These are my 'Bridal Rose' dishes that were, and still are, stored in a box in the basement.
These are an incomplete set that belonged to my mother. They may have
been her mother's but I'm not sure. I love the pink, pale green and white.
They are made in Bavaria. There are so many different patterns
of Bridal Rose made over the years.
There are no dinner plates left. There are several bread plates and only
5 cups that are in good shape and 6 saucers. The cream and sugar
dishes survived as did the slop bowl. There are 2 sweet plates
but one has been repaired with glue (huge crack). The large platter
is in great condition.
I have kept a few of the pieces out to display in my china cabinet
once in a while.
This is my Valentine's vignette.
The blue and pink heart shaped dish with the kissing blue birds
is marked "Royal Copley".
This is the teacup and saucer on the right of the cutlery tray.
I love the birds and butterflies and the toile pattern on it.
This is the saucer. It is stamped Made in England Coleport.
This is a large covered bowl but I'm not sure if it's for sugar or biscuits.
It doesn't have any markings but it's pretty with it's gold detail and
the raised beading around the top.
My cutlery tray 'dressed' for Valentine's Day. That is an old
post card with the friendly reminder. The hanky is vintage
and has more pink flowers.
A close up of the hanky.
Some sprigs of dried pink hydrangea.
I hung some vintage Valentines across the dining room window.
They were my hubby's from the 50's! I'm glad my mother-in-law saved them.
This Valentine is very old - possibly 100 years old. It is very
delicate and three dimensional.
This is the sentiment inside the card. The card doesn't have a signature,
so I guess it was never given to any one. It is a family memento.
Just a reminder ~ St. Valentine Day ~ Feb. 14.
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