Welcome to a website that tries to revive some of the greatness and pride that was connected with the good old dining, coffee, tea, and mocca services a couple of generations ago.
The fine service was expensive and comprehensive, often it was possible to serve for 24 guests or more with everything on the table in matching shapes and colours. Richly decorated or simple elegance, it was in any case of great importance that it was stylish.
The price often meant that the service had to be collected over time. Maybe the newly married got a small set as a wedding present and after that, at each birthday or other appropriate event, they could get another couple of plates or perhaps a soup tureen.
The services could be very comprehensive in the way that there were several different sizes of plates, cups and everything else and also a rich selection of accessories like ash trays, candle stick holders as well as more exotic things like a fish grate or a charger in yet another size or shape.
Today, you’ll find many of these services sold at low prices. People have enherited them and don’t know what to do with these comprehensive services. At the same time, the style may not be what young people of today like – the rich decoration is out of fashion and some of the strange accessories are incomprehensible of even disgusting, such as the cigarette holders that belong to most services.
But perhaps it is again time to look at the old services? Many of the decorations are real artworks on a platform of porcelain made by highly skilled craftsmen. Not a lot of what is being produced today is to the same level produced by skilled people. And it does look nice and interesting on the table today – as a contrast to the sometimes painfully monotonous minimalism. Only, a lot of people today may need to rediscover the manners that are needed for the old services to survive practical use – and exactly that may be the biggest win: that people again have to learn how to concentrate on what they are doing, be present and enjoy the moment.
In any case you can enjoy the sight of the fine service and you can spend many pleasant Sunday afternoons on studying, what actually exists.
I hope that this website can assist in that process. And it is possible . also for you! – to comment, click on like, share the contents on social media, etc., which all helps making it fun for me to make the site.