I wouldn't say I actively collect this pattern shown below, but when it falls into my lap I usually pick it up. I don't even know the name or maker, but I do know it is classic and elegant and very pretty. My mother gave me her collection of dinner plates, some cups and saucers, and a couple of serving bowls long ago but I don't think she had any other pieces.
A few years ago, the bowls were lost in a sad accident. But I have also been able to slowly add to my remaining collection: a few bread and butter plates, and a beautiful gravy bowl.
And today, I spied this coffee pot:
My blue streak didn't end after this find. I also found a couple more pieces to add to my collection of turquoise and white mid-century pieces.
Here is a pair of salt and pepper shakers, aren't they cute?
And at the same shop, I spotted four matching cups.
I have a few pieces of this pattern: a small pitcher, a larger pitcher, and maybe a couple of other things that I am forgetting. My husband is not going to like it if I start getting hungry for more! For some silly reason, he feels that I have enough china already.
But how can I resist?
I just got a bad case of the blues.