Category Archives: Vintage Mid-century dishes

Riding with the Horsemen

Today, I am riding with the Mughal Horsemen again, using Edwin M. Knowles Sylvan, a pussy willow and yellow pods design from 1934. Since the real Horsemen originated in the 15th century, I thought the least I could do was … Continue reading

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Andean Black + Cacao

Thursday my latest batch of tea from Rakkasan arrived, and since this is Sunday, I have now tasted all three of the new types.  Today’s tea hails from the Andes in Colombia, near Bitaco.   I can describe the Andean Black … Continue reading

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Rakkasan Nam Viet Earl Grey

Nam Viêt Earl Grey is our own take on the world famous and always popular Earl Grey tea.  The wild black tea and bergamot combination offers an amazing experience where the character of the tea is enhanced by an orange, … Continue reading

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Royal China Company: Sebring, Ohio

Beatrice Miller established Royal China Company in Sebring, Ohio in 1934–a bold move for a single woman and her 2 male business partners during the Great Depression.  In 1950, she still held the singular distinction of being “the only woman … Continue reading

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Although the cup and creamer are not a matched set, I bought them both at the same time in the tiny Elbert store when we visited Papa’s farm back during the birthday celebration for mother when my cousins came to … Continue reading

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The Yellow Rose of Homer Laughlin and Cunningham and Pickett

Back in March, I posted about the above tea cup and lamented I had been unable to identify it.  In a serendipitous moment, I found it.  The Knowles Salem Gold Rose saucer is one I have had for a while, … Continue reading

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Cake for breakfast: It’s a holiday!

That’s right–we are off today, and I needed some self-care.  Since I completed the tea cup/tea series, I have been thinking about teapots, and creamers, and sugar bowls.  I collected tea pots for quite a while after Mom gave me … Continue reading

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Grandma’s China Cabinet: Dogwood and Roses

Looking for the creamer (also identified on some sites as a gravy boat), I spotted Grandma’s sugar bowl in my china cabinet.  My intention this morning was to have my Nine Dragons Oolong with cream and sugar…but that ended up … Continue reading

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I am not a tea snob: Proof in the unknown wheat design cup

It is true: I am not a tea snob.  Just yesterday I had a cup of Bigelow’s Earl Gray, made with chopped up bits of black tea in the typical paper sachet bag.  It was among the “leftovers” I brought … Continue reading

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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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