The silly season has started. That's what I call it, because things get really silly crazy about this time of year.
My friend Jeanie at The Marmalade Gypsy shared her Thanksgiving dinner ware. I commented that I liked her place settings and how they reminded me of the pieces I use between Thanksgiving and Christmas. Mine are called Ye Old Curiosity Shoppe and I got/inherited them after my grandparents died (my grandparents raised me from birth). Jeanie asked me to share them, and those of you who are long time readers have seen them before, but not usually in such good focus.
They were designed and manufactured by a US company called Royal and were very popular in the 1950s and 60s. Although all the pieces are green, each has uniquely different scenes, several of which can be traced to the novel by Charles Dickens. They are all tied together by their hinges on the rims of each piece. My grandmother must have liked these because she collected 24 of the bread (and butter) plates. She used them for salad, bread, and dessert.
I grabbed the wrong saucer, because this is not the cup saucer. Not sure what this saucer is used for, but it's so different, I can't find a picture of it anywhere on the internet.
The cup has a distinct handle
that matches both the sugar bowl (not shown) and creamer.
For the life of me, I thought the photo I took of the pumpkin roll included the cup of cream loaded coffee, but apparently I missed photographing the coffee.
I don't want to hear you laughing, because I vowed I would never make another one of these again. However, this one is smaller, and I took far less time rolling it, as it shows. The cream cheese in the center of the pumpkin bread is truly wonderful, even if I do say so myself.
This is the first one I made, and it is sitting on a dinner plate. The second one I made was quite similar. Yes, that's my old camera you're looking at.
Now it's your turn to share your drink related post. Any post is acceptable as long as you can relate it, in some way, back to a drink.
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or traditional art, unique teapots, your garden, or
take us with you as you go
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This is Day 29, and I actually think I'm going to make it. Thanks for sticking with me through this month of AEDM. I am so grateful, and so are the two "boys."
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