Friday, July 27, 2007

One of my Auction Treasures


Well, I've finally been able to take a couple of shots of one of the "treasures" I purchased at the auction last weekend. I have a thing for china dishes. So did my gramma, and so does my mother. So, evidently it's just genetic. I mean, some people agonize over where to put a little vase or a little piece of pottery... and they decide they simply don't have room to "house" it. And I'm not criticizing them. I'm in awe. Honestly I am. I have a storage heaven in my home, but it is all pretty full.... I love to set my table with a different look for different moods, events, milestones. These dishes were sitting there calling to me at the sale, and I didn't dream I would be able to get them down the line for ten bucks for the whole box. Service for 8 (except cups.) I did get the saucers! Go figure. I think maybe my cups were in another box. I have two little cereal bowls and the meat platter, too... Johnson Brothers Holland. Mmm... I was searching my little heart out in town for a tablecloth. I checked Ebay a few times, even thought I'd make one. Finally I took a peek in my linen drawer and discovered my mother had given me this vintage yellow and blue one last year.! Yay!!! I'm having a little luncheon for family on Sunday, so my table is set. I just love the little ships sailing around on the plate. Now what will I fix to eat?

5 comments:

ACottageIndustry said...

Oh. My. I love it!!!!!!!!!!!!
Tracey

Cindy @ My Romantic Home said...

What a great deal! I love how the dishes look with that tablecloth!

Betty Jo said...

How beautiful those dishes are. They look wonderful with your beautiful tablecloth. I see you are located in MO. I have a sad story on my blog today and it happened in MO. I followed your link from Cherry Hill Cottage and you have a gorgeous blog. xoxo

Julie said...

That is beautiful!! My Mother and Grandmother collected Royal Copenhagen which is mostly blue and white. My Grandmother was a huge collector of china and most of it was from her trips abroad.

Peggy said...

what a beautiful set! How lucky were you to win the auction!