Monday, February 27, 2012

Brown Mill Stream and Crochet

This table started with 2 cups and saucers from my Aunt Lizzie. She can't remember where or why she bought just two, but I love this pattern.

It is Johnson Brothers Mill Stream, often mistaken for Friendly Village. It seems to be hard to find, but I have picked up a couple of pieces here and there.

While setting this table, I had to quick run and look up EXACTLY where the cup and saucers go. I needed Carson!

Are you watching Downton Abbey? I LOVE it! Carson, the butler,  has been seen at the table with ruler,  measuring to make sure the placesettings are properly spaced.

SO, teacups go to the right of the dinner plate, tops aligned, 1 inch from the silver, and cup handles at 4 o'clock.

Shall I pour, Madame?

I am joining 


for Tablescape 


Barbara F. said...

Blogger is buggy, again! I couldn't get in to read your blog,then I couldn't leave a comment,and the comment page is so different! I love this pattern. So beautiful. xo

Marigene said...

Beautiful the china, but most of all that tablecloth is just stunning. I have a thing for crocheted pieces. Your flatware is an interesting pattern, too.

Mom Wald said...

How lovely. Surely the designers would be proud of how you have displayed their pieces.

Shannon@Cozy Home Scenes said...

How proud you must be to have those beautiful dishes. The pattern is unusual but oh so pretty. The tablecloth is very pretty, too. Thanks for joining my party, I appreciate it.-------Shannon

Babs said...

Pat, I'm not familiar with Mill Stream.. but I absolutely LOVE your place setting, with the crocheted table cloth and the little flower inside the cup is so sweet. I'll keep an eye out for Mill Stream in my area. And I absolutely love Downton Abbey! I watched the last episode again last night,for the third time! LOL Oh, thanks for the info about the cup handle being at 4 o'clock position. That makes sense for ease of grasping it. Have a great Wednesday.

All The Pretty Dishes said...

The dishes look really beautiful with the tablecloth. Nice job!

Donna (My Mothers {favorite} Daughter) said...

Oh I truly love this pattern, I have never seen it before, but will definitely keep an eye out. The table is just wonderful, cozy and welcoming for a long and relaxed meal...which is what we all want right?

Tess said...

Beautiful those dishes too. I am a DOWNTON ABBEY fanatic too! Is it finished where you are? They are making a third series and Shirley McLaine is going to play Cora's mother! Can't wait. So glad Carson was able to help you with your table!! ;-)

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Such a beautiful tablescape!
I adore that pattern! So very Lovely!!


Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Do we love DA? YES!! We love that china pattern too! I've never seen it before, but it's fabulous!

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Lovely tablescape!Hope you are having a great week!...hugs...Debbie

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Hi Pat
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Karen said...

I just purchased 26 pieces of Mill Stream from a thrift store. I love this pattern. I like your photos of the place settings. I will be shopping for more pieces too!