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Take Your Celebration from Simple to Stunning

Monday, August 13th, 2012

As summer’s end approaches, you might be thinking about how to wrap up the season with a Labor Day celebration. Even though it is still a month away, planning a perfect party takes some forethought and an eye for detail.

Traditionally, Labor Day festivities include greasy food, paper plates, and a healthy dose of t-shirts and shorts. But what if your ideal social gathering is a little lighter and airier than a down-home barbeque and a game of horseshoes?

Consider upgrading that age-old American tradition to a tasteful afternoon tea, complete with finger sandwiches, champagne, and of course, delicate summer teas. In order to prepare your home and outdoor space for this type of social gathering, you’ll need to create an atmosphere of elegance and sophistication, while maintaining a warm and inviting feel.

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Decorative vases and serveware are a great way to create a stylish, yet subdued canvas for the artful placement of your food and beverage selection.

Herend Royal Garden Tea & Coffee Collection - 24K Gold

How do you prepare for a summer social gathering? Share your thoughts on changing that Labor Day get-together from simple to stunning!

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Displaying Fine China in the Dining Room

Saturday, February 18th, 2012

Beautiful wedding china and heirloom china should be used and displayed. So many people keep their “good” china stored away out of sight, and out of mind in the cupboard. This is a shame. Displaying your china in the dining room can remind you to use it. Displaying the china can also be a beautiful addition to your room design.

There are several ways to display china in the dining room.  A china cabinet or hutch can be purchased and placed along the wall to display china and glass ware.  Glass doors are essential to see the china and glassware; no more hiding behind closed doors.  You can store your everyday plates and glasses in the cupboards with solid doors.

Another way to display china in the dining room can be the simple addition of molding or floating shelves on the walls. Plate molding is common above wainscoting or board and batten molding. This thin molding provides a lip to support plates and platters.  Adding shelves with a groove can also create a place to vertically display your china as well as the horizontal space for bowls and serving pieces.

If you have a collection of heirloom china that you do not want to use for serving, you can hang it on the wall for a colorful and patterned wall display.  You can do this with inherited china or finds from estate sales. Displaying china on the wall can look both modern and traditional depending on the china and the style of display.

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Introducing Herend Royal Garden Dinnerware at Haleh Design Boutique

Monday, August 1st, 2011

Herend Royal Garden Collection


Recently, Hungary presented a bespoke Herend dinner service to Prince William and Kate Middleton on the eve of their wedding. The handcrafted, hand painted porcelain set was designed specifically for the couple in celebration of their union. The dinnerware, Royal Garden, “is a modern interpretation of Herend’s classic Queen Victoria pattern that was first purchased in 1851 by its namesake upon seeing it in London at the first Great Exhibition, later to become known as the World’s Fair.” Now, 160 years later, Herend master artisans created a new version for the royal couple.

The 45-piece Royal Garden set was presented in London by Janos Csak, Hungary’s Ambassador. Lord-Lieutenant of Greater London, Sir David William Brewer, accepted the gift on the royal couple’s behalf, saying Prince William “holds Herend in high regard and appreciates such a uniquely personal gift.”

Today, we are pleased to introduce Royal Garden dinnerware to our discerning clients. Lavender and green dominate three pattern variations: full pattern, just peonies, just butterflies. In addition to a 5-piece place setting, other pieces are available such as the cake plate, ribbon tray, platter, covered sugar, creamer, round bowl, triangle dish, teapot and soup tureen.


You can now share in Herend’s 185-history, which includes 20 royal families from around the world who have also owned Herend masterpieces. Prince Charles and Princess Diana owned Herend dinnerware in the Rothschild and Blue Garland patterns. Diana also received a Herend figurine in her stocking each Christmas.

What do you think of owning this historically significant and luxurious Royal Garden dinnerware? Please leave us your comment here.

Herend Royal Garden Dinnerware

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