Tuesday, August 23, 2011

New Old Dishes!

When Mister and I were vacationing in July, we did some antiquing. I fell in love with a set of plates, and of course, he encouraged me to get them. So I did!


They make a beautiful display in the kitchen hutch. I have the rest stored in the cabinets where I can use them regularly. Otherwise, why have them? At least half of the enjoyment is in the using.



Johnson Brothers Ironstone. English Chippendale pattern.



The cups and saucers have beautiful lines.



As do the sugar and creamer.



Then there is the platter!


The plates are lovely to eat from.  The whole family enjoyed doing just that this weekend as we celebrated my parents' 65th wedding anniversary.



And every day I enjoy my cereal, or cottage cheese, or ice cream.... in these bowls!

Have a wonderful day! I will, as I visit Kathleen for White Wednesday and Sue for Rednesday!

Carol

18 comments:

Shelia said...

Hi Carol! Oh, hooray for you and those pretty dishes! I just love them! Isn't the shape of the platter so lovely! I really like your hutch too and it's so big. I know I could poke a lot of dishes in there.
How wonderful for your parents celebrating their 65 wedding anniversary! God bless them!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Janette@Janette's Sage said...

First I love the hutch...just wonderful and then filled with these, well...just too die for.

Now I want to go look for dishes...what a wonderful and sweet hubby...and congratulations to your parents.

Olive Cooper said...

Oh mercy, they are gorgeous. Love the colors. So glad you use them too! We use every thing we own as well. Every day is a holiday and every meal is a feast.

Vee said...

What a good hubby to suggest that you get these lovely dishes. You probably needed some encouragement, too, as none of us wishes to spend too much these days. They certainly are beautiful in their new home.

Cindy said...

Hi Carol,
Your new dishes are gorgeous! I'm so happy for you! And good for you for using them every day, that is the best way to gain enjoyment in having things, I think.
Hugs, Cindy

Ms.Daisy said...

Carol,
The dishes are the prettiest I have seen - they are almost chintz in feeling aren't they? I love chintz and have collected a few pieces here and there. I also love that you use them and they are not just "for show" although they look gorgeous in your hutch. Thank you so much for the info on rainbow bread. My granddaughter just loved it and since they live in Amish country I'm forwarding your info to my daughter. Thanks again.


~Jean

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Your new dishes are beautiful Carol! I sure do love J-Bro patterns-enjoy:@)

Comeca Jones said...

They are gorgeous!

Sandy aka Doris the Great said...

They are so beautiful. I'm so jealous (but now at least I have a new quest for this year!). Happy eating!

Ann said...

Fabulous dishes!!! They look spectacular in the hutch.
Ann

Cheryl~ZanyMayd said...

Beautiful Dishes, they make a wonderful display & so happy to hear they are Used too~

Kay K said...

Your dishes are beautiful !!!

the⋆silver⋆of⋆His⋆fining said...

Lovely dishes!

Kathleen said...

I love them, what a find!

ImSoVintage said...

These are beautiful. Johnson Bros. makes some of the loveliest dishes. I am so glad that you use them, because yes, dishes are meant to be used and loved.

Dawn said...

oh gosh... those are so beautiful!!! what a treasure :)

no spring chicken said...

I'm not familiar with this Johnson Brothers pattern. I LOVE! Definitely use and enjoy them... but do be careful! :)

Blessings, Debbie

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

I am in love with these dishes!!! They are gorgeous, and they are my very favorite color, too. They do make a great display in your kitchen. Lovely!