Monday, September 22, 2008

Bella Has Dishes Too


The beginnings of Bella's set of vintage china, all gifts from her grandmother. The china is stamped "Eggshell Nautilus".


A most beautiful sugar bowl resting on a square salad plate. Not shown, at least forty other pieces. And more on the way!

21 comments:

Chel's Leaving a Legacy said...

Beautiful pictures!

I think that is incredible that you and your family think about such things as collecting vintage china for a young girl.

It makes me want to be a young girl all over again...with the knowledge I have now, of course.
:-)

Mamalama said...

Oh, how I adore Homer Laughlin.
What fortunate children you have, and what a thoughtful grandmother.

Robin

Anonymous said...

Yep, Bella's china is beautiful, too. Do you know that you can look on the back of a piece and tell the date it was made by checking the numbers? There'll be two number- for instance '48, which stands for 1948.

This eggshell Nautilus is what I use for my "best" china because it belonged to my mother. From reading a link on your site here, I found out that "Eggshell Nautilus" is the shape of the china, not the name. All these years I thought that was the pattern name... Cat

Adrienne said...

Oh what a lucky little girl! I think it's wonderful that each of your children will have their own dishes when they set up housekeeping. I wish my grandmother had done that for me. Since she wasn't able to do it I'm working on my own set(s) of vintage dishes. I'll just pretend that the collections started years ago! ~Adrienne~

*emilie* said...

ok this is gorgeous !

i am planning on doing the same when / if we have a daughter !

Anonymous said...

You and I both own a modern pattern -- Mikasa 'Rosemead'-- which has a rose/grape cluster very similar to this vintage design! I wonder if the modern designers were inspired by the predecessor.

deb meyers

Sallie said...

My mom has some of that pattern and it was my grandmothers :-)

Good memories seeing that in my google reader this morning!!

God bless,
Sallie

Anonymous said...

Where does grandma find complete, or nearly complete sets of vintage china?
--Gilda

Jo said...

5 children, 40 pieces of china each - I hope you have a really big attic!u

~Karen~ said...

Just beautiful! I love this tradition.
Somewhere in my brain, I had limited myself to starting this with my youngest (a girl) this year. But after reading the past few posts on it, I'm going to start on my little 4 year old grandSON's set! Thanks for *expanding* my thinking!

Jodie said...

I love that you're collecting dishes for your children. You are such an inspiration to mother's everywhere. I hope you know that.

These dishes match the recipient's name. Bella.

Lora said...

Oh, what a beautiful square salad plate! I have a set that was my grandmother's and collect this pattern for lovely young ladies at our home. It is Aristrocrat by Homer Laughlin.

Ways of Zion said...

wow! I wish someone had done that for me! your and your girls are so blessed!

Gina said...

Gorgeous! It seems so rare in this fast-paced world that someone would plan ahead for their grandchildren like that--such a blessing.

Mrs. Rabe said...

How delightful of this grandmother. Taking the time to find the beautiful china that speak of each of the children. Amazing!

affectioknit said...

That's lovely!

Tracy said...

That is adorable china. What a blessing to your girls!

I've been scouring my local 2nd hand shops for just pretty china. It is just not there. I'm hoping to investigate further afield. A trip to a small country town might yield the beauty I seek!

Kelley said...

Wow, they are absolutely gorgeous!
What a neat gift!!
Have a blessed day! Ü

Ashley said...

Oh my goodness! Those are beautiful! She must love them.

Anonymous said...

A gorgeous dish pattern! I have a real weakness for pretty dishes, & like to switch them out for the seasons. :o)

Brenda

Marlaine said...

Love, love, love vintage Homer Laughlin! Bella is blessed indeed! :-)

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