I have been collecting blue and white dishes for twenty six years. My mother has purchased many pieces for me on her antique jaunts. I am never, ever disappointed to open gifts of blue and white goodies. Most of my pieces are part of the Liberty Blue Staffordshire Ironstone line. These goodies are now considered vintage as they were featured as grocery story premiums in 1976 – the same year I saw my first streaker and decided to join the high school marching band. There is a connection, but not like you think. Here is my Liberty Blue pitcher.
And, my Liberty Blue gravy boat.
There are few other pieces in my collection as well. Some pieces are worth more than others, but I don’t care about that. I love my dishes as evidenced by their daily use. My aunt gifted me a set of Spode mugs a few years back. I love the greek themed mug. I love all things Greek and my one of my favorite summer flowers is Geranium. Go figure.
This is one of my favorite cup and saucer sets. I have two. It is English Ironstone. The patter is called Anne Hathaway's Cottage. How can the Engish major not love that. I am on the hunt for me. It is a perfect little tea cup with a lovely detail around the inside brim to make me smile.
This is a mismatched set of souvenir dishes. The saucer is Barnegat Lighthouse in New Jersey and the cup was irresistable. It has images of Eureka Springs, Arkansas - my favorite artsy place to visit and there is some interesting family heritage behind the goings on in the town which I will save for a later post. It is also known as home of the Great Passion Play.
This sandwich plate, also English Ironstone, is Balmoral/Kensington.
And, this one Woods/Seaforth. It is such a pretty little plate with a hint of Asian persuasion.
I picked this souvenir plate up just because sometimes I just plain get homesick.
And, who doesn't like a good gobble?
Vintage Thingies Thursday folk - Don’t forget to check back on Monday when I will be announcing the kick off of Blue Plate Mondays and a giveaway. Bring a recipe and join the fun!
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