Sunday, 5 September 2010

Weekend Finds And Utility Ware China Collection

First of all I wanted to show you this cute little wicker doll's pram Mr C spotted for me in a charity shop last week. It is painted a lovely green,the paint is a bit chippy though. I have no idea how old it is but it's very sweet. I will try and get round to making it some bedding and bring it along to the Vintage Fair.

I treated myself to these two pretty dried flower wreaths made by a lovely lady called Julie. Julie is also a vintage jewelery seller as well as being a trained florist. She now works with elderly dementia patients and I bought these on Saturday at a fete at the home where she works. All the flowers she had grown and dried herself.

Sunday morning we got up early and headed out to a couple of car boot sales, we haven't been to one for months. We were rather late but thought we would give it a go. I didn't find as much as I have done earlier in the summer but still managed to find this pretty glass jug.

I also found this unusual 1930s jug at a local collectibles fair Saturday morning. I will bring both jugs along to sell at the Vintage fair.

Back to the boot sale, I found the Tala icing set

and assorted books.

I hope these next pictures won't bore you as I know I have shared some of my utility ware collection with you before. A Thrifty Mrs recently did a posting all about utility ware so I decided to share my collection again.

Amongst the collection I have also displayed my pink, green and blue bee hive knitting wool holders. I have a mixture of designs including a Rose Dawn tea pot,yellow,pink and green Petal Ware jugs, lots of Beryl Woods Ware and lots of the common Blue Dawn. I also have a few unmarked pieces such as the large green jug in the back right hand corner and the blue cups and saucers.

My favourite pieces are this Peach Leaf Petal jug and the Lu-Ray Pastels cup and saucer which came from America.

I use my utility ware plates and bowls every day. The big Rosa platter gets used on a Sunday and the blue Celeste tea plates and dishes are used every day, along with a Grey Dawn bowl Peach Petal dishes.

Finally the Beryl Woods Ware tea pot which I found recently.


18 comments:

A Blessed Life said...

Good evening, i just sat here drooling over this post, I have the exact same icing set still in the box also found at a thrift shop...I just love all your lovely patel china it is my favourite and the knitting wool holders i have never seen before,O'h be still beating heart lol you ahvae made my day,thank you so much for sharing,by the way the pram is just so sweet. Have a beautiful evening and looking at your lovelies is never boring! Carole xx

The Vintage Knitter said...

I love your utility collection, especially the Rose Dawn teapot. I was wondering how to display my utility ware collection recently, and as your plate rack looks so good filled up with all those colours, that I think I might look out for one too! Thanks for the inspiration!

sylviesgarden said...

Those wool holders are genius. If I had seen those at a charity shop I wouldn't have known what they were! Love them.
x

vintage mum said...

I don't think any one on here gets bored looking at china, it all goes so well together it's lovely
cate x

delia hornbook said...

Hi, what a beautiful colourful post. I love the rose wreath. And the china its adorable such pretty girly colours one could feel almost romantic. Lovely thank you for sharing these ;-))

Country Cottage Chic said...

You found some pretty things & the utility china looks so colourful!

Jayne

Amy said...

I love the pastel shades of utility ware! I also have one of the Tala icing sets. I just loved the box, and it will be displayed in my kitchen once my new shelves are put up x

white cat vintage said...

I adore your utility collection, im inspired now. Those books are amazing too. Megan xx

Josie-Mary said...

Lovely china, you have found so much! :)

Bumpkin Bears said...

Oh I love your Blog, so glad I came across you. That pram is so sweet and your china collection is so wonderful, love all the colours. I also love the books you found, I just love vintage illustrations as you will see from my Blog. I'm having a giveaway over there that finishes tomorrow if you fancy hopping along. Catherine x

Annie @ Birdcages n Butterflies x said...

Thats a lovely collection there hun! and those Dried flower wreaths are so pretty!!
Annie xx

VINTAGE HEART said...

HI Annie, i adore your pram , what a great find, you have your husband well trained in your tastes for vintage things!! I almost hyperventalated when I saw the row of dogs on wheels in your last post, you know i have a THING for them , also love the picture of the terriers with the child,so so sweet, you have such simular taste to me in vintage,Linda x x

jodi said...

The wreaths are so pretty. My mother made me one years ago and it last for quite awhile.

Louise said...

I really appreciated your comment on my blog. I love collecting, and do like to see what everyone finds on their travels. I will be having a good snoop at your older posts, when time permits! Hope to hear from you again soon. x

Natallie KING said...

I love your pastel china. I have a everyday set of meakin Rosa, Celeste and Jade in my collection. I love using it. Some is displayed and rest is in the cupboards

labazs said...

i have fond memories of the 60s and i have decided to decorate my flat with vintage items especially items with a seaside twist. i do especially as well want to collect berylware china but so far no luck i did try ebay but v expensive. i was sure i wasnt dreaming that it came in pink i love the buttercup yellow mainly

Anonymous said...

I love your wicker pram! Would you be interested in selling it? It would be perfect for my little girl! b.m.wilde@hotmail.com x

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