Thursday, October 2, 2008

Vintage Dishes




This little sandwich tray is one of my favourite pieces of china in my kitchen cabinet. I love the green, and it is a perfect mix of sweet and 1930s geometric. I think it belonged to my Gran.


I also have a large bowl in a similar pattern in an orange/brown colourway. This sits in the study and looks nice on the dark sideboard or side table.


Interestingly, they both have different edge designs. . The orange bowl has a Royal Staffordshire Honeyglaze marking, but no pattern name. This mark was used c.1947, which is later than I would have guessed from the design. The green plate is unmarked below except for "MADE IN ENGLAND" - I suppose that makes it a fake.

I love the shapes of these dishes, especially the "corners".

Find other vintage items here

14 comments:

Amy said...

Those are really pretty! I love plates like those - they look like they're from the depression era.

marianedwardsdreamweaver said...

I love them too..they are GORGEOUS...aren't the edges simply perfect!!

Carrie said...

These plates are very nice vintage designs...the colors are great.

Coloradolady said...

Oh, I am drooling over these dishes....they are great. I absolutely LOVE the sandwich plate. Wonderful items.

Miri said...

Beautiful plates-I love the designs. In fabrics, grey became a popular color in the late 1940s and there it is on your plates. Very interesting. Thanks for sharing those.

Elizabeth said...

I love the daisies on these!

ellen b said...

These are both great and the shapes are wonderful. I see why you like them...

Emily said...

I love the dishes! They are so pretty!

Jewelgirl said...

Both dishes are lovely, I like the
geometric with flowers patterns and
colors!

Jennifer said...

I really love those!

Diane said...

I never tire of looking at old dishes and platters. There's always something new to see. They're lovely.

Teeny Tiny cabin said...

I'm always attracted to pretty dishes, no matter what the pattern, style, or maker!
Yours are lovely--I'm sure they are a pretty accent to your rooms!
Blessings to You!
Claudia O.

Virginia said...

I absolutely love that green piece! What a sweet dish. Thanks for sharing.

Threeundertwo said...

I love those! The green one is so distinctive with the geometrics and florals. Very classy but feminine.