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!