I’m joining Susan for Tablescape Thursday at Between Naps on the Porch.
Last week with Spring on the Horizon, I had a botanically inspired tablescape to share. This week, our weather has taken a nose dive. Last weekend’s weather was a teaser. Winter is still here, scarves, gloves, and coats are still required.
I am sharing my maternal Grandmother’s (Lottie’s) China Pattern, Harvest Time by Johnson Brothers.
Lottie was born in 1901. She was one of nine children and raised her three younger brothers when her mother died. She didn’t marry until she was 26 (an Old Maid in 1927!) She attended Elon College (now University) for one year. She passed away in 1993.
It would probably be more fitting to share this in the fall, given the pattern’s motif and colors. I must confess though, that there is something very comforting and homey I find with this pattern, especially when it is still winter outside.
I have always been a Brown-Girl. My favorite dress in the first grade was brown. To me, there is something soothing about brown, it feels like home. And partially because of my grandmother too, I’m sure.
These dishes are lovingly worn and chipped in places. Only three Dinner Plates are left. One Lonely Salad Plate. Three Soup Bowls. Four Bread & Butters. One Oval Platter. And five Fruit/Dessert Bowls.
I have fond memories of her preparing breakfast on these plates. She would put on a full spread. A lumberjack would not go hungry :-)
She also was up with the chickens ;-) Rattling around her kitchen in the wee hours of the morning, setting the table.
I have paired her Dinner Plate with a Matceramica Charger underneath.
She handwashed these dishes, and I usually helped dry– so I’m probably partially responsible for some of the missing place settings.
For more tablescaping inspiration head over to the Porch.