The Homer Laughlin Colonial Kitchen cup and saucer arrived today. Doesn't it look well with my teapot? There is a story behind the Colonial Kitchen pattern. I had a complete set of dishes in that pattern that I gave away a few years after I married. I told myself that between my husband and myself we had three sets of dishes. Something had to go. These dishes were funky, retro, kitschy. They didn't match the new person I thought I was trying to create, so I boxed them up and donated them. And for years afterwards, I would think of them and sigh.
Then I got the idea to get one small item in the pattern, to remind me of the Old Tracy. She's still in here, somewhere.