Saturday, when out and about in the city at Estate Sales, I spied a "pile" of blue and white china. I was there in a flash. Looking at first the "covered butter" and then the other pieces, I realized that this little pile of blue and white was a breakfast set for one!!!!
And the price -- $65.00 for the set but it was the second day of the sale so I paid half that. Why was it still there? $65.00 is a really good price for the set (and I would have paid that gladly). I think, perhaps because it was in a "pile" rather than showcased properly that most thought it was just bits and bobs and leftovers of a china set!!!!
So it came home with me . . . and whenever Husband Jim has breakfast with his cronies I shall be breakfasting in style!
It's English, Masons Ironstone and the pattern name is Manchu. I've not seen that pattern before but pattern doesn't matter to me as long as it's blue and white!!!!
It is a complete set save for the egg cup but I can get that from Replacements for only $10 and I will be sending for that! For I do like boiled eggs for breakfast.
It has a matching toast cooler (my other breakfast set does not have one) which is perfect for one -- just three halves (the odd one goes to the dog!)
A coffee pot (for it's tall and thin -- tea pots are short and squatty) and a creamer and sugar (a real English type for it's lidless). The creamer's small but holds enough cream for the coffee and enough for a pour over the fresh berries!
And my favorite piece -- a covered muffin dish. It's English, remember and so think English muffins not our American cake muffins although I could see this filled with wee blueberry muffins, can't you? Perhaps a British reader will tell me more about these muffin dishes.
(It's interesting to note that Replacement's calls it a covered butter -- but I know better!)
I believe that one should start the day at a properly set table -- even if it is just me!!! It makes the whole day go so much better and actually, even if you do the dishes by hand, it isn't that bad!
I am also thinking, that my other breakfast set which I wrote about yesterday, shall be reserved only for guest room breakfasts. That if I shall ever breakfast in bed it shall be with my darling beloved blue and white set!!!
And perhaps one day I shall!!!
It's Monday and so please join Smiling Sally for Blue Monday. What a perfect Blue Monday post -- NEW blue and white dishes!!!!