This blog is dedicated to my collection of hotelware and restaurantware from British Columbia, as well as dishes and crockery that were used on the steamships that plied their trade on our coast or interior waterways.

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  1. I enjoyed reading your blog! I collect & use plain restaurant ware myself.

    I saw some small oval bowls in Chemainus at the Willow Antique Mall last week that may be of interest to you. They’re from the Tzouhalem Hotel in Duncan – https://raincoasthistory.blogspot.ca/2014/04/normal-0-false-false-false-en-ca-x-none.html

    I took a photo of the logo because I’m searching for the name of a Vancouver Island fishing lodge that I have large platter and bowl from. I purchased them from the lodge owner’s granddaughter in Comox and she told me the name but I didn’t write it down (face palm).


    • Hi Laurie,

      Thank you for reading! I hadn’t realized it had been so long since I made my latest post, but there will be some new content very soon. I live in Abbotsford, so I only get to Chemainus maybe once or twice a year. I would have loved to add those bowls to my collection (depending on the price, of course!). Do you have any restaurant ware that has made it into your collection that has a logo on it?


  2. Hello,
    Tim (from the Fraser valley collectors club) said I should talk to you some time as I’ve shown an interest in some of the BC hotelware. I have one piece its
    “Western Canada steamship company” it a favorite I hardly eat of any other dish.

    Some time when you’re in Vancouver perhaps during the Croatian sale we could meet. You might recognize me as I wear historical style clothing often accompanied by a top hat.

    I enjoyed the blog, thanks.


  3. Hi,
    I am trying to identify a piece of restaurant ware that was made in England but sold through a china retailer in Toronto (William Junor, 88 West King St, Toronto). The piece has a crest with a motto in Latin omnis hospes honoratus and was made by Cauldon Ware. I’d just love to know more about its history and I am not finding much on my own.


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