Gardening, Cooking and Decorating on the Prairie of Kansas

Welcome to Linderhof, our 1920's home on the prairie, where there's usually something in the oven, flowers in the garden for tabletops and herbs in the garden for cooking. Where, when company comes, the teapot is always on and there are cookies and cakes to share in the larder.

Monday, February 8, 2016

Blue and White for Tea

I've been a subscriber to Tea Time since it's inception.
It's a magazine that I truly look forward to 
and I have saved each and every issue

Imagine my surprise at this article in this month's issue

You know that I adore blue and white transfer ware
And was surprised to find a mix of Spode Blue Italian and Spode Blue Camilla

A Camilla plate for the sandwiches

And a Camilla covered dish to keep the scones warm
While a Blue Italian holds the flowers in the background

I'm not sure what this piece is but it appears that it is Blue Italian.
It's a compote but it is not flat . . . . a piece for me to hunt?

I think this is the bottom of the vegetable dish -- a Blue Italian one
While in the background are Camilla plates . . . and a much wanted but can't afford, Camilla tea pot!

Camilla cup and saucer and plate for tea treats

While at Linderhof . . .

Spode Camilla makes a nice tea for four
Tea plates, cups and saucers and cream and sugar . . . 
A Blue Italian sandwich plate holds cookies

The cake plate is Camilla and goes with the cups and saucers.    Alas, lacking a Camilla teapot, I make do with a silver one!

Camilla gain for tea.    A Spode Blue Room teapot fills in for a Camilla pot!

I love the blues of the Camilla -- softer than Blue Italian
This set has a gold rim which is quite rare! 

And a trio -- A Camilla tea plate, and cup and saucer

I think Camilla is perfect for tea!
It's nice to see that a national magazine feels that way too!


Angela McRae said...

You know, "soft" is exactly the word for that elegant shade of blue! No wonder I like it so much!

Pondside said...

That is a heavenly blue - I just love it!

Bernideen said...

Dear Martha:
Your blue and white china is so lovely. Each tablesetting is a delight. Not to mention those cookies too! Thanks for sharing.

Beth in NEPA said...

I always enjoy seeing different types of blue and white china and lovely settings using them. It is my favorite! I love that you can mix and match it so well.

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Martha, this has been a feast for the eyes! I think the Spode Camilla is my absolute favourite blue and white pattern. I too like the softer blue hues although they are all stunning. Your tea tables look lovely and the magazine pages were a treat too as my subscription ran out. I love would a piece of your cake and sip tea from one of your cups. A beautiful post, and thank you for sharing it with us. Have a wonderful day.


Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

By the way, I like your silver teapot with the blue pieces too. Adds a little interest to the table as blue and silver are perfect together.

Canadian Chickadee said...

A truly interesting post. Thanks for sharing. Only -- now I'm hungry!! xoxoxox

Margie said...

Your collection of Spode blue and white transferwares are gorgeous. Now I've added Spode Camilla and Italian to my wish list!

Parsimonious Décor Darling said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Blue and white is my favorite, as have shared some exquisite pieces. I'd love to peruse your magazine collection, ;)

Bernideen said...

Just letting you know that this posting was featured today on my blog Special Features from the Monday party! Congratulations Martha! Happy Valentines Day too!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hi Martha,
I am featuring your post at my No Place Like Home on Monday. Happy Valentine's Day, my friend. Happy Valentine's Day!


Anonymous said...

Happy love season! I love your teawares so much..