Does this pattern look familiar to you? It is Hall's China and often called Jewel Tea dishes because it was sold on the Jewel Tea trucks that sold household products from a truck and drove through neighborhoods meeting the needs of the homemakers.
My favorite aunt on my mother's side of the family, Aunt Virgina, collected these dishes and they lined the shelf around her kitchen in her old farm house. They bring back such fond memories. Aunt Virginia had 3 boys - no girls so when I visited I had lots of fun with her and got to make lots of cookies.
What you see in the picture above is a portion of the water pitcher made by Hall's China. A couple of weeks ago I found the pitcher at a local auction and bought it for $20. Such a steal. When I looked at my pitcher I thought of Aunt Virginia. Fast forward a couple of weeks and my prize pitcher met its demise. Being the creative woman I am I can still use it but it sure won't be holding ice-tea or lemonade again.
Once again I am reminded of 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18
Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances;
for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.
Love and Hugs,