Wednesday, October 11, 2017

A view of part of my collections

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.


10 comments:

Deanna Rabe said...

Just lovely. Your OCR photo reminds me that I need to be on the lookout for the creamer. Mine broke. (sad)

I like a collected look rather than a matchy matchy look anyway, so your collection is very appealing to me!

Perfect for the season!

Mrs.T said...

How beautiful, Brenda! I love Johnson Brothers! Those American Thanksgiving ones are lovely.

Carol Slater said...

Beautiful! I love tea pots and have started a small collection myself. I just need a place to keep them.

Vee said...

Wonderful collection and beautifully displayed! Cozy post with all the brown transferware.

Anonymous said...

Love the collection, the arrangement, and the corner china cabiinet..all very pretty. Thanks for sharing. Blessings, Sharon D.

ellen b said...

Lovely collection.

Anonymous said...

Love seeing your dishes! Wish I had a hutch or China cabinet to store and display mine! Would also love to see more photos of your kitty! Really enjoyed your week-end posts, too. Wasn't able to comment, as we had a very busy week-end, but I did get to read them both! Thanks for sharing!
Blessings,
LauraC.(WA)

Judy said...

Your hutch would fit happily into Badger's home (see Sunday's post). Delightful.

Melissa said...

Lovely!

Thickethouse.wordpress said...

I share your love of china! This morning my dd Alice helped me put the Thanksgiving turkey plates (my grandmother's) on the hutch and remove my mother's Spode "best" china. I know the next generation does not like this style, at least in my family, but I have hope for my granddaughters. You do make your home a lovely sanctuary, Brenda! (BTW, I just bought some lemon oil for my wood furniture.)