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.

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