I'm joining Chari at Happy to Design for Favorites Sunday.
|A table set for two|
|A red napkin in a silver napkin ring, the plaid Royal Doulton, Tartan; the German silver cutlery|
Plaid is a good choice for Scott Christmas china and the pattern name is Tartan. There were a series of three (I believe) that could be interchanged -- all with the same shades of red and green and all by Royal Doulton.
Our china has a history. I had wanted Christmas china but couldn't justify the cost to use just once a year (for Christmas dinner) and so I resisted. But then I read the story of a lady who brought out her Christmas china on the first Sunday in Advent and used it all during December.
THAT made sense to me and I could justify buying another set of dishes that I would use for a whole month! The search was on . . . Husband Jim did not and still does not like Spode's Christmas Tree so that pattern was out and then . . .
We took a trip to England and stopped by the "potteries" in Stoke-on-Trent. And there in the Royal Doulton "seconds shop" was the green and red plaid Tartan. At a really good price. So I bought eight plates and eight cups and eight saucers and the final price was $12 (can't remember how many pounds).
I hand carried them home.
Can you figure out why when the dishes were so cheap that I didn't get 24 or at least 12? Neither can I! I have, however, over the years increased my plates, cups and saucers to 12.
And we use them for the whole month of December!
|A favorite breakfast -- roasted asparagus and scrambled eggs|
Very pretty plaid! I like the Spode, but think I'd be tired of that Christmas tree after a few meals, whereas the plaid is a bit more timeless.
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