I've been dabbling in some of my first vintage treasure hunting of the new year, trying to stay focused on buying only things I plan to resell in my etsy shop.
You know how that goes.
It's especially difficult for me because I have an untreated condition that flares up without warning.
I have a serious case of Vintage-Dish-itis.
That's right. My name is Amy and I'm hooked on dishes.
I found this platter at an estate sale on Saturday.
On the left, Vernon Kilns 'Dolores' and on the right, Spode 'Wicker Dale'
It's in perfect condition and was only a dollar on half-price day. That's my Grandmother's china on the right -- two completely different patterns but I love how they look together.
Johnson Bros. / England
This gently worn platter was also only a dollar and it came from the same estate sale. I was completely prepared to sell it on etsy but then those cupcakes appeared. Fortunately they won't be here long.
I give them until dinnertime. Then I can re-evaluate the situation.
I think I can part with this one because it doesn't go with any of the dishes I already have although it definitely works with several of the vintage tablecloths around here. Maybe I can start a new collection with it! Also found at the estate sale.
Alfred Meakin / England
And lastly, this pink rose platter which is covered with crazing. Fifty cents.
I like a little crazing.