I am almost too late for Tea Time Thursday, but the clock hasn't chimed midnight yet, so here goes!
Years ago, Jimmy and I went to a sale that was just filled with china painted items. I didn't know much about china painting, but I did think these china snack trays were beautiful. I picked out four floral sets, all different, and packed them away. I just got them out again and to my surprise, they were dated 1947 and 1949. I always thought they were painted in the 1980's.
They would be perfect for a tea with special friends. I wasn't even into tea when I purchased them. Interesting where life takes you along your journey.
Of course, the pansy set is my favorite. I love anything with those cute little pansy faces!
This set features sweet purple and white little violets. Don't you like the oval shape of the dish?
The fuschia set is different, yet pretty. I was just thinking about a fuschia hanging plant for my backyard.
I always think of my daughter Gina when I see a morning glory. For some reason, she always loved them. This set is so soft and dainty.
Each cup and each plate is signed by Blanche Martindale on the bottom.
I'm sure glad I decided to save these. Now it's time to use them....right?
I did a bit of gardening earlier this week and I am ready to jump in. The weather is supposed to be great next week, so that may be the time for planting...at least cleaning out flower beds. All these painted flowers are making me long for spring flowers.