Monday, September 12, 2011

WONDERFUL OLD JOHNSON BROTHERS "WINDSOR WARE" PLATES


Last Sunday afternoon I found some neat dishes at a local antique mall.  I have found quite a few things at this mall over the years and a few times I have passed something by and later had reqrets.
So these plates were a must have even though I already have 2 sets of "Thanksgiving type" plates for fall.  A girl can never 
have too many though!






Today is Tuesday so I am joining two other ladies for their blog parties:

I enjoy visiting these blogs all the time! 



Last night, I put the plates out. I see scratches on them from use so I really don't know how old this "Windsor Ware Harvest Fruit and Roses" Johnson Brothers Pattern is and haven't had time to do any research yet.  I'm sure they are just old and not antique. It used to be that the rule of thumb was an antique was 100 years old.  Now, I believe we often use the term vintage for something old but not antique.




I love everything on these plates: pomegranates, grapes, roses, chrysanthemums, pears and plums!  













12 comments:

Pamela Gordon said...

Hi Bernideen, these plates are so pretty. I love transferware dishes. I also liked your previous post with the fall theme. I hope you have a great week. Pamela

Rizzi said...

WHAT BEAUTIFUL PLATES, THEY BRING THE HARVEST TO THE TABLE. YOUR TABLE IS SO LOVELY, I LOVE YOUR LAMPS, THEY LOOK SO ELEGANT. A VERY NICE POST BERNIDEEN, HAVE A GREAT DAY. RIZZI

[email protected] Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hello dear Bernideen,
What a bountiful looking table! Your new dishes are very pretty and I love your centerpiece! I am not really an Autumn person but your table is a delight to be sure. I had a lovely set of Autumn inspired china which I used for Thanksgiving every year and I gave it all away a couple of years ago. I thought the women's shelter needed it more than I did.
Thank you for joining me for Tea Time and I wish you a lovely week.

Blessings,
Sandi

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

What a beautiful china pattern! I would have found it irresistible too!

Martha said...

What a terrific fall pattern -- I absolutely adore them -- they are truly stunning and one that could be used all year long even though they seem more fallish!

AshTreeCottage said...

I love those plates!

Hugs,
Susan and Bentley

Johanna said...

Hello Bernideen,
I totally understand why this plates were a must have for you. They are so beautiful. And you created the perfect setting for them. This plates have everything, what means fall. So pretty! Thank you so much for sharing your extraordinary decorating skills with us.
Best greetings, Johanna

Bella Vista Cottage said...

Hi....I love your plates and your entire table is so lovely. Just a joy!

Barb

Lady Linda said...

Hi dear tea friend...your blog posts have been exceptionally beautiful lately. I love fall. I love Johnson Brothers and I'm surprised I have never seen this pattern. I know they pumped out tons of patterns, this one is wonderful.
Our weather has broken now...had our last 90 degree day on Sunday. Maybe now I will feel like putting up my fall things.
Love, Linda

Angela McRae said...

These may well be the prettiest fall plates I've ever seen! I was already partial to Johnson Brothers, but I never dreamed there'd be a fall design with roses on it!

Carla said...

I love this table setting. I am getting ready for fall now and your photos have inspired me to looks for some dinnerware in this pattern. I wonder if I can find it on ebay?

Love your blog.
Carla

Lavender Cottage said...

Hi Bernideen
I like the fall plates you found, better to have too many than none like me, something I must remedy.
Your autumn table is lovely, I like the soup tureen.
Judith