The lovely Elizabeth Wix, About New York, proposed we do a blog
on plates for Friday. I, of course, was game, since I adore all kinds
of tableware. And I'm the first to admit, I have entirely too many
sets of plates. I am including just a few of my favorites for you today.
The plate pictured above, is hanging to the right of my kitchen sink.
It's a 1987 Annual Christmas Stamp art plate from the United States
Postal Service. I collect all kinds of Madonna and Child icons, so this
beautiful plate was a must.
This pattern is "Brookline" by Woods Burslem, England. I started out
with only four dinner plates of this vintage set when we were first
married. I had searched everywhere all these years for additional
pieces, but to no avail. Enter eBay. I bid, with no one bidding against
me, and won a complete set of eight table settings, plus serving pieces
for $39.00. The eBay steal of the century!
Over the years I have slowly collected a sizable set of random vintage
pink Staffordshire plates. I like to serve Christmas dinner on them.
This particular plate is "The Ride of Paul Revere".
Most times, I serve dinner on plain white Faltzgraff plates and
matching soup/salad dishes. I like the way food looks on simple
white. But that's no fun to show and tell. So here's another set I
like for everyday. The pattern is the well known "Blue Denmark" by
Johnson Brothers. I like to serve Saturday brunch on them.
My latest obsession are these beauties. Mason's "Bow Bells"
pattern in brown. I found two plates last year at the Scotts Antique
Show for $2 each. I've been keeping my eyes peeled for them and
have added one more since, for a total now of three. They're ironstone
and extra large. I'm nutty about them.
And last, but certainly not least, my tried and true "Blue Willow" also
by Johnson Brothers. I've had these since the late '70s. About 15
years ago, I thought I was tired of them and boxed them up. Last year,
I dragged them back out and fell in love with them all over again.
from Willow Manor. Be sure to click on the link to Elizabeth's blog
for a list of other "plate" participants. My real passion is for bowls!