For more than 20 years now, I've been using the Johnson Brothers Rose Chintz dishes that my late grandmother gave me, and I still absolutely love this pattern. So I was especially delighted to see it get the spotlight in the new issue of Tea Time magazine in a feature called "Coming Up Roses."
I really enjoy how they will show a pattern and mix it up in some unusual new ways, including formal and casual settings. I wouldn't have thought of pairing my JBRC with Jadeite as they did, and I don't own any Jadeite, but their idea did prompt me to check out how a green glass plate might pair with this pattern. Interesting!
The cover photo this time is from a feature on a tea with vintage china, an idea I wholeheartedly endorse! This issue is hitting me at just the right time, as I'm currently planning a tea for 25 or so local widows near the first of March — and I really want it to be lovely. Some friends in my Sunday School class are assisting as well, and I can't wait to see how this tea all comes together!