Sunday, February 6, 2011

Castle on the Lake


I found these two small bread and butter plates at Goodwill the other 
night and fell in love with their beauty immediately.


It doesn't happen often, but when it does, I can never quite
believe that I am finding vintage transferware sitting on
the shelves of Goodwill with all the other ordinary dishes.


They are petite plates, so delicate and fine ~ sitting like little
jewels on the shelf ~ sparkling like the gems they are.


"Castle on the Lake" is the name of this Johnson Brothers pattern.


I love the dainty flowers in the foreground and the scalloped 
edge of the plate.


The small treasures of life can be found in the strangest places and
often when you least expect them.  Thrifting has taught me to look for
the jewels of life in ordinary places, to value age, and to realize
that everyone and everything has a story to tell.
 

I love this serene castle on the lake.



Linking with 

Little Red House for Mosaic Monday 
~
Dittle Dattle for Amaze Me Monday 

Boogieboard Cottage  for Masterpiece Monday
~
Smiling Sally  for Blue Monday






39 comments:

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

Very pretty plate, Cindy! The blue is so vibrant against the white background! I haven't been to Goodwill lately....just not finding anything there. I have however been hitting the antique stores! ~xx, Patti

Sharing Shadymont said...

I love your sweet plates. What a great find!

Vee said...

So very pretty...what a special find at Goodwill. Your mosaic is lovely with its whites and blues.

Mary said...

Oh how pretty! I love finding treasures at the thrift store. :)

Lavender Cottage said...

Such a pretty pattern. You must have been in the right place at the right time to pick these up.

Cindy said...

Love all white & blue...beautiful pictures!!!

A Garden of Threads said...

So pretty, find them in a thrift shop makes them very special.

Shelia said...

What pretty little plates!
Be a sweetie,
shelia ;)

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Love your gorgeous plates. They are stunning and such a fabulous find. So pretty with your terrarium. The mosaic is wonderful. I just read Mary's post about your generous offer to make her bedding, I am so Blessed by your generoisity. Thank you. God Bless. Hugs, Marty

Snap said...

What wonderful finds at GW. Hard to beat blue and white!

Life with Kaishon said...

What a gorgeous find : ) I love it! : ) Thrift stores are exciting to me too. Treasures are everywhere. We just have to dig around sometimes to find them!

Jan at Jewelry4Change said...

These are gorgeous plates... what a find! My decorating skills are zip. I recognize pretty pieces, but I don't know how to put them together. Sure wish you were in San Diego. I'd hire you!

Laura Wilkerson said...

That is a great find and you have found the perfect spot for them! I love shopping at the thrift stores.

Sally Lee by the Sea said...

Beautiful plates - what a great find! The blue is so lovely.

Have a great week! :O)

Pondside said...

That makes three of us so far to have posted mosaics about blue and white china - I love it!

SmilingSally said...

Thanks for sharing your blues.

Happy Blue Monday, Cindy.

eileeninmd said...

Great find, what a pretty plate. I love the blue and white.

GrandmaK said...

Aren't they lovely!?! Very nicely done! Cathy

Boo-Bah said...

The plates are beautiful. What a nice find!

Kim, USA said...

Oh wow this is very pretty, love it!
Blue Monday

Diane said...

Beauty doesn't have to cost a lot, does it. Sometimes it's the simple little inexpensive things that are just the best!
Hugs,
Diane

Thoughtfully Blended Hearts said...

Beautiful china and the terrarium is gorgeous also!!! These photos made such a stunning mosaic!!!

Anu@My Dream Canvas said...

This is a lovely mosaic! I am hosting a Giveaway on my blog. I would love for you to stop by.hugs Anu

Joy said...

Beautiful plate and vingette. I love your blog banner too!
Happy Blue Monday ;)

Marie said...

So pretty! Reminds me of my grandmother's blue and white Wedgewood that I have inherited and that we use a lot -- with fond memories of her!

I'm following.

Happy Blue Monday :-)

Deborah Kay at The Paint Splash said...

What a blessing to have such a wonderful find Happy Blue Monday and many Blessings, Debbie

chubskulit said...

That's lovely!

My Blue Monday Post, please come by anytime.

June said...

Truly a beautiful find Cindy. And your pictures...sigh...so pretty.
I have been catching up here tonight and I couldn't believe how beautiful the post on the first of Feb. was of all the icy pictures. Then your beautiful daffodils. Oh every post was great!

I was over at Mary's and read about the amazing thing you were doing, and I can't get over how wonderful it is for you do do the awesome thing for her. She is such a beautiful person and I adore her. This kindness from you is a testament of the beautiful heart you have.
sending hugs

Mary said...

Wow, I love the vintage dishes, and that they're from Goodwill! Thank you for sharing at Masterpiece Monday. Have a nice week! Mary :O)

Self Sagacity said...

Wow, those blues are so nice an gentle.

Georgianna said...

How very special to find Johnson Brothers at the Goodwill. Very well spotted and well deserved to have such beautiful finds. I don't believe I've seen that pattern in blue before. And I love your terrarium, too. :)

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Beautiful new plates! I have yet to see a J-Bros pattern that I haven't loved-enjoy:@)

La Vie Quotidienne said...

What a lovely post and such a pretty blog...wonderful pictures. I am your newest follower.(-: Look forward to what you will be doing next.

Miss Jean said...

Cindy: I've hopped over from Mary's Meanderings. I met Mary in person last year when we traveled to Colorado. Thank you so much for your generosity in helping the nicest and most deserving person you could ever hope to meet.

Please email me as I have someone in your town that needs prayer.

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Your plate is beautiful. I love blue and white china. Your photos are also so pretty. I came over from Mary's blog, after reading her story of your selfless and generous offer. I've never visited your blog, but I just had to come tell you that your generosity in using your God-given talent for another person is such an inspiring testament to God. (Now that I've seen your beautiful blog, I have no doubt I will be back to visit often) laurie

Designs on 47th Street said...

Hello, I'm new here and I loved reading your thoughts and seeing your pictures of your sweet little blue and white plate. Your words are well written and I shake my head in agreement with your last paragraph. So nice to meet you.

Donna

Sue said...

Cindy, What a pretty little plate. I've got a small collection of blue/white that I'm trying to add to. Something like this would fit right in. Now, if you see any more similar to this, let me know- you have such good luck finding things. Remember that gorgeous red transferware plate you found in Marysville? Hope to see you at the book signing get-together. ~ Sue

Pamela said...

Beautiful blue! I love how you photographed them with white. So much fun to snag an unexpected treasure.

Emelie Lövgren said...

I have a sause-boat just like this one, same pattern.. I like it too.. Is it rare to find it nowadays? Do you know what time it is from? /Emelie from Sweden.

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