Wednesday, September 16, 2009


Hi it's Tablescape Thursday , and I am I so happy to be here. Please visit Susan over at sure to visit all the great Tablescapes while y'all are there. I also would like to thank all of you that have stopped by to see my table, left comments, and joined my blog, y'all sure have made me feel so welcomed!! Thank you all! And a great big
Thank You to Susan ,for being such a great hostess,we all have such a good time at your place.

My First Dishes

When I was a young bride , and set up my first home, my mother gave me six three piece place settings as a wedding gift.

Now this was 33 years ago...You could still walk into a store and buy them new in the box , You can only find them on e-bay and antique stores now... They are very collectible....

Over the years I have added many pieces to this collection...

For many years these dishes where my eveyday dishes....

I now pull them out and just use them in the Fall , September -November...

It is by far my largest collection of dishes , They are USA Brown Drip Dishes... I think I have about 200 pieces now...

Thank you so much for stopping by, I always appreciate your visits.


  1. Oh I love those dishes. I use to have some mugs that we used every day and I loved them. You have some beautiful pieces. I love the Hen casserole and the pretty deviled egg dish. They have always been one of my favorite patterns. Your tablecloth is especially lovely too. Hugs, Marty

  2. How cool to see your original dishes! They are perfect for Fall!

  3. I have some of these from "back then" and have always loved them. I never knew what they were called. Such a nice post!

  4. Oh, I remember these! My mom used to have a lazy susan in this pattern, I think. They are a classic pattern, though, I can't imagine they will ever go out of style. Thanks for sharing!

  5. I love these dishes! We have a set of them packed away that I am saving for my 19 year old daughter who is away at college. When I got new dishes, she made me promise to save them for her..writing her name on the boxes so her brother and sister would not take them. I forgot how pretty they are.

  6. I remember we had some of those dishes growing up. I always loved them. Seeing your pretty tablescape brings back such warm memories.


  7. What a great collection -- perfect for Fall tablescaping -- I remember those dishes from my childhood -- do they make them anymore -- 200 pieces! Now thats amazing!

  8. This is PERFECT for the autumn season! I think its wonderful that you still have your first dishes. Wish I did. :(
    You've created a very warm & inviting tablescape.

  9. Your china has a beautiful warmth to it. Perfect for autumn.

  10. I remember those from the 60's. My Mother-In-Law gave me her mugs..she used them for soups. I now have plates and serving peices to go with them. Love hown they go from Oven/microwave to table.

  11. Girl your dishes are wonderful and I also have just a few pieces of this...Your table looks awesome my friend...May you have a great day....hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

  12. These dishes are so beautiful,I remember my mother in law gave me two mugs years ago... and I secretly gave them away I didnt like them as a young bride of 22...BUT,your's are so beautful,and you have them displayed well.I wish I had kept the one's she gave me,who knew ones tastes would change after 20+years?
    Tracy (Gracie)

  13. The dishes are just lovely and especially how you display them.

  14. I was going to say, these are absolutely perfect for the fall table! Very pretty, look so durable, and fashionable at any time. I love your window you can gaze out while you dine also.

  15. I adore these wedding dishes! They are beautiful! Great for fall! Oh, but you could add other colors and Wow, Wish they were at my house with the hen! I have brown teapot, bowls, and collect brown cheese stone jars. I love to see these again!

  16. These dishes are beautiful Julie! I love that hen as a centerpiece too! ~tina

  17. Hi Julie, I love those brown dishes I always have. I had some pieces and I gave them to my daughter. Your table looks wonderful and your hen is a treasure. The table cloth and napkins are perfect for the dark dishes. Fall is the perfect time to use those colors. Good job.


  18. So when can I come over for some warm soup or stew??? LOL Your set looks cozy and ready for fall, beautiful.
    My Casa Bella

  19. Julie,

    I love your table. It is perfect for fall! The hen in the center is so cute.

    I remember seeing pieces of these dishes here and there. They are quite heavy aren't they? I bet they keep your food nice and hot on the cold evenings.

    Wonderful Tablescape, Julie!


  20. What a beautiful collection with a wonderful sentiment behind them. I love them. And I love love the trellis laurel pattern tablecloth! In fact, I upholstered 2 old parlor chairs in that exact fabric. Thank you for sharing your wonderful table and home with us.

  21. Hello darling, please forgive me for not visiting your lovely blog this week… life was very hectic at Rose Tea Cottage!!! Hopefully things will calm down this coming week.

    Have a sweet and lovely weekend.

    Love & Hugs
    Duchess ♥ ♥ ♥

  22. OMG! You have a fortune in dishes! As you said, those have become sooo collectible. Weren't you smart to not only keep them, but to add to your collection. They make a beautiful fall tablescape. laurie

  23. Those dishes are beautiful, I love the color!


  24. Julie, isn't it fun to have dishes that are so sentimental as well as useful and perfect for a season? This is a wonderful set. Of course I love the rooster motif and the sitting hen. Thanks for sharing. Your table looks just perfect! Life has been coming at me fast so I didn't get a table done for this week. Hope to be back next week with something to share. ~ Sarah

  25. Hi Julie!
    You have created such a homey tablescape...and brought back treasured memories for me, as well. My best friend's mom had these dishes...and I ate hundreds of meals and helped wash and dry them many, many times. I always loved eating at their home. It was always so warm and your table.

    Have a wonderful weekend!
    Jane (artfully graced)

  26. This set is lovely, and collectibles too! I would love to collect a nice dinner set, but I'd be worried they might stop making them.


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