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Real Estate / Home + Design

The American China Maker that the Queen of England Adores

Four Generations of Craftsmanship and Now a Dallas Twist

BY // 09.21.16

At 123 years old, Pickard China is the oldest American fine china maker and considered one of the finest in the world. Even the Queen of England is a fan.

Owned by four generations of the Pickard family, the small factory in Antioch, Illinois, produces patterns coveted for graceful delicacy, unusual strength, and brilliant glaze. Throughout its century-long history, artists and designers have collaborated with Pickard on one-of-a-kind collections.

Now, Dallas entrepreneur, author, and Southern Living editor at large Kimberly Schlegel Whitman has her turn. Dubbed Halo Home by Kimberly Schlegel Whitman, the dinnerware sets are available in three monogram styles, with plans to include additional monogram fonts and personalization options. Until then, hosts and hostesses can add a Halo Home monogram or family crest to any of Pickard’s 72 china patterns and colors.

Halo Home by Kimberly Schlegel Whitman, $29 to $472, at The Loveliest, 2417 Mahon St., 214.484.7376.

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