Meet Claire

On this first autumn Teacup Tuesday, I will be sharing a cup and saucer that gracefully eases into early fall.

This china pattern is named “Claire” and was made by Noritake.  The backstamp is pre-WWII (see below). My ninety pieces of Claire were a charity resale store find. The pieces appear to be unused. Shame on me as I have yet to use them.

The dried hydrangeas are from my front yard. They are a smaller variety called Bloomerang Bombshell. It is my first attempt at drying hydrangeas.

The art deco border is very 1930s. There is fine detail in the pattern and nice coloring.

Did you notice the fine cutwork placemat?  Here’s a little secret. The ‘lace’ is actually a soft vinyl that is cut and dimensional. When I first spotted a set of eight (still in a package) at a recent estate sale, I thought to myself, “Oh darn, they are plastic.”  I then reconsidered as they were thin, delicate and pliable. Pretty yet practical for serving. I am glad I came to my senses and made that realization.

I have many English cups and saucers, yet I also appreciate the Japanese porcelain  very much. Claire is thin, nicely trimmed in gold, and has a lovely feel.

This week I am visiting Martha’s FavoritesRose Chintz Cottage and Antiques and Teacups.  Won’t you join us?

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8 thoughts on “Meet Claire

  1. Isn't ” Claire ” lovely and so well suited to your pretty tablescape…Noritake patterns are always so subtle and elegant… The soft colours are perfect for the season… Thanks for sharing …Hugs

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