Friday, September 25, 2015

Happy Fall!

Fall officially arrived on Wednesday, but I didn't want to interrupt my Mackinac Island series, so today I'm wishing you a Happy Fall and sharing some recent photos from my home.

"Autumn... the year's last, loveliest smile."
~ Wm. Cullen Bryant

The teacup below is from the Kensington Palace "Rose Collection."  My hubby bought it for me on our 2001 trip to England.  It's a mixture of peach and pink roses.

Set against a tea-themed tapestry is a Hall Aladdin teapot made for Jewel Tea Company in the "Autumn Leaf" pattern.  The teapot was introduced in 1938.

In the mid-1920's the directors of Hall China made the decision to associate with the Jewel Tea Company to produce an exclusive line of dinnerware for them, and it became Hall's most popular dinnerware.  The dishes weren't given a name until 1943 when the company began referring to the pattern as "Autumn."  The name was changed to "Autumn Leaf" in 1969.   I also have a luncheon plate in the pattern that's not pictured. 

I don't have a large collection of fall teacups, but below are two.  The teacup with mums on the left is made by Duchess, and the one on the right by Queen Anne.  Both are made in England.

The Lefton set below was a gift at my bridal shower from my mother.

It came with four luncheon plates and cups.  

"Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower."
~ Albert Camus


  1. Pretty, pretty things! I especially like your "Autumn Leaf" teapot, what a treasure! Enjoy the lovely colors of fall.

  2. What a beautiful gift your mother gave you. The Lefton set is gorgeous but the memories of the day you received it I am sure are even more beautiful to you. And as we say here in the south Happy Fall Ya'll


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