Saturday, May 1, 2010

Flea Market Finds...The May Flower!


My Mother had a couple little dishes that I loved and remember fondly. In my heart I always desired getting some of the plates that brought back sweet memories. This week my dreams came true, thank heavens to Etsy and eBay! Here is a sample of goodies I have already gotten this week and more to come in the next couple days! The maker is Vernonware and the pattern is called "May Flower". Vernonware made many pattern styles (1942-1953) and it was manufactured in Vernon, CA not far from my home growing up! My plans are to fill my hutch full of these!
My 2 sets of salt & pepper shakers, tea cups & saucers and coffee pot will be here soon! : ) This week I also picked up a copy of Flea Market Style filled with goodness!
Vintage hankies came this week from Etsy!Afternoon Delight~
Our very own California girl, blogger and designer Heather Bullardis featured in Flea Market Style...8 pages!
She has inspired me to use my newly, vintage dishes and have a "last~minute gabfest" with dear friends!"Gather your girlfriends at an elegant table dressed with flea~market style and laden with no~fuss food" ~Heather Bullard
Happy May Day...
and have a wonderful week!
Hope you find something that brings back memories!

42 comments:

Lorilee said...

Those dishes are adorable! I love old hankies too!
Blessings,
Lorilee

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh I love your gorgeous dishes. They are stunning. The wonderful hankies are perfect too. I love hankies and you can't find them anymore. Hugs, Marty

Terra said...

I love the pattern on your plates and china set and it is doubly sweet for you since it brings back memories.

myletterstoemily said...

what a fun post filled with lovely
treasures and great ideas.

thank you!

Brenda@Cozy Little House said...

Honey, you're on a roll! I love that publication. I've looked through it quite a few times already. And Heather is fantastic any day of the week!
Brenda

Damaris said...

How EXCITING!! Love the vintage dishes!! Enjoy!!

Mica said...

That is so special.... everything is like candy here. i wanna eat it all up...Great find/treasures and memories...Mica/The Child's paper

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

don't we all love vintage dishes.. and am so happy that you found some.. and they are beautiful! ebay & etsy really help us don't they! :-)

Julie said...

Love those beautiful dishes, Maryjane! So glad you're finding them--can't wait to see your hutch filled to the brim with these lovelies!

Hope you're having a wonderful weekend!

Rebecca @ Belle Blog said...

Maryjane, this is an absolutely lovely post. I love all your treasures. Glad I came by for a visit!
Rebecca♥

Lisa said...

How great! I love finding the pieces you need!! And when they are loved from childhood there is no getting around that!! ENJOY!!
Happy May Day!
Hugs, Lisa

Cindy said...

You know..I think it would blow our minds how many patterns are out there!! These are very colorful!! I wonder if they were day use or Sunday use dishes?

I do like the colors!! Congrats on the publication.

Cindy from Rick-Rack and Gingham

dobco said...

I love the dishes...so bright and colorful. I have my eye out for some Johnson Brothers pieces to go with a set that I have. Ever been to Replacements Ltd. They have a great supply of almost every dish imaginable.

I Love Pretty Little Things said...

How Fun! Those dishes are so pretty. I can see why you have wanted them for so long.
I hope that you have many, many gab sessions with lots of yummy food on those plates!

Joyce

Laura PARING DOWN said...

I have the same feelings about a few of the things my mom had when I was a kid.

Glad you found some of yours!!!

:) Laura

Kathleen said...

Hi Maryjane,
The dishes are wonderful and I hope you enjoy them.
I have been browsing through your past posts!
I just love your little camper..So cute! I had to stop myself from buying that flatware in HG last week. I have too much, but it sure was cute!
Thanks for stopping by, so nice to meet you!

Lori Holt said...

Hi Maryjane...
How wonderful to find your "memory" dishes. I just love how vintage finds can make us feel so happy. Great hanky finds too...you know I love those too.
Happy May Day Maryjane!
x
lori

Signs and Salvage said...

Ooooh...I love the pattern on your dishes!! Using special pieces like that...always makes me smile:)

Happy May Day!!

Kristin

Linda said...

Your dishes are wonderful...it's so fun to have something special to hunt for!

Sandra said...

Oh how lovely! I've never seen this pattern but now want an entire set of these dishes; simply, beautifully sweet!

Queen B. said...

LOVE. PURE LOVE.
THAT PATTERN MAKE ME WANT TO SING AND DANCE !

AshTreeCottage said...

What cheerful dishes!!

Love,
Susan and Bentley
xxoo

Claudia said...

Love your dishes, Maryjane! I have some that I bought because they were the pattern my Grandma used. Those memories are comforting, aren't they? I'm so looking forward to meeting you while I'm out here!

xo
Claudia

Sandy said...

Hi Maryjane,
You have a beautiful blog and I love to look at all your photos. This is the prettiest china pattern - I have never seen it before. And that it brings memories with it for you is very special.

Teacup Lane (Sandy)

Janean said...

such sweet dishes and hankies make me smile and remember having a couple from my childhood --- now days it's one way to be "good to the earth" by not using paper kleenex.

KATHY said...

I love the dishes!!! The hankies are so pretty...Kathy

aimee said...

i love the dishes. it is so wonderful you were able to find those dishes. what fun to look back on some fond memories.
blessings,
aimee

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Maryjane, I'm afraid you're going to start me on a quest for some of these delightful dishes. I love those, and a hutch full of them sounds wonderful! laurie

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

MaryJane, I am so happy for you. Finding these lovely pieces that tug on your heartstrings! These dishes are so sweet! I love how you photographed them. Just beautiful.
I am a big vintage linens girl. Your napkins with the pretty edges makes my heart flutter! They look like they are in wonderful shape, too. I just did a post on Saturday about care of vintage linens. With a little care they can last and give us pleasure for years.
Such a sentimental and inspiring post.
Yvonne

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

I will have to keep my eyes out now for your pattern. They are so sweet and colorful. I read Heather's article and swooned over her outdoor tablescape. Yours is lovely, too!!!

xoxo
becky

Elyse said...

hi maryjane,

what a wonderful post. everything is lovely! great magazine, too.

enjoy!

love,
elyse
xo

*Shelli* said...

♥HpPy♥MOtHeR'S♥DaY♥MOM... love the new dishes like grandma's :)

Elizabeth said...

I just love dishes! They are Great! LizlovesVintage

papa sue said...

Hi Maryjane,

Love your dishes! At the next Sisters campout it would be fun to have a dressy table set with all of our best finds.

Hugs,

Sue

Sassy said...

Those dishes just shout HAPPY! Love them! I also love old hankies....everything around you seems to be beautiful.....you definitely bring beauty to many others as well...thank you for sharing....

Angela said...

I love the dishes and especially the hankies w/ the pretty light green. I gravitate towards hot pads with that color! Thanks for the pretty pics to view today!

Katmom said...

Hey MJ,
Don't ya just love flea Market style? it is such a sweet magazine...I also love this months Victoria magazine....
Please send me some of your Califonia sunshine so I can sit outside on the balcony and read and sip some tea.
Hugz
>^..^<

birdie blue said...

I have a full set of May Flower (lots of serving pieces) that I picked up at a cute little shop in East Grand Rapids for a song.

I haven't used it once in nine years. I kind of have a thing for china. It just hasn't made it into the rotation.

If anyone can provide a good home for all of it, let me know!

Andrea at Opulent Cottage said...

Your dishes are so adorable! I was going through Food with Style today and almost fainted when I saw your trailer. It's been a dream of mine, too, and I can't wait to see your new look! Happy Mother's Day from Dallas, Texas.
Cheers, Andrea

Jane said...

what beautiful dishes!! such a great design...so glad you were able to find them!!

Karen said...

I have a set of these dishes too!

Service for at least 8 including plates, bowls, bread plate (small), tea cubs and saucers, tea pot, sugar & creamer, serving platter, and salt & pepper shakers. There are additional plates, etc. too. I'm interested in selling these if you know of anyone. Karen

Laura DeMarco said...

I have the oval platter that matches your dishes!!