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Tink
08-07-2012, 01:31 PM
She and I were talking about our love for antique plates and other sundry collectible things. I wanted to share these photos of recent "acquisitions" with her, so thought I'd do it through the forum.

Maybe there are other members who like to collect things too and want to share in the discussion.

Tink
08-07-2012, 01:32 PM
Re: Insipired by Mystikpiglit...

These photos won't be very good as they are taken with my phone's camera.

These are dessert size plates. They are clear and there were 14 of them! I was so happy to find them. The little tongs were at the same sale. I thought they were too neat, and perfect for Herself who likes little, pretty things. We use them for asparagus. :D :D

Tink
08-07-2012, 01:35 PM
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This is a shot of some of the other pieces I bought when I bought the clear plates. There are serving (oval) bowls and dinner plates (and two dessert plates) in the white with purple flowers pattern. The odd plate is lovely and is a Limoges so I just had to have that too!

Tink
08-07-2012, 01:36 PM
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Do you like old porcelain, china, or pottery? My problem is that I love it all and will burst the house at the seams if left unchecked. :sorry:

It's not so much a formal collection in that I am seeking a single pattern (as I once did with Depression Glass) but more that anything that looks "old and pretty" to me sets off the itch to have it. :D :D

daveann
08-07-2012, 02:24 PM
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are they dishwasher safe :taunt: :)

Tink
08-07-2012, 03:11 PM
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I'd be ok with putting the clear ones in the dishwasher, but not the other ones. The white ones have gold trim and I'd be concerned that it would come off.

Of course, our new china (Lennox, purchased about five years ago) "the good set" isn't dishwasher safe, either. Most fine china and crystal are recommended to be washed by hand.

mumof2
08-07-2012, 03:26 PM
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Lovely Tink, very vintage! The glass plates look as though they have a lacy pattern round the edge?

Tink
08-07-2012, 03:55 PM
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They do. I was trying to capture that, but having them all stacked on upon the other blurs the clarity. The edges are etched in a flower and leaf design with a lacy scroll.

I bought them for those times when you have a number of people over and need extra dessert (or bread) plates. They go with our Lennox. (Not match, rather complement).

MystikPiglit
08-07-2012, 07:45 PM
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Ooh, very nice. :yes: I love the little tongs.
I'll photograph some of my favourites tomorrow to show you.

mumof2
08-07-2012, 09:19 PM
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They're lovely, I could see them on my dining table!

We grew up with lovely crockery and tableware, so pretty.

Britchick
08-07-2012, 09:50 PM
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I'd like to mix and match my crockery

Tink
08-07-2012, 10:27 PM
Me too. :yes:

I used to collect certain patterns (for years, long ago) but ended up selling it all.

I've kept away from starting up again for 16 years! Now, I'm slipping back into the mode. :D

I just simply love old patterns, old china, old porcelain...

Diane, I am so looking forward to your photos!!

MystikPiglit
09-07-2012, 02:26 PM
Sorry, Tink, bit of a delay with photos. I'm stripping old paint off a door today so will try to organise some time for crockery tomorrow. :)

Esmeralda
09-07-2012, 09:34 PM
That plate you have on the far left... I'm pretty sure my Mother has one like that somewhere's, it looks so familiar to me. Going to have to go looking now.

I love old mismatched crockery... I personally can't abide the sets you can buy in a box. I love eating a sandwich and thinking... where has this plate been... who owned it and what fine boudoir did it come from.

Tink
10-07-2012, 12:18 AM
That's ok, Diane! I'll wait. :yes:

Yes, Esme. Me too. I like the pieces to have something in common, like roses, or color, or flowers even, but I like mixing and matching. That's why I liked the clear plates so much. They'll go nicely with the Lennox.

MystikPiglit
17-07-2012, 02:39 PM
Phew, I've finally found my way back to this thread. :)

Here are some of my favourite patterns:



http://i610.photobucket.com/albums/tt186/PandD/WDW/wdisneysecrets/P1010262.jpg


I particularly like Paragon china and Losolware.

Tink
18-07-2012, 12:45 AM
So, so pretty!!! Thank you for sharing! :hug2:

Esmeralda
18-07-2012, 05:22 PM
Ooh I love that green and gold dish. Again my Mum has/had (sorry don't like to talk of her in the past tense) one just like the blue one.

MystikPiglit
20-07-2012, 08:19 AM
I have several serving dishes in the green & gold pattern. They're perfect for Christmas day lunch. :)

mumof2
25-07-2012, 03:25 PM
Yeah see they're the type of tableware we grew up with alongside modern stuff.

Tinkfan
29-07-2012, 06:18 AM
:wave: i think I have some of those plates!!! I think that they are packed away at our old house! I have collected dessert plates for a long time to. Wish I knew how to put the photos online! great find sis!

Tink
29-07-2012, 09:27 AM
Thank you! It would be so cool to have matching plates! :D :D

It is absolutely wonderful to see you here. I hope you are feeling a bit better? :hug2:

Wendy
29-07-2012, 10:28 AM
It is absolutely wonderful to see you here. I hope you are feeling a bit better? :hug2:

:yes: I agree, it makes me smile when I see you logged on:hug2:

wdwgrandma
29-07-2012, 03:01 PM
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This is a shot of some of the other pieces I bought when I bought the clear plates. There are serving (oval) bowls and dinner plates (and two dessert plates) in the white with purple flowers pattern. The odd plate is lovely and is a Limoges so I just had to have that too!

Those are gprgeous! I love things like that! I wish I had a place to display such items. Right now my craft area has taken control of my dining room...