Outside to the beautiful long table, adorned with yellow, white and green floral arrangements
Flower favor for each guest to take home.
Bar menu, Mango Lemonade, yellow peonies and jelly beans
Table begins to fill with luscious treats.
|Mom next to the Schoolhouse picture in the National Park Museum|
|Vernon Kilns was founded in July 1931 after Faye G. Bennison purchased Poxon China Company in Vernon, California. Poxon China Company was built at 2310 East 52nd Street, Vernon, California, now part of Los Angeles. Bennison continued to produce Poxon lines, using Poxon shapes for some time before an earthquake in 1933 forced Bennison to develop original shapes for Vernon. Two fires in the late 1940's almost brought the end of Vernon Potteries, Ltd., but Bennison decided to rebuild and continued to flourish during a time when imports were not available. The company was not able to compete when a flood of foreign imports hit the American shelves and in 1958 Vernon Kilns sold its holding to Metlox. Metlox continued to market some Vernon shapes and patterns under the division Vernonware until 1989. The company produced dinnerware, art pottery, figurines, ashtrays and other popular lines. All products were of earthenware, with clays from Tennessee, Kentucky, North Carolina and England. Glazes were developed from minerals mined in California and many patterns including all of the plaids were hand painted.|
Welcome home Vernon Kilns "Arcadia." Glad to have you!
Don't know where I'm going to put you.....but we'll figure it out.