Saturday, March 25, 2017


Today I went antiquing in Paris....that is
Paris, Missouri - not Paris, France.

 These are the dishes I got today that I
am displaying with other cottage
items I already had:

In the little town of Paris there was an annual
antique show at the rural high school.  I
thought some of the displays were really nice.
There were many quilts, etc.  I bought some
75 year old cottage dishes that came 
from the Burslem, 
England Crownford Pottery. 
The pattern is called "Surrey".

Most of the pieces are pretty stained and I
could not get the stains out but just picked out
a few of the best to keep.  They were
 inexpensive as they all have a ton
 of crazing so I need to think of a craft
 project with the  remaining ones - 
would be cute on 
some birdhouses for sure.

And lastly I am sharing what the creek out 
back looks like with 2 days of rain
and see how things have turned green:


Deanna Rabe - Creekside Cottage Blog said...

Really pretty cottage-y tea things.

Your yard is so green and the creek is roaring!

The Victorian Girl said...

Those dishes are sooo pretty! My family lived in the county of Surrey in England for two years back in the 60's. It's a very pretty place.

Louise-Arden said...

Your collection is just lovely!

At Rivercrest Cottage said...

Beautiful dishes and cups. That is one of the prettiest sets I've seen.

Sylvia said...

Bernideen, You had me at Paris. I love the window you have included in your display. It adds so much to the photo. Love the dishes. You will find the right project for those other pieces. Have a great day! Sylvia D.

Stephanie said...

Hi, sweet Bernideen! Oh, it's been way too long since I have visited your lovely blog - how are you?

Your post was just what I needed this evening as your beautiful dishes brought a smile to my face....what loveliness!

Also, I see you're selling on Etsy! That is simply delightful! I am off to check out your Etsy shop....

Hugs to you!

Kim said...

I admit I was excited when you said you went antiquing in Paris......though it looks to me as if Paris, Missouri is pretty wonderful as well! LOVE that pretty china. Such a gorgeous design. I must say I love the window shelf they are all sitting on.

NanaDiana said...

I have never seen that pattern anywhere. I just LOVE it!!! Those are so cute-too bad that some of them are beyond 'display' quality. Have you ever soaked dishes in denture cleaner? Sometimes that takes out stains that nothing else will get out....and no...I don't have dentures xo Diana

racheld said...

These charming dishes immediately reminded me of an old friend: Mo at "Mo's Cottage" blog---I've missed her and all the lovely vignettes and romantic, lacy decor. So i went searching, for I haven't seen her in a couple of years, and there she was, on Facebook! And all because of your beautiful new china!

It's simply lovely, with the small quiet scenes, and I know it caught your eye at once. The whole arrangement is simply splendid, and even if you never took a single cup down for tea, just the having and the looking would be enough.


Margie said...

What great finds! The cottage design is so pretty.

Sandi Magle said...

OMG, those are gorgeous, what a fabulous pattern. Someone should put that design back into production. Sweet display---sigh, I would never put them away!

Vee said...

Cottage scenes are so charming on dishes or anywhere. Looks as if spring arrived overnight!

Two Cottages and Tea said...

I love your cottage dishes! I collect them too! Such sweet scenes. I love the spring green of your backyard! Everything is brown here, but our snow is finally melting!

Gina @ VictorianWannaBe said...

Hi Bernideen! I saw those yesterday and thought they were pretty! My mom and I were there when the doors opened and were gone by 10:00. I only bought a Halloween postcard. And then we drove on to Monroe City.
Missed you this morning!

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

Oh my Bernideen, you know how smitten I am with cottage scenes and dishes. What great finds that you discovered in Paris, MO! I love how you've displayed everything, too.

Cathy @ My 1929 Charmer said...

Oh my goodness I love those dishes and what a pretty pattern they have.. I'm glad to see you were showing in Paris, Missouri because I would of been pea green with envy if you were in PARIS! Your back yard is sprouting with green. None of our trees/shurbs are yet but Daffofdils are up and i seen my FIRST bloom today....a very tiny Pulmonaria Bloom.

Louca por porcelana said...

Dear Bernideen,thanks for sharing your pretty pieces.Your blog is always so smart,it's a pleasure for me stopping by!Hugs,Maristella.

Anonymous said...

Love that pattern on the dishes. Sounds like a fun event.

Curtains in My Tree said...

Oh I like those dishes with the little cottage on them. I use to love to go to Paris antiquing also
Good for you finding them
Yes this rain has really helped our bushes and plants come to life once again.

xinex said...

Oh what a beautiful find! I love the pattern, so cottagey and pretty....Christine

Lady of the Manor said...

You find the most beautiful pieces! Thanks for sharing your treasures. Happy week!

Mimi said...

How fabulous to be able to say you shopped in! These are lovely finds Bernideen. Lovely! Mimi xxx

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

You found a cute set of dishes, Bernideen, and I love the arched shelf you have them on! How pretty all your green and creek are. I'm living in the wrong place at the moment, I think. More snow the next two days. Yuk!!