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Since St. Patrick's Day is next Tuesday, I thought I'd make this week my week to show some of those treasures with green......just for luck's sake mind you.
And could we not all use a little luck these days??? Here are a few of my favorite treasures I wanted to share with you today. The little tin is from my kitchen and I could say it is vintage..but it is not, maybe I could say it is a vintage reproduction, but then again, it most likely is not. But I had to include it in the post...it just goes...I mean with the Shamrock and all!
This adorable little bowl was purchased at my child's Catholic School Rummage Sale several years ago. I paid .50 cents for it. I am really sorry I did not buy more than just this one, someone had donated loads of pottery and in my younger days, I did not feel the need to "have" tons of stuff....today....well, not so much. This is stamped "Jackson Vitrified China, Falls Creek, Pa" The vintage Hankie is chiffon with flocked clovers all over it. This is really old according to the lady who was peddling junk in her yard a few weeks ago at a tag sale. I paid $1.00 for it, and I really do like it....and I believe it is vintage. I did a little research on chiffon hankies and they do indeed date back to the 40's.
Now, I know you remember how I collect platters, Is this not a pretty little stack of green rimmed platters???
The platter sitting on the stand is one of my favorites. This one is stamped "Sterling Verified China" Liverpool USA. I just love the detailed rim of this platter. The cute little platter in the front was an estate sale find about three weeks ago. This is stamped "Buffalo China" made in the USA.
Would you like to hear a funny story??? Good. I hope you smile or at least appreciate the fact that possibly your mind is not as far gone as mine. I was at said Estate sale and this place was small...so small that I felt trapped like a rat with about 100 people crowding in such a small place. Well, they had 5 of these platters and I wanted one. I debated on carrying one around, or getting it on my way out. Well, I picked up several things and stood in line forever to pay, my arms were killing me, my back was killing me and my legs were killing me with everyone bumping into me. I paid for my purchases, not really paying attention because so much was going on. I got to my car, and realized I did not get the platter. Dang. So what do I do? March back in there, to purchase the platter. Paid. Left. Well, guess what? I got home and unwrapped my finds for the day...and believe me when I say I really must have fell in love with this platter because after I unwrapped everything, I discovered I now was the proud owner of TWO of these beauties. That is what you call shopping without a clue....or memory... one or the other. So, I have two of these.
Here is a close-up of two other platters. The one on the left really is lovely, I love the detail on the rim. This is stamped "H&C Selb Bavaria", Heinrich & Co. The platter on the right, is a smaller platter and it is stamped "Walker China".
See this platter resting on the plate stand? This is rather new to my collection and it is really one of my favorite finds. The detail is just wonderful, and of all my platters, I paid the most for this one. Now, I can not reveal what I paid for this little treasure, because my husband does read this blog, but let me just say, I never pay as much as I paid for this platter for anything I usually buy....remember, I am cheap. But the green and the detailed white rim really called out to me and, I could not resist this one. This is stamped "Harker Ware Pottery Est. 1340"
These two pieces are not the same, but they do sorta match, right? Vintage goodness!
I want to wish everyone a little bowl of good luck for the St. Patty's day next week. Have a great week everyone! Be sure to link in and show us your wonderful treasures.
Oh, and for all of you lovely ladies who wanted the recipe for cleaning vintage linens...I posted that on Monday, just in case you missed it.