Thursday, September 13, 2012

Pretty Things ...

I can't believe it is the middle of September already!  Where has the time gone?  Today I have a few vintage treasures to share with you.

In my travels I recently acquired this gorgeous M.Z. Austria rose plate.  I knew when I made the purchase there would be a story behind this lovely piece of porcelain.  It was once owned by a woman named Clara who actually lived in Austria.  Her daughter sold it at an estate sale.  I predict it is from the early 1900's which makes it over 100 years old.  Clara really took great care of this piece as it is in pristine condition.

Her name still written in masking tape resides on the back.  See I wasn't kidding when I said Clara owned it  :-)

I also found these two striking cake forks by Kenilworth.  The scrollwork just beneath the tines is beautiful and I adore the handle pattern.  I would place these silver plate items around 1914.

 I really lucked out as I prefer to only purchase items in sets unless a piece truly speaks to me like this monogrammed teaspoon.

For a mere $2.00 I couldn't pass up this wonderful find.  This heirloom has become my favorite at tea time with its Victorian rose handle and H monogram.  The pattern is Signature by International Silver #1950.

Our beautiful rose is 'Mary' by David Austin.  Thank you for stopping to visit me as I always enjoy your company.

Today I am joining ...

This or That Thursday @ Deb Duty
Time Travel Thursday @ The Brambleberry Cottage
Feathered Nest Friday @ French Country Cottage
Fridays Unfolded @ Stuff & Nonsense
Inspiration Friday @ The Picket Fence
Vintage Inspiration Friday @ Common Ground
Home Sweet Home @ The Charm of Home
Simple & Sweet Fridays @ Rooted in Thyme
Shabbilicious Friday @ Shabby Art Boutique
Show & Tell Friday @ My Romantic Home
Show Off Friday @ What About


JoAnn SweetPepperRose said...

These are really beautiful items! It is amazing the plate doesn't have a bad mark on it, from all that time. It's lovely!

Alison Agnew said...

you found some lovely pieces
to add to your collection

and that sweet name tag
on the plate is so fun

thanks for sharing
at Fridays Unfolded!


Terry said...

I love the mongrammed fork! And the plate is gorgeous. Nice finds!!!



Sunray Gardens said...

Very pretty design. I love the look of things like this.

Cher Sunray Gardens

Unknown said...

beautiful items!

Cynthia said...

That dish is just beautiful. Gorgeous things.


Darlene said...

Gorgeous plate! That is nice to have a history on your purchase of the plate. An added benefit. take care, Darlene

Debra at HOMESPUN: said...

how nice it is to have the history of something / it's a beautiful plate!

Karen @ Beatrice Euphemie said...

What beautiful finds and so special to know a little history behind that gorgeous plate. Your silver is lovely, especially the monogrammed spoon. Vintage pieces have so much character and to know they have survived so long and now will be cherished once again is so much nicer than 'new'. Thanks for sharing. xx

Ellen Whyte said...

Classic dishes. Very pretty!

MiamiKel said...

Gorgeous place setting, such lovely flowers! I love your quote for today :)

Stan and Jody Gabara said...

Thanks so much for sharing your beautiful treasures on Simple & Sweet Fridays. Have a wonderful weekend!


sharonssunlitmemories said...

Beautiful! I love the plate and the monogrammed spoon.

Geneva said...

What wonderful finds Donna...! It's so neat that you have a little bit of history to go with them. Beautiful photographs!!!

Lisa Gordon said...

Oh my goodness, this plate is gorgeous, and I so love they way you have styled everything here. So pretty.

JP said...

Pretty,pretty,pretty!Love your gardens, too!

Athena at Minervas Garden said...

I just love old silver, so I think your pieces are great! The rose plate and the real rose are lovely complements.

The Charm of Home said...

Beautiful! Thank you for joining Home Sweet Home!

Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage said...

These definitely ARE "pretty things"! I just saw a gorgeous, vintage German plate at the thrift store the other day that I DIDN'T purchase and now wish I had.

Thanks for linking to Time Travel Thursday. Hope to see you at the party each week.

Liz @ The Brambleberry Cottage

Kerryanne @ Shabby Art Boutique said...

Beautiful pieces Donna and gorgeous blog. Thanks for sharing on Shabbilicious Friday.

Suburban Girl said...

What nice finds, I am jealous of the H monogram. That would do nicely with our last name.

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