With the kind permission of my college pal Lorelle, today I share her photos and story about some wonderful teacups she recently received. She says, "Thirty some years ago, my father (born and raised in Glasgow, Scotland) began purchasing dishes from Winn Dixie. The blue and white dishes had scenes from different lochs of Scotland. They were so special and treasured. Upon his passing in 1984, all his belongings were sold at a yard sale and my brother and I received very little." (Her parents were divorced then, she notes.)
"Last year, my mother found a box of tea cups and saucers and thought that I might want them ... To my surprise, these were from my father's set ... TEARS! I have six. And if I could only have part of this dinner set, well ... I suppose this was meant to be. What a blessing." (I agree!)
I don't think you even have to know Lorelle to be thrilled for her that she now has these beautiful teacups (in classic blue and white!) which are so meaningful to her. You can clearly see the Scottish thistles and the roses on the design, and of course that panoramic image on the teacup is just stunning. The bottom of this teacup says "Lochs of Scotland, Loch Duich, Royal Warwick" and "England." I believe a set like this would have caught my eye even if I did not know the history, but now that I've heard Lorelle's story, I'm even more charmed! Did any of you readers happen to collect these dishes years ago? And why, oh why, don't the grocery stores still offer them today!