Thursday, August 07, 2008

Plate rims

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I'm copying this idea for a post from Tales from an OC Cottage. It was such a good idea I couldn't help but show you my plate rims. Are there any other plate lovers out there?














I blame my mom for this obsession. I think she blames her mother...

66 comments:

Southern Lady's Vintage said...

I love old china too Cindy! Loved seeing all of these patterns!
Barbara
Southern Lady's Vintage

ginger at enchanting cottage said...

Well I think that if you have to have an obession this would be the one to have. They are all so beautiful. What a great post.
ginger

Liz said...

Cindy,
I sooo agree with you. I get mine from my mom. I don't know where she got it. But all of my aunt's are the same way. Love the blue and white stacked combo!
~~Liz~~

joanie said...

They are all so beautiful. Can you share the names of any -- especially the first one with the blue bird? Your posts are wonderful!

salmagundi said...

Wonderful post!! I, too, have an inherited dish obsession - it goes back at least three generations to my great-grandmother. Sally

Tara said...

Cindy

Great plates rims! Love the closeups!

tales from an O.C. cottage said...

I blame my great-grand mother!!! But then I kind of kicked it up a notch from there! :) I adore the Bluebird!!!

M ^..^

ceekay said...

I have no one to blame but I think it is a fairly common obsession. It is a pretty one though!

Dawn said...

Cindy-such beautiful photography of those lovely plates. I have only recently discovered a love of plates, although I inherited a few after my mother passed away. They are scattered throughout my family pictures on my dining room wall and mixed in with my milk glass collection as well. I will have to post some pix on my site..hmmmm

Anonymous said...

Absolutely beautiful post!
Thank you---

Debbie said...

Lovely bluebird! As always, nice post!

Joanne Kennedy said...

I've always loved old china. There is something so romantic and lovely about each piece.

I like this idea of taking the pictures close up too. I may try this myself.

Hugs,
Joanne

Melissa Wertz said...

All I can say is "oh... ahhh..."

~Becca~Bluebird Rose said...

Oh, aren't they beautiful? I love to photograph the edges of my pretty plates!!
Thank you for sharing these lovely photos of your pretties!!

~Becca~ (who just bought another rose plate today :)

Mary said...

Oh Cindy, you know that I'm going to have to play this game, too! LOL Your plates are BEAUTIFUL! I just LOVE the bluebird plates -- so lovely!
xoxo,
Mary
Oh, and I think I have to blame my mother for my addiction, too!

belladella said...

Beautiful photos! I am obsessed with plates, much to my husband's dismay. You have a wonderful collection.

Cottagecheap said...

I love old china, but I prefer very calm...like your first 'roses' one and the white one.

I have a few nice plates, but not a ton, b/c they would So get broken here!

BTW I hope you are okay with me posting a link to your blog on mine.

Rhonda in OK said...

wow, Cindy, you sure have a lot of pretty plates!

Stacey @ The Blessed Nest said...

Cindy,
I love dishware too! Yours are so pretty, but my favorite is the one with the bluebird which is my favorite bird! I have 2 little blue eggs in their nest right now! What is the name of that pattern? You have such a lovely collection of dishes :).
Blessings,
Stacey

Almost Catholic Momma said...

I have been wanting to start a plate collection and seeing your lovely plates is enough to make me wish I was already collecting. You always have such lovely things to share.
Have a great weekend!

Wanita said...

I love beautiful dishes. Yours are very lovely.

Virginia said...

Beautiful photos. The plates are gorgeous! And you have a great eye for decorating. When I get better with my Blog I will post a few of my plates. Many Blessings, Virginia

Sweetie said...

What a great idea. I might try it! My mother always told me that imitation is the highest form of flattery.

I got my obsession from my grandmother.

Monkey's Momma said...

I like plates too. I have them all over my kitchen and living room walls.

suzann said...

I have a new-found appreciation for the beauty of plates. Seeing these photos really makes me want to start my own collection. One is just more beautiful than the next too. Lovely photos.

Jen r. said...

oooo. I love plates and these are so pretty! I have acollection of small vintage salad plates I pull out for appetizer instead of paper ones at parties. I have about 30 so there's enough all mixed and matched. Eco-friendly ;) Jen R

Sassy said...

I LOVE OLD CHINA! Yours are absoulutely beautiful...

Gollum said...

Loved this excursion des plats. I am a 3rd generation plate fancier, too. :-)

Shelia said...

What a great idea! I love plates, too! You have some very pretty ones. I especially love the little blue bird design. Come by to see me tomorrow - I'll be joining others in a tea party! I'm useing some old crystal and the Blogland tea pot like yours and the other matching things I've found that go with it. It'll be fun. Have a wonderful evening and be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Sher's Creative Expressions said...

I find blaming our mothers for everything works just fine too!! LOL!!

Blessings,

Sher

Pink Slippers said...

The plate rims look so lovely, romantic and pretty. They remind me of the old victorian days. The beauty that people enjoyed having seems timeless. I love that you can find plates like that now, either in places like Marshalls or even thrift stores. It is hard to believe they do not get damaged when thrown from trash to treasures. Thanks for another great share. Wendy.

Shabby Vintage dreams said...

Cindy, all I can say is Gorgeous!! Love em all so pretty!!
Mandii

Jannet said...

What a sweet idea, I think I will go rim crazy too and post some pics. I absolutely have an obsession with china, don't know who to blame though, cause I'm the only one in the family that seem to have it..lol
Wish you a lovely weekend! Jannet

lisa said...

Cindy

What a fun post. I love all of your china is amazing.

Lisa
www.palepinkandroses.com

Frankie Kins said...

Collecting dishes is an illness. I have it in a bad way. Yes, my mother had it before me. Two of my three daughters have it as well.

I adore the plates you showed with the pink roses on the blue-green color. Yummmy!

Terri said...

You know I once had the plate addiction, too. I found sets of dishes and partial sets everywhere and had TONS of them. But for years we moved so often and there was never enough room for all of them. I finally had to just choose one. I decided on Blue Willow. There are like a hundred different kinds of Blue Willow, so I can still "collect" without having too many dishes!
I thought that was pretty cool!

Babette said...

Ce sont des photos splendides et d'un raffinement extrême . Babette

Anonymous said...

Absolutely love the bluebird plate!! And of course it's your mother's fault-isn't it always :)
K8-the jolly dog house

Carousel222 said...

Thank you for sharing these pictures. Just so lovely. It's the reason I love and collect vintage china.

Joanne said...

You have some of the prettiest plates I have ever seen. Enjoy them. Joanne ~~ glamourgirljoanne@yahoo.com

For the Love of Cottage said...

Plate rims are so pretty Cindy. I especially love the ones that you have that I have too, the aqua ones. They hang in my kitchen.

Hugs,
LeAnn:)

Theresa @ Take A Sentimental Journey said...

I saw that and thought it was a good ideal too Cindy . Your plates are beautiful . I love pretty plates .

Shelia said...

Morning, Cindy. Would you mind if I used your idea of 'plate rims' for Pink Saturday tomorrow! I love how your plate look photographed like this. I hope it will be ok.

Oh, I'm having a tea party today so pop in sometimes.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Sher said...

(Holding my hand in the air) Me, me! I, too, love those beautiful designs! Thanks for sharing yours!

Thru Pink Curtains said...

such a good and beautiful obsession!!!

judicreations said...

Simply lovely...SIMPLY...lovely.
I love fine china also.
Thank you.

Anonymous said...

Those are BEAUTIFUL! I love dishes and can NEVER have enough.

~elaine~

bj said...

Oh,boy...what a fabulous thing to post about. If it is ok with you, I will do the same and ask others to join in. Wonderful RIMS you are showing here....
bj

Nikki via The Scarlett Rose Garden said...

Cindy I too enjoyed OC's plate rims. Yours are gorgeous as well. Such a neat idea. Just one more thing I'd like to do ...someday... when I've got all of my plates out!

Melissa Lester said...

I absolutely adore china! My husband pointed out once that we could have a banquet with all the plates I have on the wall. But I think they are such a lovely art form. I loved seeing your favorites!

Brenda Kula said...

I love all your plates, Cindy! I keep wanting to buy more, but don't know where on earth I'll put them! I know you have the hutch; but do you have somewhere else to put them? I mean besides your pretty ones on the wall!
Brenda

Rhondi said...

I love china too. Ever since I visited my aunt's sister in England when I was first married and saw all her china, I have loved china. Yours is so pretty!
Hugs, Rhondi

Jojo said...

Cindy you are making me chuckle. Recently my husband asked me not to buy anymore dishes for a while. I LOVE DISHES. No matter what I have in hand, there is always something that I see that I love! Thank you for sharing your RIMS!!!!

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

What a wonderful idea! We should all share our plate rims! Think I'll picture mine soon ~ maybe next week! I have them hanging in most rooms of my house! Yours are lovely & your photography is excellent!

Big TX Hugs,
Stephanie
Angelic Accents

decorator101 said...

Oh... I love china.. and you certainly have some "beautiful" pieces.. hugs ~lynne~

Cali Homemaker said...

So pretty and dainty! I just love the detail!

Life on Bonnie Lane said...

I love porcelain plates and these are incredible! Thanks for sharing!

Kady

Joy at Cupids Charm said...

Wow! What beautiful china I spy at your house! If you ever drop any of the pretty stuff, you need to let me know!!! Great photos! Hope you are having a wonderful weekend. ~ xoxo ~ Joy

Mo said...

So lovely! The details are amazing. What a great idea!

~ Lindy ~ said...

ME, ME, ME....I LOVE plates! any size, shape and most any color scheme/design. I just get stumped...trying to figure different ways to use and display them... i mean...how many can i sit around??? :) love your rims and the entire blog. best to ya'. Lindy

Becky from Tennessee said...

Cindy, your plates are beautiful. I, too, have an obsession with plates. By the way, is the white one new or vintage? If it is new, would you please tell me where you got it? I absolutely love it! I have started a collection of just white plates and platters and think it would look great with my others. Thanks so much for any information. Becky

Cindy ~ My Romantic Home said...

Becky: The white plates came from Marshalls!

Anonymous said...

Ohhhh . . . . I love china, especially plates. Had quite a few at my old home and sold everything when we moved but am starting to buy again.

What a beautiful idea!!

Rose Petals & Blooms said...

lol.. I blame myself Cindy! My love for dishes came at a very young age. I appreciate so many, but have a pension for German/Bavarian, and all hand painted roses.

I discovered your blog from my good friend Cathy (Treasured Heirlooms) I really enjoyed my visit, your home is absolutely beautiful. The movie was exquisite!

Thanks for sharing~
Michelle

Snapdragons said...

Oh my--one of those blue plate thumbnails looks like it's Johnson Brothers Asiatic Pheasant, which is the pattern of my dishes! My favorite, though, is the one with tiny pink roses. So prosh.

Patty said...

I love old and new plates. I mean really love them. This post and your entire blog is a breath of fresh air. I just found you today and I amblessed. I'll be back!

Blessings, Patty