Monday, August 11, 2008

VINTAGE PLATE RIMS

The idea of showing plate rims came from Tales From an OC Cottage. Since I'm a big fan of vintage china I thought it would be fun to join in and show some of my plate rims too.












I've always loved pretty china plates. I don't think you can have to many.

I like to hang them on the walls, put them in the china hutch and I love to use them. I used to never use them because I didn't want them to break. Then I figured, if they break then you just use the broken pieces for mosaics.

There is nothing prettier then a table set with a lovely table cloth and beautiful vintage china.
How about you? Do you enjoy collecting vintage china too?
Hugs,
Joanne

20 comments:

Melissa Lester said...

You have some lovely ones, and you are right that you can never have too many beautiful plates!

Angie said...

Hi Joanne,

Oh what a lovely collection you have! I have such an appreciation for old china! I am glad that you use it..that is what it was meant for. I like to set the table with all different pieces for special dinners..it looks so charming! I really enjoyed the post below this, too. You have such a big heart..and knowing that you were able to help in the effort to save lives..what a wonderful gift! Kindness always comes back 2 fold!

~Angie

Diana Lyn said...

Lovely Plates Joanne, I love collecting them also, You Have the BIGGEST heart! Love you and Have a Beautiful Day! Diana Lyn

Cottagecheap said...

I love the blue one. Adorable.

Lorilee said...

The china patterns are so pretty. I love it too! I think I inherited my love for pretty dishes from my Grandma Bessie. I have a pattern very similar to the last one!
Blessings,
Lorilee

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

That is a great collection. I really love vintage china. I don't know which is my favorite...I like them all!
Diane

Judy said...

I agree you can never have enough plates. I should drag mine all out and take some pictures.

LINDA said...

so many beautiful plates....i love the next to the last one--the busier the better. i collect the bowls. i don't know why. i just do. maybe i will start to looking for plate too--especially lunch plates or dessert plates--something different.....

Kim's Treasures said...

Hi Joanne~Your china is soooo pretty! I love using my treasures! You are right...you can never have too many...how pretty they look on the table...all different patterns!
Have a great night!
Kim

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

Oh,Yes, Joanne,I'm loving your plates. Nice photos. You could do "something" with the photos. I have some plates on the wall in the "eating/dining" area. They are blue/white ones. The other pretty ones are in the china cabinet. I should use them! Take care.
Hugs, Deb

emily said...

oh my gosh...do I love china? absolutely! What a pretty collection you have, I really like the 2nd one. Great idea for a post and thanks for sharing them!

emily

Cindy ~ My Romantic Home said...

Those are beautiful! I really love the blue hand painted ones!

Susan said...

I love flowered china too. I do collect plates. I'm always on the look out for new ones! Yours are gorgeous!

Lisa B. said...

You certainly have some beautiful plates!
I don't have a china collection...just my mothers I use on special occasions.

Edie Marie's Attic said...

Hi Joanne!
Your collection is gorgeous! What a lovely table that would make with all the different plates set around it.
My dad was collecting some old fashioned looking china from the bank before he passed suddenly. It's my favorite and is so sentimental for me. I like to use it for special events and little teas.
We had a great time at our class reunion! We had fun seeing some of our favorite people in HS that we hadn't seen or talked to in 40yrs.

Hugs, Sherry

Tracy said...

Sooo lovely, Joanne! You have a beautiful china collection. That third photo, with the forget-me-not pattern...could you please tell me a little bit about that pattern? I have a plate with a similar forget-me-not motif that's Limoges and have been trying to find the name of the pattern. Forget-me-not china is a great find! Happy Days ((HUGS))

Pat said...

I'd love to collect vintage china but I never find any for sale! There are no thrift shops or antique stores near me at all. I have to travel into Manhattan and then those shope would want a literal "arm and a leg" for everything ...lol!

I pick up "pretend" antique china at Marshalls and TJ Maxx though. Pretty dishes and containers. Does that count?

Hugs, Pat

Alice said...

Oh, how beautiful. They are all lovely but my favorite is the one with the little blue flowers (the third, I think.) I was on the hunt this weekend for individual old plates. I think a table set that way looks so pretty.

SagHarborGifts said...

Oh, they are sooo pretty! It makes me remember my grandmother's house. She had all mismatched china for her every day dishes. The rims are soo pretty, so detailed!

Mary Ellen said...

OOOOO, beautiful, beautiful.......and so dainty. I love plates, for that matter I love most all old dishes. I have a few hanging in my bedroom.....alas, the only spot I have to show them off, and that is ok, as I love and enjoy them.......thank you for sharing.