May I show off my fine china?
Okay, it’s not fine china at all. It’s heavy-duty workaday stuff, and once upon a time it was very common indeed in the kitchens and dining rooms of North America,
But it’s a classic midcentury modern pattern, and it is turquoise (a great Manse colour) and white, and – I love it.
The pattern is called Blue Heaven, and as you will learn if you go to this post at the blog Lace and Yarn (whence came the photo at the top of this post, a nicer one than I could take of my own Blue Heaven), the dinnerware was made by the Royal China Company of Sebring, Ohio.
I first came upon a few pieces of it at some antiques barn or other somewhere in our travels – Raymond and I make it a point to stop at all the antiques barns we can when we’re on road trips – and have been adding to my collection ever since. I don’t, unfortunately, yet have any of the turquoise cups that you can see in the photo, but we have lots of plates and soup bowls and even a few serving dishes.
And they make me happy every time I look at them. Come on over for dinner at the Manse sometime and they can make you happy too!