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!