In Memory of A Happy Day in February
"Was it the smile of early spring
That made my bosom glow?
'Twas sweet, but neither sun nor wind
Could raise my spirit so.
Was it some feeling of delight,
All vague and undefined?
No, 'twas a rapture deep and strong,
Expanding in the mind!"
- Anne Bronte ~source
Today I'm having A Tea of Hearts Tea using my collection of Godey's Lady"s plates.
I've had these for several years and they are truly lovely. The plates have been adapted
from the pages of The Godey's Lady's Book. Manufactured by Salem China Co. The Godey
ladies china was made during the 1940's and 1950's. Salem China ceased manufacturing in 1967.
Mark on bottom of plates...
In Philadelphia in 1830 Louis Antoine Godey (1804-1878) commenced the publication of Godey’s Lady’s Book which he designed specifically to attract the growing audience of American women. The magazine was intended to entertain, inform and educate the women of America. In addition to extensive fashion descriptions and plates, the early issues included biographical sketches, articles about mineralogy, handcrafts, female costume, the dance, equestrienne procedures, health and hygiene, recipes and remedies and the like. Each issue also contained two pages of sheet music, written essentially for the pianoforte. Gradually the periodical matured into an important literary magazine containing extensive book reviews and works by Harriet Beecher Stowe, Edgar Allen Poe, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow and many other celebrated 19th century authors who regularly furnished the magazine with essays, poetry and short stories. Godey’s Lady’s Book also was a vast reservoir of handsome illustrations which included hand-colored fashion plates, mezzotints, engravings, woodcuts and, ultimately, chromolithographs. ~ source
Godey's Lady's Book began in 1830 as The Lady's Book. "Godey's" was added to the title around 1840. It was also known as "Godey's Magazine",
Heart shaped plate~ Herman Dodge and Sons Inc.
Old World Collection
Chocolate covered strawberries are always a treat.
I have a six piece set of this stemware and each one is a different color.
Salt and pepper/Aynsley Fine Bone China
Egg cup~ fine bone china~ Staffordshire Collection.
Rosina saucer made in England
Teacup~ Victoria bone china England
New coffeepot Tanlina~ Made in Poland ~ Maria
Thank you for stopping by and I wish you a lovely week. ~Clara
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