Wednesday, March 10, 2010

My new table setting

I just purchased a really fantastic setting. I feel that this setting truly expresses my love for plantations. The set is from a company called, Johnson Brothers. The British tableware company was founded by four brothers, Alfred, Frederick, Henry, and Robert. In 1883 Alfred and Frederick purchased their first factory. They were very successful and quickly expanded their tableware business. Henry joined the company thereafter and within a short 10 years brother Robert also joined the company.

By 1898, they had opened five additional factories in Britain. The historic and British scenic patterns became extremely popular and in demand. Robert Johnson relocated to New York City where he opened and managed the factory overseeing the American market. The Johnson Brothers tableware business expanded in growth during the first half of the 20th century. The Johnson Brothers eventually joined the Wedgewood Group in the mid 1990's. In 2003, the Wedgewood Group ceased all operations in Britain and relocated the manufacturing to China.


The plates I have are vintage and were made in London. I'm very happy to find a set for 8.

One reason I'm thrilled about this set is that the salad plate is a scene from our beloved home of NEW ORLEANS!!! As soon as I laid my eyes on them I had to buy the set.






My absolutely favorite plate....NEW ORLEANS!!!




Serving Platter...

6 comments:

Trish said...

Once again I must admre your fabulous taste!! So happy for you two. Stunning!

Bella Michelle said...

Oh my goodness...love those!!!

kay said...

I really love this set! Thank you for the brief bio. on the company, I always love to learn about such beautiful pieces!

Miss Janice said...

I adore those plates and I too love the New Orleans plate! In response to your question about my magnolia plates...Those are melamine plates and lucite tumblers I use for my settings at my 4-8 year old manner's programs. I bought them years ago out in Palm Springs, California. Believe me, I have searched high and low to buy more, but can't find them anywhere. They are just perfect for my Southern-style etiquette programs for small children!

The Redhead Riter said...

Totally love these!

Jill said...

OHHHH... these dishes are fabulous! I LOVE them and I don't think I've seen anything like these. Gigi, you have great taste. Will you shop with me? ;)