Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Show and Tell Friday - Nov. 21

Show and Tell
I'm happy to be participating for the FIRST time in Show and Tell Friday. This is hosted by Kelli on her beautiful blog site. Be sure to check her site for all the participants. I can't wait!

Today, let's talk about china. No, not the country China but china dishes. I am so addicted to pretty china and I'm fortunate to have plenty of storage in the fairly new house.

I looked through some of my dishes and today, my Salem china caught my eye. This particular pattern uses a variety of Godey print images in the center of each plate.

I started collecting this a number of years ago. It started with a large set of the regular Salem Godey China dishes. I was lucky to find numerous pieces including dinner plates, fruit bowls, cups and saucers, etc. I love to use them in February because they have such a nice romantic feel to them.

This is the basic set in one of the china cabinets. This is the mark on the back of the plates which were made during the 1940's.

As I started researching the dishes, I discovered the chargers were also made. The Chargers come in a variety of colors...and of course, I NEEDED them. If you follow my posts, you will come to realize there is a difference in WANT and NEED. NEED is I can't resist...I want them now!

I've added numerous charges in rust, maroon, two shades of green, pink, navy and medium blue. Just for fun, I've done several different place settings with a few of the colors to show the variety of this pattern.

In this setting, I used an ivory beaded round place mat, a metallic green charger, and a pink Salem Godey print charge with gold filigree trim. The green goblet was my mother's and were on our Thanksgiving table for as long as I remember. The silver is First Love.

Here's a few other ways to display the pink using Pink Depression glass in the Adam pattern and pink Depression shakers.

The green charges are a lovely shade of green and mix well with my Green Fruits Depression glass and serving pieces.

I don't use a much blue in decorating but I do like to pull out some of my blue opalescent glass and it mixes well with the blue chargers. Shown in the blue setting is a blue opalescent pickle castor and blue opalescent sugar shaker.

Thanksgiving Blessings to you and your families...


Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

What a lovely china collection. I have not seen it before, but so reminds me of the china I saw in either The White House or the Smithsonian Institute. Thanks for sharing!

Hootin' Anni said... Best Blogger Tips


Come view my show n tell if you can find time. It's a new 'hobby' of mine started just this past week. Happy Friday, happy weekend.

A Hint of Home said... Best Blogger Tips

What a beautiful collection. They take you back in time. Your different place settings are very pretty.
Welcome to S&T.

Betty said... Best Blogger Tips

Welcome to Show and's so much fun!

I have Godey prints but no dishes...yours are beautiful and yes romantic....

I noticed on your side bar Madison, daughter and family live there...we are going for the Christmas Tour of Homes...also, Amelia Island...that's where we vacation each July with our family for a week...14 of us...

Thanks for dropping by and visitin with me...Betty

Betty said... Best Blogger Tips

Well, let me correct a statement I made in the previous comment. When I noticed Amelia Island on the side bar and then Madison Plantations I just assumed Madison GA. It is a historical town with plantations. Sherman spared the town from burning on his march to the sea....then I checked and it was Madison, Mississippi......sorry about that..Betty

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME said... Best Blogger Tips

Wow those are beautiful. I can so see a ladies luncheon with those!
Have a great weekend!

Being Mrs Miles said... Best Blogger Tips

I really like the colors of your settings. You put it all together nicely.

thank you for sharing.

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

Hello Judy,

Thanks for visiting and leaving the kind comment! You are a gal after my own heart -- as I am in love with dishes too!!!

I like your Salem dishes - so reminiscent of the bygone era with all the frills!

Yellow Rose Arbor said... Best Blogger Tips

Absolutely beautiful! I can't even say which is my favorite!

Welcome to S&T! You are going to be great at this with all your pretties!


Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

What a pretty china collection! I love the blues pieces in the bottom picture, too.

Shannon said... Best Blogger Tips

That is quite a collection and they are beautiful!!

Rechelle ~Walnuthaven Cottage~ said... Best Blogger Tips

HI there and welcome to your first "show and tell". Isn't it fun?
I love this bit of collection you've shown. It's so pretty!
I then saw the pic of your reading nook. Hmm, I'll be right over. I love reading nooks :0)

Susie Homemaker said... Best Blogger Tips

And what a beautiful Show & Tell it is...everything is so nice...I think I "NEED" some too!!!


Lisa Cobler said... Best Blogger Tips

Oh my word I'm in love with those dishes. Anything from Godey's is awesome.

Hootin' Anni said... Best Blogger Tips

Hi Judy.
I'm back.
Just wanted you to know that you've been added to the Bloggers Over 50 Blog roll!


June Cleaver in Sneakers said... Best Blogger Tips

What a beautiful pattern! I don't know that I've ever seen it before.

The different colors allow you to be so creative with your place settings. Everything looks very welcoming.

Pink depression glass is a new "gotta have" for me. I love it.

Kelli said... Best Blogger Tips

Welcome to show and tell Friday! Your china plates are absolutely gorgeous...I love the ladies and gentlemen!

JEWELGIRL said... Best Blogger Tips

What lovely dishes and I think
the depression glassware looks
terrific with the place settings!

Linda Q said... Best Blogger Tips

Beautiful china and fun to read about. Looks like you enjoy antiques also. I just joined the show and tell Fridays this week also. Fun to see what others do, collect etc.

Shauna said... Best Blogger Tips

I am new here what a great blog :)

Liesel said... Best Blogger Tips

I love the pickle and sugar castors, what a beautiful colour!

annies home said... Best Blogger Tips

love these little plates I think I have a few peach colored ones with the elegant figures on them But love what you have done and how pretty they look