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I don’t recall how long ago I found these dishes – probably at least six. They’ve stayed tucked away in my private picture folders, awaiting their chance to be really loved. And I do love them.
Ah…what it would be like to sit down of an afternoon and enjoy tea in the company of this striking pattern. I can only think it would make mundane tasks more enjoyable, and, perhaps, make writing even more fun. Someday…
The morning’s coffee would not be amiss in these mugs:
The strawberries on a black ground have given me several useful ideas about how to integrate various decorating ideas I have for my kitchen, which I haven’t been able to pull together. More on that, later.
Note: I do not know what the name of this pattern is. If you do, won’t you please tell me?
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Recently, while at a friend’s house, I couldn’t help but notice how welcoming her African violets looked in various tea pots with an array of purple flowers painted on them. Flowers and dishes just go together. And purple anything is splendid.
French African Purple Violets Tea Cup and Saucer
I have decided this pattern is the one I want for my fine china for very special occasions. And thank you to the kind reader who helped me locate the pattern name.
Secondly, these are lovely:
Coffee, tea…even milk and beer taste better out of purple.
Thank you to my kind reader for locating the name of this next pattern. It is: Maxwell Williams Cream Pansy Bone China.
Here is a link (also by way of my Kind Reader), which shows this pattern and many others. (One could spend one’s life at this site, enjoying dishes.)
Then, too, we mustn’t forget the way other dishes-type items look about the home:
I’m not much for large vases, but this one has charm, and I could see it for forced-bloom arrangements.
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In the mansion I built in my mind when I was a child, these were the dishes I used at my long dining table:
And for a snack or small meal, enough variety for everyone to choose which scene he liked best:
The whole house had a somewhat genteel, fox-hunty feel, designed to be at once comforting and stimulating, with here and there a satirical twist in a painting or child’s toy or the arrangement of some small corner. I am thinking of a painting I clipped from a magazine while in grade school, depicting an elegant dinner, peopled by foxes. On the wall behind a very proper-looking fox couple, absorbed in conversation, hung a mounted hound’s head. I laughed until I choked.
Then, when as a teen I met my husband, and it quickly became apparent that he was a hunting enthusiast, not limited to a particular species, this china pattern seemed like the only obvious choice. Now, of course, I have broadened my horizons a bit, but I still admire these dishes, and find they satisfy my sense of beauty. Acquiring a set is on my Someday-When-I’m-Prosperous list. Not sure where I’m going to put them, since the mansion isn’t built yet. A glass-fronted case for dust-free storage of said dishes is on that same list.
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