Thursday, April 10, 2008

For The Table - A Luncheon Set and Coffee Service

I am rather fond of early 20th century painted china; I have six plates that were done by my spinster great-aunt Elizabeth. These designs (pattern on Flickr) are -- again -- from the April 1917 Modern Priscilla. It was the Bride's Number, and had a lot of stuff in it. I think I'll put the knitted pullover up next week!

(note: Great-Aunt Elizabeth was a successful artist for a big Chicago advertising firm in the 20's and 30's and during the Depression discreetly supported other family members who were in want. However, she never married and was always an object of pity since this was a time when career women were suspect and homemakers were the ideal. O tempora, o mores!)


T-Mom said...

That's really cool--can you post pictures of your great-aunt's china? I'd love to see it.

Shay said...

I'll have to haul out the camera tomorrow, if the light is good. Thanks for the suggestion.