Hattie Marie's has its origins in the southeast Texas town of Port Arthur. She grew up watching her father, who was a cook on a merchant sea vessel, entertain and fellowship through cooking. She was a natural in the kitchen and soon followed suit.
I've been drawn to fine china for a long time. When I was a child, my grandmother purchased a china pattern for me. I loved the teacup and saucer so much, that I would often take them out of the cabinet to hold and admire.