Welcome to this weeks segment of Vintage Thingies Thursday. Thursday is the day to showcase your vintage treasures and to share your special things with everyone. If you are visiting and would like to join us, please do. It is very easy!
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REMINDER: We have several new friends linking in for Vintage Thingie Thursday. I want to remind everyone that the link for VTT goes up on Wednesday evening and will run through Friday morning (early) then the link will be closed. I know it is hard to get in the habit of posting earlier than later, but try and get your link in before early Friday morning. I have to close the link to keep spam out of the link. Thanks!! And I know Wednesday is not Thursday, here...but it is Thursday for our friends who live on the other side of the globe!!
I know I am a bit late today, sorry about that folks, I have been busy, busy, busy today and just realized what time it was.....and I had not even started my post yet!
Then, I just remembered tomorrow is April Fools Day.....sorry, I was not fooling you into thinking I was not going to have a post up....Really!
Now, why have I been so busy? Well first off, this morning I decided to go visit a brand new Goodwill on the west side of town. Let's just say, it was one great shopping trip.
Just look at this stack of lovely dishes......the white ones are not vintage, but I had to have them. They were a dollar a piece. There were five white flower plates, and they just seemed perfect for spring and an Easter table setting. This is really a first for me, because I really only like and buy vintage dishes. But there is more to this story.
Take a look at this plate! I already had a buggy full of treasures, and was about to leave. However, I noticed the sales clerk was bringing out more goodies to stock on the shelves. I noticed he was setting a stack of dishes on one of the top shelves, so I quickly went to see what they were.....here are the beautiful dishes. My. Oh. My. I had to have them.
Now, I forgot my glasses this morning and I really could not see the marking. However, a little lady decided she wanted these too, and informed me that "Surely I was not going to by all of those dishes." I quickly informed her, " I surely was!" She wanted to know the mark, and I squinted at the back of the plate, and I kid you not, my breath caught in my throat. Once I told here what they were, she shook her head and said, "Someone did not know what they had....."
I could not say anything other than, I agree, and try and find room in my already crowded buggy to put these plates so they did not get broken!
The price of the 10 dinner plates were $1.50 each. The 5 dessert plates were $1.00 each.
And look how wonderful these look with my not so vintage white flower dishes....I am really loving this!!
According to Wiki, At the end of World War II, Japan was occupied by the Allied Powers, led by the United States with contributions also from Australia, India, New Zealand and the United Kingdom. This foreign presence marked the first time in its history that the island nation had been occupied by a foreign power. The San Francisco Peace Treaty, signed on September 8, 1951, marked the end of the Allied occupation, and subsequent to its coming into force on April 28, 1952, Japan was once again an independent country.
Occupied Japan was printed on pottery, porcelain, toys, and other goods made during the American occupation of Japan after World War II, from 1945 to 1952. Collectors now search for these pieces. The items were made for export. These pieces marked Occupied Japan are very sought after and are very collectible in today's market.
Remember I told you my buggy was full?...I was not kidding....OVERLOAD! What a fun morning this was! I hope everyone has a great Easter weekend, enjoy your family and great food! See you next week!
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