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Summer Chintz – Charming China

Summer Chintz by Johnson Brothers

Enjoying china has one downside: It can be difficult to choose one pattern to be your own. If you love them all, how do you choose?

Eventually Summer Chintz by Johnson Brothers became my everyday contemporary china.

This dinnerware was made for more than 20 years, and there are many pieces to add to this collection, including rimmed and coupe bowls, square and round, pieces with the pattern in the rim, and others that have it all over. The plates were made in seven sizes.

That makes it practical to use for serving a variety of foods, and for many different events. It can dress up or dress down as the occasion requires. It works as well for every day, for a Mother's Day dinner, a wedding party, or many other events.

Chintz is a popular inspiration for china because if the charming floral motif. One of the appeals of this pattern is the pleasing colors. It can mix with a blue, pink, yellow, green or white palette. I especially like this feature. It goes with vintage china patterns, and that was a must.

The opportunities for creative table setting ideas using this china as the start are endless.


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5 comments to Summer Chintz – Charming China

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  • Dawn

    I love that Summer Chintz design. I’m still using up all the”serviceable” dinner sets we got given as wedding presents. Seems like half the guests thought a dinner set would be a good idea and over a decade later I’m still working my way through all those bland “go with anything” designs.

  • Kimbesa

    Maybe some of them will work together!

    I find that Summer Chintz has lots of possibilities. Anything that has blue in it will work for me.

    And I like to serve food on something that has a light background. Just funny that way, I guess.

  • […] chose my Summer Chintz china by Johnson Brothers. I like to use it, and it is a sweet, floral pattern on a white background. I especially like the […]

  • […] this one, apart from my interest in tea parties and table settings. The tea table setting features Summer Chintz, my pattern. (Okay, one of my […]

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