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Saturday, November 8, 2014

Charming Chippy China







I've been out skimming the markets a lot lately looking for vintage ornaments. Can you ever have enough? But I must say I have mostly come up empty handed. The upside is that I have come across a few other fun things like some pretty pieces of chippy china.





It's fun to load up on items that may not be in good enough condition to present as a gift alone, but when filled with soaps, flowers, or edible goodies make a cheery presentation.






And while you're thinking of the perfect gift, or considering the right person, a pile of pretty chippy dishes sitting around is as cheerful as a bouquet of flowers! (Well, almost. . . )  





I  am seriously in love with a pale worn design on something with a few age spots thrown in. It would also make a great soap dish.





The muted colors blend beautifully and are wonderful in any season.







And of course I have a thing for the interesting markings underneath too!.






I wonder if I will be able to give away this darling romantic pitcher? (My life is just full of these little mysteries!) But I can just see it full of cellophane wrapped cookies with a satin bow attached.






I love considering all the sweet details in ironstone china at close range, like at your bedside for instance. This little platter would make a great place to stow a few pretty luxuries next to your pillow at night. Or a sweet tea-tray-for-one, before sleep.





Makes for pretty sweet dreams. . . .






Really, some of these items, like this platter, were found at a "junk store" in perfect condition for very little money (like two to four dollars, or even less.) That's pretty cheery all by itself! 


















And it's the weekend!

Happy hunting!

I hope it's a cheery one for you. . . .

Jacqueline








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20 comments:

Susan Newbigging said...

I love chippy china. The problem is I would never be able to let it go.!!

Deb said...

I loved this post, Jacqueline. The dishes are gorgeous. I am in the middle of packing up many loved dishes and china to store away while we move. Only to see them again when I unpack. I love your ideas for gift-giving. Deb

angie said...

sie haben wunderschönes porzellan!!! liebe grüße von angie aus deutschland

Marilyn said...

I just love your chippy china. I have a weakness, but resist most often. Occasionally something just jumps into my hands and I can't resist. Recently found a serving bowl and small platter such as this for only $2. How can a girl resist.
Beautiful pitcher, would love full of flowers.

Ruffles and Roses said...

Hi Jacqueline
vintage ornament's are so hard to find but I Love what you did find esp. that pitcher..happy christmas
hunting ~ I agree think out of the box ....I have ornate s/p spoons why not add a tea cup and saucer and book and give as a gift ~

Lorraine

Bella's Rose Cottage said...

Oooohh I need shopping therapy!!
Delicious china... the floral pitcher, is to die for, you must keep it!
There is a serious drought of vintage ornaments here too, I have found none, not a one... and I have been hunting too...
Happy Weekend!

Bernideen said...

Love them all!!!

ImSoVintage Laura Walker said...

I love old china with all of its flaws. It speaks to me of the love that has gone into its long life. Beautiful images. xo Laura

Charm Bracelet Diva {at Home} said...

The china is perfectly imperfect! I'm with you, I love the faded and the aged. What a great idea to fill up with goodies for Christmas!
xokathleen

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

Beautiful! Last year I gave out several lovely little dishes filled with soap...so special!

Betsy Brock said...

Beautiful! And I totally agree! When I see a beautiful piece that has a handle glued back on, it doesn't turn me off to it. I figure it was loved enough to be repaired instead of thrown away and it is still pretty and useful. And then a take it home! Ha.

Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

Jacqueline, there is nothing better in the world than finding a perfect (in your eyes only) little something that you can add to your collection. And if I see some crazing or a few age spots, it is just like looking in a mirror! What excitement!..Happy Sunday..Judy

Two Cottages And Tea said...

No matter if your china is chippy or not, you always make it look so perfect! Such pretty china and so much fun to find!
Nancy

iris said...

hello
je ne sais sur quel billet m'arréter
tout est si beau
la vaisselle , la dentelles
les rideaux
tout est plein de finesse
j'adore le blanc
bonne soirée
tendresse
edith (iris) France

nancycreative.com said...

Your china pieces are beautiful! I have a weakness for pretty dishes, pitchers, and platters too, with or without chips! :)

Beatrice Euphemie said...

Oh, you have found some real treasures and I just love all your ideas for filling them up with dear little gifts! xo Karen

Karen Larko said...

Wow! Great finds! Your post makes me want to get out and go treasure hunting today.

Jeanie said...

I haven't seen much in the way of ornaments, either, and I've been looking. But I will say you have found some terrific pieces! Lovely!

lynn said...

oh, the pink rose pitcher is just darling! lovely finds, as always!

The Charm of Home said...

It is beautiful isn't it? Even if it is chippy. Thanks for sharing!
Sherry

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