I heard my wife talking on the phone this morning and she mentioned the Jewel Tea Man. Dang, that brings back a lot of memories. My grandma always purchased a lot of stuff from them out of the truck that used to come around every couple of weeks:
Oh yes, they also had stores, too:
My mother must have bought some items, too, because I remember this "Autumn Leaf" pattern. No, she didn't have as many as shown in this next picture, but she did have all the shapes (I especially remember the pitcher), just not this quantity:
This next picture is a close-up that shows the design:
In 1899, a fellow by the name of Frank Skiff started a door-to-door coffee delivery service called Jewel. Why, because anything special is called a jewel. The Jewel Tea Company as we know it today, got its beginnings in July of 1903 and went on from there. The above design came from The Hall China Company in the 1920's and Jewel Tea sold them.
Isn't it amazing just how hearing a couple of words can trigger so many memories?!? Memories are wonderful and should be written out so not to be lost when the person passes on. I sure wish my grandparents had written a book of their lives. Now, I hope you all have great memories to make sure you have a great day, you hear?