Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Little Treasures and Identifying Meissen China

My friend Carole said she had a few little 
things she was getting rid of and thought I
  might want them. So after our next
 game of tennis I walked with her to her car.
She pulled these goodies out of her trunk. 
It was a real treasure trunk!
Meissen Porcelain China Plate...1934
Meissen plate markings
Meissen markings chart
Little random plates make great soap dishes,
 coasters, or just displayed on a plate stand.
Aynsley Bone China...England
Staffordshire China...England
Vintage plates make great jewelry catch-alls.
Limoges China...France~cobalt plate...
This one is going on My Great Wall of China.
My favorite way to use them is to 
hang them on the wall.
Limoges marking
cut crystal pitcher
A nice water pitcher on the table.

Vintage etched glasses for: wine, champagne,
 mousse, sherbet, etc.
When I got home that day, I called out to
 Larry to come see what I got!
 He said (a bit confused)
'I thought you went to play tennis.'
Yes! and I didn't even need to leave the 
neighborhood to came home with these
 little treasures. Thanks Carole!
Cheers!


11 comments:

  1. The generosity of friends can almost be overwhelming at times. These treasures couldn't be in better hands. Thanks for inviting us for a peak. Cherry Kay

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  2. Good Morning Rita, What a kind and generous friend Carole is, to have given you so many beautiful pieces. I especially love the Meissen.
    I love blue and white plates aswell and I display mine on the wall, just as you do. It is lovely to see these beautiful plates in one place, so you can enjoy them at a glance.... and you have some beautiful plates.
    The cut glass, well, it is just gorgeous.
    It is lovely to meet you Rita and I found you at Sherry's blog, No Minimalist Here. I have enjoyed my visit and I have become a new follower.
    I would like to invite you to visit me at Ivy, Phyllis and Me! where you will be most welcome.
    Best Wishes to you,
    Daphne

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  3. What a treasure trove! Beautiful goodies!

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  4. Jackpot! I do you believe you won the lottery!

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  5. Why ever did she want to get rid of all those beautiful items?? All so beautiful!!

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  6. Wow, you've got great friends. What a lucky day!
    Karee

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  7. That's one great friend! Such beautiful items, Rita. I'm sure Carole feels good knowing that her gifts will be treasured by you.

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  8. Just looking at that Limoges cobalt plate is a spiritual experience for me.

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  9. Great finds! Thank you for joining Home Sweet Home!
    Sherry

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  10. what a sweetheart your friend is, love all the wonderful treasures she gave you!!

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