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Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Late to the Race

I have to say that until five years ago I couldn't have given a toot about china.  Now in my usual obsessive way I can't get enough of it.  Many of my friends can attest to this affliction, but after reading other's blogs I know I'm not alone in my quest to house as many sets of china as the floor joyces will tolerate.

I have very little knowledge about china patterns, but I learn a little something nearly every week about beautiful old patterns.  Last week's find was from Goodwill and I picked up three beautiful cream soup bowls and saucers for $15.  The pattern is still available so I'll be able to purchase another bowl and saucer so I can have a set of four.  I'll use these with my creamy white china and I think they will look beautiful for a winter luncheon with friends.  I think white linen napkins and crystal will complete the look. 

The pattern is Royal Couldon's Victoria.  Probably
produced in the twenties or thirties
Until I purchased these beauties I had never heard of Royal Couldon, actually I though the person who typed the description had made a mistake and the caption should have read Royal Doulton.  Again.....I know very little.

Well today is Senior Day at the Salvation Army store, a 25% discount for seniors of which I certainly qualify. I'll be headed out shortly on the hunt once again.  Happy Hunting to all those dishaholics out there in blog land.

6 comments:

Cathy said...

Great find Char! Good luck junkin' at GW.

Bella Michelle said...

THOSE are wonderful. I love the 2 handled soup bowls. Char, you do amazing table settings and I hope one day to have enough dishes to just "try" a little at what you do so beautifully.

Paula said...

That's a beautiful pattern and you really got a great buy on those pieces.

Porch Days said...

This is so funny. I was at Goodwill today (see my post- http://porchdays.blogspot.com/2010/09/tag-sale-to-flea-market-to-goodwill.html). Because the lamp I bought was on sale I couldn't use my senior discount!

I love dishes but don't have a place to store the six sets I own. Haven't been able to unpack three of the sets.

Designs on 47th Street said...

Char, I will have to search the dictionary to find just the right words to say how much I LOVE those soup bowls!! WOW! They are so very pretty and a great price!! Hope you find more.

Alycia Nichols said...

Those are gorgeous cream soup bowls! What an incredible bargain, because I'm sure you'll pay quite a bit more for one at retail price than you did for the four at the thrift store. Excellent find!