Wednesday, July 13, 2011


Ah, silly Serendipity, how I love thee.

Just days after reading the article about transferware and then discovering I already own a set I, of course, indulged my thrift habit and went in search of more china......because, as we all know, I need more thrift in my house.

Now, this whole transfer thing could be quite like white Volkswagons-you don't notice them until someone mentions them-but I was completely bowled over to find, just sitting there, these amazing pieces.  And (bonus!) two of the pieces had a nautical theme!  Can you say:  pirate?

So, I share with you my Serendipitous Booty of the day!

Platter: (on back)
 Original copper engravings depicting Historical scenes of Chinese export to America
USS Delaware capturing LeCroyable
Alfred Meakin Staffordshire England

Plate:  (on back)
Original copper engravings depicting Historical scenes of Chinese Export to America
Alfred Meakin Staffordshire England

This piece, although I know is quite worn, presented itself as quite a bit older than the others and I was intrigued by the markings on the back.  In addition to the company there is also a unique potter's mark that looks somewhat like a pressed key indentation.  At any rate, it called to me and so came home to live in my plate rack.  I hope she's happy there.

Plate (on back)
England 221872
(you can just see the potter's mark to the right)

And last, but not least, the Ever Odd Bit that always manages to find me called out from a dusty bottom shelf.  Who, I mean really, who? throws something like this away?  It was just begging to live with me!  AND to be used quite soon at a fancy summer outing!

Oh, right.  And how could I leave this behind?  I mean, really, could you?

Now, if you'll excuse me, I'm going to pour a cup of tea, grab a plate of cookies, sit in some Battenburg shade and Google the word:  Hoarder.  ;)


Crafty Green Poet said...

lovely plates and such serendipity to find them!

Buttons said...

Wow I have been missing great posts I have never been to this blog of yours. I am greatly appreciating you lucky finds. Love the cup.B

Stafford Ray said...

Shiver me timbers and dingle me dongles! What in Bluebeard's name is a poofy little parasol doing in a pirate's lair?? Maybe you are a pretend pirate after all. Yes, that's it.