Monthly Archives: April 2020

Mao Feng Shui in Golden Wheat & Fleur-de-lis

I had no idea how many varieties of wheat designs were produced in the 40s-60s in the US!  This is the 4th wheat design pattern in my collection, and I still have one more!  Do you wonder what made the … Continue reading

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Rakkasan’s Rukeri Black and Blue Ridge Southern Pottery’s Dixie Dogwood

Like many of the mid-century dishes I admire, a number of them are associated with my two grandmothers.  The cup is Blue Ridge Southern Pottery’s Dixie Dogwood, a “Joni original.”  The single lime green flower appeared on each dish.  It … Continue reading

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3-Finger Black in Harvest Time

Steven Smith Teamaker’s No. 006 was a Maker’s Series limited edition tea co-created with Bela Fleck.  You can view the short video at the link above, that not only explains how this tea was developed, but enjoy a little banjo … Continue reading

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Lord Bergamot No. 55 in Tijuana

Edwin M. Knowles took control of the Potters Supply Company in East Liverpool, Ohio, and by 1900, founded the Knowles China Company.  The plant for Knowles was located across the river from East Liverpool, in Chester, West Virginia.   The company … Continue reading

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