I've always loved hollyhocks, their tall spires of cupped blooms that reach to the sky add so much to any cottage garden. A while ago, sweet husband and I were perusing an estate sale when I spotted these dishes on one of the tables. I fell in love with these immediately but the price was too high to justify buying them. I walked away wishing ...
Sweet husband went back and bought them for me:>)
Aren't these just the cutest, cottagey dishes ever?
Royal Staffordshire "Hollyhocks". Four cups and saucers, four dessert plates and a pretty little 10" cake tray.
I adore sweet husband:>)
I would fill that cake tray and make him a cake. Those are the sweetest dishes I have ever seen. Lucky you!ReplyDelete
The little things that husbands do...it's hard to believe we can love them more! Your dishes are lovely. I really like hollyhocks, too and wish I had some success growing them.ReplyDelete
Have a great weekend, Kathy!
Adore (No really, they are the cutest cottagey things) those dishes and that hubs is a keeper! What a sweet thing to do. So.....when can we come for tea? LOLReplyDelete
Have you ever grown hollyhocks? I am a hollyhock slayer - somehow mine never grow and yet I see them all over town. One day I'll figure out what I'm doing wrong.
Just buzzing by......
I really do love those beautiful dishes. A big enough set for a few friends to come for tea! Please, please may I come?? You have a very lovely family, Kathy. I hope your girls can find good husbands as you have!ReplyDelete
those dishes are absolutely darling. love hollyhocks in the garden, and on this unusual, adorable china pattern.ReplyDelete
even more darling, is that sweet husband of yours. love this story.
have a lovely weekend.
Oh they are simply wonderful! YouReplyDelete
will cherish them always!
He's a keeper!ReplyDelete
I love hollyhocks, too. When I was little, my dad planted a bunch in a circle, tied them at the top and made a little hidy hole for me to play in!
So pretty, perfect for a cottage! Your hubby is a gem!ReplyDelete
It's almost like Peter Rabbit is coming over for tea! They are soooo sweet!ReplyDelete
Sweet husband deserves a great big slice of cake!!!
So pretty and perfect for your cottage! What a sweet hubby to go back and get them for you.ReplyDelete
Have a great weekend.
Oh my gosh....these are the best "cottage" china I have ever seen! You need to keep that man!!!! LOL :):) I will be keeping my eye open for this pattern....simply perfect!ReplyDelete
Oh Kathy. Those are the most darling cups and saucers. You sure have a sweet husband to cherish you so much, that he snuck away for something so dear. :o)ReplyDelete
When I first saw the pictures, before reading, I was hoping they were an addition to your lovely shop! :o)
Enjoy many cups of coffee with one another ... oh and a cake plate, your sweets will taste even sweeter when served upon it. :o)
Have a lovely weekend.
What a wonderfull hubby you have! Those dishes are gorgeous! !ReplyDelete
I've never seen hollyhock dishes before.ReplyDelete
What a unique find.
And so.... sweet of your DH!
They're gorgeous and your husband is a sweetheart!ReplyDelete
Adorable!! the dishes AND your hubby!! ;-)ReplyDelete
This is the sweetest cake set I have ever seen. I've never seen the pattern but it is adorable.ReplyDelete
SO IS EARL....
Love this set, very pretty. Very nice husband, too. I haven't seen hollyhocks in a long time. xo,ReplyDelete
LOVE, LOVE, LOVE them!ReplyDelete
You have a wonderful hubby!!
What a pretty pattern and what a sweet hubby for listening and then acting on it. I agree, he deserves an extra big piece of cake!ReplyDelete
It's Deb, again...
Could you email with all that is written on the bottom of the cups of your darling new Hollyhock set as I want to see if I can find a cup and saucer for myself?!
That set is absolutely lovely! What a sweet hubby to go back and get it for you. Enjoy! and have a great weekend. TammyReplyDelete
They are CHARMING! And they scream vintage. My mom used to grow holly hocks.ReplyDelete
I adore your husband too.
Que coisa mais linda...eu que adoro porcelanas,nossa,nunca vi nada tão lindo.ReplyDelete
Até fico imaginando,tomando um delicioso chá nessa xícara...
I have never seen that pattern before, it's just charming! What a wonderful gift!ReplyDelete
You are one lucky lady! These are beautiful and I would have wanted them too! They made me think of Peter Rabbit and Mr. McGregor's garden! Beautiful indeed!ReplyDelete
Thanks for stopping by for a visit!
oooh, they're wonderful! such a dainty set on which to have tea and cake :-)ReplyDelete
What beautiful dishes - even more beautiful because of your hubby's surprise!ReplyDelete
AWWWWW! That Earl is some special fella! The dishes are so sweet. I know you will enjoy them.ReplyDelete
Not only are the dishes as pretty as can be but you have one sweet husband too! He is a definite keeper! Hope you are staying cool and enjoying your Summer!ReplyDelete
They're wonderful! What a great find! ::JillReplyDelete
Just darling. So many pretty colors to pull out. Good man!ReplyDelete
Those ARE the cutest most cottagey dishes ever! I love them. They remind me of Mary Englebreit - don't know why, but they do!ReplyDelete
Kathy - that is the cutest china EVER - wow, I just love the cottage colors and the whimsy of the hollyhocks. I just HAD to pin one of the photos on Pinterest!! :o) That hubby of yours is amazing - what a sweetheart!ReplyDelete
Hope you're having a great week!
Hugs & Blessings,
Squeal! These are wonderful. They are just the most perfect dishes. No wonder you adore that sweet man of yours.ReplyDelete
I agree with all the commments! These are the sweetest dishes ever.ReplyDelete
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Sooooo adorable. And your dishes are cute too ;) MimiReplyDelete
They are over the top cute!!!! I've never ever seen those! Hollyhocks!!!ReplyDelete
I met the lady in question thru her daughter's blog. Mimi Charmante aka Kimberly Taylor. We (Barb) and I have chatted for a few months and she is just such a servant ...a true Mother Teresa and I'm blown away by her lack of self...unreal what she does after work each day all for those orphans she happened upon while in Uganda. She couldn't rest...and came back and began baking banana bread to sell. She lives in Canada and recently *finally* a news station picked up on her story and donations came which were the first besides maybe my small one and a few others. You saw the cow that was sold :) I'll bet I'm out of characters for this comment...
Everyone has their pet charity or whatever but just watching her I felt she needed a teammate and I'm sticking by her on this...and isn't Jowann so cute!!! She has siblings. All are HIV positive (but Jowann does not know it). You can write a child without having to send a donation by the way! Just a letter and a photo will be a huge huge gift!!!ReplyDelete
The hollyhock teaset is sooooo cute!!! LOVE those! Your hubby is a keeper, that is for sure!ReplyDelete
I love hollyhocks too, and I have never seen sweet dishes like these! What a loving gesture for your husband to go back and get them for you; touched my heart!ReplyDelete