Jun
16
2011

I Meant To Get These In Sweden… Maybe Next Time

For years I have been collecting classic white and blue dinner plates by Royal Copenhagen. Founded in 1775, Royal Copenhagen is one of the world’s oldest companies. For more than 235 years the Danish company has been renowned for its exclusive quality porcelain products and its immaculate design.

We have a good size collection of plates, bowls and serving plates of “Blue Fluted Half Lace” (the less ornate version of all the series). We use them for more festive occasions.

“Blue Fluted” was Royal Copenhagen’s very first porcelain dinner service, (adopted in 1775). It takes 1,197 brush strokes – no more, no less – to paint a Blue Fluted Half Lace dinner plate.

A few years ago a young, aspiring designer, Karen Kjældgård-Larsen, contacted Royal Copenhagen. Her dream was to design a reinterpretation of the classic Blue Fluted pattern. She suggested blowing up the classic pattern and – voila! – Mega was born and took the world by storm. (Good for Royal Copenhagen for being brave enough to take such a legendary pattern and put a modern twist on it).

I personally love that more modern look. And I love the idea of mixing the different epoques. I can’t wait to start investing in some of these myself. (Before someone decides to shrink that pattern again!). I wanted to buy a few pieces when I recently visited Stockholm but my suitcases were already full with items from my Mom’s home.

I will get them for sure (and I might even get them in the US. I will look into the different price points). I am thinking of starting with the coffee and tea cups + saucers and the dessert plates. If you decide to do the same – your kids/grandkids will thank you. Royal Copenhagen will never go out of style. And they always do well at auctions.

I also dug out these articles I had saved from Country Living. Here you will find some DIY projects saluting Royal Copenhagen MEGA. Go here to learn how to  make your own wall decals and a lamp shade (paper cut outs) of that beautiful pattern. Tempting!

Have a royal rest of the week! (You will find me in the backyard weeding like crazy!)

P.S And Happy Father’s Day (Sunday + US) to all wonderful fathers and fathers in training!

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30 Comments

  • Anci says:

    Hej !
    Äntligen verkar det som att jag kan kommentera hos dig ! Jaa !! Först av allt, jag gillar verkligen stilen på bilden med stövlarna i förra inlägget. Och det här :) Så fint med vitt och blått.

    Ja, det var tråkigt att vi inte kunde ses. Jag skulle gärna vilja träffa dig. Ska vi höras på telefon ?

    Ha en underbar dag !

    Kramar från Anci

  • Charlotta says:

    Royal Copenhagen – such a stunning and timeless addition to a china collection. I am yet to seriously start curating. My years of traveling put a halt to any pieces I already have in storage in Sweden. Soon I will plant my Swedish roots somewhere in the world and start building a permanent home with all that comes with it.

    I love the idea of mixing the two patterns and I am totally sold on the new version. I like simple designs when it comes to eating.

    Happy weeding and happy Father’s Day to Peter for Sunday.

    Kram

    x C

  • Blue and white china is my favorite and I love the Royal Copenhagen patterns. Beautiful images!

  • jette says:

    I’m also a huge fan of Mega Mussel. But since I’m too old to start collecting a whole set for 10 or 12 people (I don’t want that to be the only gifts for Christmasses and birthdays over the next 20 years! :-D) I’ve decided that I only want a few pieces. I’ve had a thermal mug for several years and last year I got an oblong dish which I love dearly. I wouldn’t mind owning a teapot – and cup of course.

    Though I have toyed with the idea of getting a whole set – plates, cups and so on – just for myself and my husband. :-)

  • Stephanie R. says:

    beautiful! i too love the modern adaptation of such a lovely traditional style. thank you for introducing me to my newest obsession!

  • Livelikeyou says:

    Monika you would love to come to this recycling warehouse in my hometown. They have an entire room dedicated to donated china. You would be chocked to see what you could find there!! Have picked up a few of those… I only wish they were not so heavy in your suitcase…. Off to Sweden this afternoon…yippee!

  • love both the half lace and the Mega but have none of these pieces! love the idea of mixing the patterns. wish my sons had an inkling of interest in fine china/stylish home items so i could pass along, but alas they have none. (in fact, the teens preach a very non-materialistic and minimalistic message).

    here’s to weeding and burning 800 calories an hour! it’s on my list too! hugs.

    michele

  • liza says:

    Those are so beautiful! I love the country living walls, too. Happy day to you!

  • Those are so pretty!! The Mega is so fresh and modern … and how fantastic it would be mixed with the Half Lace!

  • Monika, these are so beautiful! I’d love to have my own collection.

    See you later! Looking forward to it. xo

  • Ahhhhh, Royal Copenhagen. Only the best!

  • such a pretty addition to a china collection these Royal Copenhagen. I am drawn to blue recently. BIG hugs to you, Mon

  • Ooh, love that Mega pattern. The lampshade is a fun twist on it, too. Ditto on weeding this weekend, it seems like a never ending task in June!

  • Delishhh says:

    Oh so love them – just such a clean classic look. Enjoy weeding :)

  • Kimberly says:

    I absolutely LOVE the blue and white. The dishes are gorgeous, I have always loved those! Forget about the grandkids, years down the road, they will be enjoyed by you for years to come!

    Splendid Willow Reply:

    Kim dear, you have been eating from those plates, when you guys came over for Christmas a couple of years ago! (:

  • We adore the blue and white by Royal Copenhagen. Such a beautiful and classic look!

  • I adore the beautiful blue and white Royal Copenhagen. So fresh and dainty. I would love to collect this as well. Hmmmm..My cupboards are filled with dishes because i love them so. Not sure what hubby will have to say if I bring any more home. Happy weeding. Mona

  • What a breathtaking post!! I LOVE blue and white and can never get enough…these images are fabulous! Love Royal Copenhagen too…was lucky enough to be given a set by my grandmother which I cherish (but use and enjoy)
    Have a great night…stop by its the last day for the kilim giveaway!

  • You are so right my friend, these looks will NEVER go out of style. I love your idea of starting with teacups/saucers and dessert plates. Can’t wait to see what you end up with!! Hugs to you,

    Nancy xo

  • I love the Mega collection and how it came about from the Half Lace design. Timeless and gorgeous! You have beautiful style my lovely, have I told you that recently?

    Happy weekend!

    Meera xx

  • so beautiful! I really love plates as wall decor! ha en underbar helg mon! stor kram från sthlm.

  • Hi Monika!
    I have always loved that pattern but did not know the history… I think the idea of blowing it up was brilliant!!!!!!!It is so friendly yet classy too………Thanks for the lesson……Maryanne xo

  • Eddie Ross says:

    These are so gorgeous! Love them for a tea during the summer on the porch! So chic!
    xo E + J

  • Hej, Monika.

    Bra att allt ordnat sig med din mor, nu ska du inte behöva oroa dig på samma sätt.

    Try the Swedish eBay for Musselmalet Royal Copenhagen, I’ve seen them featured quite often on the site.

    Hope to see you next time in Stockholm! And not to forget – Grattis till reportaget i Rue Magazine!

    Ingela.

  • Julie at BV says:

    Beautiful and classic china Monika. I remember going into their store during my last trip to Munich and wanting everything I saw.

    Hope you’re enjoying your weekend!

  • designchic says:

    I’m such a fan – love blue and white china, especially the blue fluted…gorgeous!!

  • Tereza says:

    What a fantastic collection you have here. Spectacular images, as always.
    Thank you for your comments on our blog, I visit yours often!
    Have a blessed week.
    Kisses
    Tereza

  • Paula says:

    These are beautiful!

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