Our summer edition of Tried and True: Traditions of a Southeast Texas Family, features some exciting details, including the winning place setting from our Click to Curate campaign. The exhibit, which includes Dresden, will be on display through November.
Dresden was made by the Saxonian Porcelain Factory, ca. 1920, in the town of Freital just outside of Dresden, Germany. The dining table, set in Dresden china, Baltimore Rose silverware, and cut glass, looks as if the McFaddins were about to walk in at any moment for dinner.
The butler’s pantry is set with the domestic employees’ preparations for the next course in both adjoining rooms. Here, aqua Blenko sherbet dishes, ca. 1930, perfectly match the luncheon set in the breakfast room.
The Dresden coffee service, set on a silver tray, is nearly ready to be taken in the dining room for the dessert course. The book, Coffee and Waffles by Alice Foote MacDougall, contains coffee trivia and household tips.
The sun porch’s informal atmosphere was the perfect place to spend leisure time. The Wedgwood hunting scene tumblers, ca. 1910, were likely used to serve a cool beverage, especially in the hot summer months.
To see the rest of the summer exhibit, see our tour information page or call (409) 832-2134 for reservations.