Friday, March 13, 2009

Old Plates

Along with generations of recipes, I have generations of china that have been handed down to me. I'm fortunate to have some really beautiful complete sets, but I also have a lot of random pieces. I could easily part with some of the pieces, but the ones I'm showing you here are among my favorites. They are no longer practical to be used, but have an old-fashioned appeal to me. Growing up, the only place plates were 'displayed' were either on a kitchen or dining room wall. These days, you can display them anywhere. I decided to group some of them together on my bedroom wall. And, yes, I do have pink walls. Pink must have been my Grandmother's favorite color since this was once her bedroom. I don't have a decorating 'flair' and my favorite color pretty much changes on a daily basis so I kept MaMa's pink walls.

You can't really tell from this picture, but the dinner plate in the top left corner has a lot of chips and cracks. It doesn't match the rest of the plates, but does have flowers trimming the edge. I found it cleaning out one of the kitchen cabinets. MaMa kept it for a reason and it must have been special to her. It dates back to the 1920's or 1930's, so this plate moved with her from Tennessee to Michigan to Illinois and all the places in between before coming back home. It may not be the prettiest plate in the collection, but it was well-loved and well-used. Maybe it was part of a wedding gift. Maybe it carried a cake from a neighbor all those years ago. I'll never know for sure. I do know, without a doubt, it was filled with love.

1 comment:

Frugalhomekeeping said...

I loved seeing the beautiful old plates.