Friday, January 19, 2007

Blue & White China!

I have collected these for years. Some of them are brand new, some antiques,they where bought just because I liked them, not because they are worth anything (they are not)enjoy..........

Now closer views.....

I got these because of my families seafaring history they are the Cutty Sark , The Sea Witch and The Thermopoly.

I just loved this guys face, so I bought it .....

to the left of the Cavalier are the Soldier, Gamekeeper and Sailor

then the duck and leaf..

A couple of closer views of the dresser....

and finally a pic of my most favourite one and probably the most expensive

to be honest none of the photos do these plates any justice, but I hope you enjoyed the Blue and White Tour!!


RUTH said...

More blue!!!...these are absolutely beautiful. I bet you're very careful with them.

Allotment Lady said...

Wow very impressive

Years ago I used to have a wall of plates in one of my past houses. I used to paint on china and porcelain.

After one move, I gave them all away to friends that liked them - the last plate went a few years ago to Haruko's aunt when she visited from Japan.

Still on the positive side - I don't have all the dusting to do and we don't have any room here anyway.

Michelle said...

Oh, very pretty! My aunt used to collect the same sort of plates and everytime she caught me looking at them when I was little, she'd tell me she'd give one the next time she redecorated. Then one year I went to visit and found out she'd redecorated and had forgotten all about me! But I do still love the plates!

Anonymous said...

Hi Libby,
I too am a fan of blue and white. I have a willow pattern dinner set (only a cheap one). Willow pattern allways reminds me of my grandparents and thier little cottage in Silverdale Lancashire.

I love tha last plate you have of the hay cart.

Take care

Kat's Life At University said...

I hate having to wash all these plates it takes forever to remember where they all went on the wall!!!! I've updated my blog now yay!! It does need to be continued though. xxxxxxxxxxxx

Sheila said...

Oooh! lovely. You have some really interesting ones too.
Thanks for the cllose ups so I can have a good look. BTW..22 days until your birthday..?
Beat ya..!!!
21 days 'til mine..!

Annie said...

It's nice to see how you've displayed your plates. Do you ever take one or more down to serve on them?

Petunia's Gardener said...

And the expanded version on this site (I saw your daily photo version first)! very nice

alphabet soup said...

My favourite is the duck plate. It's just lovely.

Ex-Shammickite said...

Have you got any "flow blue"?

Libbys Blog said...

Thank you all for your lovely comments.
ex-shammickite - what is flow blue? I have never heard of that!
annie - no I never use them!
sheila - all the best people are born in February! of course!
Kathryn - don't tell fibs, I never wash them!!!!! joke!!!
Michelle - you'd be surprised where you can pick them up cheaply, so start your own collection!!
Lottie - whats dusting?

Janet said...

I loved the blue and white tour!! These are so beautiful.