Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Johnson Brothers Summer Chintz

I purchased this postcard in England several years ago.
I love the photo of an English Cream Tea. 
I keep it on my refrigerator as a reminder of our special English cream tea memories.

The same dishes, Johnson Brothers Summer Chintz, are in one of  my new cherry corner cabinets.

How did that come about? 
I purchased a few cups and saucer trios of this English-made dinnerware 
in an antique shop in Durango, CO several years ago. 
When I arrived home I realized they were the same dishes as are pictured on the postcard,
I set out to collect more!

The remainder of this set of dishes have been collected at China outlets during various travels.
Most of these dishes were made in England, including the teapots.
The newer pieces were made "off-shore."


Now I have enough of these pretty Johnson Brothers Summer Chintz dishes to set a pretty tea table.
As I did in the photo below at the 2009 Berea Health Ministry Tea.
The theme of my table was "A Teddy Bear Tea." 



8 comments:

Prim Rose Hill ©2008-2011 said...

Hi Linda,

I have always loved this pattern. It's so cheery and bright I think! :) Love your cherry cabinets too!! Hope you are well!

Hugs,
Sheri

Steph said...

It is very lovely!

Bernideen said...

Linda: This looks so beautiful and what a handsome china cabinet!

Lady Linda said...

LOVE the pattern! You choose such nice dishes to collect.You can't go wrong with Johnson Brothers! The olive spread makes my mouth water.
Love, Lady Linda

Angela McRae said...

I'm quite a fan of Johnson Brothers dishes, and Summer Chintz is a great design, especially for summer!

Antiques And Teacups said...

Such a pretty pattern...dainty and spring like! How fun that it matched your postcard!
Ruth

parTea lady said...

What a great postcard. The scones are huge and are those other buns what they call splits?

The Summer Chintz china looks great in your beautiful corner cabinet.

HOPE said...

Cute teddy bear theme....

Gives me ideas...I have a collection of Boyd's Bears both stuffed and ceramic...

Love the little ones in the tea cups..too cute.

HOPE

 

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