Friday, October 5, 2012

American Limoges Coral Set and An Old Paris

I am going to FL to visit my kids and grandkids and by the time this posts, I will already be holding my precious grandbabies. Yay! So, I apologize if I do not get to visit you sooner but I will try to catch up.
Today, Oct. 5th is also my wedding anniversary and my wonderful, kind, hard working, and generous hubby, John. I have been so busy closing the store and packing and cleaning (I don't like to go on a trip with a dirty house even if it is really a mess by the time I get back, lol), so I forgot about it. Shame, shame on me! But I had a present for him, just not wrapped. He woke me up so early to wish me so I snuck out into the walk in closet while he was in the shower and bagged the present, lol. I don't feel too bad cause his present for me did not get here on time either. He said it is still in the mail and hopes it comes today. Happy Anniversary, M! I love you very much and pray for my blessings everyday of having you, even if I am bratty sometime:-)!
Sorry for the interruption, let's go back to my china.
The gravy boat below was named "Diploma Coral Pink" I noticed it does not have that darker pink band like what you see on the other pieces below.
I thought I would post this for Beverly Pink Saturday at
I am linking with more which I will enter at the bottom of this post.
While many others are posting the warm colors of Fall, I thought I would be a little different by posting something sweeter than warmer in color, my pink American Limoges china set. I have seen them in 3 pattern names, Coronet Rose, Federal Coral Pink and Diploma Coral Pink. I guess I should call them coral in color since that seems to be common in all the descriptive patterns. They are all similar in looks with that gold edging, kinda looks like a Greek crown to me and a very pale and delicate coral/peach/pink sweet color. You might have seen these in the past but I acquired more pieces on Ebay on different occasions and I am always on the lookout for more.
 You might have seen my dear friend, Fabby of 's pretty blue version of them.

 As you can see, I only have a tea pot, cream and sugar servers, 2 sets of demitasse cups and saucers, 8 teacups and 5 saucers, 8 salad plates, 1 charger plate, 6 bowls and 4 dinner plates so I am still searching for more pieces.
 I also found this antique Old Paris piece from a basement of an antique shop. The basement is where they put their garage sale items. I got it for $16 and is supposed to be a base for something that is missing on top, perhaps a compote? But I thought I could use it for a candle holder and I do not own anyhing Old Paris since they are scarce and expensive especially when they are in good shape. You will see it here with a candle on top.
 I am glad I got it cause it is really pretty, I think. I can even put a bowl on top of it.

 I can use the charger plate for a tray for my tea set.
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Gina @ VictorianWannaBe said...

Hi Christine, Happy Anniversary to you and your hubby! I hope you are having a wonderful time with your grandbabies, how sweet! Your dinnerware set is beautiful and I like that Old Paris piece too. Gina

Debjani said...

Happy Anniversary Dr. Wright and Christine (again)! Hope your day is just as special as the both of your are! Wonderful blog, btw, Christine; the dinnerware is very elegant!

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mypinkprettiesaboutme said...

I love your china. It is very elegant and could be used for most occasions. But I don't know what your little garage sale piece originally was either but I love it too.

Thx for sharing


The French Hutch said...

Hi Christine, enjoy those grand babies, wish I were with mine now. What beautiful china. I saw this once on a historical home tour and the china was displayed in all its glory. Happy Anniversary........

The French Hutch

Lady Linda said...

Happy Anniversary to you! The china is beautiful. I am green with envy thinking of you and those sweet babies. Have fun.


Happy Anniversary to you and John, my sweet friend!! May God bless your marriage for, 1000 years more! Have a great time with the cuties, so lucky you are. Alejandroi and me are here, at Sofia's house too, with our grandgirls, there's a holiday in this town, the girls are off for a week from school. The American Limoges are beautiful, I love the pink, mine are turquoise! I love the lovely Old Paris piece too! Have a wonderful evening!

Sarah said...

Christine, happy anniversary to you and John. And enjoy your time with those babies!
Beautiful dishes. I've been away from my computer and haven't been able to comment often. Love the topiary ones below as well.........Sarah

Dredd said...

Happy Anniversary Christine & John! I am wishing you both more healthy & wonderful years together! Enjoy your visit to your grandkids.

Chubskulit Rose said...

Beautiful set. Happy anniversary! Happy Pink Saturday.

Your comment at my PINK Post is always appreciated.

Have a great weekend!

Marigene said...

Happy anniversary to you and your hubby! Very pretty china pattern.

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Dearest one... Happy Anniversary to you and John! Wishing you many more happy years together. :-)

Love your pretty dishes. I am a huge lover of Old Paris and am blessed to have some pieces of it. That stand is so pretty, and it is perfect for a candle. And you know, you could add a crystal top and have a pretty cake plate, too!

Have fun in Florida. It's hot down here!



Kathryn Ferguson Griffin said...

Those dishes are stunning! Thank you for sharing this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Hope to see your prettiness again next Monday. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

Snap said...

Happy Anniversary and all your pink is lovely!!! Happy Tea Day!

Antiques And Teacups said...

Happy anniversary. I'm sure you are enjoying your visit with family. Your pink china was perfect for PS and thanks for linking to Tuesday Cuppa Tea!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Happy Anniversay to you and John! I love your pretty pink rimmed china. I know you are enjoying your grandbabies and thank you for taking the time to link this with Tea Time. Have a beautiful week.


Martha's Favorites said...

Happy Anniversary dear friend: Love the china. You are a very luck laday. Blessings, Martha

sandy said...

Happy Anniversary! Very pretty china and the Old Paris piece looks lovely also! Enjoy your time with your grandchildren!
Sandy ;)

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Happy Anniversary! Love your pretty pink china...and I know that you're in heaven holding those grandsbabies! Enjoy those sweet times....thanks for your visit too!


Thank you honey. Yeah, I like the new style fridge, with the freezer in the lower part, since I'm not to tall, it's perfect!! How was your Anniversary? Have fun, if you're still with the cuties. We will be here til Sunday too. Big hugs,

Michele said...

That is gorgeous china - and really perfect for Breast Cancer Awareness month!

I hope you are enjoying/enjoyed your trip to The Sunshine State and holding your gbabies. That has to be the best feeling ever.

I only hope one day I may be a grandma - one can only hope!

And may you enjoy many more happy anniversaries together. Blessings to you both.

Linda @ Life and Linda said...

Hi Christine, first of all happy Anniversary. I know you will so happy to hold your loved ones again.
Your dinnerware is lovely....Enjoy your visit and kiss the babies.

Anajá Schmitz said...

Ola, parabéns pelo aniversário de casamento. Você canta num coral, eu também cantei muitos anos. Adorei sua visita.
Tenha uma ótima semana, fique com Deus.
Minha vida de campo.

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Happy Anniversary, Christine! Your china is gorgeous!!!

Kathy said...

I'm working backwards! Visiting A Return to Loveliness participants! So glad you shared! Hope you have a wonderful day,

Marlis said...

Happy Happy Anniversary.. I know you are having a good time! Love your pretty dishes. The hunt is half the fun. Good luck with yours. xo marlis

Anonymous said...

Happy Anniversary. I know you are having a wonderful time with the g'kids.

I am loving this dinnerware!

Alycia Nichols said...

Beautiful china, Christine! I hope you are having a wonderful time with your grandbabies, and I wish you and John a very happy anniversary!

Zaa said...

Happy Anniversary Christine... I know that you'll be having a glorious time with all your grand babies... Love this limoge dinnerware... It simple yet so very elegant...Have a wonderful holiday with your family ... Hugs

Bargain Decorating with Laurie said...

Belated Happy Anniversary to you and John. What pretty china, and I bet the pretty little French piece will be useful for a lot of things. I'm thinking a glass hurricane over a candle would look pretty on it. I know you are having a wonderful visit with the grands! laurie

Creations By Cindy said...

Beautiful dishes! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

indiastajmahal said...

Beautiful Dishes.Taj Mahal Trip

Entertaining Women said...

You could have even put your plate with your tea set on top of the Old Paris stand....great find. I like to collect patterns as I come across them, too. You're dinnerware is such a wonderful coral pink. Have a great time with those babies. Cherry Kay

Katherines Corner said...

happy belated anniversary wishes! thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop. Wishing you a beautiful day xo

Richella Parham said...

Hope you had a wonderful anniversary! Blessings to you as you spend time with your sweet grandchildren--how blessed they are to have such lovely grandparents!

What lovely china you've collected--these pieces will work wonderfully on your welcoming table.

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