Green Dishes

Hi everyone!

Remember last week I told you about stopping at an estate sale. I showed you my fun Pyrex find. Well, I thought I would show you some of my other treasures. Some green vintage dishes.

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I actually love the way they all look just stacked.

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I have been collecting this series of plates, The Old Curiosity Shop, for a long time. I buy one when I see them at yard sales. I think I may have enough of a whole set now to do full table.

10-11 bargains 01910-11 bargains 02010-11 bargains 021I know absolutely nothing about this makers mark.   I couldn’t find anything in an online search. The plate was just so pretty, I couldn’t pass it up.

10-11 bargains 02210-11 bargains 023 As you can see from the photo, one of these dishes has some chips in it. But, this is another set of dishes I have slowly been collecting. Almost an entire set now. Yes, I am a patient thrifter!

10-11 bargains 024I bought a set  three of these dishes for .50 cents. They go nicely with the first plate I showed you.

Now, what do I do with all my single plates? Some get turned into pedestals, some are turned into other redos, some just for decorating and then some for actual table use.

10-11 bargains 03010-11 bargains 028As a matter of fact, this plate has already turned into a pedestal. I used a vintage white milk glass candlestick for the base.  And this one has been purchased to be given as a Christmas present. The lady who bought it had told me a long time ago what color and look she was wanting and this fit the bill perfectly! Woohoo!

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  1. What awesome green dishes. I have never seen any like them around here but I will be looking harder after seeing yours!

  2. Here I sat thinking I was a "blue" plate person..but WOW! love the "green" the designs are Wonderful! Congrats my friend on finding your collection!
    ~~Peace & Love & Healing & Blessings~~ "D"

  3. I love your green dishes. I am patient too. I keep a look out for pieces that I collect. But I rarely see anything green.

    Jocelyn @

  4. Diane, I am in love with your Friendly Village dishes by Johnson Brothers!! I have one bowl that belongs to that set. I have been looking for other pieces. Your collection is awesome!

  5. Diann,
    I love all of the dishes that you shared with us today but I too am partial to the Old Curiosity Shop ones. I have some of these myself including a tea pot!! I was so thrilled when I found the tea pot!! I love them for Christmas as I think they have a Charles Dicken's type pf feel to them!!

  6. Those are fabulous dishes Diann. I have a turkey platter that would match the brown ones perfectly, I believe the same company too.

  7. What lovely dishes, that color is so soft and classic! Love how you created that pedestal, so clever!

  8. if i ever would be caught "stealing" it would be for stealing a dish! LOL! i loved seeing your pretties! and yes, i am a patient thrifter too!
    love your precious blog!
    i am a newbie at this and i learn so much for watching what you is truly an art.

  9. I love the Johnson Bros. dishes - so many very English patterns and country scenes. I've been wanting to start a collection but I just don't have the space for one. Perhaps some re-arranging of space is in order . . .

  10. I, too, have The Old Curiosity Shop dishes. I love them, special childhood memories. Friendly Village is just beautiful too. You scored!

  11. You know I love those dishes, they are green!

  12. Love your transferware -- always sets a table with a "story". I'm not setting the table this week -- I'll have to enjoy the tables of bloggy friends.

  13. Fun dishes Diann! My G-Mom-B had a set of the ones in the first pic, and I love me some J-Bro:@)

  14. What a lovely collection. You always find the best treasures.

  15. I absolutely love your dishes. Maybe I need to look for something besides blue!
    I would love to have you share at my Restyled Sundays party still going on.

  16. Love these. I always look for green, red and blue when I am out and about. I have one green and white plate, and I love it. Happy VTT!

  17. These dishes are stunning!


  18. Hello, Oh what a beautiful find. I have a set of the Friendly Village, I love them and use them on Thanksgiving. Thanks for sharing and have a great day. Hugs, Terri

  19. Love the stack of green plates! You really got some good finds...I love the one plate on the milkglass candlestick! That turned out perfect.

  20. One of my friends has the Johnson Bros. pattern in the brown. Do not think I have seen it in green. You made a good choice.

  21. I can see why you collect them,they are beautiful. The pedestal dish was also beautiful.

  22. What great finds! I have a few pieces of Friendly Village and love them. The cake pedestal you made is wonderful. Thank you for linking to the Open House party.


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