I just wanted to share this beautiful dish set I picked up last week.
I fell in love with the color and pattern, but didn’t think it would make sense to purchase. Its awfully fancy and delicate, and I wasn’t sure it would get much use in my modern farmhouse. But I loved it. The set included service for 6, along with 3 serving dishes, some miscellaneous extras, and a sugar bowl. It was priced at $37. I could afford it, and I loved it. But I am NOT fancy or delicate. I never sipped tea with my grandmother. I drive a pick up truck, wear boots, and do crossfit. I like sweaty hot yoga, I run ultra marathons, and I work in the concrete industry. Growing up, I was a total tomboy. I don’t do pink. I don’t do lace, glitter, or girly. Ruffles, no thank you! I am very practical. My home reflects me. I do have beautiful things, but rarely does a scalloped edge tug at me like these dishes did.
Besides, I have a whole set of fancy wedding china that we hardly use…
But I loved this. The English roses, scalloped edges and all
Then, it hit me!
Can’t believe I didn’t think of it immediately!
These dishes would be perfect in my dining room. I have a bay window, and although not a priority, the area above it is screaming for attention. So I bought them. And, I am so glad I did 🙂
This picture is from the Summer. In the winter, I have green velvet slipcovers for the chairs. This year, I never bothered with them. Otherwise you would see how the green china pattern works just perfectly.
I mean, I love it.
I did some research when I got home and based on the stamp, it is English Staffordshire ironstone.
J&G Meakin began making this pattern in 1968. They offered the Avondale pattern in green, pink, and a blue.
Here is an advertisement from 1974
The original set retailed for $59.99. I think I got a bargain 😉
These dishes are not rare, and replacements are available. But after scanning Ebay, I do think I got a really great deal!
I brought my son in so I could get a quick look at what I am thinking… Tall kids are handy for things like this 😉
What do you think? I am excited for this project!
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