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Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Tea With The Johnson Boys

Blue and White.
And nothing's more classic than blue and white china
from England's Johnson Brothers pottery.

About 30 years ago, I fell in love with a Johnson Bros. pattern called Indies Blue,
and bought a service for 8 at Macy's in New York, and added to it over the years.  

It's moved from house to house with us,
and now lives the good life on Jabba The Hutch, in our kitchen. . .

. . .where lots of my blue and white dishes cohabit.

Last week, in a thrift shop a bit south of here, I found an Indies Blue
coffee pot -- a small one -- for a really small price.  Six dollars.  Now it lives here, too.

On this Tuesday, it's come out to pose with its blue-and-white buddies, in a tea time setting.

My $6 coffee pot, come to play at tea time.
Care for a cuppa?

That's it!
Now I can go back to doing what I'm supposed to be doing, and put the Indies Blue back on the hutch.

I've said it before; you're never to old to play with dolls, or dishes. -- Cass


Sandi at Rose Chintz Cottage, and Tea Time Tuesday.  Click here!
And ... it's also Tea Cup Tuesday at Artful Affirmations with Terri.  Click here!
It's Nifty Thrifty Tuesday with Linda at Coastal Charm.  Click here!


  1. Cass, What a great deal on the coffee pot. To find something that matched your china, how nice. It's a pretty set. Smiles, Susie(She Junks)

  2. LOL! I love the name of your hutch!!! I love Johnson Bros ... I haven't met a pattern of theirs that I didn't like! Love your blue and white. those colors are so clean and calming to me. Happy Tea Day!

  3. Oh it really is such a lovely pattern. I am thrilled you found the coffee pot. Beautiful. Hugs, Marty

  4. Shape is a lot of what I like about pottery, and your coffeepot has a lovely "figga." I've said before those are my sis's dishes and I've always loved/envied them! She got them as a bride.

  5. Cass, what a perfect find for you. Don't you just love it when this happens? Glad this joined your hutch!

  6. Oh what a wonderful find! I love the Johnson Brothers too! You 'play' great together!

  7. What a great find and it does set a pretty table doesn't it? That coffee pot is perfect -- for I know how much you LOVE coffee!!! Keep your eyes open, you'll never know when you'll find more. My "the one that got away" was a HUGE teapot -- must have been at least 10 cups -- not a bad price and we were even driving (so no "plane" issues) -- and I left it -- I am forever sorry that I did -- and I'm not really sure WHY I did!

    And I must say that Johnson Brothers Indies always "plays well with others" (as in other blue and white) -- they always look nice together!

  8. I just love blue and white and this pattern is gorgeous. What a super buy on the coffee pot!

  9. so pretty and the coffee pot was such a deal....big kiss to Dion tonight...

  10. What a gorgeous collection you have, Cass. I love it and I can tell you have been collecting for a long time! xo Diana

  11. What a beautiful set! And what a great deal on that coffee pot! Could you pass me a cuppa please? And have you got any vanilla creamer? *winks* Vanna

  12. Make mine black. Your good china for me? Why thank you, Cass.

  13. Hi Cass,
    Well, I love the Johnson Boys {they made Rose Chintz too} so you know I'm loving your Indies pattern. That is quite the deal you got on the coffee pot! How gorgeous it all looks and you have so many wonderful pieces. I would love to collect Indies too but I can't collect everything, right? I loved seeing your blue and whites. Thanks for sharing and joining me for tea today.


  14. Love that pattern, and the teapot is sweet.
    Jabba the hutch, lol!

  15. The Johnson Boys are my favorite china-making beaus. I love my Hearts and Flowers, but your Indies Blue is gorgeous. I could not have passed up that wee coffee pot either!

  16. I don't think Indies blue has caught my eye . I have a lot of blue and white . I have Johnsons Indian Tree , that is very pretty . I also have a lot of the pink and white, made by various people .
    I have recently changed the pink to blue in the kitchen .
    I will put 2 pics on my blog today . Please take a look

  17. Your china set really is lovely. What a thrill to come across the matching coffee pot! This pattern always looks so beautiful all set at a table. Thanks so much for sharing it with us.

  18. I am so in love with Jabba the hutch. Every time you show it off I go back numerous times to look at it. I remember it's beginning days. Your china is beautiful. Please show more of the hutch. Hugs, Deb=^..^=x4

  19. What a great find. I love your blue and white collection.
    When I first started reading about 'hutches' I was really confused. I was looking for something with a rabbit in it, lol. Over here we would call them dressers. See, I am more enlightened for visiting Blogland!

  20. I can't believe I am not familiar with that beautiful pattern! I LOVE Johnson Bros. dishes, but don't recall ever seeing these before. At first sight, I was thinking Blue Danube, but I like these even better! I have a set of Blue Willow (makes me think of my maternal grandmother), but hubby doesn't care for them!
    Stick Horse Cowgirl V

  21. I ♥♥♥ playing with dishes & dolls....always did!
    I think my teapot looks VERY similar to yours...I'm going to hunt down a photo to compare. Very pretty vignette.



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