I have a love of beautiful dishes. And although I have several sets of various white dishes (a must for any dish lover), I have a passion for colors, designs and even history in my dishware.
For the past couple of weeks we have been using these pretty red leaf design dishes. I love the little hint of orange in the striping.
They just have a fresh clean look to them. I bought them a couple of years ago at a thrift store. I used them for a time and then stored them. I decided to use them again last month for a new look.
And then I recently pulled out these beauties! I also bought these at a thrift store. I had first noticed them weeks before I bought them. I feel in love with this vintage restaurantware set! However, I wasn’t willing to pay the retail price for them. So, I kept my fingers crossed for a couple of weeks. hoping no one would buy them until I could when the sticker color went 50% off.
If you are unfamiliar with the term “Restaurantware” it refers to china that was designed exclusively for hotels/restaurants at first in the late 1800’s. Soon, due to its durability, it became a popular form of china for railroads, ships and even the military. This Mayer China is from the early 1900’s. Mayer China Company was an American china producer.
I hung on to my thrifty ways, and waited out the weeks and was so excited to be able to snatch these up the first day they went 50% off! Sometimes I get lucky, sometimes not. But, this was a lucky time!
I am nothing if not stubborn in my ways!
Are you a dish lover? Do you enjoy finding these new treasures at bargain prices and switching them out from time to time?
I’m joining these lovely hostesses;Thrifty and Vintage Finds