Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Vintage American Made Children's Tea Set

Last week when my 4 year old granddaughter was visiting for Chistmas, we
unpacked a box from our attic containing my old little girl dish sets. There are
only a few pieces of the oldest set left, a blue on white design of 2 Dutch children by the sea with a sailboat in the background. 

I have only 1 small teacup and 3 saucers left, but remember them fondly from playing with them in Baltimore.  My daughter played with them in the 1970s and now her daughter (and son, too) enjoyed a little tea party last week.  

They are labeled "Edwin M. Knowles china Company / Made in the U.S.A./ 42-10.

They are also labeled semi-vitrous. I recall having tea parties with my new friends in a Baltimore suburb, Parkville, after we moved out of the city when I was 3 years old.  I was delighted to find the company when I "Googled" the name.

Marmalade dinnerware

Marmadlade Dinnerware by International China

The blue trimmed complete set of Marmalade dinnerware was bought for me by
my DH over the years. 

Seeing it again on your webpage brought back fond memories and tears as I had to sell it nearly 15 yrs ago,it reminded me of when all my family would dine around the large kitchen table and talk about our day and our thoughts for the future,happy days indeed.