of Vera Wang bridal couture.

Wedgwood Vera Wang with Love 5-Piece Place Setting


Wedgwood Vera Wang with Love 5-Piece Place Setting

Why we love it:The Vera Love has a sophiticated classical vibe yet updated for today’s bride with a geometric eyelet pattern evolving the fastidious workmanship of Vera Wang bridal couture.

Happy Monday

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Our Quarantine Life on Saturdays

One of the things we are trying to do now is to find a little bit joy in every special moment. Here are things we are doing today from our morning workout, backyard garden, flower tea making, home-made cocktails, shabushabu and etc… . And this is live blog. So  please come back for update.

 

Morning Workout

It is truly a time for us to double down our wellness to boost our immunity, metal health and fitness. And we feel it is also important to have a routine workout despite all of public gyms are closed.

 

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From Cheerful Table-settings at Golden Globe 2020 to Our Everyday Eating Experiences

we know that  a beautiful tabletop always makes any event so sweet, memorable and vibrant,  not even mentioning  prestigious academy events like Golden Globe.  The design of the tabletop at 77th Golden Globe is chic, modern with a touch of signature Hollywood glamor—roses and Champaign.

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The all-white dinner set choice, for sure, keeps all of the possible chaoes and fusses  into the minimum while providing calming and clean backdrop for the beautifully arranged two-tone rose centerpieces, also, I believe, the smiles of the star guests.

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Well, Beyonce’s gown really  looks good with those bright orange and yellow roses.

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Celebrity florist Mark’s Garden is behind the floral designs for this year’s show, and the California-based business flew in more than 10,000 blooms from Ecuador and Italy for the ceremony. The flowers, which have vibrant orange and yellow hues, add a pop of color to the dozens of tables inside the ballroom.

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Moët & Chandon Grand Vintage 2009 , Moët & Chandon Impérial cocktails, Lindt chocolatés boxes and Icelandic Glacial naturally alkaline spring water  on each table

So, learning lesson here to set up a beautiful tabletop in a crowded and busy moment  is  with a simple  table setting.  Plus, it is the beginning of the year, you probably want to refresh your table with a minimal effort.  White is the easiest color to style – its classic, calm and never goes out of fashion. That’s why every stylish table needs a crisp white tableware collection that’s highly versatile.

Shop The Elegant Tabletop We  Handpicked for You ( Click Each Image for Details):

– Real Preserved Roses in a Heart Shaped Box – Handmade Long Lasting Flowers – Rose Box – Luxury Gift for Her Birthday, Anniversary, Valentine’s Day (Red)

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Real preserved roses last one year or longer, in ideal conditions can last up to 3 years.

Preserved Roses (Orange) 8 Rose Heads (Preserved Flowers can be Used in Wedding, Birthday, Thanksgiving, Baby Showers Decoration, Christmas.)

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The real roses were preserved with glycerin and food color, that can make it last for many years

Fleur Magique | Preserved Roses Medium Square Classic Black Box – Orange Roses

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Everlasting Yellow Real Preserved Roses for Her Anniversary or Birthday, Hand Made in Round 8-inch Black Box Flowers, No Fragrance, No Water need, best Home Decor for Eternity, Forever Lasting

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Premium Roses| Real Roses That Last a Year | Fresh Flowers| Roses in a Box (Pink Box, Medium)

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Need custom preserved flower arrangement help or interior design service , please email us at info@khkdesignsinteriors.com

Happy Tuesday

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Our New Year Day Brunch Tabletop

Guys, happy 2020! We kicked off our new year day of 2020 yesterday by a  Mimosa toast brunch at home. I love color palette of pink, yellow, green and red, they are fresh, cheerful and chic—a great color scheme to start 2020.

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Home-made Raspberry Keto Cake( no sugar, no artificial sweeter, grain-free, gluten-free, all organic raspberry, organic coconut flour…) We have had this two-tier desert for many years and always use it to display our desert creations.
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Yes, here is our home-made Mimosa cocktail—fresh and tasty! We have our own Waterford drink ware collection and those sparkling crystal glasses make the tabletop so festive and luxuious.
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All of greenery and flowers are garden fresh.
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Hope your new year celebration is wonderful too. Just to sum up , there are 3 ways to put up an elegant yet casual tabletop for any events table-tops if you would like those events to be memorable:

  1. Always study cool and trendy receips and create your own based on your own taste and color references.
  2. Always  use what you have around you. In our case, we have various greenery and camilier blooms in our backyard at this season.
  3. Last but not the least  is to grow your own drink-ware or dinnerware collections over the years since they really make the whole tabletop shine and give you a wonderful moment to enjoy.  When you grow your own collections(and they can be from your mother-in-law or your grandma or you explore them from the flea market), you develop eye for elegant table-tops and can really enjoy the fun to mix-and-match.

Shop Tabletop( Click Each Image for Details)

Wedgwood Wonderlust Teacup & Saucer Set Orient, 2 Piece, Crimson Jewel

Wedgwood English Lace 5-Piece Place Setting

Wedgwood 5011647730 Vera Wang Grosgrain 5-Piece Place Setting, Service for 1

Wedgwood 16 Piece Nantucket Basket Set, White

Wedgwood Gio Whiteware 26-Piece Set

Wedgwood 5C10210222 5 Piece Place Setting, Renaissance Gold

Wedgwood Cuckoo Tea Story Tea Plate 4 Piece Set, Multii

Wedgwood Wonderlust TEAPOT, SUGAR & CREAMER, 15 Ounce, 5 Ounce Sugar, 5 Ounce Creamer, Blue/White

Wedgwood Wonderlust Bowl 4.3″ Blue Pagoda

Wedgwood Cuckoo 10″ Sandwich Tray

Wedgwood Harlequin Cuckoo Tea Story 12-1/2-Ounce Teapot

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Monday Mood Board

 

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Monday mood board: modern artwork in vintage pink , mix-and-match tablewares in pink and  emerald green, navy-blue wall paper with modern peacock feather pattern, pink roses.