|Dish collection on the hutch.|
Since I'm no longer doing a My World this Week post as it takes so much time, I'm planning on some simple "show and tell" blog posts. Mainly photos that are self explanatory. They can be inserted on weeks with no book reviews.
I mentioned in Sunday's blog post that many of my pretty tea things and dishes are in the corner china cabinet and on the hutch. They are also displayed a couple other places in the house but I'll share them another time.
Most of these items were purchased very cheap at Goodwill, thrift stores, and antique malls through the years. The hunt is part of the fun. The two Johnson Brothers American Thanksgiving plates were (if I remember) a dollar each, purchased in different years. The Friendly Village tall coffee server was only $7.00 at an antique mall because it has a slight chip under the lid that you can't see. They are rare and the chip is so small, it can even be used with no problem.
A few were bought with Amazon credit through the years as a birthday or Christmas gift to myself. Some of my collection were gifts, such as the gorgeous Johnson Brothers Old British Castles brown transerware china (middle plate), which were a gift from my blog friend, Kristi.
Please excuse the quality of these photos. It is so dark in the area where the china cabinet sits that it is hard to get good photos. However, I do love opening the china cabinet at times and just enjoy the view. Sometimes the Old English Roses set gets moved to the breakfront, especially in Spring and Summer.