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Friday, June 24, 2011

Early Morning Tea on the Deck

A few years ago I acquired these beautiful columbine plates from my mother in law and even though I only had three I kept them because I thought they looked so good on my 3 tier server.

Then this year for mother's day my daughter took me to breakfast and then for a mani/pedi.   Such a sweet girl!  Afterwards we stopped at an estate sale and guess what I found?   A 5-piece place setting for 4 of this pattern.    4 dinner plates, 4 bowls, 4 dessert plates and 4 teacups and saucers.    The only mark is on the dinner plates.

A little bit of research showed the company is no longer in business and this set was probably made in the 70's.    I love columbines.   They grow wild here and it's difficult to contain them in a garden.  They shoot up wherever they feel like.   
This morning I am using my Columbine teacups out on the deck.   Care to join me?   It's a little chilly so wear your sweater.   The morning sun cast a lot of shadows across the deck so my pictures are a little dark. 

I'm serving "bear claws" and Yorkshire gold tea.   I like mine with a bit of milk and 2 cubes of sugar because it is very strong tea but perfect for the morning.   

I wonder if this company made a teapot or coffee pot to go with the set?   If they did I sure hope to find one some day. 

I hope you have a fun and relaxing day.  


  1. Hello Joycelyne,
    what an outstanding decor makes the colombine on china. I have never seen a similar pattern like this. Your teatable is so inviting. I will just take my sweater and then I would love to join you on the fabulous place.
    Best greetings, Johanna

  2. Isn't it interesting how fate brought you together with more of the treasured china pattern? I like the mother/daughter outings like yours, we do this for my birthday.
    You can be sure your blogging friends will have an eye out for a teapot for you.
    It was nice to join you for tea.

  3. What a beautiful set of dishes. I love the blue columbine flowers. I know you will enjoy using these for tea.

    Jocelyn @

  4. This are very special as they rarely use Columbine decals!

  5. Hi: What beautiful plates and what a wonderful treasure from your Mother in Law. Thank you so much for sharing. Blessings, Martha


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