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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22 comments :

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

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  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"

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  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 @
    http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com

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  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!

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  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!!
    Hugs,
    Debbie

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

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

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  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 do...it is truly an art.
    blessings,
    rebecca

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  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 . . .
    Joy!
    Kathy

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

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

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  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.

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  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:@)

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

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  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.

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  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!

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  17. These dishes are stunning!

    Jenny
    www.simcoestreet.blogspot.com

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  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

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  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.

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  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.

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

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  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.
    Hugs,
    Sherry

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