The complete pattern of this lovely floral includes pink and yellow roses, rosebuds, dark green leaves and a burgundy red ring around the edge of the pieces. Painted on both the Colonial and the Clinchfield shapes as made by SPI. Beautiful addition to a Blue Ridge collection!
As pictured by Ruffin, Blue Ridge Today
, 1997, p.45, BRIDESMAID is shown painted on the Colonial shape, and the complete pattern includes pink and yellow roses, rosebuds, green leaves and one burgundy red ring around the outer edge.
As pictured by Newbound, Blue Ridge Dinnerware, 1989, p.45, BRIDESMAID is described as being painted on the Clinchfield shape, and the complete pattern includes pink and burgundy roses, rosebuds, dark green leaves and concentric burgundy red rings around the edge.
See also SUSANNAH.
When you discover differences in pattern names, keep in mind that SPI did not officially name patterns at the time of production. Infrequently, a pattern name is found to be a part of the backstamp. According to our research, designs were commonly painted from the pattern NUMBER! It was not until the late seventies/early eighties when folks began to identify and avidly collect the hundreds and hundreds of Blue Ridge patterns that names were assigned ~ most of us can recall a pattern name more easily than a four-digit number! Due to the overwhelming number of patterns painted by SPI, coupled with the fact that various authors were writing guides during the time that patterns were being named, it should not be surprising that inconsistencies exist!
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