Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Priscilla Teapot


My mother, a dish addict, recently realized that each of my children needed a set of dishes against the day when they set up housekeeping. Not letting the grass grow under her feet, she has amassed an entire set of these charming "Priscilla" dishes for Clara.


We gave them a test run today, with a black chocolate cake on the platter and P.G. Tips in the teapot. Very nice. (To make a black chocolate cake, substitute Dutch process cocoa for the regular in the cake and the frosting. Delicious and messy.)

20 comments:

Lisateresa said...

Ohhh, so Dutch process cocoa is stronger than regular, is it? I've never used it. That's good to know - I always supposed it was just a superior quality.

Polly said...

A woman after my own heart.

I *only* use Dutch processed, and PG Tips is the tea of choice in my family since we acquired true-blue English relatives several years ago. (The dishes are great, too!)

pinkflowerbuttons said...

Gorgous looking cake. Lovely post, refreshing photos.

YayaOrchid said...

Beautiful cake and dishes!

melissa said...

What a lovely thought ... I'm going to start collecting for my daughter. She's two. Never too soon!

Mrs.KAOS said...

What a lovely gesture. I treasure the dishes I inherited. I have a blue rose pattern china set and a set of silver with little roses on it; they belonged to my mother's mother and passed to me when I married.

JennyCash said...

it all looks so wonderful....especially first thing in the morning.

Hill upon Hill said...

What a lovely colour. Our ultra choc cookies almost looked the same colour in mixing today. Our younger two enjoyed tasting the batter.

Mrs. Rabe said...

How wonderful of your mother to collect dishware for your children. That is a wonderful idea.

As to the PG Tips - it is our everyday favorite! Yum!

Americangirlfan said...

Yum! I wish I could eat chocolate:) You always make things look so good....the teapot is lovely!

Renee

We are the Borden Tribe said...

Those dishes are so lovely! I have searched for a good recipe for whole wheat bread and i can't seem to find one that we like - would you mind sharing one?

Wenonah4th said...

Wow, is it ever black!!

Jen - Balancing beauty and bedlam said...

Oh yes, who doesn't love a mother that collects beautiful dishes for their grandchildren? :)

Laura of Harvest Lane said...

How very pretty. I have three sets of china and hope someday to have a fourth so that I can pass them down to my four children.

Anonymous said...

Great idea! My sisters and I have collected some sets over the years...in hopes of "someday".
when I saw that plate I knew the pattern instantly and ran to find our exact copy! We only have the plate/platter and probably found it at a thrift store or garage sale. Lovely for sure!

Grace
lilyspringcraftroom.blogspot.com (blogger won't let me sign in) =P

Susan L said...

My daughter and son (both college age) saw this cake photo last night, and say, "MMMMM!" They thought it was pretty, and my son commented on the nice photography (he's never seen your blog, but my daughter has). And we all noticed the PG Tips because we used to live in England, and that's what all of our neighbors drank, hence, that's what we buy now. :-)

Nice.
Susan

Susan L said...

Trivial, but it'll drive me crazy if I don't correct this:

:::My daughter and son (both college age) saw this cake photo last night, and say, "MMMMM!":::

They actually *said* "MMMMM!" :-) (I'm sounding like my two-year-old grandson!)

Susan

Donna said...

I think your Priscilla Teapot was actually made by Homer Laughlin China Company who are famous for Fiesta Ware but also sold china at one point. I have a Priscilla teapot (dated 1950), cake plate and teacups and I know at one point the teapots sold for over $100 on Ebay. Just thought you might be interested :-)

Lora said...

Oh, that cake looks divine!

Katya said...

Seeing that you drink P&G Tips tea made me smile this morning. It's Mama's and my favorite. We love a pot of it hot with milk and sugar. For a while we could only find it at a grocery that's an hour and forty minutes north, so we'd have Grandma pick it up for us. :) It has such a lovely flavor!

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