I am join Cielo at The House In the Roses
Sandi at Rose Chintz Cottage Inspirations
for a Tea Party!
participant in this fun event
going on today, Monday May 10th!
then on Tuesday this will be my Tea Time Post
as I join Sandi and her guests for our
My Tea Party tribute today is in Honor of my Mom.
Some 30 years
ago a friend gave her a huge box of dishes.
these were not just any ordinary dishes...
they were the Johnson Brothers, Rose Chintz pattern.
Of course my momma adored them and me,
well I wasn't quite old enough to appreciate them...
as I grew up and began to realized just how sentimental
I was and how much I LOVED roses, I started
About 6 years ago on my yearly visit to the Seattle, WA
where I grew up and my family still resides...
mom says to me...
"Lorena, I want to give you some of these
SQEAAAALLLLLLL doesn't even begin
to tell you how excited I was.
she began by keeping out a 4 piece place setting for herself
telling me later these would all be mine
and gave me the left overs.
She knew that I was BIG into ebay then,
and could probably find many pieces to complete
And that was the beginning of a sweet love affair with
my ROSE CHINTZ collection...
I took those cherished dishes home and
began scouring ebay for pieces.
I also threw in a couple of pictures of a favorite
Bone China Creamer/Sugar set that goes well with my Chintz.
And these darling bird salt/pepper shakers were
my MIL's and also belong to my hubby's grams.
So you see I really am a sentimental gal.
I now have enough for 6-8 place settings and would
like to have a full set of 8 some day.
I'd have to say, if asked, that the
tea cups with their sweet lil flowers inside
the square luncheon plates are my favorites pieces.
I do not as of yet have a Tea Pot
creamer or sugar bowl.
I also have learned quite a bit about how to read
the labels on Rose Chintz.
So to help you...if you find any with the pinkish/red
imprints on their undersides
those are some of the 1st
Newer pieces produced in the past 10-20 years may have
a black or green imprint on them.
If you have any fun facts or know more
about Rose CHINTZ I'd love to
hear about it!
Thanks for visiting today!
Be sure to also leave comments if you would like
to be entered into my
PINK MYSTERY Giveaway!
Check out my PINK Saturday Post
for all the details!