Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Pretty In Cream!

Last week-end while estate shopping I came across these vintage Johnson Brothers dishes.

Today I took them out of the box to take a closer look.

There were about ten plates, a soup tureen, and a platter. They were asking $22.00 for all of it.

I was going back and forth, was it worth $22.00?

I walked away, debating whether I should or shouldn't, you know, we've all been there.

Pretty soon my #1 came upstairs from the basement carrying a white dish. He said, "Deb, you said you like white dishes, you've got to come down stairs and see what's in the pantry".

It was a bunch of the same Johnson Brothers Plates. "Wow, that sealed the deal, I'll take them!"

They didn't even change the price. They gave me everything for $22.00!


Besides being chauffeur for the day, I was able to finish up a few projects.

I was able to put together some Easter packages for the shop as well as finishing up a couple of pincushions.

Doesn't it feel good to get unfinished projects done?

I love Spring Break!


Terry said...

I'm so envious of your find! How cool is that? Sounds like someone knows what you like, and that' really nice!

Gail said...

Wow Debbie,
I know St. Patrick's Day is over, but color me green with envy! You scored big time on that lovely china, good for's so classic and just plain pretty.

Primitiques 'n Poetry said...

Love your music. And yes. You did GOOD! Great find, great price. ~Mindy

debi @ life in my studio said...

Wow!! What a wonderful find! I love white dishes...those are really pretty!

melanie's all my favorite things said... lucky! Love the dishes! And your pictures are so lovely! And I love love love the mini crowns! They are so cute!

laurie - magpie ethel said...

Your #1 is certainly a good shopper for you - like having a second pair of eyes and hands! Good deal on the dishes to boot!
Pincushions turned out adorable...cute with a capital "C"!

Sandra said...

What a great find! I'd love to find a deal like that! Very pretty!

Kindred Spirit Soap Co. said...

Nice find Debbie!!!Those are beautiful.
Have a great night

Denise said...

I love those white dishes......those pin cushions are so adorable!

vintagebejoyful said...

I love Johnson Brothers dishware, I have several patterns myself, the white is perfect for everything, I have a thing for dishes, I love them all and use them often.....Your pin cushions are darling, do you sell them as I would love to purchase one if you do. let me know. Tracey

Tracy is ... Loving Pretty Things said...

WHAT FUN! I am such a plate-collector...and the one set i'm missing...All white! Lucky lady - $22 for all that! I'm so glad I stumbled upon your Blog - I'm now a follower!

Secondhandrose said...

I grew up with Johnson Bros. white plates. Thanks for the memory. Come for a visit.

Vintage Porcelain Art By Amy Enright said...

Wow! I'm SO jealous! That a find! I'd paint on those dishes like a maniac! HAHA! Beautiful!

Margaret MacCabe Ritchie said...

Man, I am terribly envious of the dishes...what a score! I wouldn't have even blinked an eyelash the first time around! I love to collect beautiful white dishes and like having them be mismatched! You really lucked out! Oh, and by the way, I absolutely adore the pin cushions!