Thursday, June 21, 2012

50 shades of green

Queen's green or Princess green china

Nothing titillating here. I have been wondering why I have so much green china and just bought more. I don't like green all that much unless it is in plant form.
Several years ago I bought this Varages French Country set of plates at a yard sale. I was majorly into French country style at the time but it has a lot of green.
I haven't seen this since I packed it up 2 1/2 years ago for my kids when they move out
The reason is that I inherited all this china.
I love the Princess green formal china ( first photo) that my great-grandmother received for her 1920 wedding mostly because it is simple and because I already have it.

Metlox California Ivy

My grandmother used this more casual California Ivy pattern for both holidays and less formal family dinners. It has grown on me. Sorry, I love a silly pun.
I have her dinner and salad plates along with a few serving pieces. 
I recently saw some at my local Salvation Army store and though it was overpriced until I got home and checked out what was on eBay and realized that it is a mid-century collectible.
I search on eBay every so often just to see what is out there.

 Last week, I got these pieces for $40.. a steal!
I have a few of the platters but was thrilled to get the pitcher and that darling little divided dish in the center. I actually use the pieces that I have but never seem to have enough serving pieces.
Now I do even if it is green.

In my next life I think I want this...
Mottahedeh Tobacco Leaf
it makes me weak kneed. It might even work with the Princess Green china.
 I wouldn't kick this out of the dining room either.

Motttahedeh Red Dragon
Do you like your china? What pattern is it?

5 comments:

My Crafty Home Life said...

Oh my, that Tobacco Leaf is to die for. I also inherited some green china, and I love it. Although, I am guilty of not using it often.

Loi Thai, Tone on Tone said...

The dragon china set definitely makes a statement! I like your green ivy china from your grandmother....lucky you!

teaorwine said...

I have my mother's Metlox Ivy as well and use it at my condo as a reminder of dinners when she was still with us. Very Mad Men and from the 40s! I even have the dishes which were to be inserted into a lazy susan! Sadly, the lazy susan is no longer around. Love the sturdiness associated with this set.


best, teaorwine

Kris said...

I like the Queen's green china because it is simple but I LOVE the Mottahedeh Tobacco Leaf pattern. I think the pattern is absolutely gorgeous!

I just gave my great-grandmother's china to my niece because she didn't have anything to remember her by. It was a gorgeous oriental pattern by Noritake in a white and black pattern trimmed in gold. It came with all the serving pieces.

Lenny Lianne said...

I just cannot see you using the Tobacco Leaf pattern: it's so BUSY and vivid. More MY style. You usually go for simple, classic styles.

Your mother