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.