Monday, January 7, 2013

Tea Cup Tuesday-Johnson Bros.


Hello All!
Time again for Tea Cup Tuesday!
I was lucky and did find a few new cups on my trip!
Yay!
Today I am sharing a 4 piece place setting of Johnson Bros. China
Found in a Salvation Army shop in Newmarket, Ontario.


 I have always loved thistles. They are so beautiful.
Seeing these lovely thistles on this china made me stop and smile : )
There were quite a few, and I chose a setting of four to take home with me.


 The coloring looks lovely in a holiday setting.


The silver trim adds to the wintry feel.


The oval shape of the plates is an extra treat for this set.
I find this shape charming!


This pattern has a simple white handle, with just a touch of silver along the middle.

 
This is the backstamp.
I have looked it up in my books, and some on line, but did not find one with the 
1 and S. Anyone out there specialize in Johnson Bros?
If I had to guess, I would put them around 1940(ish).


I am quite tickled to bring this set home from our travels!

Licorice Mint tea by Yogi

:  )

Thank you so much for stopping by for a visit today
and for sharing tea with me!
I am thrilled you were here!
Would you like to join in and share a tea cup?
Just go and prepare a post with your tea cup in it,
Then come back here and link up below.
Martha and I love to come and see your lovely china and tea.
She is needing your prayers and good thoughts for her husband and family,
and will be taking another week off T.T.
Hugs,
Terri


I am also joining
Tea Time Tuesday @ Rose Chintz Cottage
Tuesday Cuppa Tea @Antiques and Teacups

38 comments:

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hello dear Terri,
Sounds like we both traveled a fair distance during the holidays. Such fun spending time with loved ones! Your new china is very pretty and I like thistles myself. And it's Johnson Bros. too.
Thank you for another lovely post and for your visit. It's always a treat to have you stop by. Happy New Year!

Blessings,
Sandi

Ann said...

these are the reason i love Johnson Bros!! their designs are beautiful! you got quite a find!!

Victoria said...

Another beauty Terri..I love how soft and subtle the colors are.. and almost monochromatic ..stunning and charming! Beautiful! happy tea..and thanks for your visit and kind words, so appreciated!!
Hugs
victoria

Antiques And Teacups said...

Hi Terri and Happy New Year! It is quiet this week...everyone still recovering! LOL! I haven't seen your pattern before. Very nice! I love thistles. Thanks for hosting and linking to Tuesday Cuppa Tea!
Ruth

xinex said...

Your teacups are always so pretty, Terri. Happy New Year!.....Christine

Betty Stapleton said...

Newmarket??? that was pretty close, next time stop in for a cup of tea. Probably 35 miles, maybe 40 depending where in Newmarket. We could have posted each other. Enjoyed your post, God bless and Happy New Years...

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

Terri I really love that set - and you are right, it is wintry looking, yet isn't, either - perfect colour combinations - it is a truly soothing colour scheme!

What a treasure you found!

Thank you for hosting.

Cindy@NorthofWiarton said...

Thank you for stopping in leaving a lovely comment and joining me at North of Wiarton, Terri. We are still 2 1/2 to 3 hours from Toronto located on the Bruce Peninsula between Lake Huron and Georgian Bay I love Tea Cups and Tea so I am looking forward to dropping in to see your ever post. All the best in 2013 xx

Cindy@NorthofWiarton said...

PS the yellow finches adore the thistles as much as we do too *smile*

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Terri,
Just beautiful!! Thanks so much for visiting and your nice comment that you left for me!!
Wishing you a very Happy New Year!!

Hugs,
Deb

Tina Eudora said...

What a lovely tea set Terri! Sometimes the sweet simple designs are the best for enjoying a cup of fragrant tea!
Have a happy, peaceful day!
Tina xo

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kitty said...

What a beautiful find in the Salvation Army store in spotting those thistle teacups. They would look so pretty in any setting. I would love to link up, Terri!

Joanne Bischof said...

These really do a have that "wintry" feel. So nice! I love the joy of collecting new tea cups. :)

Snap said...

Terri, you know I love Johnson Bros everything! What a great find and perfect for these cold wintery months. Happy New Year and Happy Tea Day! Thanks as always for hosting

Sherry said...

What a beautiful pattern in JB. I always love JB no matter what the pattern. Happy New Year!
Sherry

Tea in Texas said...

I love your gorgeous thistle teaset by Johnson Brothers. The thistle is found in so many locations and they differ so much from short to tall plants. I like the idea of an oval shape and makes this set lovely and unusual.
Happy New Year to You and Your Fammily!

Pam

Dorthe said...

New cups of beauty, in your position,dear Terri-and so elegant and lovely, with their pale pattern and the silvery lining.
Your cup of tea shared, I`m sure tasted very special and great,too!
Hugs from Dorthe

Frieda Oxenham said...

So delicate and completely gorgeous!

Princesa Nadie said...

Dear Terry
I enjoy comming here and having a tea toguether with you
Love

FABBY'S LIVING said...

I love JBro's china, I love your find! The best time is when we spend it with our dear family. Thank you for sharing and for the tea party. Big hugs and have a happy week.
FABBY

Johanna said...

Hi Terri,
so sorry to read that Martha needs prayers. I will for sure pray for her. Thats not a nice start for her.
Your new finds are wonderful. How outstanding is an oval shape and the thistles look really winterly and calm. I love china with silver trims, its so seldom. Thank you for sharing this wonderful set and for hosting this sweet event.
Best greetings, Johanna

GardenofDaisies said...

What a lovely silver thistle pattern! It has such a soft and soothing look to it, which is not what usually comes to mind when thinking of thistles. :-) Thank you for hosting this virtual tea party each week.

Magnolia Cottage said...

Hi Terri,
My prayers are with Martha and her family. Love your new thistle teacups & saucers. What a fabulous find! Thanks for hosting. Wishing you all the best in 2013!
hugs,
Lisa

Sugar Lump Studios said...

So gorgeous Terri! I love thistles too! Did you know they are the flower of Scotland?
When my Dad passed away - we tucked a dried thistle in his suit lapel and we also had thistles engraved on his grave headstone. Perfect flower! ;)

Kathy Lindemer said...

I love thistles and have Scotish roots so I am very jealous of your beautiful finds.

**CREATIVE CARMELINA** said...

Oh I just love the soft, neutrals....great find Terri!


thanks for sharing..and for visiting.
Hope you're having a wonderful year thus far.


ciao bella
creative carmelina

Zaa said...

Greetings Terri ...

It's grand to share teatime once again.. Your Johnson Bros. sets are gorgeous ... The simplicity and balance of image and colour is very dreamy ... I too, love the Scottish thistle, and at first thought it was a dandelion with a fluffy seed head... either way I think it's a gorgeous addition to a your collection and a unique find.. Happy New Year.!!!!

Marjanne said...

thank you for sharing a cup of tea with us! This is a very chique cup I think! Have a nice day!!

Felicity W said...

Hi Terri,
I like the silver trim on cups as it makes them look more elegant. The plant of your cup reminds me of make up brush--so soft and gentle.

Love the motto on the tag of the tea bag. Yes, we always need to live in the NOW as past has gone and the future is not yet. Happiness is in the NOW.

Tazas y Cuentos said...

Hello Terri! Your new teacups are lovely, I like them a lot.
I want to wish you a Happy New Year. I have been a bit lazy with the blog lately because we are in summer vacations but I'll sure join your great party soon.
Besos!

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iris said...

hello,
vos tasses à thé sont
extraordinaires
d' une belle élégance
avec un dessin très léger
j' aime beaucoup
merci pour ce partage
tendresse
edith♥♥♥

Carolyn said...

Hi Terri,
I love your new china-great find!

Thank you for your visit and kind words.

Carolyn

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