Pretty Pink Flower
When deciding what to share for Pink Saturday, I came across this lovely plate with a pink flower in my china cabinet. This is the story of that plate.
I began collecting Blue Ridge Pottery Plates when we moved into our 1950's ranchstyle home a few years ago. Since the home is in a historic district, I decided to keep the kitchen cabinets and vintage pale green tile countertops and blacksplash. I choose red as my kitchen accent color with vintage red plastic canisters and spice rack. I purchased a vintage Blue Ridge plate in the crabapple pattern (red). Once the first plate was found, I began my search of thrift stores, flea markets, and antique shops for more Blue Ridge pottery. I now have Blue Ridge dishes displayed through out my kitchen. Blue Ridge was manufactured by Southern Pottery.
While searching for Blue Ridge, I found this lovely plate with the pink flower that closely resembled Blue Ridge but was not. It is from the Stetson pottery company. In the late 1950's Stetson employed one of the Southern Pottery's most famous creators, Lean Watts. With her came many look-alike patterns. This is one of those patterns. I do have a few pieces of the Stetson on display in my kitchen but the majority is Blue Ridge.
My first Blue Ridge Platter (bottom)
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