Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Vintage love

Have I mentioned my love of vintage here before? I really do love it. Most of all I love pieces that have a family connection as this table did. They have a story, a history and a connection through time. It is like they add to the overall energy of your home by carrying feelings with them.

This weekend I was given a set of dishes from my aunt-in-law. These dishes are Dave's paternal grandmother's set. She used these ones specifically for passover. They were made in England by the W. H. Grindley China company. They were made sometime after 1928 and have been in the family since the 1930's. So far I haven't been able to find out what the pattern is called. Although they say "The Rossall" on the back but that doesn't seem to correspond to a pattern name that I can find.

Picking out a china set wasn't something that Dave and I found important when we registered for wedding gifts. Instead we chose a nice set of stoneware dishes to use for everyday. And they are fantastic. Receiving a set of china like this is more my style. Luckily I love the pattern. Ivory with gold, orangey-red, blue and black outlining. They set is huge, twelve dinner & side plates and wide soup bowls, four platters, three side dish bowls, a gravy boat and another gravy bowl and a beautiful soup serving dish. I aspire to have a table and occasion big enough to use the whole set someday. I feel so lucky to have this treasure passed on to me. The set is in great condition and the little chips that a few plates have just add to the charm of them for me.


Anonymous said...

That is a very pretty set. Things passed through the family are such treasures :D

TMC said...

I totally get it. I have some dishes that belonged to my mom's mom's aunt. Their design is thick and practical (tannish colour with crab-apples and leaves) and perfectly matches the rugged, no-frills wild west attitude that runs in my family.

Bridgett said...

I can see why you love them...they're gorgeous!

What a lovely gift!

Lynne Fenner said...

I have some of this pattern which was passed to me from my grandmother. I love it but have been unable to get extra pieces. I f anyone knows where I could get some that would be great.