Isn't She Lovely?

May 05, 2012

Just found her yesterday at the consignment thrift store for $10. No chips or cracks but some minor scratches.

She's a beautiful vintage hand painted lady portrait plate marked "Made in Germany". She will soon join my collection covered in a previous post (

Isn't he handsome? (If you like powdered wigs, maybe)

Although, President Washington is also a portrait plate, he will not join the ladies. I purchased him for my Americana or blue and white plate collection. I think this plate is quite rare according to Replacements Ltd.
It is marked Grecian by Ridgway, England. I think it is considered flow blue.

This plate was also $10, but unfortunately it had this little chip and some crazing.

The chip is very shallow and small and not visible from the front of the plate.

I also picked up this little Waverley Shaving Mug for a buck. No damage.

I purchased this old chippy and a little grubby white painted three leg half moon table for $15. (No it's not fall here, we haven't put out our patio furniture and cleaned up the leaves here in Minnesota yet. Just mowed our lawn for the first time yesterday)

Real chipping, old white, semi gloss enamel, (not sand paper distressed).

Nice scalloped top.

Very shapely legs!

I have had a good week of thrifting and collecting!

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Thanks for reading my blog, Carlene

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  1. Carlene, those were some real finds! I can't wait to see what you do with your plates and your table.

  2. I have a table like that.....and it is also white.
    Nice could tough George up very easily.
    Hvae a good Sunday.

  3. I actually like crazing on plates. I collect animal plates...birds, horses, tigers...etc. did good!

  4. Hi Carlene: Great finds. Looks like you had a very successful day. I love Georgie Boy..Happy Weekend..Judy

  5. Can you imagine how many hours went into that hand painted plate?! Love that shaving mug, too. I used to have a collection of shaving brushes, but unfortunately I gave them to one of our daughters in a moment of madness! Cute chippy table. I'm so glad I'm not alone in my wait to "get planting". Don't you feel like we've been left behind in the dust when all the other bloggers have been gardening for months already?!!

  6. Nice finds. I love that table...chips and all! Creatively yours, Lori

  7. Hi Carlene, what great frugal finds. I really love the half round table, been looking for one like that for my hallway! Thanks so much for coming back and partying with us at Frugal Treasures Tuesday party. Have a great week.

  8. Lovely finds, specially the lady, she's a real cute.

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