Yesterday was a beautiful day here in mid Missouri . This delicate little rosebud is evidence of the warm November day and probably the last bloom I will get to enjoy from my garden until next Summer. I have several but this little guy sold itself because he was a nice smaller size (the size of a true chicken egg) and he was embossed on the egg.
My other eggs this size are just smooth and then painted on. I didn't want to spend too much money because, well, I'm trying to stay focused on that next big piece of furniture that I am saving up for.
Having established a solid reputation producing basic “whiteware” the company developed a product known as "semi-porcelain", a range of pottery that had the characteristics of fine china, but the durability of ironstoneware.The history of Johnson Brothers China is like a potted history of Staffordshire tableware. Because they exemplified all the traits of the boom in Staffordshire china making typical of 19th century England.Three grandsons of the reputable Meakin china dynasty (with the Johnson surname) bought a bankrupted tableware pot bank in 1882 and went out on their own. Were the upstarts setting themselves up to fail, or would they rock the oldies with their dynamic success?White granite was not a porcelain or bone china but lightweight, fine, and beautifully printed earthenware.Their reputation for quality but inexpensive dinnerware was only just beginning.