Monday, April 2, 2012

Uncle Wiggily China

I have this little set of vintage children's china that came from Dad's home in Nebraska. I can just imagine my aunt, Daddy and perhaps his brothers eating from this little china set.  It seems to be an actual set for children and not a "tea party" set. The internet states that the set is children's china from the 1920's and was produced by the Sebring Pottery Company. That time would have fit in with the ages of my family members. 

I decided to make a little display for Easter since the main character on the china is a rabbit.  The rabbit is named Uncle Wiggily Longears.  He was the subject of stories written for children starting in 1910 and published in the Newark News.  Howard R. Garis was the author of the stories that appeared daily (except Sunday) for 30 years. He also wrote 79 books with the same characters.

Here is a close up of the little pitcher.

Here is the cup and saucer.  I have two sets of these.  They are in perfect condition.

I have two little butter pat-sized plates and two larger plates and the one large bowl.

My friend found this beautifully illustrated Uncle Wiggily
book at an antique store and gave it to my daughter several years ago.

The last little detail is an old block that has a rabbit head on one side. 
I don't know where the other pieces are, but I love the
soft features of this friendly little rabbit. There would
have been at least two other blocks to make this
bunny complete --a middle part of the bunny and a block
with the legs and feet. There are pictures on all sides of the block--
some are middles and some are feet. You could interchange the
blocks to make funny characters or arrange them correctly.

Happy Easter--vintage style!

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A Stroll Thru Life-Tabletop Tuesday


Mulberries and Lace said...

Thank you for the nostalgic stroll. Love your sweet little keepsake dishes too. ~m

Doll in the Looking Glass said...

What a lovely post! The china is special alone but the addition of the story book as part of your display tells a more complete history of these treasures.


Unknown said...

Would you ever consider selling this set?