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Monday, May 10, 2010

Victorian Tea Party ~ Tea Time Tuesday

Hi My Sweet Blogging Friends!


I am join Cielo at The House In the Roses
and also,
for a Tea Party!

Please Visit Cielo today to see the many other
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
weekly Tea Time Tuesday post.

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
to appreciate that shabby box of dishes more and more.

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
Rose Chintz dishes to take home with you!"

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
my set.

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
or a
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
ones made.
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
Check out my PINK Saturday Post
for all the details!



Anonymous said...

Everything is so beautiful & so feminine for Tea!! I just love the Bird S&P's as they give just a touch of whimsy I so love!!

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

Beautiful tea set! love them all and the setting just lovely! Happy Mother's day!

CIELO said...

This is gorgeous... a huge thank YOU for participating in our Victorian Tea Party



Marydon Ford said...

Lorena, your dishes are beautiful. Johnson Brothers was highly desired back then by women ... I particularly like this pattern.

Have a wonderful week.
TTFN ~ Hugs, Marydon

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

Beautiful dishes!!
Don't you just love finding the different pieces! talk about the thrill of the hunt and then the sweet satisfaction when you "get" that piece!!

Sherry said...

Beautiful dishes! I just love chintz ware.

Kiki said...

Wow Lorena!! I love those birds...wish I had some! Everything is so super fabulous..what a gorgeous and inpsiring tea post! yay ! Beautiful tribute to your mom!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hi Lorena,
Well, you already know that I'm squealing with delight over your Rose Chintz!! Is there any other pattern as romantic or feminine as this? LOVE it! I wasn't able to participate in the Victorian tea party but later this evening I will be posting my Tea Time Tuesday. I have added your link and thank you for joining me once again. Hope you're having a beautiful day.


xinex said...

Your rose chintz dishes are so lovely,how nice that your mom gave them to you. Johnson Bros. really do make good dishes esp. the ones made in England. Thanks for coming by!...Christine

Atelier de Charo said...

So beautiful tea set!!


Martha's Favorites said...

Your set is one of my all time favorites! Table is stunning. Thank you so much for sharing this with us. Blessings, Martha

Shelia said...

Hi Lorena! What a pretty table setting! I love the story of the start of your lovely dishes! They are so beautiful.
be a sweetie,
shelia ;)

nannykim said...

These are soooooooo lovely!! I can see why you are in love with them. Pink is so girly and dainty!!

As far as Seattle goes, my oldest son lives there and we have visited him twice since he moved there. We love that area and all the beautiful mountains!! My son is into climbing and he just so loves the area. Even Minkey and Zephir have climbed the mountains there with us!!! (We posted some pics on the monkey blog quite a while back!).

Beth said...

Lorena, I was thinking you posted Rose Chintz at the Victorian Tea Party today! It is a lovely pattern and so nice for you to have this family heirloom which maybe one day you will pass along to a special someone.
Blessings, Beth

KathyB. said...

Beautiful dishes and I really enjoyed your history and joy in these dishes and tea cups. I especially love the bird salt & pepper shakers!

You have chosen very nice accessories to go with your rose chintz, and I learned something new about Johnson Bros. china!

Beansieleigh said...

Hi Lorena! Love your beautiful dishes! Your table makes for a perfectly lovely tea party! ~tina

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

What a beautiful tea party setting, Lorena! I also LOVE square plates right now. Yours are awesome!!

Big TX Hugs,
Angelic Accents

Anonymous said...

Oh...i adore your cream and sugar set! they are so pretty too!

ciao bella
thanks for stopping in!

creative carmelina

Pink Princess said...

OH MY GOSH what a pretty items!! the roses are wonderful♥

YES I am still into your giveaway lol.

hugs from Marian