When my mom suggested that I begin collecting china in grade eight I willing complied.
I went to Bartsch Jewelers the local jewellery shop that sold china. . (we had no malls in our town back then). . and selected Sweet Violets from the Royal Albert line.
In 1973 purple was very popular and I had a deep purple bedspread and matching curtain in my room.. . .
So ..purple flowers on the white china seemed to make perfect sense.
I got boring china gifts all through high school ..
and by the time I was married. .
I had enough to serve dinner on.
In the meantime. . .
purple went out of style.
If I wasn't sentimental . .I might have sold it and started again. .
but I am sentimental. .
and today. .and many other days. .
I'm glad I have white china with little purple flowers.
Every year .. .I appreciate lilac season. .
for it is the one time of year. .
that my china agrees with my garden.
Since you couldn't all come for lilac season. .
I have you sitting at the end of the table. . .
where you can see the whole width of the bungalow. .
OH and about color .. .I'm off to have my roots looked at once more. .
for the life of me. . I can't make them behave. .