During one of the Tea-a-thon blogs, I posted the blue & white tea pot and creamer & sugar, that matched this platter! I inherited the set from my grandmother! The pattern is: Loch of Scotland, Royal Warwick, England.
The rooster platter is an oversized deviled egg plate, by Becky Denny. It of course, isn't old, but one of my favorite pieces!
This green dish is made in Italy! It is an older piece!
This picture appeared in a previous post, but I included it to feature the World stamped, hand forged silver tin tray! I just love the delicate carvings on these pieces! Remember when hand forged tin was really affordable (cheap!)??? But like everything else it seems, is becoming more collectible & more expensive!
This vintage strawberry motif platter comes from my collection of Strawberry Fair, Johnson Bros. dishes!
I only have this one piece of this pattern; Cunningham & Pickett, Inc., Alliance, Ohio. My husband's grandmother had a small tureen of this, and passed it on to my FIL, and then SIL. It was always called the "collard pot," and at Thanksgiving and Christmas held just that, collards! My FIL, was an excellent cook! Although this plate didn't come from him, it fondly reminds of him and the wonderful meals he loved to serve!
This sweet metal tole tray doesn't have a home at the moment, although it has graced many walls and counters in my home beautifully!
I suppose you could say I am a "dish-a-holic!" Although I certainly know they do not, I sometimes feel that my dishes have a soul! "smiles" Have you ever considered the tales they could tell? The years of changing generations. Stories of good times; holiday gatherings, parties, weddings... Holding meals meant to encourage and cheer the sick. And unfortunately the sad times; meals after a funeral. Or a once loved dish, rescued from a yard sale or thrift store, adopted to enter into a new chapter of it's life! :)
~Wishing everyone Blessings for the weekend! Rhonda