Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Vintage Thursday on Wednesday Night


When my sister and I were in Cambria, CA. on our vacation. I bought this soup plate in an wonderful antique store on Main St. I always wanted one of these plates after seeing one in a magazine and in a blogging friend's kitchen. So, when I spotted this one I decided to splurge and buy it. The mark on the back says it was made in Japan and below "Japan" are the initials *B.F.K.* . It's also stamped with some symbols that were pressed into it before it was fired. I love this plate and hope I can find more information about it. If anyone out there knows anything about this kind of plate, please let me know.

These two necklaces were at the local thrift store. I needed pearls for some jewelry I'm making and these were very pretty ones with all the connections and clasps too. The "choker" with the rhinestones was $2.00 and the other one was $1.50. What a deal

I love old jewelry. It's so fun to use old pieces of jewelry in something that you make. I will be making some gourd jewelry again soon and with my new skills, from the workshop, I hope to be able to make some pretty sparkly pieces. We all need a little BLING in our lives and these old necklaces should add a lot of "pretty" to whatever I make.
Lastly....

When I did a Vintage Thursday post in March on these two plates I said I would show everyone what I did with the plates. Well here they are on my living room wall above the front window. I couldn't find another plate that looked good with these two, so I put the straw hat in the middle. I like it. It's nice for Spring and Summer. What do you think?

For other vintage- obsessed folks that have a love of old things take a look at Colorado Lady's blog. She is our hero and mentor.
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21 comments:

Jan Ely said...

You won't believe this--I have two plates like yours! They are different than yours and different from each other. I bought them at a shop on Oregon, and were told they were French (?) I will send you a picture!!!!! What magazine did you see them in (you knew someone was going to ask that and I bet you can't remember) Good deal on the pearls and your plate display is very clever!

Jan Ely said...

P. S. LOVE the new blog header--beautiful--all of you!

Ann said...

I've never seen that pattern of blue and white, I like it very much. Also, like what you did with the plate rack...the hat in the middle is really a neat idea.
Thanks for sharing~
Ann
@
The Tattered Tassel

joanne said...

Well...I think the straw hat is perfect in that space, it's very summery. Great idea that you could change out with the seasons. Love the jewelry idea. I never thought to buy thrift store and then take it apart and make something wonderful...you've got me thinking now. Time for a trip to the thrift store.;p I just love vintage thingy thursday, thanks for sharing.

Deborah said...

The hat looks good there. I like the scrolly shelf too. In time you may find another plate to go with the others but it looks good as it is.

Pauline said...

You've got me thinking about my old beads, now. Some of them are truly vintage! Love your plate and hat display, looks just right for a home at the end of a dirt road. :)

Grannys Attic said...

Love your blog header. The plates are beautiful.
Thanks for stopping by my blog. Have a happy VTT day. Vicky

Elizabeth said...

I love the blue and white plates, and those necklaces are divine!

Chef E said...

Oh I love the banner C.- I have mentioned before that I love antiquities, as well as dishes, they are my weakness! Mine are starting to pile up on the counter...I need to live in a kitchen he he

Oh BTW- the poem I wrote Ode To Zesters, I recorded it for my radio gig on http://www.croptocuisine.org/about-2/people/ where you will see my bio- I am hoping they read it, because I say "for Farmlady" :)

Manang Kim said...

Your blue dishes is awesome. I am starting to collect blue jars and it is addicting lol! Happy weekend!

VTT~Old Book

Peg @ Bloomfield Farm said...

I finally have a few minutes to catch up on my blog reading. It has been a very busy week! I love the beautiful blue plate; I am a big fan of old blue china too. The jewelry is pretty too; my daughter is using a vintage rhinestone brooch on her wedding dress and we decided she needs a small vintage necklace too... more shopping! Your Corgis are very cute guys too; Elvis would like to join in the fun. I like the photos of the planes in the storm too.

LV said...

You have a very nice vintage show for today. Too, you are very talented and creative.

Postcardy said...

I like the pattern on your soup dish. That's an interesting plate hanger too.

viridian said...

Thanks for sharing, and happy VTT.

Julie Whitmore Pottery said...

THat plate could be part of a set, and something made in Japan after an English Victorian design. They look Victorian, the 1880's. Very nice find, and right in my backyard!!

Shirley said...

Oh, I love the blue and white plates. (Love your little Corgis too!)

Sally Annie Magundy said...

Don't you love Cambria?! And what a nice memento of your trip you found to bring home with you, so pretty!

Coloradolady said...

Your plates are so pretty! I love that pattern, and I really like how you hung the others on the wall, very cute idea! Have a great VTT!

CC said...

Love your beautiful blue and white bowl, that pretty jewelry and the plate display with the hat is just gorgeous. I really,really like that. Happy VTT..

Miri said...

Lovely plate!

BTW I'm a bit late getting here...loved your ode to nature after your hail storm. Hope it stays sunny.

~~Carol~~ said...

That soup plate is so pretty, and I bet you would love to have a whole set of it! And I like what you did with the two plates and the straw hat. So much more character than if you just had a third plate up there!
Happy VTT!
Carol