I love dishes. I suppose I was a normal person with dishes until my stepfather gave me his mother’s very colorful, flowered breakfast dishes. This Blue Ridge/Southern Potteries, “Waltz time” set we called the dot-and-dash dishes for that’s what decorated their borders. We built up sets of these things in a variety of patterns, and friends gave us more. We had a heck of a collection. Then we discovered Iroquois by Russell Wright.
When we moved out of the big house, we gave away or sold all but two Blue Ridge Southern Potteries patterns. We kept the Iroquois and it too grew. One color only tho. A nice, rich cinnamon. Pretty soon a set of Iroquois appeared in white. I can hear you laughing at these confessions. I am.
For years, I who collect old dishes and old fabrics, thought that perhaps I could put together an table setting entry for the Fair that would win a prize. I’d get a heck of a kick out of it all no matter what.