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Friday, 11 November 2011

Pink Saturday

Hello friends and welcome to another Pink Saturday with our hostess Beverly.

I was planning to share a different post today but the rain prevented me from doing that so I will do that post another week. In its place, I decided to share some photos of my beloved Rose Chintz china.
Rose Chintz was first introduced in 1883 by Johnson Bros. of England.

I do love this china as it brings back such happy memories for me and it is adorned with many shades of our favourite colour, pink! One of my wee pink pumpkins snuggles up to the cups.


Most of these pieces were given to me by my sweet Auntie P. Her set was started for her when she was a young bride and she always used them when I was growing up. As a little girl, I loved her table set for dinner as it always looked so pretty to me. Even as a little girl, I loved china and the colour pink.


When I got married, I tried to find this same china but alas, this pattern was no longer in production. It was  nowhere to be found around the Maritimes where I live. I was so disappointed!


Then, a few years ago, when Auntie down-sized into her condo, she passed many pieces of her Rose Chintz on to me. I'm so happy she did! Aren't they pretty?


I have since been able to get many pieces off eBay and a couple of blogger friends gifted me with a couple of pieces too.


It is such a sweet and feminine pattern which evokes a sense of romance, don't you agree?
Thank you Auntie, Carolyn, and Patti.

Thanks for visiting and I wish you all a lovely pink weekend filled with joy.

Sharing from my heart~ Sandi

50 comments:

  1. I love this pattern Sandi. I found a cup and saucer on my last trip with my sweet hubby and bought it for my daughter. It really is so lovely.

    Jocelyn @
    http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com

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  2. Such pretty china! Lovely to see it.

    BTW, I've mentioned you on my blog (and that lovely lit up birdcage from Christmas Pudding) as I'm doing DIY ornaments this week.

    Happy Pink Saturday and hugs!

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  3. It`s absolutely gorgeous! I`m on the lookout for piceces of Blue Prudence by Royal Albert!

    Sue
    xo

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  4. It is a very pretty pattern and I'm glad you are able to collect a few pieces here and there to add to your set.

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  5. Love the pattern but now I'm panicked - 44 days until Christmas???? No way! xoxo Nancy

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  6. I love this china - always have. I am so glad you have it!

    Happy Pink Saturday!

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  7. Love that pattern ... what wonderful friends you have too.
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  8. Gorgeous china my friend. Love it, Sandi!

    Now...when I saw your 44 days until Christmas flashing I felt faint! LOLOLOLOL Twelve months to plan in between Christmases you'd think I'd be more prepared. NOT!

    Love to you~Rebecca

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  9. Sandi, you have some of the most beautiful teacups I've seen. Love this one!
    Have a great weekend!
    Cindy

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  10. Hi Sandi! I love your sweet patterned dishes and it's the name of your pretty blog! What a sweet story about your aunt and all the memories you have of these beautiful dishes. What a sweet little pink punkin sitting in the saucer! :)
    Thank you for your sweet comments about my little pony!
    Be a sweetie
    shelia :)

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  11. Sandi: You display the Rose Chintz china so beautifully. It makes me proud that we share the same love for it. Yes, the pattern is dated 1883. In 1954 when we married there was plenty of pieces available yet and we completed the set to a 12 piece setting. Thanks for the bouquet you gave me today....Love Auntie P

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  12. Sandi,
    I'm so happy you have such a generous and loveing Auntie. My dear MIL gave me most of her silver. I treasure it also.

    HPS

    LL

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  13. Sandi, I never tire of seeing those dishes. I wish I had the tea pot and the covered butter dish. My are not vintage except a few pieces most of mine came when they reissued them. Still love them anyway! I posted about pretty dishes this week too, pop in if you get a chance. Laura

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  14. So beautiful tea set!

    Happy Pink Saturday!
    Charo

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  15. Oh, I just adore this pattern of your china, it is so lovely! I always admire the beauty of it in your blog header, I find me stopping for a while to see it every time! Thanks for sharing it.
    Happy Pink Sat. FABBY

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  16. So pretty. I have always loved pink. I love your teapot. I am hoping that I can find some pieces to add to the few I have. It would be so lovely to serve tea with these dishes. Have a wonderful weekend. Thank you for sharing.

    Kim
    Letters from the Shore

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  17. Happy Pink Saturday Sandi Sweetie...
    Oh my goodness what a beautiful set. I love the rose patterns and how lucky you are, knowing that they were passed down in the family, and you have such wonderful memories to go along with.

    I would love to sit at your table and share a cup of tea. Many thanks for sharing today sweet friend. Country hugs and much love, Sherry

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  18. i love your beautiful china, so special. happy pink saturday! xo

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  19. Your china is gorgeous, thank you for sharing. Happy Pink Saturday! ~Diane

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  20. HAPPY PINK SATURDAY!!!!!!!
    Thankful for a warm house and cups of coffee...children running and laughing through this house..pray you are having a good day!
    so pretty!

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  21. What a beautiful pattern! I'm not really in a good time in my life for china...but hopefully one day I can own a beautiful set too!

    I would like to invite you to participate in my weekend linkup. It involves anything related to homemaking: recipes, sewing, decorating, crafts, DIY, a story about what you did today, etc! There’s a button at the top of my sidebar you can grab to help you to remember to come back each week. Just go to Thursday’s post titled, “Vintage Pilgrim Print & Homemaking Link-Up Weekend” for this week’s link up!

    HaPpY pInK sAtUrDaY!
    Sarah

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  22. I love your Rose Chintz. It looks like the little cup and saucer in my recent post was trying to copy this pattern, but didn't get close :) Yours is beautiful!
    Thank you so much for your sweet comments about my nephew Jordan. He's had a rough time, but continues to have such a great attitude.
    Enjoy your weekend!
    Blessings,
    Marcia

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  23. I never tier of looking at your love pieces Sandi,it is such a pretty pattern and even nicer when someone you love gift it to you.xx

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  24. This is just lovely! You have inspired me to want to start collecting more pieces for my home.

    Thank you so much for visiting and leaving a sweet comment!

    HPS!

    Blessings
    Mrs. White
    The Legacy of Home

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  25. Good morning Sandi, I am rejoicing today because for a 'change' I am 'home' on a Pink Saturday and able to spend hours just visiting. Oh joy!

    Your rose chintz dishes are gorgeous and the story about your sweet aunt just made me smile. I too had an aunt that was so special to me and now that she is gone, I cherish the lovely things she gave me so much. I hope you continue to find pieces to add to your lovely dishes Sandi.
    Happy PS.
    Hugs, Jeanne

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  26. Yes I love this china and I have been admiring it for a long time. Those roses are the most beautiful. Happy pink Saturday

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  27. such a gorgeous pattern, I picked up a plate and cup and saucer at a auction.

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  28. Happy Pink Saturday, Sandi.

    I can see why you love these dishes. Not only are they gorgeous, they are a sentimental treasure.

    How wonderful that your aunt shared her joy with you, and also wonderful that your friends gifted you with extra pieces.

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  29. These are beautiful! but the beauty of the memories that accompany them is breath taking!! wishing a beautiful week-end!xo HHL

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  30. These would look beautiful on a Christmas table with lots of pink glitter arrangements. So glad your set has been increasing and lots of us bloggers will be looking out for pieces. Have a wonderful weekend.
    Ann

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  31. Oh Sandi,
    Thank you so much for your sweet visit. I have not posted on Pink Saturday in so long, that I have no idea where the summer has gone. I have been way too busy to keep up.
    I have missed everyone and it was so good to hear from you.
    Your Auntie gifted you with something so beautiful straight from the heart. What a lovely gift of love.
    Your china is indeed beautiful and very romantic. I am sure it holds dear to your heart because of all the memories and love it came with.
    Happy Pink Saturday to you,
    Char

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  32. Sandi, I love this set of dishes! I have eight of the vintage/new dinner plates in this pattern and I like to use them often. Wish I had a whole set like you do...the tea pot and creamer/sugar bowl are lovely!! How special your aunt gifted her set to you, that makes it the most special thing about them, doesn't it?
    You always have the prettiest china to show us and I enjoy going to your blog to look at it on Saturdays!!
    Have a happy week! Francy

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  33. Hi Sandi. I so enjoy always, seeing your lovely rose chintz. How beautiful and how very special with the family connections. Happy PS!
    Ruth

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  34. Gorgeous!

    Jenny
    www.simcoestreet.blogspot.com

    PS. Thank you for the birthday love :)

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  35. I love your tea set. The pattern is gorgeous. I love enjoying a good cup of tea from a beautiful teacup.

    Hugs, LisaKay Belles Roses Romantiques

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  36. I love that pattern too. I have a few pieces. Happy Pink Sat.

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  37. Hi Sandi,
    Stunning beauty, you are very blessed to have such georgeous China, enjoy, and I know you do. happy PS.

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  38. It is charming and so nice that you were able to add pieces to the set.

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  39. I have seen a lot of Johnson Bros. china, but none this pretty pink pattern.

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  40. Hi Sandi,
    Your china is beautiful and to have the pieces from your Aunt is very special. She knew they would be at home with you and cared for forever.
    So nice to see you today and thank you for stopping by and your kind comment.
    Have a nice evening and blessings always my friend.
    Love to you,
    Celestina Marie

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  41. Love the china. You are fortunate that your aunt passed these lovely pieces along to you. Such a treasure.

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  42. Awwww Sandi, you are just the sweetest! Doesn't it make your heart sing to get pretty China, especially from a loved one!
    Hugs,
    Olivia

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  43. Dear Sandi,
    I saw this china foirst in your blog button. So wherever I see this pattern today, I am thinking of you. "Oh, Sandi's Chintz pattern!" It is truly a very nice china.
    Best greetings, Johanna

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  44. Hi Sandi...these are beautiful and very feminine. Somebody recently gave me a set of China but I haven't known what to do with them. Sending you tons of hugs

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  45. Hi Sandi! I think I've mentioned before that my mother had a set of Rose Chintz which I inherited, but it is the newer issue. It even says "Microwave and Dishwasher Safe" on the bottoms. I went and got a cup from my china cabinet, and the newer cups are the same on the outside, but don't have the sweet flowers on the inside; mine are plain on the inside. Not sure when my mom acquired these dishes. She apparently replaced her old china with them. I rack my brain trying to remember her old china pattern, but I can't picture it. I always enjoy seeing your Rose Chintz and all your lovely additional pieces. Glad you have such a nice treasure. Bess

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  46. Charming, yet elegant...LOVE it. This pattern reminds me of my first trips to a special Brit-owned tea house years ago. They offered scrumptious scones, real Devon cream, perfectly steeped tea and beautiful cups. TFS your dishes.

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  47. Dearest Sandi,

    Thanks so much for your kind words of encouragement and prayers.

    I am so very late getting by to visit, as last week was difficult. Last weeks tea was wonderful by the way.

    We always love having you join us dear lady!

    I love the dishes you selected all those years ago; the ones that you have featured in today's post are timeless, lovely and some of my all time favorites.

    Hugs, Wanda Lee

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  48. Beautiful china, Sandi. You always have the bestest pinks!!!

    Big TX Hugs,
    Stephanie
    Angelic Accents

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I am delighted to have you visit me and I read every comment. Please forgive me for not being able to visit you all as there are so many of you lovely bloggy friends now. I will visit as much as possible. I wish you a day filled with JOY! ~ Sandi

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