Thursday, April 22, 2010

Vintage Thingie Thursday: Grandma's Dishes

I'm very excited to be participating in my first Vintage Thingie Thursday! Hosted by Coloradolady, this is an opportunity to show off neat vintage items that you have around your home. Being a thrift store junkie and a proud pack rat, I've got all kinds of great stuff to feature!

Today I'm showing off my Grammy Annabelle's dishes. Unfortunately, I don't know exactly what year or on what occasion she acquired these...I just remember my Mom telling me that they'd someday be mine. Lo and behold...and ta da!!! They're now resting safely in a hutch in my living room. (Well, actually, they're the subject of my husband's latest photo shoot right now...then they go back in the hutch).

I've yet to find out much about them but I know that they were made by Blue Ridge Pottery, Southern Potteries, Inc. sometime between the late 1930's and mid-1957. The design is called "Pinkie" and I'm having a really difficult time finding many more in the set! Currently I have about 5 dinner plates and 5 bread plates.

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  1. Welcome to Vintage Thingies Thursday. My, you have a delightful blog my friend! I love your grandmothers dishes, the pattern is very unusual, and on all my outings and dish buying, I don't think I have ever seen this pattern. But, now, I will watch for it for you!! So glad you linked in today, looking forward to more of your goodies! Have a great VTT!

  2. These are great dishes...a lovely pattern and colors and a wonderful family heirloom.

  3. Sarah, those are beautiful! Have you tried www.replacements.com or ebay to find more? I just love them. You should do a tablescape with them and share on Tablescape Thursday at http://betweennapsontheporch.blogspot.com
    Blessings, Beth

  4. So glad you joined us today for VTT day. Your dishes feature was a perfect thing to share. I have seen this pattern in antique malls. In time, you will find more pieces.

  5. Hi Sarah! How wonderful to receive a set of your grandmother's dishes. You now have family heirlooms that you can pass down to your own children!

    Susan and Bentley

  6. Very lovely dishes. Happy VTT!


  7. Welcome to VTT! Love your pretty dishes, the simple design keeps them a classic. I love seeing what folks have handed down!

  8. Welcome to VTT Sarah..it's great to have you join in. I love most all vintage things and it's always so much fun to see what everyone has to show. I love your pretty dishes and hope you can find more...eventually you will.. I've been reading some of the posts on your sweet blog..and just love it. I've become a follower
    and will be back to visit again..
    Happy VTT, have a lovely weekend.

  9. I like simple designs on dishes and I think yours are very pretty.

  10. Today's my first VTT. I am having fun. I love your dishes and nope I have never seen that pattern before. I too am an admitted pack rat and proud of it. I hope that you have a chance to stop on by and say hello.

  11. Sarah,

    Welcome to VTT you are going to love this blog. I can't wait till every Thursday to see all the wonderful things my friends share. I love the dishes. I just became a follower so if you would like please come and vist my blog. at Granny's Attic.
    Blessings, Vicky

  12. Welcome to VTT! This is my favorite group of friends. You will not believe all of the different things people have! Love the dishes.

  13. I saw some dishes today while looking thru these Vintage Thingie pages that reminded me of my grandmother too. How sweet that you have her actual dishes.

  14. When you said you were having a hard time finding more pieces, I had to go check Ebay! I found some cups and saucers, lots of plates, and some bowls too! It's a really lovely pattern, and I like the name "pinkie"! It's such a great family heirloom, and I hope you find more pieces to add to it!
    Happy VTT!

  15. Your plates are a great addition to VTT. Thanks for sharing.

  16. These are so pretty and doubly precious because they belonged to someone you love. I would suggest trolling the flea markets, garage sales etc cheaper than replacements.com but you could try ebay. They have an option for saving searches and will send you an email every day or so when someone posts an item you are interested in.

  17. I like the simple pattern of the plates. Things from the family are the best!

  18. I enjoyed seeing your Grandmother's Blue Ridge China! I love the name Pinkie! Thanks for your visit and I have enjoyed my stop by your very cute blog!
    Linda @ A La Carte


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