Well, not early, with the chickens - but with the chicken dishes. I had these dishes when we first got married, in 1964. They were the first set of dishes we bought - at christmas time - for a breakfast table. We had service for 4. Over time some of the pieces got broken and chipped and finally, no more chicken dishes.
Then in the last few years we found a few pieces at Goodwill - and some on ebay - and more on ebay. Who knew that our first set of dishes, from Sears, would become collectibles? Certainly not me. Now I have 8 plates, two bowls. lots of cups and last weekend Don found the salt and pepper shakers in a LaConner antique store - for about 1/4 of what they would be on ebay.
In celebration of no snow - and new salt and pepper shakers - we had breakast on the Holt Howard chicken dishes.
New kids on the block
For the berry bowls I used square, individual yellow pyrex baking cups
I've had the red handled silverware for about 20 years now
Juice glass and coffee mug
Woven Rattan napkins rings and yellow checked napkins
The juice glass can be turned up side down and used as an egg cup
American Sweetheart fruit bowl
Little fairy houses for the centerpiece
A bee skep cracker jar - the lid has a rubber ring to seal it tight and keep the crackers fresh
Juice glass or egg cup - the chicken design is inverted on the other side so it shows up correctly no matter what you are using it for
Do you have a favorite set of breakfast dishes?