Friday, May 23, 2008

Show and Tell Friday!

Many thanks to Kelli at Kelli's Place Kelli's House
for hosting this, I look forward to it each week.

I think that I got my love of rummage sales, estate sales, garage sales and antique shopping from my Mom. I remember going around in the summer to various sales and watching her get so excited from a "great find". Of course, being young then, I didn't really appreciate it. I have kept many of her treasures and here are a few more to show and tell about:

First, in my dining room I have this little plate display with 3 Wedgwood "Melody" pattern plates - I just love these and think that they look good on my red wall.

Sadly, a couple of them broke when we moved but I have found some on ebay - perhaps I'll add to this collection again!

Here are some darling collector's plates from the 60's??...from the Elephant Folio Edition of Audobon's Birds of America series. I'd like to find out more about this and add to my collection.

This first one is Passenger Pigeons:

I love the detail of the birds and foliage - wow!

Then a Bewick's Wren:

Band-Tailed Pigeons:

I put these darlings in my plate rack for a little change - I like it, don't you?


Hootin' Anni said...

Lovely....and a super find! I'm partial to bird life, so the bird plates are treasures!!!

My SnT is bone china cardinals. You'll need to scroll down below the tornado news to view it. Have a wonderful weekend.

LBP said...

I love your plates, especially the bird ones and they look great against your red wall!


Scooterblu's Whimsy said...

I absolutely adore your bird plates...they are right up my alley! The wedgewood ones are pretty too. I'm not familar with that particular pattern. They look great against the red wall!

Great post! ~Rhonda

ceekay said...

Very pretty plates. I love plates on the wall, and yours look great against the red. Have a great weekend.

Penless Thoughts said...

Both sets are lovely and nice to be able to switch them out.

Becki said... I think I need to collect plates. I think the bird plates are every bit as pretty as the wedgewood plates against that red wall.

They're all beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

Strawberry Lane said...

Those plates are just beautiful. And how wonderful they look on your wall.Lucky girl, you are!

Carrie said...

Your plate collection is very nice. I especially like the audubon print plates.

Kelli said...

Such beautiful plates...I love the birds! You have them displayed wonderfully!