This week's table uses Johnson Brothers "The Lombardy" - an old, classic, scalloped shaped pattern with a gold rope trim. It has a sweet, colorful combination of tiny blue, orange, yellow, and pink flowers on a soft yellow rim. And I love it.
Over view of the table - "The Lombardy" by Johnson Brothers
The place setting (with the addition of a luncheon plate). It sits on an ecru colored lace placemat.
Flatware is vintage "April" silverplate by Wm Rogers & Son
The ever popular Princess House glassware (in all honesty, Pat did not want to use these glasses, but we do not own a smaller size glass set that would compliment the dishware - so, Princess House it is....)
Johnson Brothers used this crown for identification purposes starting in 1913
The orange color was hand applied during manufacturing - it is slightly raised
Pat used a small vintage luncheon napkin
Pat made an assorted silk flowers arrangement in a unique vase that matches the candle holders
One last look
Ecru Lace Placemat - from Lentz Department Store in Ferndale, Ca
Dishware - "The Lombardy" by Johnson Brothers from Pat's collection
Flatware - "April" Silverplate by Wm Rogers & Son from Pat
Glassware - from Princess House years ago
Creamer and Sugar on Tray Set - by Fostoria (pattern unknown)
Blue Candle Holders and Matching Vase Set - by Abingdon Potteries from our collection
Silk Roses - Michael's
Off White Candles - Bed, Bath, and Beyond
We will be joining Christine's "Table It!" at Rustic & Refined this Monday: http://www.rustic-refined.com/
We will also be joining Susan for "Tablescape Thursday" at Between Naps on the Porch: http://betweennapsontheporch.net/
Nothing of general interest - just for dish nerds:
According to Kovels' New Dictionary of Marks, the plate identification mark was used beginning in 1913 onward. I can't find an actual date of production.
Johnson Brothers: Classic English Dinnerware, a guide by Bob Page and Dale Frederiksen, says that the pottery company was sold to the Wedgwood Group in 1968 (which eventually morphed into the Waterford-Wedgwood Company in 1986. By 2004, the Johnson Brothers ware was being "outsourced" around the world.) Today, there is a more modern and definitely inferior "The Lombardy" being sold by outlets like Sears.....oh dear.
"Pareek" ware is Johnson Brothers' name for off-white colored patterns produced after sales slowed during and after World War I.