No, Silly Me isn't a china pattern. It's me! I'm still laughing at myself about this and probably will every time I pick up the two pieces of Asiatic Pheasant that I own! I bought this plate in a thrift store, probably for less than $5, several years ago. I really don't care for birds … Continue reading Tuesday Teacup: Silly Me
Kingsley, made by Lenox from 1954-1979 My parents married in October 1954 after meeting for the first time in July of 1954. They never talked much about their courtship and exactly when in that time period they became engaged. Daddy was already active duty Air Force and home on leave. Mama was working at and … Continue reading Teacup Tuesday: Kingsley by Lenox
Wave that flag and ring the dinner bell! Let's eat! Hot weather is here where I live and that means it is time to transition from spring decorations to summer. Since May ends with Memorial Day and then June leads into Independence Day, I decorate with a Patriotic theme for the first part of the … Continue reading Tablescapes: Patriotic and Summer
Last July I posted about finding three pieces of Homer Laughlin Eggshell Nautilus china in a thrift store and opening a new world of discovering this vintage line of china. Read the post I have continued to look for pieces since then and was rewarded when I found three more pieces in an antique store … Continue reading How to waste a Friday afternoon
Oval bowl from, pattern name "Ardmore" by Homer Laughlin Last week's Thrift Store Tuesday post discussed my exciting find of a few pieces of Homer Laughlin Eggshell Nautilus china in a thrift store. I'm still a little amazed about this find and very overwhelmed by the complexity of the pattern, the complexity of Homer Laughlin … Continue reading Eggshell Nautilus and its history
Homer Laughlin Eggshell Nautilus, unknown pattern One of the best things about blogging is that there are no deadlines and no requirements for length or research proficiency. You can post something quickly or spend hours putting it together. Today is a quick post to share something that has delighted me beyond words - finding something … Continue reading Thrift Store Tuesday
Since the last two posts were quite long, I had promised myself the next post would be short and something light in subject. China seemed to fit the requirements, but to my surprise the history of the pattern I chose, Old Country Roses, is quite complicated. Since it was only introduced in 1962 the actual … Continue reading Setting the Table: Old Country Roses by Royal Albert
Several years ago I decided to make life easier and I stopped inviting my family over for Easter dinner. I was tired of balancing their in-laws, egg hunts, and church services with a meal. It worked for them, too, as it gave them more freedom to enjoy the day rather than rush from one celebration … Continue reading Easter Sunday Dinner for One
One of the problems associated with returning to an inactive activity is deciding where to start. I have many things I want to share, new ideas and things I've experienced since left off blogging. However, fellow blogger, Suzassippi, also recently returned to blogging and was inspired to share a series featuring various teas she enjoys and … Continue reading Teacups, saucers, and other china – oh my!
No this isn't really an Art Deco style china pattern, but it is quickly becoming my favorite just because it reminds me of the 1920's and 1930's styles commonly referred to as Art Deco. The gentle swirls on the rim and graceful lines could have put this china on the Great Gatsby's elegant tables, couldn't … Continue reading Art Deco Friday – or is it Art Deco?