Feb 14, 2012

Do you have any "colors"?

When I was a kid we played a game.  I don't know if it had a name, but it went like this. A number of kids sat on someone's front steps and one kid was the "shop keeper" for lack of a better term. The shop keeper assigned each child on the steps a color.  Another child who was "It" then approached the "shop keeper" and asked "Do you have any colors?" The "shopkeeper replied "yes! What color do you want?" "It" then named a color. If someone had been assigned that color they took off running and "it" chased them until they were caught or returned to the safety of the steps. If there was no one of that color, "It" had to continue asking until he/she found a color that was there. (In my mind the colors were eggs, and just now I thought of the steps or base as being the hen house)
We spent many, many summer evenings playing this and other more conventional games which involved everyone in the neighborhood.  Our house was on the corner with a street light so our yard was often the gathering spot for all the kids.  Mama never had the yard of the month but she always knew where her kids were.
Anyway, this week on ESN we are looking for something PINK in our stores.
I have some Franciscan dishes listed. These are in the Duet pattern. The Duet pattern was made from 1956 to 1961. It is one of the transfer patterns. It has twin roses in shades of pink with gray leaves and stems on a oatmeal background.  The dinner plates are slightly oval.  I also have some crescent shaped salad plates among other pieces.
Franciscan Duet Divided Serving  Dish

Crescent Shaped Salad Plate

If you are missing pieces or want to add to your Franciscan Duet China take a look at what I have listed at Hazel's HodgePodge.  Also ask, I may have some other pieces available.

Yes, we have colors!  Yes, we have pink! And yes, we have dishes, collectibles, music boxes, and many other "treasures to brighten your day".  


  1. Wow, what a cool game. Wish we'd had it when I was a kid! Love the dishes! The flowers are so delicate looking.