|Hand made, Mary Alice Hadley pottery , from Louisville, Kentucky.|
|Blue Danbute from Lipper International..|
|Rose Meade by Mikasa .|
|Japanese Mix and Match Imari from Newman Marcus.|
|All pieces have hand painted farm scenes.|
|I use my cow creamer with garden flowers at every plate setting.|
|Dinner on the Screen Porch.|
Mary Alice Hadley Pottery. M.A. Hadley pottery has been hand crafted since 1940. Owing to the abundancof ancient clay deposits in the region, Louisville has been a center of pottery making for generations. Out of this proud tradition, Mary Alice Hadley established one of Louisville' s most iconic and well know potteries. The story began in the early 1900's. M.A. was born into a family of clay tile makers,where her knowledge of working with clay first developed. With an interest in art and design, she became widely recognized as a painter.In the late 1930's M. A. began melding her artist talent with her knowledge of clay ware. The result was a set of custom dishes that caused such a stir among her friends , that the idea for a business was born. Orders soon came from all over the country. The company was formed in 1940. In 1944 a building was purchased and became the headquarters. The business prospered, attracting collectors from across the nation and around the world. Warm and whimsical designs are loved for more than 70 years. M.A. died in 1965. Her husband ran the business till 1979 when it was sold to a Louisville couple who still runs it today using M. A.'s original designs.
|My family often give me items for gifts. This set comes with many matching pieces.|
|I like to use the matching juice glasses as small vases by each place setting.|
|Yes, even matching silver ware.|
|I love to use garden flowers when available.|
Blue Danube by Lipper International. Originally started as Lipper and Mann in 1946. As an importer of glass and ceramic items. These items were imported from Czechoslovakia and other European countries. They had a show room in New York and sold merchandise to leading department store, independent shops, jewelery stores and home furnishing stores. Merchandise was shipped from over seas to warehouses in New York. In 1947 they began importing from Japan, including dinnerware sets in porcelain. The Blue Danube pattern was developed in 1951. It has been one of the best sellers of all times. It was some what copied after the Blue Onion pattern from the Meisen factories in Germany.
|Rosemead by Mikasa Japan.|
|I love to use my antique cranberry pieces with this china. I have several small tussie mussie holders I use with garden flowers at each place setting.|
Rosemead by Mikasa. China companies have been naming there patterns Rosemead for years. And so did Mikasa in 1987. They made this popular pattern between the years of 1987 to 1997. Mikasa in China is not a manufacturer per se, but a distributor that has cultivated relationships with more than 150 manufacturers.The Mikasa name is often linked to other companies,The Mikasa company was established in America in 1948, in New Jersey. There is a wide variety of fine and bone china available. Today in little more tha 50 years, Mikasa has made it's mark in the field of tabletop and home home accessories in the United States. The Rosemead pattern is now only available through china matching services.
|Japanese Mix and Match Imari from Nieman Marus.|
|I love these big blue and white Imari service plates. For BBQ I often use them as plates as they hold so much and keep the table cloth clean.|
Japanese Imari Mix and Match by Nieman Marcus. I am sure this china is made in Japan and sold through the Nieman Marcus departments stores. I bought mine in St.Louis from there store there. There are about 12 different patterns. Each piece is made in all patterns. I chose 3 different plate patterns, salad plates all the same, cups and saucers to match the plates and soup bowls all the same. Butter pats, rice bowls, and mint dishes each of a different pattern.I love using this china as it makes a fun and colorful table. I find some of these pieces at estate sales. But, they are all still available at Nieman Marcus stores everywhere.
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My Mother- the farmers wife and Mother of 7. Greatest Mother on earth. Taught me the value of a good friend, love of life and to be a Christian.Treat others the way you want to be treated, if I heard that once, I heard it a million times. My Mother has gone to heaven where she is teaching Sunday School, doing charity work and helping some one everyday.Happy Mothers day, MOM!!!I still love you and miss you every day.
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