The Fabled Love Story Collection - Vintage Floral China Plates - Set of 3 Pieces
Star-crossed lovers, forbidden romance, a daring escape and a happily ever after 'til death do us part ending all set against a beautiful floral landscape of willow trees and peony gardens.
This collection of vintage dishes dates from the 1940's to the 1980's. A cranberry pink color palette coordinates each of the three pieces together for a unique, one of a kind place setting. We called this one the Fabled Love Story Collection because it contains the century-old fable of the Willow pattern (depicted on the bread and butter plate) which tells the story of a wealthy girl who falls in love with her father's accountant. Her father forbids the romance and arranges a marriage to another man more suited to his daughter's social standing. But romance wins and the accountant and the girl run away together and live happily ever after for many years until the other suitor finds out where they the couple is living and kills them both. After death, the young lovers are reunited in the form of birds flying high above the landscape. So romantic!
- Colors in this collection include: cranberry pink, periwinkle, butter yellow, cobalt blue, sky blue, spring green, pine green, ballet slipper pink, light brown and Himalayan sea salt pink.
- Designs combine handpainted elements, with transferware, delicate scrolls, and floral imagery.
- This collection includes the following pieces
- One 10.25" inch Tablemates by Nikko dinner plate in the rare Flower Basket Pattern. This plate was made in Malyasia in the 1980's and contains both handpainted elements and transferware.
- One 6" inch Homer Laughlin bread and butter plate in the Pink Willow pattern made in the U.S.A. in 1940.
- One 4.25" inch mini plate handpainted in Japan most likely around the 1950's, although it is unattributed to a specific maker or year.
Each plate is free of chips and cracks. The pink willow plate has lovely fine crazing lines.
Because this set contains an array of pretty colors, you can create many interesting table settings in a variety of colors that work throughout the year. As a small set, it also works great as an individual place setting for singletons living in small spaces who love vintage dishes but don't have room to store that big heirloom collection that serves eight or twelve. These mix and match pieces work beautifully with other mismatched sets in the shop or with basic colors from your own collection. Creativity runs wild when it comes to decorating with these three!