Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Buttercups, Spearworts, Water Crowfoots, Oh my!

Earth laughs in flowers. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson, "Hamatreya"

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

History 101

Meakin Staffordshire Fair Winds Brown - $245 SOLD
SERVICE FOR 8: dinner, salad, bread & cereal bowl
plus vegetable bowl & platter - 53 pieces
(list for $385)

In early 1973, Grand Union commissioned a special set of dinnerware. It was to be the most extensive and exciting collection of Staffordshire glazed ironstone since 1860. It was to be authentic in every detail . . . in every step of its manufacture. And it could only be made by the potters of Staffordshire.

The results exceeded even our expectations. From the original copper etchings, created exclusively for this collection . . . to the absolutely authentic Wild Rose border . . . (created circa 1784) . . . is dinnerware that recreates an age and an art thought long gone.

It took the potters of Staffordshire to create FAIR WINDS PATTERN. It took a tradition of craftsmanship, passed from generation to generation, to duplicate each step on the original process. And it took Grand Union to bring you in all its glory and loveliness . . . to use, to treasure, to pass on to future generations . . .

Take home a piece of American History exclusively at Grand Union . . . Names and places that recreate and bring alive a history and a heritage two centuries old. Now, through special arrangement, Grand Union brings you an opportunity that may never be repeated. A chance to own, enjoy and treasure a complete set of matchless English dinnerware . . . depicting in fourteen original engravings the scenes, the events, the people that gave birth to these United States.

Every piece is unique . . . a true collector's item . . . worthy of the finest museums, private collections . . . and your dinner table.

The FAIR WINDS pattern was manufactured 1975-1981 for the Grand Union Supermarkets, as a promotion celebrating the nation's bicentennial .

Friday, July 2, 2010

Please Pass the Potato Salad


Fun facts about Independence Day

God bless those who are still on foreign soil.
Our prayers are with you and your family...

Betsy of Ross available in our shop!