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Monday, February 23, 2015

Linen Closet China by Lenox





I wonder if you know this china series by Lenox China. I had never seen it before I found three different pieces together at a flea market a few days ago. At first I thought they might be very old ironstone. They are quite heavy like that and aged looking.  




But they have just had a lot of use and show it. Don't fall in love, because the patterns shown here have been retired by the manufacturer. A few pieces are still around to buy, but they are crazy expensive. Still, if I beat you at finding any at a great price, I'm going to snap them up!





All three designs are from the Linen Closet line and resemble old embroidered linen. The first I am showing is called Floral Wreath. I have an antique linen remnant running down the center of the table to carry the theme against a drop cloth table cover. A few collected nests make a centerpiece. 














The next pattern on show is Braided Scroll. I actually have a linen runner that looks very much like this design.






Scrumptious detail.








Finally there is this design called Linen Weave. Perhaps you can see that the surface has a texture that looks exactly like the real thing!




The chips and spots make it look a hundred years old. They will all look wonderful hanging together on the wall or displayed on a shelf.













At the same market I was lucky enough to spot the latest of my marmalade jar collection. The oldest sample I have yet.









I just love layers of linen. The grey linen napkins shown here are from Williams-Sonoma.






Our weather has turned bitter cold. More like the Frebruary we're supposed to have. So we're just keeping cozy and dreaming of spring.






I hope it's a great new week for you!

Jacqueline





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32 comments:

Seawashed Living said...

Its all beautiful. Lovely grey linen napkins. Our weather has returned to winter's chill with wind. Rain is on the way.

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

Loving the Braided Scroll pattern. Looks like a lace pattern. All 3 are gorgeous and great finds.

Salmagundi said...

You sure have a great eye for spotting the unusal. Too bad they discontinued those patterns. Cold here, too; plus 6 inches of snow yesterday!!!! Sally

NanaDiana said...

I don't know any of those patterns...but they are all equally beautiful.
LOVE the napkins and linens, too. xo Diana

Jane said...

So very pretty! The first one looks like candlewicking. All your vignettes are swoon-worthy.

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Beautiful dishes and the braided ones are gorgeous.
FABBY

Rhonda Vaudt said...

I have never seen anything like them! Such pretty detail, what a lucky find!

La Vie Quotidienne said...

All of these beautiful china patterns...it always seems they retire the prettiest. Darn.

Love all of your nests!

Ruffles and Roses said...

Hello Jacqueline, I googled linen china by lenox on ebay and they have a lot of pieces from low to high...its made in Italy
...I myself have not seen it in our thrift /antique shops here on cape cod so have fun scouting ....Lorraine

Pura Vida said...

You have such a way. Lovely pretty beautiful

Jeanie said...

As always, every photo takes my breath away but the ones that take my heart are of your sunflower and the nests. Such signs of what is to come...

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

Oh I love the look of the nest and sunflower head! The marmalade jar is gorgeous...and I can only hope to run into some of those Lenox dishes one day!

sweet violets said...

Love that sunflower head !!! And the nests too..... I've never seen those patterns before, must have been very short lived. They look wonderful in your home!!! We had -6 last night and all day today it was -3.......xoxoxo

lynn said...

the new plates are lovely, jacqueline, but, the nests and sunflower head with the marmalade tumbler couldn't be sweeter! stay warm, spring is coming:)

Mary Baver said...

I've not seen these patterns either. What a find! They really do compliment the old linens.

Junkchiccottage said...

Gorgeous! I have not seen this pattern. Soooo pretty.
Kris

firstlove02 said...

Love the softness of plates. Unusual, never have I seen such a plate. Gorgeousness!

Such an inspiring table of textures!

My love of linens just grows and grows as I visit here.

Thank you,
Sarah

Mardell Grayhek said...

I had forgotten about the marmalade jars! What a treat to see your new collection. The detail is wonderful. I have not seen that pattern before so thank you for sharing! Enjoy.

cippy said...

Every photo is gorgeous...an absolutely beautiful post! Especially adore how you've brought nature into your designs. That's my style!

June said...

I love the Braided Scroll! Just so pretty. Jacqueline, your table settings are always beautiful and this one certainly is. I love that you found another marmalade jar too. It's a keeper!
Such a beautiful post!

Burlap Luxe said...

hi Jacqueline,

Love the natural state your home is in. The table settings rustically set and linens in tree bark beige.
The dried sunflower and nest calls out for spring.

I don't recognise the Lenox pattern, and have never sean it in my collectings, if ever I do before you find out I will let you know :)
Our days were spring warm, and now a shift in the days has brought on what's always expected more winter days.

Warmth and inspiration to you.

Xx
Doré

Consider It All Joy said...

I am in love Jacqueline! Those plates are gorgeous! Even 1 would be a treasure! And, I love that you added your beautiful sunflower on the table, so sweet!! Blessings!

Bella's Rose Cottage said...

Hi J,
It's good to see your sunflower arrived home in one piece, and I do love seeing your nest collection!
Great marmalade jar, and your new plate finds are awesome (I love the second one)... I STILL need to get out and root around! Sale season here is NOT happening yet...
Hugs...

Rose L said...

I have never seen dishes like those before! I love the white frame on your wall!

Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

Jacqueline, such beautiful china. The heavy look of the plates and the raised patterns make them so special. I have never heard of the patterns or seen them, but they were certainly a wonderful find for you. A perfect match with the linen napkins..Happy Tuesday..Judy

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

Wonderful!!!!!!!

The Speckled Hen Cottage said...

I can't pick a favorite...they're all gorgeous!!! As with any fabulous find, it leaves you wanting more...Happy Hunting. Love that marmalade jar, swoon~swoon~swoon.

Debra@Common Ground said...

These are wonderful, J, what a find. I've not seen these either. and that sunflower...LOVE your tablescape! thank you for coming over to join in on the party!

Linda said...

WoW, Jacqueline! You have some of the most amazing treasures I have ever seen. I always enjoy visiting you.
Linda at Beautiful Ideas

The Charm of Home said...

I love the Braided Scroll pattern! It looks lovely too with your nests centerpiece! Thank you for sharing at Home Sweet Home!

The Vintage Chateau said...

Fabulous Lenox patterns! I'm such a sucker for white on white dishes. Hoping you all thaw out soon!
Karee

Melissa Wiges said...

Jacqueline, what a wonderful find! Love the pretty details and texture.

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