It was, as I have said, a fine autumnal day; the sky was clear and serene, and nature wore that rich and golden livery which we always associate with the idea of abundance. The forests had put on their sober brown and yellow, while some trees of the tenderer kind had been nipped by the frosts into brilliant dyes of orange, purple, and scarlet.... As Ichabod jogged slowly on his way, his eye... ranged with delight over the treasures of jolly autumn. ~Washington Irving, "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow"

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Vintage Thursday


Both of these plates are Bavarian. The yellow plate above has hand painted yellow roses on it and gold trim. The mark on the back says Rosenthal. There is a signature on the front, in the drawing, but I can't read the name. The plate is in beautiful condition and has no crazing or chips.
The plate below is dark orange fading to yellow in the middle with hand painted daisy like flowers . It has a gold trim around the scalloped edge. The mark on the back is a circle with the letters JHR inside. The words Alice and Bavaria are above and below the circle . Another word , in script, "Favorite" is on the back but stamped in a different place.I cannot find any information on this mark.

Both of these plates are 8" in diameter and in very good condition. I bought them this week at our local thrift shop. They were $3.50 each. I wanted some plates to use in the plate rack on the wall in my livingroom. Something more like Springtime. These seem to go well. They should carry us into Summer. Sometimes you just need a little change to make a room look brighter. Old plates are wonderful for this and often very inexpensive,especially if you find them before they get to an "Antique" store.
Please go to Colorado Lady's blog for a list of other folks who love vintage or antique things. Some come with interesting stories too.
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19 comments:

Karen Deborah said...

Oh dear I am so coveting that find--repent repent...

Laura ~Peach~ said...

purty stuff... but not near as pretty as two nameless balls of energy with big ears :D
i am about to embark on a journey... of decluttering my house... my sister is going to help ... i think i threw her into shock last night by telling her i am willing to give up my COLLECTIONS... I have hundreds of unicorns and snowballs...collectors plates ect. that are going to be seeking a new home/s...if you are or know of anyone who might be interested in such things i will let you know more as time comes cause we are going to photo and ebay and craigs list and on my blog the stuff...:) ear rubs to my buds ... Hugs and grits to you.

thasnifty said...

Oh wow those plates are splendid. $3.50?!!!!! You did good! Am so glad they landed in the home of someone who love them and treasure the beautiful hand painted loveliness :)

Happy VTT too
-brightest blessings-
Karina

The Crazy Suburban Mom said...

Isn't it amazing the prices you can pay sometimes? Some of the things I love the most cost so little and I get so much joy out of them...


Happy VTT!
Tracy

Postcardy said...

I think those old painted plates are so pretty.

Chicken Boys said...

They are gorgeous plates. They remind me of my grnadmother's china. (My mom has them now).
~Randy

P. said...

These are gorgeous! Love the colors, so fresh and pretty.

ClassyChassy said...

Those plates are beautiful and awesome! I love the colors!

CC said...

I love the little plates. Their colors are gorgeous and they will look beautiful hanging. You found some good buys. Happy VTT..have a lovely weekend.

Elizabeth said...

I love the shape of the plates and how they turn up a little on the edges.

Kerry O'Gorman said...

I've given you a 'sunshine' award...its on my latest post...cheers

LV said...

These plates are very pretty, and I am sure look nice anyway you display them.

Nancy said...

What beautiful plates and what a great price!

Coloradolady said...

I love your plates,, and really love your pictures, those are so great!!! I love the colors in the plates, nice and sunny looking....great post, Have a great VTT!

Charlotte said...

OMG! Where in the world do you shop? The plates are gorgeous!

Jessica Hills said...

Those plates are pretty! I love your picture collages on your posts! Come stop by my Favorite Things Friday Party if you would like to join in!

Debbie said...

Pretty plates, perfect for spring. I especially like the yellow one.

AshTreeCottage said...

Very pretty plates. Bavarian china is always so lovely!

Love,
Susan and Bentley
xxoo

Tara Beaulieu said...

Oh those are beautiful! That orangy red one is just dreamy, what a deal, $3.50 a piece?!