Sunday, February 28, 2010

A Drastic Dish Change Situation!

As you will recall,

Yesterday I found a pair of little pink and blue flower shaped candle holders. They go to a set of dishes that, until today have always been referred to as "Your grandmothers ugly dishes in the garage."  Today after a long shouting match with my dad, I decided I was going to pull the "ugly dishes" down and see what they were. So I go the the garage....
 

Now this place is much like the 1957 trailer full of storage/ cast offs. So I straddle my dads 1940 Ford tractor and climb up into the eves...   

 
The first thing I trip over, is this MINT in box Borg scale in yellow. I knew this was a good sign, I dont know how many times iv said it but  My grand parents lived through through depression and when times got good again THEY KEPT EVERYTHING! Even the boxes all the stuff was packed in were cool! So I kept digging in search of these dishes...and BOY did I find them!




Bottom step: 1 12 inch serving platter, 6 matching silver leaf tumblers.
Middle Step : 8 salad plates, 6 cereal bowls, 14 dinner plates, and 2 roll dishes.
Top Step:  Butter dish with cover, salt and pepper shakers, Creamer and Sugar, and the 2 candle sticks I got.




This it the "ugly" design on the plates (I think its nice, VERY 50's)  I also would like to ad, these Were my grand parents wedding plates in 1955! I can just see my grandma with her mother in the "Piggly-wiggly"  picking these out days before the at home wedding.



  The Salt shaker is cracked, but im hoping since these dishes were mass produced it wont be hard to get another set. (I also wanna see if I can find  8 more of the tumblers)



Im SOOOOO happy with this set, and im pretty sure im going to swap these out with the 40-some odd mixed dishes I have at the C.H.&R. (the fact this set has bowls is a GOD SEND!) Haha. I also think my prized Frankoma is going to be contained to one glass cabinet, and this new stuff will dominate the other three.

As I kept emptying boxes to find more pieces of the flower pattern I stumbled across these VERY 40'S dishes.  With an Ivy pattern, But alas there was only 2 cracked dinner plates, 8 tea cups, and 8 matching saucers for said tea cups.



I would LOVE to have a set of 8 in this pattern... but provably never will due to whats on the back...



Oh well, I can have you over to tea... but you cant stay for dinner lest we change patterns! 

In yet another box, I found these 2 light blue plates that I like and may throw in as "side dish plates"

Then in the very last box I lifted form the dust, I discovered these two wonderful things, (Micheal, I know your reading this, So if your standing up you better sit) look at the cafree!




Then in the very bottom of the box these appeared to say "Mick, we've been in there since 1956 save us"



Not one but two of these panels  with red pink and green in them BOTH 12 feet long  and 16 wide! I wonder if I can use these at the C.H.&R maybe in the Turquoise room?  Who knows!

-Mick-

15 comments:

Linda said...

Fabulous dishes!!! Love them. Not ugly at all. So glad you have your grandparents dishes!

Retro Keith said...

you are so lucky! what beautiful finds! Hope you have a 50s hutch for that set of dishes/butter dish/shakers!

Zootsuitmama said...

Love your stuff! And that material! You know I cannot figure out some of the features on the blog, so I just keep on posting and posting..more pictures. ZootSuitmama

Missouri Michael said...

You're right, that carafe is great! Now you've inspired me to try to get something else when Grandma passes on...her wedding china. It's all in a cabinet in her utility room where it has been as long as I can remember. I can't ever remember having a dinner nice enough to get it out. I can't even remember what the pattern looks like, but they were married in 1943, so I'm sure that it's great!

ALVN of WhisperWood Cottage and Junkologie said...

Such great finds! Those fabric panels are uber-cool!

Vonlipi said...

Beautiful! Just Beautiful! Ok I'm rolling my quarters and taking the first plane out to explore this garage with you! That is so much fun! Those dishes are super nice and the carafe too! you lucky guy! :)

Kathy said...

OMG...fantastic dishes..and a matching covered butter dish! Those fabric panels would be gorgeous in the turquoise room.

Chickens in the Basement said...

I just love dishes with turquoise in them. It's even better that you shopped for these beauties in the garage. I'm assuming you got to take them home for free!!! Woohoo!

Anna

Midcenturymadam said...

Ummm, where did you say you live? Think I'll still have room in the trailer after I load the fireplace up. Just keep everything in boxes. Thanks, see you soon. Jamie

Vintage Christine said...

You know what's going to happen when we all converge on the Casablanca later this year, don't you? First we'll empty out the house, then the yard, and then drive over to your parent's house and split up whatever's left in the garage. In order to avoid this, however, all you have to do is send me those panels. Crisis averted! Honestly, I would wet my pants every time I went into that garage. Jeez louise, dude--what a treasure box.

1950's_atomic_ranch_house said...

Damn, if only I saved more of what my folks had. back in the 80's a friend cleared out much of what we had in our garage. Of course a lot of that "stuff" was stuff from the 1950's grrrrrrrr

Back then it was simply "stuff" the same way stuff from the 1980's is considered "stuff" today.

Husband said...

That is so cool, I have never seen that pattern before but those are cannonsburg dishes and they are identical in every way to popular Temporama set, except for the pattern of course. Even the glasses have the silver rims. Cool find.

Nick said...

Love all of it! Great finds!

Maggie Graham said...

I know this is months old, but I MUST comment! See, I have a batch of these dishes - gotta love the quirky ivory/robin's egg blue combination! I know the pattern name is "Belvedere," but I can't for the life of me find the name of the manufacturer right now. I have nine cups, 11 saucers, 2 bread plates, a creamer, and a gravy boat, all in mint condition in my booth in an antique mall and quite reasonable. (The saucers and plates are blue.) If you're interested in any of these pieces (I noticed you don't have any cups/saucers or the gravy boat), reply in comments and I'll respond. I'm in the DFW area and could surely work something out.

Maggie Graham said...

Sorry about that earlier. The china manufacturer is Steubenville, and the pattern is "Fairlane," NOT "Belvedere." (Sorry...that's a Ford, not a Chevy! Never could tell my cars apart...) Looks like you got some cups and saucers, too, but if you want more, I've got them. I also have four blue bread/dessert plates (two more than I said at first). I got my pieces on the cheap, so if you want to talk about a deal, I'm open to that for whatever pieces you want. I've been wanting to go to the Bowie trade days, so maybe that's an option if you're interested in any of my inventory.

I'll stop bugging you now that I've solved the mystery of the pattern name. :)