Monday, February 24, 2014

Pitter, Patter,Pretty Platter

Say that ten times fast!!
One of my favorite treasures to search for.
Pretty Platters!
Over the years I have collected quite a few that I use
to display, decorate with and serve food on.
Some are cherished gifts and others are great finds.
Here are a just a few vintage and new to share with you today~

Love the design on this one from
Homer Laughlin with 22 K on the rim.

This one is gorgeous with the creamy border design.
No markings on this one, but I know it is old.

Love this cherry blossom design by,
Old English
Johnson Bros.
Made in England.

This is a round style with no markings.
I have had this about 25 years and just love the thick
white frosted glass with the raised grapevine design.

This gorgeous floral design
 just inspires me for painting.
By, Atlas China Company with 22 K edge.
Such a pretty rose and forget me not pattern.

My very favorite of all given to me
from my dear grandmother.
Very old from,
The Symphony Salem China Company
marked 39304
and on this one 23K on the edge.
I have not found many in 23K
and marked, made in the USA

Love the soft pretty pattern.

 Another from my mother's collection and also very old.
Marked from the Royal China Co.
The green and white pattern is perfect
to display for St. Patrick's Day.
This one is only about 15 years old
and Made in Italy
from the Vietri Collection.

This one is a recent treasure from my visit to
The Prairie, by Rachel Ashwell
in Roundtop, Texas.

Another great treasure found at a yard sale.
It is very large with a raised fruit pattern all around.
I have a soup tureen that had the same pattern
found at another sale years before.
They were a perfect match to layer
and display.
This set is perfect to serve sandwiches on the platter
along with soup, for a large group.
The perfect match!

Do you enjoy platters?
Collect them, use for display
or pretty bases for cloches?
Thanks for visiting today
Celestina Marie


Betty said...

So many pretty platters. I have to say I only have one and it is white, but it was a housewarming gift from My Mother when we moved into our first house.

1CardCreator said...

These are all gorgeous and just what I would expect to find in your home, lol. I do love using platters, but not as many or as pretty as yours. ~Diane

Penny from Enjoying The Simple Things said...

Your platters are all beautiful. I do have red and blue transferware platters. I hang some on the wall and the others get used for serving.

Red Rose Alley said...

Your platters are so pretty, and the one that belonged to your Grandmother is a treasure. I think my favorite of all is the cherry blossom. The pink flowers against the white is so lovely.

Have a great week.


ArtisticRomantic said...

So many pretties. Beautiful dishes are my weak spot. The green and white piece I believe is my favorite. Thank you for a lovely presentation.

Creations by Marie Antoinette and Edie Marie said...

Every platter is so gorgeous Celeste. Also a lot of memories.
I have seen a couple of these designs before. The cherry blossom is my favorite piece.
Thank you for sharing such treasures.
XXOO Marie Antoinette

Anonymous said...

These are all gorgeous. It would be difficult for me to choose a favorite. Lovely photos.

Patti said...

What a beautiful collection of platters!

I never find anything that lovely at yard sales. Lucky you!

Jan Hermann said...

I love China...especially with Roses and Platters are so much fun! I love all of yours, especially your grandmothers' platter. It's exquisite!

Jan ♥

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

You've got some pretty platters, Celeste! I have one similar to yours with the tureen. It wouldn't fit with its tureen above my kitchen cabinets so I have it in a cabinet with other platters. I love seeing platters added to wall displays with other dishes.

Donna said...

You sure do have a plethora of pretty platters, Celestina!:) I love that not only can you use them for display, but also to serve with. I kept thinking to myself "this is my favorite one!", then you would show us another pretty one and that would become my favorite! But I have to agree with you, my absolute favorite is the one your grandmother gave you, what a treasure!

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

You have a lovely collection of platters! Nice that you use them for serving and decorating.

Mari said...

Dear Celeste,they are all beautiful, I have a platter just like your last pic, I love the raised details just so pretty ;-)


deb said...

Wonderful Platters! Homer Laughlin is to die for! Love all of his.
Florals are my fav too. I have a few that were my Moms. A couple have the gold trim too. 23K, different huh? Unique ♥
Have a great day!

Denise said...

Very beautiful.

Cynthia said...

They are all beautiful. My favorites are the pieces with no color and raised images. They remind me of the fine dinner sets my grandmother kept in her China cabinet.

Draffin Bears said...

Dear Celestina Marie,

You have so many beautiful platters - love them all. I have a few which I love and they are so handy.
Happy week, dear friend and many thanks for visiting me.


Createology said...

I adore all of your platters. I don't actually collect them for the space issue...or I would have many! Creative Collecting Pitter Patter Pretty Platters...

Anonymous said...

Hi Celeste and what lovely lovey dishes. Most of us in Blogland love our dishes, don't we? :)
Hope your week is going well.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

cynthia lee designs said...

Your platters are so beautiful!! I have a couple of favorite one is a Martha Stewart that I found at a thrift store. It is white with pink flowers and has a matching water pitcher.

Альбина Рассеина said...

Oh, how beautiful.

Bargain Decorating with Laurie said...

Oh yes, I also have a "thing" for vintage platters. I don't know how many I have, but more than I need. All of yours are so delicate and feminine looking. I love the soft floral patterns, and I can see how they inspire you. If I didn't know better, I'd think that some of these were painted by your talented hand. laurie

The Polka Dot Closet said...

I love Grandmas...What a treasure! Yes I love platters, I just wish I had room to store more. I have more silver ones because my Mom gave um to me, but I treasure my china ones!


Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

What a gorgeous collection of platters you own! I think my favorite is the pretty floral platter that was your grandmothers. A lovely keepsake.

farmhouse-story said...

i love your g-mom's platter esp., celeste! you have such a great collection!

Stephanie said...

They are all so lovely! I especially like the one with the colorful flowers on it :) Happy weekend to you - hugs!

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

I have the same weakness for pretty platters. You have such a pretty collection. We have spring in Albuquerque. I hope you get a pretty day tomorrow!

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Welcome To Rose Garden Market from Celestina Marie Design. It is so nice to meet you. My name is Celestina Marie named after my grandmother and my friends call me Celeste.My creative journey extends over 30 years enjoying the love of painting and redesigning vintage and new treasures. I love to go treasure hunting and the fun of finding great vintage pieces to redesign..