Dinnerware today is often lack of not only pattern and raised design, but it is very rare to find dinnerware that has pierced detail. One of the reasons is because most dinnerware is mass-produced in Chinese manufacturing plants, whereas the Vaillancourt Folk Art Classical Christmas creamware line is produced, by hand, in a small family-run studio in England. The holly details along the ridge of the plates and platters are actually hand-pierced. Because it is done by hand, it ensures that the quality is beyond that of any machine press.