I recently saw my hand painted Christmas dishes that I had purchased back in the 1970's for sale at a nearby antique mall. Someone bought them from me in a "retro" area at my shop. I had decided to move on to something else and I have admired the old pattern "Friendly Village" by Johnson Brothers still produced but now made in China. I wanted a used set that was made in England and I wanted a bargain. I had seen a set a few weeks ago in an antique mall which was a great price for a 7 place setting with extra pieces and an 8th plate. I figured it would still be there if it was meant to be and when I called yesterday the booth also had a 25% off sale so this was my Christmas present:
We had a little snow last night which I just love:
The table is set for family coming in from Missouri:
They remind me of many different places - Colorado,
New England and Iowa for me!
I do not have a vintage teapot but will be looking for one (I've seen them around). There are more pieces too:
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I wish you a very Merry Christmas. I also will
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