This is vintage "Carmela". Her nickname was "Millie" to some folks, but to her hubby and brothers and sisters she was "Honey". Just plain old "Ma" to me.
And this is vintage "Carmela" by Noritake.
It made its debut in 1947, the year my parents were married. No, my mother did not have this china, and I doubt she knew about it. We did have about 9 dinner sets when I was growing up; I kept just one and that was her Christmas Spode. (kicking myself hard over this :( fact) I found this pattern by accident and started collecting it. I have just two place settings, but I have most of the serving pieces I would like. All were purchased by bidding on EBay.
|Sorry for poor photo, I have bad lighting and it is a rainy day|
I love the translucency, and my mother liked that in china, too.
Covered veggie dish,which was listed for .99 cents and guess what I paid? ........ yep, .99 cents.
Inside of the dish.
The reason it was only .99 cents.
Sugar and creamer with a symbolic faux cake - my mom loved her coffee and cake! The handmade tatted doily was made by "Millie", mom to Ahrisha of the "Joyously Living Life" blog.
Tablecloth was my mom's, here are some closeups. This is at least 25 years old, I think.
I used Mom's wedding silver plate - 1847 Rogers, pattern is First Love.
I could not get good photos, and, unfortunately, it looks tarnished, and believe me, I polished it.
The stemware is my Waterford, pattern is Lismore. I received this after 25 years of service with my employer, Citicorp.
Napkin fold I was attempting is "Fleur de Lys". My mother loved this emblem, her bedroom wallpaper had this design on it, and I completely forgot all about it until I started following blogs. My mother would have loved blogging.
For the centerpiece, I used this decanter which was a wedding gift to my maternal grandparents in September 1904. My mother loved the dogwood tree, and would have loved one to be planted in our yard. It didn't happen, but I found a faux branch at a nursery.
Another September bride.
Dee of A Lapin Life, made this lovely board for me. Each month I put old (and new) photos to represent events in that month. April and May it has been about Mom, next month, Daddy-o. Notice the fleur de lys.
|Mom made a good roast beef and mashed potatoes-this would have been filled!|
|Really vintage, those dar n wrinkles!! defied my iron|
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