Friday, May 28, 2010

Here is a look at my "new" Fostoria - American and the Haviland - Rosalinde

I'm sure this will be seriously frowned upon.. the way I have piled the cups into this Fostoria - American punch bowl, but that is just how this happened.
The cups inside are not all punch cups. To be exact, only four of them are.
All this means is... the hunt is not over!
All signs according to a dealer state that the punch bowl is true Fostoria.
I will admit that I purchased it for a song.
I will truly enjoy this bowl in the future as I will do my best to bring back
the punch bowl tradition in my town.

This just warms my heart. There are 10 place-settings of this beautiful
Haviland china... the Rosalinde pattern to be exact. I inherited my mother and my grandmother's Rosalinde china and I love it. So, when I came across a table set with this china at an antique mall in Austin... I decided that it needed to be
"rescued". The price was so right and it was in perfect condition.

This picture does not want to enlarge, but I want to point something out to you.
The Rosaline on the left was made in France and the one on the right was
made in the U.S.A. One is slightly "creamier" than the other and the French version has a tad more gold on the rim. Who cares? Not me. Many people who collect this
pattern will mix the two. The difference is probably hardly worth pointing out.

It was interesting to me that the crystal this dealer chose to show with this Haviland china was actually the Fostoria - American. I guess I should have just said, "I'll take all that you have on top of that table!" (Sigh!)
It is not the crytal I would really use with this pattern since to me the Fostoria - American is a little too heavy.
I'm probably splitting hairs.

Needless to say, this was an enjoyable trip.

I'm linking to Debbie at "Debbiedoos". I love her picture of that first glimpse
inside an antique mall. What a thrill!


kim said...

Wow, you hit the jackpot. That china is beautiful. I have the Haviland Pasadena china that I inherited from my grandmother.

Nancy's Notes said...

Karen, I am so happy to see your Fostoria punch bowl, it's exquisite! You did hit the jackpot, no doubt about it! It was meant to be yours! You know I love your Haviland china, that china has some history to tell! You have some incredible pieces dear friend, I am so happy for you!



Julie Harward said...

Way to go in getting all of these beautiful pieces! Love the china too, how neat this trip was!!! Come say hi :D

Debbie said...

Hi Karen...nice to meet you! And so glad you joined in on the party. Although it may be a quiet weekend....I sure do appreciate it. Your china is gorgeous...what a find that was. I love the punch bowl, always wanted a nice one myself....have never really seen one like yours...Enjoy the holiday weekend, and thank you again so much, I look forward to seeing more.

Natasha said...

I have never heard of that pattern and make so thanks for the lesson. I wish I could see the difference but I have not really got a very educated eye for these things...yet! I am learning!

Hope you have a fabulous weekend.

Best wishes,

Kathy said...

That punch bowl is friend gave me hers, it is a 2 piece one and long story but while moving the top of it broke, more like shattered, so now I am on the hunt to find a top piece because like you I want to bring the crystal punch bowl back! I love your blog and glad I found you, you are a lot like me, hello new friend!

Donna said...

Hi Karen,
thanks for stopping by! I really love your Fostoria bowl and cups! And your china is pretty, too! What great finds. My mom gave me a beautiful Fostoria cake pedestal that she & my dad received as a wedding gift over 60 years ago! I will have to blog about it some day. I love going to garage & yard sales! It's addicting! :)

Linda said...

Amazing and if it was a good price even more fabulous! I love the punch bowl and I know you will find more cups!!!

Carrie said...

LOVE the Fostoria punch bowl!!

Charlotte said...

Beautiful punch bowl! Who cares if things don't match? Isn't that the style now? I noticed in one of your posts that you mentioned Blowing Rock, NC. Do you live near Blowing Rock? That is a beautiful place to visit.

Charlotte said...

Hi Karen. Thanks for visiting and becoming a follower. I am from York, South Carolina. West Virginia is as far north as I have ever been.

Jenny said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous. I think it would take a careful eye to see the difference in the China once the table is set. And you can certainly set an amazing table with these lovely things.

Beautiful. Thank you for sharing.

I'm visiting from Debbie's.