Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Souvenir Plates

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I once heard that if you have 3 of something then you have a "collection." As of yesterday on my lunch hour trip to the thrift store, I now have a collection of blue and white New England souvenir plates. Yes, this born and raised California girl is obsessed with everything about New England (except the cold winters and humid summers of course, which is why I'm still in California!) I found this New England covered bridges plate yesterday for $3.99. It joins my other two plates below.
After I came back from my trip to Martha's Vineyard (Summer 2006) I was constantly doing eBay searches for "Martha's Vineyard" I bought some really old postcards and this plate. I just love this plate!
This Boston souvenir plate was my first. I bought it at the flea market after my very first trip to New England in the late 80s.
I would love to add to this collection. I wonder if there was one made for Nantucket? That would be a great find! eBay here I come!

I hope everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving. I may not be posting again until Monday.
UPDATED: There is a Nantucket plate on eBay but it's up to $25 and it still has 4 days left!

32 comments:

the feathered nest said...

That's a perfect thing for you collect! Every now and then I see some at the thrift store - I'll keep you in mind.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Manuela

Adrienne said...

Oh, what a wonderful collection. Thank you for sharing them with us. Happy Thanksgiving to you. ~Adrienne~

Alison Gibbs said...

What lovely plates Cindy.
The blue and white looks great.
Alison

Tea Time and Roses said...

Hi Cindy! Love those plates...very pretty, and I love the blue. Wishing you and your family a Happy Thanksgiving...

I am having a give-away to celebrate my 50th post, please pop over when you can ok.

Hugs to you...

Beverly

Rosemary said...

Very pretty Cindy.
I too love New England. I was born in California, and have never been, but there is something about it.
Have a Happy Thanksgiving!
Rosemary

bj said...

Good luck on your hunt...if I should see one at a bargin, I'll snap it up for you! I LOVE plates from just about anywhere but the pretty ones...like yours. And, of course, the blue and white or red and white are my choice.
Happy holiday,
bj

Angela (Cottage Magpie) said...

I know what you mean about New England. I prefer the Pacific Northwest weather, but sigh...the antiques, the charm... The plates are lovely! Happy Thanksgiving!
~Angela :-)

Abbie said...

oh! what I wouldn't give to get my hands on the Covered Bridges plate.. (I live in central NH and have two covered bridges within a few miles) The blue is just lovely! Have fabulous Thanksgiving!
~Abbie

love blue said...

Hi Cindy,
Have been visiting your site since you appeared on RMS home page becuase I love blue & antiques like you. Have you ever visited the web site for the Flow blue International collectors club. Ought to check it out if you love blue and porclain pottery. It will knock your socks off! That covered bridge on that plate is just around the corner from my house!!I believe it is actually the longest covered bridge anywhere.

Gloria

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Hi, cindy, those are great finds & yes, perfect for you since you love it so much. And it's blue/white, how great is that?!

Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!

Rhoda

Mary said...

Hi Cindy, Those are terrific plates, and so special because of your love of New England. I will keep my eyes open for a Nantucket plate for you. Hope you and your family have a wonderful Thanksgiving!
xoxo,
Mary

Andrea said...

I think it is lovely you can combine both your love of New England and of blue and white into one collection. I'll keep my eye out for you too.

I wanted to wish you and your family a very Happy Thanksgiving, Cindy. I hope the day is full of love and all the pumpkin pie you can eat!

Anonymous said...

Cindy,

I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

~elaine~

Cottage Contessa said...

Gorgeous plates. You have the start of what is turning out to be a beautiful collection! I hope you and your family have a wonderful Thanksgiving Cindy!
Amanda (aka Cottage Contessa)

ginger at enchanting cottage said...

They are all so pretty, I always want go buy something blue after I read your blog.
ginger

Dani said...

I love your blog...Happy Thanksgiving!

Sher's Creative Expressions said...

Hi Cindy, I'll now be on the look out for you for those blue New England plates.

Happy Thanksgiving!!

Blessings,

Sher

Southern Heart said...

Those are fun, and so pretty, too! I've had fun catching up on your blog...I especially love the chair. That is one of your best finds ever, and is going to be absolutely lovely.

I hope that you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

xoxo

Dawn-Enigma Artist said...

Happy Thanksgiving!

Nice collection of plates! I have a couple of blue and white plates from the midwest though.

Susie Q said...

Cindy! I have a collection of these...I even have the same Boston one. It is a fun collection to have and look for.

They will be a wonderful addition to your home!

So pretty!

Hugs,
Sue

Nan said...

I love these plates. I have never seen any like that.
Hope your Thanksgiving was wonderful!
Nan

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Hi Cindy, Loving your blue and white plate collection. Hope you had a nice Thanksgiving and you can cover your $35.00 chair yourself. Go for it. ! Lynn

Lori @ Katies Rose Cottage said...

I love your plates ! I am just like you, I love New England but I adore the weather in California ~

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

What a great collection! Hope you find the 4th one you are looking for....
Penny

Meg said...

These just look so much like you...I hope you can find a reasonably priced Nantucket plate!

~Laura~ said...

Hi Cindy,
Being from New England (Boston Area) I can appreciate these great plates. I have not seen any around myself, but I'll keep you posted if I see any. I once found some plates with churches on them. I bought about 4 at a yard sale, then I sold them on eBay. I just didn't know what to do with them at the time! ~Laura

Robyn said...

LOL! Cindy you crack me up! So with all those mirrors on your stair wall...would that be more like an 'obsession' then...lol!

BB (The Silver Lining) said...

I love all of your different plates! I just picked up 12 "mystery" plates at an auction by Minton/Tiffany & Co that I need to stash away with all the others! Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Chris said...

New England winters aren't so bad. You get to wear and collect some great stylish coats and scarfs! Plus Martha's Vineyard is so close that you can get there for a weekend quite often. I don't think I could take your earthquakes.

Kari & Kijsa said...

What a fun collection (mmm- three things begins a collection- what great info!!) Hope you get the Nantucket plate- how wonderful next to Martha's Vineyard!

blessings,
kari & kijsa

Michelle said...

What a beautiful collection of plates. I'm always drawn to blue things.. Hope you had a wonderful holiday. Michelle

Anonymous said...

Hello Cindy,

I have an old blue and white plate that says "Along The New England Coast" on it. There are several pictures around the edge and a lobster in the middle. I am trying to sell it at our church fair for $35.00. Are you interested? If so, let me know and I can send you pictures!
Thanks,
Basketmaker47@yahoo.com