Monday, November 30, 2009
You know me, I find it very hard to resist a bread and butter plate, especially of the restaurant ware variety! I found two of these darling plates at a thrift shop in Portland recently. They were just calling out to me!
For inquiring minds (SOURCE):
This is a piece of TEPCO (Technical Porcelain and China Ware Co., El Cerrito, California, 1918-1968); from a Tepco catalog: "One of our employees, who spent a considerable amount of time in the Hawaiian Islands, returned to the Tepco factory and told us about this beautiful flower that grows everywhere on the islands. After seeing the hibiscus 'Tepco China' decided to use this flower in an over-all pattern, thus calling it 'Hawaiian.'" The pattern was made during 1930-1960.