Primroses are one of the most hopeful signs of spring, even if they appear in the grocery store, rather than the garden, as these did.

I’ll take any sign of spring, anywhere I can get it.

Country Heritage by Villeroy & Boch provides a clean, white palette. This is my “everyday” dinnerware, a pattern I share with my daughter-in-law, Annie. When each of the girls set up their own establishment (with or without a mate), we shopped together for a set of plain white china and this was Annie’s choice. I liked it so much I added it to my collection a year later. Sadly, it’s now discontinued. The pieces are beautifully shaped, particularly the rice bowl, and the pattern offered a wide array of serving bowls and platters. We both love it.

The goblets are a combination of Graham Green and Isabella Green, both by Juliska. They too are discontinued, but sometimes available at Replacements. I bought the set several years ago from Juliska just as they were finishing with it and got it for a terrific discount.

The linens are from Pottery Barn a few years back. The cheerful bird pattern was available in tableware, bed linens and even tumblers, I recall. 


The linens are so cheerful, and feature several different birds in yellows, oranges and blues.

Our pewter bird salt & pepper shaker joined the feathered friends. I think they’re sparrows? We picked up the set while staying at Blantyre, a country house hotel in the Berkshires. Before purchasing our house in the Cape, we used to go there most years for a weekend getaway.

A last look at the primroses. Is it spring yet?

I’m sharing this post with Between Naps on the Porch.