And, as we eat cake...

Marie Antoinettes "a perles et barbeaux" service on display at the Petit Trianon, made for her in 1781, cornflower and pearl design. (image courtesy collection, Petit Trianon, Paris)

Royale Limoges, "Botanique"

Possibly reproduced after a Sevres design from 1829. Personal collection.

Texas Bluebonnet porcelain

Designed and reproduced from an original set used at Shady Oak Farm in1923 by the Amon G. Carter family, benefactors of the world-famous Amon Carter Museum, Fort Worth, Texas. (Personal collection)

Flora Danica

Commissioned in 1790 by Royalty, Crown Prince Frederick for Royalty, Empress Catherine II of Russia, and still in production today; the worlds most expensive and luxurious porcelain service with hand-painted floral botanical designs and 14k gold rims.

Modern design

Botanico at Zara Home (photo credit and porcelain,