I have had these pieces of Spode Wild Flower tucked away in a cupboard for nearly a year now. I had never seen the pattern before I saw them taped together on a shelf in a flea market that long ago, but even then I knew they were something special.
So I have only a few pieces of this sturdy blue chintz ware which reminds me of calico. I found that this pattern is quite old. Last produced in 1890, and quite collectible. I could make quite a bit more than the twenty five dollars I paid for all of them together. But they have stolen my heart.
Blue is only a sometime accent color for me, and I enjoy a pale blue best. But I thought they would be lovely for tea mixed with a crisp white against this gorgeous riot of mixed colors.
I am lucky to have four dinner plates in the mix along with several smaller plates. But no teacups. No matter! I think I love a mix better anyway.
I am using a lacy napkin along with a fine white on white tea cloth handed down to me from my ninety-four year old Mother-in-Law, Jane.
I think I have shown this sugar and creamer with the pale blue cornflowers here before, but I'm not sure I showed them together because I found them separately in the same market, but on two different occasions!
A sweet embroidered French linen towel joins the pale blue theme.
All ready for tea time!
I also found that a pair of antique French latte bowls blend well with these dishes too. Lovely for a breakfast drink, or a hearty winter soup.
I day or two ago I found this chippy farmhouse basin with touches of pale blue. I love the farmhouse vibe. . . .
I'm seeing lots of spring color popping up in photos all over. But I'm just going to get into my winter blues for a little while longer. (As if I have a choice!!!)
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