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Sunday, May 25, 2008

SHOW n Tell Sunday ~ May 25th

Good Sunday Morning Everyone!

I did not even know there was such a thing until a sweet gal posted on my blog regarding my recent collection blog I had done. So I checked it out and here I am. Be sure to look below at my blog post of May 23rd because it has many pieces of my blue and white along with some of my Tea Cups and Tea Pots as well.

Thank you to *SHOW N TELL* Sugar Sugar* (for some reason I cannot get my links to work! Check out on my Fav Blog Links) for hosting this wonderful day. Be sure to check out the other participants!

Since collecting plates and anything pretty is in my blood...I could not resist showing you a collection my mother started me on a few years ago. It's from the Johnson Brothers Rose Chintz line. She kept a 4 piece place setting and then gave me her left overs. MAN, was I in HEAVEN!!! She knew I'd scour ebay and find more to add...and of course, that's just what I have been doing. I have now, at least 8 pieces of almost every piece I am showing. I still need 8 small berry bowls...I keep an eye on them from time to time, but haven't been successful yet.

Another thing I really love about this pattern, is its versatility. I can dress it up or down. Right now I have my eat in-kitchen table set for breakfast. But I have been known to really dress it all up for a formal family dinner as well.

My favorite pieces are these sqaure plates...they are just such a unique shape!

I also have shown in the past, snippets from my milk glass collections. I have a sweet little pot cart that I have put many pieces on as well as a corner hutch at the landing of my stairwell. Then I also and showing some larger pieces and my favorite is the hobnail ice-bucket!

These smaller pieces of milk glass are hobnail and just adorable...or at least I think so!

Here are some beautiful ornate dessert plates that I was privaledge to take from my husbands aunt. They have so much gold around the edging. But the reason I took these was I have a special place in my heart for violets and pansy's. Don't know why...I just do! And this sweet little tea pot is just precious too!

I did not realized that the gold around these plates were showing up I tried to take some different photos to show just how much gold on these there is! These also have the Austria Crown markings on the back. Just beautiful!

Oh I just had to show you this. This is from a dear friend of mine who handpaints on vintage pieces of limogue. She is a wonderful artist who sells her pieces on ebay under the name of enchanted*rose*. If you love original handpainted pieces, you will not be dissapointed!. This is a sweet demmitasse cup/saucer and I just love it to pieces!

And lastly, I took a couple of close ups of some vinettes for you to see.

Thanks so much for stopping by. I'd love to hear what you all think. Have a blessed Sunday!


Connie said...

I love those plates......all of them! Great collection for a sweet and lovely lady!

Counting Your Blessings said...

Oh My! I just love the black with violets plates that you have. Do they have a name on them? I'd love to look for some!! I have a huge set of Johnson Bros Rose Chintz too =) Blessings... Polly

Recycled Rita said...

Very pretty! I have the soup bowls to go with your square plates...I think I need those next! Thanks for sharing! karen...

Pinkie Denise said...

Wow, you have some pretty dishes, so glad you joined us...I love the cup and saucer with the pink roses...Thanks for sharing Pinkie Denise

leesiebella said...

Hi Lorena~
Thanks for sharing your sweet collection with us!

Have a great weekend too!


She'sSewPretty said...

That is a beautiful china set. I love anything with roses on it. I'll have to look your friend up on Ebay!

Carla said...

Glad you joined in today. WOW--what a collection. Of course I love all the blue and white in the previous post. I have the Blue Onion canister set, too. That Rose Chintz is the pattern that I would register for now if I were a bride. I couldn't think of the name of it until I read your post. It is beautiful and lucky you to be gifted some!

Cami said...

Great milk glass! I have a thing for white!

Life on Bonnie Lane said...

Oh my goodness! I am just freaking out a little because the Johnson Brothers dishes are so very similar to the set my mother had growing up! These were our every day dishes and I never ever thought of them as collectibles! Wow, I wonder if my brother still has them since he bought the house with everything in it. I'm sure the collection has lots of missing pieces since it was used all the time, but now I am really curious! It's good to have a brand name to attach to them, but I know its the same, same size dishes, same square shape to one size.

Edie Marie's Attic said...

Hi Lorena!
Beautiful dishes! I love all of them!
Hugs, Sherry
Have you thought of making your photos larger on your posts to show the beautiful detail off better? You have such lovely things and us "mature" girls need larger pictures!
Just a thought. Only helpful intentions offered.(I know we can click on photos to make them larger but some of us don't have time to enlarge each one, and I want to see all of them!!)

Secondhandrose said...

It is all so pretty Lorena, I especially like the gorgeous display on the piano. Thanks for sharing.

Alisa said...

Oooo, your square plates are divine!

Sharon said...

You lucky girl, I love Rose Chintz it's been one of my all time favorites.

About Me said...

Hello! I love the white milkglass on the adorable vintage flower cart. So cute! Take care. Di

marsha said...

I love all of your collections, but the square plates are my favorite. Your home is lovely and so are you.

gentle hugs,

OH! I've never heard anyone else talk about GodBumps before....doncha just love that word?

Attic Charm said...

Beautiful!! In that vignette against the blue wall, the 3rd teacup set in a chintzy pink is absolutely to die for!!!! Thanks for sharing your lovely collection.