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Tuesday, May 6, 2008

THE MANY SHADES OF BLUE.....


There's so many shades of BLUE and so many patterns on dishes.....

I've collected BLUE and WHITE dishes for over 40 years and I do have a really nice collection of them.....
A lot were given to me by my mother and most were found in flea markets, thrift stores, very seldom in garage sales and a few from antiques stores..... This is one from Mom and it always reminds me of a Queen, for some reason.......

I generally will USE any thing that I have, old or not, but I wouldn't use this wonderful piece for 5 and 1/2 zillion dollars....

the main reason ? ......A GRANDDAUGHTER wants it when she gets her own place !!
ENUF SAID !!

This was found in a thrift store and it's from a cooking school program. I googled it once, years back and have already forgotten where it came from....(remember, I'm OLD)


MOM gave me these ...there's 4 of them...from England. I ADORE divided plates. I can't stand for my food to touch and these work soooo good. I don't use them often, tho....
They are too old. (like me)

This is probably the oldest plate I have...it is very thick and the blue color looks very deep.....
It has no markings on the back....
The scenic ones just almost tell a story...or you can at least MAKE one up while looking at them. Seems most of them are from England, too......

I just threw this in to relieve your eyes from all the BLUE....

My first little rose blooms of the season.....
Pieces from Germany.....


A sweet little country church.....


Wouldn't ya know I would have a BLUE and WHITE rooster plate ?

I am in love with CROCKS...and this is my favorite one....


Mom gave me this one and I think it is so pretty. I would LOVE to have a complete set like this.....English

I am totally in love with BLUE and WHITE souvenir plates and only have 2......

(another good reason to go thrifting.....heh heh heh )

Aren't you just crazy about all the wonderful things that are out THERE to collect??
If I don't stop collecting, tho, I am going to end up on DR. PHIL'S tv show as a REALLY WEIRD PERSON that has hordes of collectables and no where to put them and I NEED HELP !!
I found this set in a thrift store....I have tried and tried to add more pieces to it but they are SOOO expensive and hard to find...


The blue is so vivid on this one....

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I have some more pretty BLUE and WHITE pieces that I will share with you later.....

Thanks so much for looking at part of my collection!

HAPPY DAY TO MY SWEET BLOGGER FRIENDS !
bj
EDITED TO SAY:
PLEASE visit Theresa at Take A Sentimental Journey .
Today is the big day for her "Mommie Tribute", and she has wonderful posts and pictures honoring our beautiful mothers.
So, be sure to link over to see all of these incredible women in our lives. Theresa has said that she will still take pictures to post just in case you are a bit late in submitting yours.
PLEASE go over and "meet" my mother....bj

33 comments:

Kathleen Grace said...

Good Morning BJ:>)
I love your blue & white plates. I have never had much blue in my house but lately I seem to be seeking it out. I have begun to look for blue and white plates to hang in my yellow living room because I love that combination. Thinking of adding some blue throws and other things as an accent color to tie it all together. Thanks for sharing your collectiopn, I love that big platter you showed. So pretty:>)

Amelia said...

I have a few blue and white pieces...but I have only been looking during the past two years.

You have collected some very beautiful pieces.

Amelia in Oklahoma

Beverly said...

BJ, you are starting my day with lots of lovelies. Your collection is wonderful. Blue is such a clean and crisp color. It just makes you feel good.

Let me know if Dr. Phil calls. I definitely will take a day off of work to watch.

Rosie's Whimsy said...

Your collection is wonderful......especially the rooster plate. Ha! I bet you knew I would say that :-)

mgster said...

I just love your blog! I also LOVE blue and white china so I especially enjoyed looking at your collection. You refer to one of your plates as the oldest one you own...the one with no markings. I have about a dozen pieces of this china. When I was a teenager (ages ago) my father was taking a walk and saw that a local church was having a little flea market. He bought these dishes for me...including a teapot. The church gave him an old plastic tray to carry it on and he walked all the way to our house carrying this tray of dishes for me! I checked at Kovel's and this is what they said about it..."Phoenix Bird, or Flying Phoenix, is the name given to a blue and white kitchenware popular between 1900 and World War II. A variant is known as Flying Turkey. Most of this dinnerware was made in Japan for sale in the dime stores of America. (They show a picture of your exact plate). Hope I have given you a little info on your plate. Have a wonderful day!

Janet said...

BJ,
I have four of the animal plates like your rooster plate; cow, sheep, pig and duck. And tada...I have the platter with a rooster. The best part is I got them at The Christmas Tree Shop, a local discount store whose slogan is "Don't you just love a bahgain..that's Boston for bargain and the plates were $1. and the platter $4. How's that for a bahgain??

Janet

Theresa @ Take A Sentimental Journey said...

Ok BJ, this is a hold up ! I want them all ! :) :) :)I LOVE blue & white, my whole kitchen is blue & white .
Oh and come look at your mom on my
"Mommie Tribute " today .

bj said...

MGSTER.....I do hope you come back by to my blog and see this message to you. I was so hoping you had a blog and could show me all your pretty collection from your sweet daddy. What a sweetie....
Thanks so much for giving me this info on the little plate. Mine has a cracked place in it's rim...My mother got the plate somewhere but I have no idea where...I do appreciate you taking the time to write me about it.
Pls. come back to see me anytime and please think about doing a blog...I just know you would love it!!
hugs, bj...and thanks again.

Donna Kay said...

Love all your blue & white - I have some in the attic - before it gets too hot - I've got to get up there and see what all I have!! It will be like Christmas!!

Mary said...

BJ,

Your collection of blue and white dishes are awesome. How many pieces do you have?

Your first roses of the season are wonderful. Thanks for sharing.

Have a wonderful day.
Blessings,
Mary

Adrienne said...

Your blue and white pieces are gorgeous. I don't think I could choose a favorite! I'm starting to add more blue and white to my yellow things and I like it. Thanks for sharing yours with us. ~Adrienne~

Shabby Addict said...

I love blue and white! There is just something about collecting that makes life worth living! No one else but the collector understands how each and every piece has meaning! Thanks for sharing!
Tracy

Anonymous said...

Love your blues..........
When I was growing up (just a young whipper snapper)I was surrounded by "blue" in my Mom's home and sweet g-mothers's home--everywhere. And I resolved that one day, I would never have blue in my house... I have not...but guess what...It has really grown on me in the last few months & I find myself falling in love with it. My sweet mom (87 on 5/31) has mentioned to me..."I don't know what will happened to all this stuff since you are not a fan of blue." Well we will find a home. Mine!! The older I get, the more sentimental..so many pieces I look at and remember just where they were placed in my g-mother's home and now Mom's. Thanks for a walk down Memory Lane....
Love your blog!!
Annie in LR

Rhondi said...

Hi Bj You are a girl after my own heart! I love blue and white plates. I have one like the ones you showed us today: the English castle one.
I wonder if we have an others the same? Perhaps I'll jave to sho my plates osme day too.
Thanks for sending some bloggers my way. I think there were 5 or 6 so your name was in the draw many times. Sorry youdidn't win1
Hugs, Rhondi

PAT said...

I love your collection of blue and white, BJ!

We have J's mother's blue and white dishes. There are enough of them to set a table for 16. She collected them here and there at sales. They are the scenic ones.

Pat

mgster said...

BJ...I wish I knew HOW to do a blog! When I have more time this summer I will see if my daughter can help me with it. I enjoy reading so many of them. I came upon yours just yesterday from another blogger. When I saw all the blue and white dishes I knew I was in the right place! I have bookmarked you and will certainly keep reading! Thanks for making me feel so welcomed!

bj said...

MGSTER...my email is bjconklin@sbcglobal.net...
I'll be glad to help you all I can!

Rue said...

Hi Bj :)

Gorgeous blue and white! You have an incredible collection. I hear ya about being on Dr. Phil show. I've got more pictures than I have wall space, but I keep buying them LOL

Hgs,
rue

Cottage Contessa said...

Fantastic collection BJ, all so, so pretty! That little vase on the wall is very sweet too! I love the plate that has Alexandria written on it because that is my daughter's middle name! Hopping over to see the mother's tribute right now sweetie!
Amanda (aka Cottage Contessa)

Susan Ramey Cleveland said...

I love blue and white plates. I have a display of them in my foyer.

Picket said...

Hey BJ..Loved the blue collection...there is something about blue and white dishes that just makes you smile...hope you have had a great day friend..after 5 days of moving and unpacking we finally got to stay home today! Yahoo...got to clean and do laundry and Bill did yard work..ohhh it was so nice..have a great night girl!

Anita said...

These are all so pretty!! I love the cannisters!
I have some little blue and white plates now, too, to put on my wall in my new house... thanks to a certain fabulous friend... wonder who that could have been??
(They sit right next to my computer to make me smile every day until I can put them on that new wall!!)

Linda's Blue Gate said...

I think there can NEVER be too much blue and white...I love your dishes... there is something so soothing about blue and white..
Hugs
Linda

Ruthie said...

Love your blue and white collection. I have blue and white dishes too and really enjoy them.

Anonymous said...

HEY, NOW I CAN'T GET THE FONT ANY BIGGER. OH DEAR, WHAT'S A DUMB BLONDE TO DO? HA! LOVE YOUR BLUE AND WHITE DISHES! IF I'D KNOWN YOU LIKED SOUVENIR ONES I WOULD HAVE GOTTEN A COUPLE OF THEM INSTEAD OF THE CANDY DISH FOR YOUR ANNIVERSARY. YOU JUST MUST QUIT KEEPING SECRETS FROM ME! OH WELL, THERE'S YOUR BIRTHDAY AND CHRISTMAS COMING UP. LOVE YOUR NEW LOOK ON YOUR BLOG. MARTHA

Terrie's Lil' Piece of Serenity said...

BJ, I love your blue and white dishes. I live in Dutch Country. So, blue delft dishes are very common here. Thanks for sharing your beautiful collection.
Hugs, Terrie

bj said...

TO MARTHA....
OH, NO....you did GOOD with the candy dish. I just love it and thank you again.
Your font is perfect on here....so glad you figured out how to leave me a note when you visit....
Talk with you later.....

Wood n' Whimsy said...

Hi BJ! I love your blue and whites. My favorites were the soup tourine and the thrift store platter with the basket of flowers. I have several peices of blue and whites in my little country store. Mostly Currier and Ives and Blue Willow. I agree with Kathleen Grace, the first comment. I love them with yellow. Blue and yellow is so French country! By the way I love the new photo you are using as your blog banner. See ya soon. God Bless, Celene

Anonymous said...

Hi BJ,
Love your blue and white plates. i have some from Royal , the Memory Lane, I think. We purchased it from a flea mkt over twenty years ago. The woman wanted 15.00 , She said you have to take the whole box. My husband practically ripped his pockets getting the money out. It has been my most treasured find.
Love your rooster plate.
Have a great day, Janie

Jo said...

Your collection is gorgeous! No wonder your granddaughter wants that pretty tea pot. I like blue and white dishes like yours, but my favourite is the brown and white transferware. I don't have any, but I'm so envious of my friend's beautiful set of old dishes ;-)

SweetAnnee said...

I love your BLUE and WHITE
and I do love the treen?? bestest..
woohoo
deena

Wendy said...

I love all your blue and white dishes!! My favorite is the platter with the flower basket in the middle its gorgeous!!! Thank you for sharing your collections I love looking at them!!! Have a great night my friend!!~Wendy

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