I love visiting the local thrift stores and finding interesting items. I am especially found of vintage pottery and china. I've decided it's time to display these items in my great room. I have a shelf that I have designated for this purpose. The shelf has a quilt holder below and I hope to coordinate a small quilt with each of these displays. I will choose a different color for each month. This month's color is Blue. I quilted this small quilt by hand in the 1980's. I thought it looked great with the blue pottery and china. The blue metal candlesticks are from a local thrift store (75 cents each). I'm quite happy with the display.
The Tab Handled Platter, Water Pitcher, Creamer and Sugar Bowl are Blue Haven Dinnerware by the Royal China Company. They were first produced in the 1950's. I love the color and the abstract designs. The shoe planter is vintage. I think they were used by florist for small floral arrangements. The Madonna is from my MIL's house. She still has her price tag ($1.63) on the bottom.
The china above is from Homer Laughlin China. I have a complete set for four. Displayed here are the sugar, creamer, and dinner plate. The pattern is Prima Donna Swing Eggshell. The Swing Eggshell dinnerware shape was introduced in 1938 and was offered into the 50's. I found the set at a Salvation Army store in East Mesa and paid $4.00 for the entire set (4 dinner plates, 4 salad plates, 4 bowls, 4 cups and saucers, sugar and creamer). All in perfect condition. The swan and bluebirds are vintage planters. I have a collection of swans that include a few blue but mostly cream colored swans.
Hope you have enjoyed my Blue January display.