|Lei Lani and Hawaiian Flowers 9 1/2 inch plates, designed by Don Blanding for Vernon Kilns|
By the mid 1930s, Blanding had achieved success with the publication of numerous books of his poetry and illustrations. He helped propagate the idea of Hawaii as an exotic paradise in books like Hula Moon, The Virgin of Waikiki, and his best known work, Vagabond’s House.
Hawaiian Flowers was available in the maroon color I have, as well as blue, pink and orange (the orange version is beautiful, like a delicious Hawaiian creamsicle!).
I occasionally offer some of my Blanding pieces in my Etsy shop--check it out here.
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