As promised a few days ago, this post is about those "new" dishes that have been spotted in a few of my recent posts.
My sister, and any of my other family members who may be following this blog, will be able to attest to the fact that dishes are not in short supply around here.:-) There are some that really catch my eye, and that was the case when I made a week-day stop at church a few weeks ago. I had stepped into the office of one of the staff members when I spied a box with an appealing (to me) set of dishes on the floor! They had been brought for selling at the church rummage sale awhile back, and the person who was in charge just couldn't bring herself to set these dishes out for what would have to be a "rummage sale" price. Therefore, they were still in her office. Well, some of the proceeds from this sale are used to help finance the youth summer mission trip. Other calendar conflicts had prevented us from being present for this sale, so it was a real pleasure for me to make a donation for this event.
Also known by my family members is the fact that I have a liking for dishes with a strawberry-related pattern. Now, not all strawberry-themed dishes appeal to me, but these definitely did! I readily knew how I would enjoy these dishes by Johnson Brothers, pattern Strawberry Fair! My biggest question had to do with where they would be stored once I got them home!:-) They are not all perfect, of course. Many of the pieces have chips; however, I have been able to work out acceptable place settings for six.
|Dinner plate, bread and butter, and cup and saucer.
As is the case with many china patterns, this pattern has been discontinued. We will truly enjoy using what we have of it.
Our homegrown tomatoes have been simmering on the stove today for marinara sauce. The Husband seems pleased with the results of his efforts with the tomatoes, and I have lots of ideas for the sauce.:-)
If I find I have a little extra time when I am out on those seemingly-endless errands, I have a couple of favorite antique stores I like to wander through. The next post will show something I brought home from a recent "wandering.":-)
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