Tuesday, June 3, 2014

A New Meakin Tea Set and Dresden Dishes

Last week I received another e-mail from Tea by Three tea room that more dishware had been put out for sale, so I couldn't resist looking!  Since I'm a blue and white china lover, a three piece J & G Meakin English Ironstone tea set in the Blue Nordic pattern immediately caught my eye.  For the price of only $12 it came home with me.

Sitting close by was a set of Imperial Blue Dresden dinnerware [service for 8] made by Homer Laughlin China Co.  Cheryl, Tea by Three owner, had purchased it for one of her Titanic teas since blue and white dishes were used in the 2nd Class Dining Room.  Knowing I have a weakness for blue and white dishes, she persuaded me to buy the set for $30.

While the tea set and dinnerware patterns aren't identical, they're a very close match.

I told myself I was maxed out on dishware, until I recently visited The Tablescaper blog. Oh my goodness! My china and glassware collection doesn't even come close to hers, so I don't feel too guilty about this newest acquisition. ;-) But storage is always an issue.  My hubby has built me two large china cabinets in addition to the Temple Stuart china cabinet we purchased, but there's never enough space for everything, so totes are relegated to the basement.  I have a new project in mind that I'm going to present to my hubby... I'll keep you posted!

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Today I'm joining Artful Affirmations for Teacup Tuesday
 Rose Chintz Cottage for Tea Time Tuesday
and Antiques and Teacups for Tuesday Cuppa Tea


  1. Oh my, I too love blue and white and it what we use most of the time. I don't blame you for splurging especially at those prices.... LOL

  2. It is so difficult to resist blue and white, isn't it? Great choice! I would have succumbed as well. Thanks for linking to Tuesday Cuppa Tea!

  3. Oh, how beautiful! I would not have been able to resist those, either, I do love the blue and white. Storage is my issue, also - but it is hard to resist such a deal, even when I'm not sure where to put it! Enjoy your new dishes!

  4. What a deal you got, Phyllis! Love the blue and white. That's what I love about transferware. You can mix and match the patterns and they look fabulous. Thank you for sharing your pretty china and joining me for tea.


  5. Wow, I don't know which of those scores was the better deal! But I do believe your blue dishes will be used and be useful, and as we often say around here, we regret the things we *don't* buy far more than the thing we *do*! Looking forward to hearing more about what sounds like a possible storage solution ... !

  6. I adore blue and white and I would gladly bring those pieces home. A girl can never have too many dishes! Happy Tea Day!

  7. So glad you bought the blue and white dishes home! What a good price! I am having the same problem with storage!


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