Tuesday, September 28, 2010
Satsuma Or Whatever You Want To Call It!
I will be joining all the other 'scapers' this week at Between Naps On The Porch for Tablescape Thursday. Thank you for hosting, Susan.
I will also be joining Smiling Sally for Blue Monday. I don't often have very much blue to share. Thank you for hosting, Sally.
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This week I am doing another blue and white table. My little sister, Judy, sent me a large box filled with Satsuma made by Myott & Sons, England.
This pattern has been know by many names, Blue Howo, Flying Turkey, Blue Phoenix, Flying Phoenix, Twin, Phoenix, Flying Dragon and Phoenix Bird. Judy has been collecting the Blue Phoenix pattern for several years for her daughter and herself. I have read that the Satsuma pattern lacks the deep blue coloring of the Japanese originals.
Layers include the Satsuma dinner plate, an Alfred Meakin luncheon plate, a Bordallo/Pinheiro salad plate and the Satsuma soup bowl.
The water glass is Libby Sirrus and I don't know the maker or pattern of the wine stem.
I am not sure if this piece is a butter or cheese dish. The dome broke during shipping, even though it was all bubble-wrapped, but I glued it together.
I used the large platter as the base for the candle holder. There was a smaller platter but that, too, arrived broken, unfortunately.
Overall of the table.
Does anyone collect any of these patterns?
Thank you for taking the time to read my blog and leave a comment. It is very much appreciated. Hope to see you back here next week.
Added after I posted...thank you all for your opinions to my Questions, Questions, Questions post of Sept. 26. I appreciate all the input and will be looking at comments in a different light from now on.