Thursday, 5 February 2009

Vintage Thingies Thursday 16 - Plates

This week I'll take you to my kitchen again. Coloradolady Suzanne is hosting the VTT and her blog has links to all who are playing along this week. Suzanne is showing some vintage Valentine's Day cards.




This is an old plate from the Finnish manufacturer Arabia. The pattern is from central Europe, like many of the early patterns were.



This is also Arabia, a rose plate my mother gave me for my cakes and biscuits when I was putting up my own household. The roses are decals, not individually painted.




This last one is something quite different. The plate itself is manufactured in Czechoslovakia, and my mother has painted it in the late 1930's, before she married my father. She has told me that the patterns were copied from special books. She also learned many names of colours in French at that time, because the colours were from France. "Le ciel est bleu", she used to say, when we talked about her painting. (This ciel looks more like purple!)




This is all for this week's vintage. Suzanne has more places to offer!

22 comments:

  1. I think your plates are adorable my fav is the first one with the swallows...GORGEOUS :)

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  2. Oh, I love these plates...the second one especially. I love the pink flowers. Thanks for showing us these wonderful plates. How do you display them? I would want to keep these out all the time.

    Have a great week!

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  3. I just love stopping by on Thursdays- your plates are beautiful, but it's the little stories that accompany your things that I really love, like this plate your mother painted and the story that goes with it. Made me smile.

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  4. What an artist -your mother! That is beautiful. You are so lucky to have it.

    Snow here again but it's 3C so melting as soon as it touches down. Still it feels like it's making a proper effort at Winter. :-)

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  5. Oh my, your plates are so nice, but the one your Mom painted just took my breath away, what a talented lady, your Mom. This one would be my special treasure and hold a place of honor in my house.

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  6. I love them all..but the last one is my favorite. They're all so beautiful..what an artist your mother was. Happy VTT and have a lovely day..

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  7. How lucky you are to have such beautiful plates. Thank you for showing them this week.

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  8. These are all beautiful, but my favorite is the blue & white, I just love that combination!

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  9. Wow your Mom's plate is beautiful-your family is so talented!

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  10. The china is so beautiful!! Take care~

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  11. Beautiful plates--your mother's is most beautiful and to hear the story makes it special.

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  12. Så trevligt att läsa på din blogg. Jättefint. Ha det gott.

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  13. I love your plates. I have an obsession with plates. Can't get enough.

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  14. Your mother painted that plate?? How beautiful! Oh my.. I would be so afraid of having something like that so precious in my posession.. in case something would happen to it. What a treasure. I love all your plates.. and have some similar to your roses one. :-) Someday it would be nice to have a plate rack to display them all. hank you for sharing your collection with us.

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  15. What pretty plates. How special they must be to you, especially the one mom painted...lovely!

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  16. I love dishes like this, hung on walls.
    Happy Vintage Thingies Thursday
    from Roberta Anne

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  17. I like all three but the hand painted
    one is just lovely, what a great artist! The blue is more of a blue
    color I've seen in lilac flowers.
    Pretty!

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  18. Oh my. I adore that roses plate but the one your mother did is incredible! How fortunate you are to own such pretties.

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  19. What talent your mother has...that makes such a nice keepsake for you. Beautiful plates.

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  20. It is incredible, you have so many treasures! I love the plate your mother painted, so delicate!

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  21. Your mother painted that last plate? Wow! The other plates are really pretty too.

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  22. I used to paint on china, even had my own kiln, but now I only quilt!
    Your Mum's plate is a sweet treasure.
    Roslyn

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