Thursday, January 19, 2012
Vintage Thursday: Dishes!
I thought that for Vintage Thursday I'd show you a few things I have listed on eBay right now, and a couple of things that are just favorites of mine. I love pretty dishes and it's a rare junking trip that does not find me toting more plates and bowls into the house. A woman can only use so many, though, so I have to decide what I keep and what I sell. That is so hard to do!
For example, I found these beautiful white and gold-trimmed dishes at an antique mall for a price so reasonable I could not pass them up. This photo doesn't include the covered round butter dish that goes with the set. Most of these are Homer Laughlin, but the gravy boat is a Johnson Brothers--yet matches the set so well. I've had these listed on eBay but no sales, and I am thinking I will just keep them because they are so lovely. The rub is that I have to find a place to put them, and that won't be easy.
There are a couple plates and another bowl in this Taylor Smith and Taylor set. The pale pink color is just beautiful. These are on eBay too but no bites yet. These are from the 1920's and for someone with a pink kitchen, or doing a cottage or vintage room, I think they're perfect.
I believe these are TS&T too; these little bowls are just pretty. I've had them for some time and like them for salads and desserts. There are only 5 of them, though.
My instinct tells me these plates are pretty old, very likely 1920's or earlier. I am basing that on their shape, and on their condition. There are no marks to give any clues to their maker and I've looked for the pattern for a couple months now. The glaze is crazed and some of them as discolored, but to me they have such a homey look. There are 6 plates and 6 saucers. If anyone recognizes them, please do tell!
That's my "show-and-tell" for today. I'm off to see what other people are showing on Colorado Lady's blog. If you want to see some pretty things, stop by her blog and have a look. Also linking to Coastal Charm, a great place to find new ideas.
If you'd like to see what else I'm selling check out my eBay listings by clicking here or on the link on the sidebar. I have bit of everything: dishes and glassware, clothing, purses, dresser trays, linens, etc. And I add things almost daily!