Friday, June 29, 2012

Vintage Franciscan Ware and Other Goodies!

I love my hutch filled with my vintage Franciscan Ware and other vintage items.
It has taken me awhile to collect 12-5 piece place settings, tea pot, platters, gravy boat, cream and sugar,
salt and pepper shakers, 2 qt pitcher and serving bowl. 
All the pieces are
California made back stamped/made in 1940. 
I love the vibrancy of the colors they are all hand painted. Franciscan Ware was
made in Los Angeles area and true to California (my home).

Hutch was my mother's. It's a little on the small side, but
it works and has sentimental value to me.

This is a good picture to show you how vibrant the colors are. It also shows off my vintage Lefton kitties and Norcrest blue birds.

Who doesn't love Disney, I grew up with all these characters and remember seeing Lady and the Tramp and 101 Dalmatians when first released with my parents.
My Lady and the Tramp and Dalmatian collections are both retired.

This is my latest vintage acquisition my Johnson Brothers Friendly Village Teapot.
I now have two cups and saucers to match. 

Cute little Franciscan Ware Apple salt and pepper.


Common Ground Vintage Inspiration Party

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

White Stoneware Storage Find.

We are in the process of  getting ready to move. We are just now opening escrow and
should be able to move in within the next 45 days.
I'm so excited. I have been going through every cupboard in my house weeding our what goes with us, what goes in the garage sale and what goes to the thrift store.
Saturday my daughter and I went to our storage to sort through things and look what I found from my mother's home I had packed away and forgotten.

8 piece place setting of her Gibson White Stoneware.
The back stamp says Bangladesh pattern.
I haven't been able to find this pattern online.

This buffet hutch will be going in my new kitchen just like it looks now.

It's really lovely. I was so excited to get it home and on display.

I love how feminine it looks. So clean. I love clean looks. I don't
like clutter and dishware jammed into hutches.  

She bought this in 1990. I wish I could find it so I could get some serving pieces for it.
I may have to incorporate some Pflatzgraff pieces which look similar.

Some of my white fiestaware goes right along with it.

I had these liberty blue random pieces that I almost sent garage sale
pile but instead used them for a little color pop.

My favorite cream ware 

This sugar and creamer set was a bonus that were packed with the dishes.
I don't know where she got these. They are not Gibson and have no
back stamp but go nicely with set. They are heavy stoneware.

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