Vintage Violets and Birthday Cake

Birthday cake and vintage china plates

Another year older: Happy Birthday, Diary of a Dishie!

I found these pretty dessert plates with violets on them, February’s birthday flower. Looks like a few white primroses, too, on a white background with gold rims.

Birthday cake and vintage china platesThis pattern is called Beverly and was made by Aichi China in Japan. I’m not familiar with this maker, though my research shows they have made other floral dinnerware motifs, available through vintage dinnerware outlets.

This pattern is typical of vintage dinnerware designs from the 1950s and 1960s.

Beverly pattern china detail

There are lots of floral dinnerware patterns available among vintage wares. I only found a few plates, so if I wanted to match these, I’d head for secondary marketplaces.

But I might have more fun going after complementary flower motifs, such as daffodils or tulips if I wanted to keep with a spring theme. Or iris and asters if I want to center around the color purple.

A List of Birthday Flowers

January: Carnation

February: Violets

March: Daffodil

April: Daisy or Sweet Pea

May: Lily of the Valley

June: Rose

July: Water Lily, Delphinium or Larkspur

August: Gladiolus or Poppy

September: Aster or Morning Glory

October: Marigold or Calendula

November: Chrysanthemum

December: Poinsettia or Holly

There are variations of this list online, but these would get you started if you decide to look for some vintage china featuring birthday flowers.

Some flowers are easier to find than others. Roses are very popular. Some rose-themed patterns have been made for decades, making it easy to collect an entire service for 12 if that is your wish.

It would also be possible to have an entire set composed of a variety of rose motifs of several different china designs.

A flower garden of dishes, any way you want.

Floral birthday cake detail

Then just ask your local bakery to decorate a cake with your choice of blooms in icing, and your birthday party will be pretty, and sweet!

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