For the last few months, I’ve had my vintage lace tablecloth on the dining table many days. It reminds me of my mother who nearly always had a lace tablecloth on our dining table. Recently, I got a wonderful find in vintage American china by Homer Laughlin. One plate is in the Homer Laughlin China Virginia Rose E 37 N 8 pattern. There are several patterns with the name Virginia Rose – it’s the designation E 37 N 8 that tells you it was a pattern introduced in the 1930’s.