Monday, October 17, 2011

Spring Violet Dinnerware

Last weekend I attended an estate sale in our town and when I entered the house into the kitchen I saw these dishes sitting in the cabinet.  I was drawn to them instantly and decided right then and there that if the price was right, those dishes were coming home with me!
 Luckily, The price for the entire set was only $35.00 and then it was the second day of the sale so I got 25% off, which came to $26.25!  There were 10 dinner plates, 15 sandwich plates, 12 saucers, (oddly enough, no cups!), 12 bowls, 2 vegetable bowls, 2 platters, 2 creamers and sugars, and 12 dessert plates!

I was estatically happy with my purchase and immediately went home and tried them out with my fall decorations in the dining room.  I think they will look better in the spring, but I am going to use them for Thanksgiving this year.
Later that same week I went over to spend the day with my Aunt who had surgery on her shoulder.  She sent me into the living room for something and on her wall was hanging one of these plates.  I picked it up and took it to her to ask where she got it and she said it had belonged to my grandmother, that the Spring Violet pattern was her Sunday dish pattern!   It must be genetics!  The original set now lives with my cousin.  So, now I am on the search for the cups.  I'm sure I could find them on ebay, but the physical search is way more fun!  And the guy who ran the estate sale said the basement of the house was still packed up and he would be selling it soon.  Maybe those cups are hiding down there!

Blessings

Linda

9 comments:

~~Carol~~ said...

It was meant to be! I love stories like this, and that pattern is just beautiful!

Jessica Cangiano said...

Oh my word, that is gorgeous dinnerware! I adore it and know my sweet mom would, too, as purple is her very favourite hue.

Thank you very much for your visit and blog comment today on my post about Pinterest. I echo what you said exactly, it's hard to believe there was a time before it existed, as I love and use it so much now.


Thanks again & have a gorgeous Monday, my dear!
Jessica

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

You really don't want to know that I had that same set and took it to Goodwill. I tried to sell it...but no takers...it is beautiful..I just ran out of room!!

Arlene @At Home with the Grimms said...

Love this dinnerware....I have some as decorative plates hanging on my wall!

LDH said...

Hi Linda!

These are beautiful dishes! I know you must be so happy to bring them home :)

What a lovely pace you have here. I have enjoyed perusing many of your posts!

Kindly, Lorraine

Kay said...

I ran across your blog when I was looking for more pieces of my Spring violet dishes. I have many pieces of this set! I love it! It was the same pattern my Grandmother had. It was available as a premium in soap from the 1950's. I have many varied pieces. Let me know if would like to see pictures. I find them at many antique stores & resale shops in Wisconsin.

Pam said...

I have the same set that my Grandma gave to me. She said she received them as a shower gift in the 1930s. We shared a love of purple and they are one of my treasures from her.

Pam said...

I have the same set that my Grandma gave to me. She said she received them as a shower gift in the 1930s. We shared a love of purple and they are one of my treasures from her.

Rena Guillory said...

If I run into the cups I will let you know.

Strangely enough my grandmother had the same set and she was married around 1930. The complete set went to my older sister after my mom passed.

I have been picking up misc pieces here and there. You are very right the hunt is awesome.

Love the pictures of your dishes.
Good luck.