Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Every Day Dishes from the '50's

These dogwood pattern dishes were made by Homer Laughlin in the early 50's. I have a service for ten and they are dated on the back either 1950 and 1951. These are the dishes we ate on every day when I was growing up. My mother must have gotten them new. Well, not these exactly. When my mother passed away and I was going through her things, I found this covered casserole and several large platters. She had given away, broken, or somehow didn't have the plates any more. I was able to get the dinner plates, cups and saucers, berry bowls and bread & butter plates on ebay. We don't use them every day at my home now, but, when we do, I can still see them on my mother's table. She would be amazed to see them again.


Shanna said...

Home Laughlin - how prolific that company was in its dinnerware offerings! I have a Luaghlin set that was my mother-in-law's, from either the 50's or 60's - it's blue/white with a ship pattern on the 'bowl' of the dinnerplate. And my mother's 'good' china was Laughlin, too. My daughter ended up with that set. VERY 50's. Your set is lovely.

The Library Lady said...

Lovely. How special for you to at least have a couple of your Mom's originals.

The Library Lady
"Take surprise and delight in the little things"