This first one is a piece I inherited from my grandmother. This belonged to her parents before that...and it's a nice plate with a lace edging and a fall design of fruit. I really like the "lace" look on china. It's new to me and very beautiful...with the delicate gold trim on the edge and inset. I don't know if there were other pieces in this set at any point in the distant past...but this managed to survive and makes it way to my home ;) :)
This plate would be perfect for a nice thick slice of cake or some other yummy baked treat :) :) :) The maker is Schumann in Arzberg, Germany with the number "46" stamped on the back. Does anyone know if that means it was part of a limited edition?
This next one is another piece that somehow survived the generations...and managed to make it to my home. This also once belonged to my great-grandparents and I've since inherited this too. It's about the size of a saucer...howevr the edges are quite round at the ends...so I don't think this would have held a teacup...a demitasse, maybe...but I suspect it would have been used for something else. Does anyone have any ideas? I went crazy over this one...because I LOVE the roses...and beautiful lacework....that's a great combination :) :) :)
This is also made by Schumann in Germany... "Arzberg" is not on there...but everything is exactly the same, including the logo. This one has the number "41" stamped on the back.
Now if you remember awhile back I had purchased a matching demitasse with saucer at a yard sale? Here is that cup...I reposted the photos...and guess what...when I received the first two plates and saw the backstamp...a smile broke out over my face...This is the exact same company that made this demitasse and saucer. How cool is that? The little sugar bowl is from a different maker, but I didn't have any other photos of the demitasse with the saucer.
I'm not sure why I didn't get a photo of the backstamp on the demitasse...but I think because it was the same as the one on the matching saucer.
Here's the backstamp on the saucer...made by Schumann in Arzberg, Germany...and this time it has a pattern name "Wild Rose" with the number "41" stamped on the back!!!
Those are my tea things for this week. I'm so glad that you could stop by and share a humble/but full of friendship, love and hugs cups of tea with me :) :) :) That's the news from Oregon today. Love and hugs, Heather :)