I have collected "Grandma dishes" for years. They are Homer Laughlin dishes with the Rose and Trellis pattern around the edge. I have always associated them with my maternal grandmother. I have an abundance of plates, particularly, and many were crazed and badly discolored. They are featured prominently in the points of the Mariner's Compass design that I chose for the table. The plates are mostly white, though, and it's the remains of those plates that makes up the background of the table.