Sunday, June 1, 2014

Breakfast with W. H. Grindley

Pat used one of my all time favorite dish patterns for this weeks "Table for One." It is called "Bath" by the W.H. Grindley China Company of Tunstall, Shaffordshire, England and was produced from 1914 through 1925. Part of the set was a gift to me from a dear friend - the rest was found at and some eBay finds.

Pat paired it with another gift dishware - "Spiral" Depressionware by Hocking Glass Company (1928-1030). Pat's late Mother-in-Law gave her several pieces and then Pat completed a set through finds at antique stores, eBay, and Replacements.
Over view of the table

The place setting 

Flatware is so sweet - "April" Silverplate by Wm Rogers & Son

Glassware is assorted green Depressionware

W.H. Grindley used this backing from 1914 through 1925

First layer of the place setting is a small vegetable/fruit bowl

Sorry this didn't photograph better - Pat used a green glass "Spiral" saucer as a liner

The salad plate is small - slightly less than 7" across

There is some crackling in the glaze - to be expected with dishware that old

Pat used a "Spiral" dinner plate as the charger

I don't know why I love this pattern so much but here is a closeup of the rim detail.

Pat made a small arrangement of assorted peach colored silk roses in the gravy boat

This is the bun warmer

Pat added one of our Mother's Armani figurines

Ansel Adams I'm not - sorry this is slightly out of focus but I was hoping to show some of the detail - no double chin here....)

One last look
Where it came from:
Lace Placemat - Lentz Department Store (a really unique store in the Victorian Village of Ferndale, CA......a little bragging, sorry....neat store, neat town)
Flatware - "April" by Wm Rogers & Son
Green Depressionware Glasses - assorted patterns from eBay and Replacements
Green Depressionware Dinnerware - "Spiral" by Hocking Glass Company
Dishware - "Bath" by W.H.Grindley Company
Armani Figurine - from our Mother's collection
Vintage Napkin - from our collection

We will be joining Christine's "Table It!" Monday at Rustic & Refined:
We will also be joining Susan at "Between Naps on the Porch" this Thursday:


  1. That china pattern is gorgeous! Love the use of the green depression glass with it!

  2. Everything is so elegant and I especially love that flatware pattern!

    Big Texas Hugs,
    Susan and Bentley

  3. Beautiful dishes and pieces for your table. I especially was interested in your flatware by Rogers. I have two 8 piece place setting of the Daffodil patterns by Wm. Rogers. Good use of the green plate too.

  4. Once again, you both have created a feast for the eyes! I love the china (imagine having a bun warmer in your china pattern!) and think the flatware is so sweet and well matched for your table. It's all so very beautiful. Bravo! Rosie @ The Magic Hutch

  5. Wow, sitting at your table you make eating for one a true enjoyment. Love your sweet and calming table. Its so serene and lovely....

  6. Your china is gorgeous and perfect with the green Depression glass!